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    Infographic: Women in Filmmaking at Sundance

    Two years ago, Sundance and Women in Film launched a joint longitudinal study that would follow the careers of Park City alums to study the gender distribution at the festival itself, as well as the post-festival careers of male and female directors. Here are some of the preliminary results.

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Sydney Freeland

    "I was born and raised on the Navajo reservation, and growing up I never felt like I saw the people and places that I knew represented on film. On a really basic level, I just wanted to tell a story about those people that I knew and give them a chance to be represented on film."

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Geetu Mohandas

    "The undercurrent of the narrative is very political. It talks about the plight of the migrant labourers and displacement. It talks about a sense of futility and anger against the system. The poor labourers are a mere statistic in India when a calamity or tragedy occurs, and these nameless people we...

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Rose McGowan

    "I'm fascinated by girl culture in this time period [the 1960s]. I wanted to explore what happens when societal expectations brainwash someone into ignoring their intuition. "

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    Sundance Women Producers: Meet Mel Eslyn

    "From the first pitch I was hooked. This story felt like nothing I had seen before. There was a navigation of common emotions and human interactions that was dealt with in such a wildly new and imaginative way."

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    Gillian Robespierre's Obvious Child Sold at Sundance

    Just a couple of days after it acquired Lynn Shelton's "Laggies," A24 has picked up Gillian Robespierre's debut feature, the Jenny Slate-starring indie rom com "Obvious Child."

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    Sundance Women Producers: Meet Katie Stern

    "Shooting an independent film in New York City isn't easy, especially one that spans an entire year. We shot winter scenes in the dead of summer and broke up the shoot so we could return when the foliage was visibly different. It was challenging, but only forced us to be more creative in our approa...

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Madeleine Olnek

    "The biggest misconception -- not just for me, but for other comedic filmmakers as well -- is that comedy can't be a profoundly meaningful experience. People tend to think of only dramas as meaningful, but just because something is presented with weight doesn't mean it has weight."

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    Sundance's Women in Film Event Calls Out Hollywood Sexism, Awards $32k in Grants

    There was apparently one running theme at the eighth Women in Film panel hosted by the Sundance Film Festival: entrenched industry sexism. Director Rory Kennedy (Last Days in Vietnam) declared, "We live in a sexist world and Hollywood is at the heart of it."

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