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    Are Interactive Films Transforming Modern Storytelling? Sundance's New Frontier Has the Answer

    Will any of these experiments in storytelling become the dominant forms of tomorrow? Or are they merely timely novelties whose relevance is tied up with the technologies that enable them?

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    Women Win Nearly a Third of Sundance Awards

    Women directors, editors, cinematographers, and musicians received a third of the nearly thirty awards doled out by the film festival. Among them were Australian filmmaker Sophie Hyde, who directed "52 Tuesdays," a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl who adjusts to her mother's transition int...

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    Sundance Review: Documentary Grand Jury Prize Winner 'Rich Hill' Is a Beautiful Elegy For American Poverty We've Seen Before

    Beautiful, haunting elegies for American poverty have gradually developed into a subgenre of modern documentary filmmaking. "Rich Hill" is the latest example, and it's a strong one.

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    Sundance Review: Nick Offerman Uncovers the Real America In 'American Ham'

    Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, whose “Kings of Summer” played at last year’s Sundance, filmed “Nick Offerman: American Ham” over two shows during the same night.

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    Sundance Review: Powerful Imagery Reconstructs Black History in Thomas Allen Harris' 'Through a Lens Darkly'

    Thomas Allen Harris' “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” contains a collage of images that tell the story of African Americans’ photographic representation within the context of the country's broader history.

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    Sundance: George Takei and His Husband Brad On Their New Documentary

    At 76 years old, George Takei has managed an impressive transition from being known best for playing Sulu in the original "Star Trek" television series and movies to becoming a poster boy for LGBT rights and a considerable internet sensation (he has nearly 6 million Facebook followers) thanks to his...

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    Slamdance Women Directors: Meet Nailah Jefferson

    "The biggest misconception about this film is that we have some vendetta against BP. We didn't go searching for problems, [but] these issues are real and they are absolutely leading to the downfall of this community."

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    Sundance Woman Directors: Meet Tracy Droz Tragos

    "Rich Hill is our family hometown, and over the years it has fallen on hard times. We wanted to tell the stories of families living there who [seemed] to us largely ignored and clearly facing a lot of challenges."

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    Sundance Review: 'Mr. leos caraX' Is a Slick DVD Bonus Feature About the Elusive Filmmaker

    Tessa Louise-Salomé’s “Mr. leos caraX” doesn’t evade the self-congratulatory aspect of exploring an artist at work, but it remains a mesmerizing experience thanks to the appeal of modern cinema's most enigmatic auteur.

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