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    Sundance '10 | "Freedom Riders"' Stanley Nelson Sheds Light on Civil Rights Group

    Stanley Nelson, the legendary director of non-fiction television and film, returns to Sundance with his fourth film to be considered in the U.S. Documentary Competition (after "A Place of Our Own," "The Murder of Emmett Till," and "The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords"). "Veteran filmmaker Stan...

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    Sundance '10 | "Welcome to the Rileys" Director Jake Scott's Filmmaking Blood Runs in the Family

    Son of director Ridley Scott and brother of up-and-coming director Jordan Scott ("Cracks"), Jake Scott has established himself as one of the most sought after music video and commercial directors around. His list of credits include videos for R.E.M., U2, The Cranberries, Tori Amos and Radiohead. "W...

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    34 Sundance Competition and NEXT Filmmakers in Their Own Words

    The following is a series of interviews with directors whose films are screening at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic, U.S. Competition, and NEXT sections of the festival. The festival runs from Jan 21-31, 2010.

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    SUNDANCEdaily | Sundance Begins with a "Howl"

    "Although 'Howl' technically didn’t provide Sundance with its opening night film—it was one of two competition films screened on opening night—it reeks of the stigma associated with the aforementioned slot: Poorly executed, socially relevant counterculture fetishization executed with a few familiar ...

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    Premieres, "Lessons," "Men" & Celebritage Heading to 25th Santa Barbara Film Festival

    Two hundred films including 18 World Premieres, 28 U.S. Premieres and titles representing 45 countries are on tap for the silver edition of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The Festival, whose motto this year is "11 Amazing Days, 10 Starry Nights," begins Thursday, February 4 through S...

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    Sundance '10 | Rookie Director Eyad Zahra's "The Taqwacores": "A Muslim Film"

    For his first feature film, director Eyad Zahra sought out to make a film in which "Americans can truly see Muslims as Americans, and Muslims can truly see themselves as American".

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    Sundance Shorts: Thirteen Must-See Student Films

    Forget about USC or UCLA. The film school shorts generating considerable buzz before the 2010 Sundance Film Festival officially begins come from such off-the-beaten-path educational facilities as the National Film School in Lodz, Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, and CSU-Monterey Bay. With a reco...

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    Sundance '10 | "Winter's Bone" Director Debra Granik Keeps It Real

    Winner of Sundance's Directing Award in 2004 for her harrowing drama "Down to the Bone", director Debra Granik premieres her second feature, "Winter's Bone", at this year's festival.

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    Sundance '10 | Director Tanya Hamilton's "Night Catches Us" Cuts Close to Home

    Director and writer Tanya Hamilton has nabbed some big industry names for her debut "Night Catches Us". The film stars Anthony Mackie (riding high on the success of "The Hurt Locker"), Independent Spirit Award nominee Kerry Washington, and features original music by The Roots.

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    Redford & Cooper Eye Future as Sundance Opens

    "The best and dearest thing to my heart is making art," said a rather jovial Robert Redford this afternoon in Park City during a conversation alongside new Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper and journalists sitting in the audience at the Egyptian Theatre. The hour-plus chat jumped from "going back to Sundance's roots," the regime change at the festival, Haiti, alternative distribution, ambush marketing and the ever present discussion of Sundance's role in independent film, but Redford appeared more relaxed and even told an impromptu story about dodging paparazzo Ron Galella on the set of one of his movies in New York back in the 70s....

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