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    Sunday at Sundance: A Quickening Pace, Deals Imminent, Docs Strong

    By mid-afternoon Sunday, day four of the Sundance Film Festival, the acquisitions landscape remained fairly quiet. On the outside.

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    Objectification in Porn and Rom Coms: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Explains 'Don Jon's Addiction' at Sundance Q&A

    The film could have been a crass portrayal of misogynistic, self-involved behavior, but instead it impressed the audience with a thoughtful examination that shows compassion for most of its hilarious characters.

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    Sundance 2013: 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Producers Receive the $10K Indian Paintbrush Producer's Award

    Sundance Film Festival competition drama “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” and its producers, Toby Halbrooks and James M. Johnston of Sailor Bear, have been selected as the winners of the 2013 Indian Paintbrush Producer's Award. The award, which comes with a $10,000 grant, was announc...

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    Sundance 2013: Sundance Selects Acquires U.S. Competition Doc 'Dirty Wars'

    Documentaries continue to get snatched up in the early says of the Sundance Film Festival. Sunday, Sundance Selects nailed down a deal for North American rights to “Dirty Wars,” Richard Rowley’s look at investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill’s quest to expose America’s...

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    Sundance 2013: How Producers Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger Found Their "Sweet Spot"

    Here is the keynote address delivered by Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger at the annual Sundance Film Festival Producers Brunch Sunday, Jan. 20.

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    Sundance Interview: 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints' Director David Lowery Explains Making More Accessible Movies and Why He Can't Stop Editing Them

    Unless you've been traveling the U.S. film festival circuit in recent years, chances are strong you haven't heard of David Lowery. The Dallas-based filmmaker's 2009 feature-length debut "St. Nick," a nearly dialogue-free story of two young children in adventuring across an empty landscape, premiered...

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    Sundance Futures: Zachary Heinzerling on the Challenges of Documenting an "Incredibly Complicated Relationship" in 'Cutie and the Boxer'

    Why He’s On Our Radar: Five years in the works, the Sundance U.S. Documentary competition contender, "Cutie and the Boxer," marks the directorial debut of promising New York-based documentary filmmaker Zachary Heinzerling. The intimate doc profiles Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, married Japanese artist...

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    Sundance Review: 'Blackfish' Ensures You'll Never Go to SeaWorld Again

    Nobody from SeaWorld agreed to an interview for "Blackfish," Gabriela Cowperthwaite's searing take on the theme park's mistreatment of killer whales and the dozens of deaths that have resulted from it. Instead, the majority of its subjects are ex-SeaWorld trainers frustrated by the negligence they w...

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    Sundance 2013: Showtime Takes the Fast Lane With 'History of the Eagles'

    Showtime has acquired broadcast rights to Alison Ellwood’s comprehensive documentary “History of the Eagles,” which had yet to world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival Saturday night. Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) produced the two-par...

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    Sundance Review: Moving Beyond 'Putty Hill,' Matthew Porterfield Turns to Music With Melancholic Drama 'I Used to Be Darker'

    Matthew Porterfield's sleeper hit "Putty Hill" was heralded for its keen melding of documentary and narrative traditions into a poetic exploration of a small Baltimore community impacted by a young man's sudden death. The movie drifted effortlessly from one environment to another, ...

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