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Sundance Film Festival, Nominations, Winners, Reviews

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    Sundance Review: ‘Obvious Child’ Takes on Love, Abortion and Stand-Up Insecurity

    Premiering at Sundance, “Obvious Child” is about would-be stand-up Donna Stern (Jenny Slate) and her decisions when a one-night stand results in an ill-timed unwanted pregnancy. “Obvious Child” began as a short in 20009, then hunted for crowdfunding, got it, and resulted in this feature-length Sunda...

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    Producer Alix Madigan's Sundance Keynote: Instability of Indie Film is Worth the Risk

    Madigan was the keynote speaker at the Sundance Producer's Luncheon this year -- an opportunity she used to discuss her love of independent film. Her speech was a reaction to the widely reported departure of veteran producer Ted Hope from the world of filmmaking.

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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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    Sundance Review: ‘Low Down’ Starring Elle Fanning, John Hawkes, Glenn Close & Lena Headey

    Evincing a similar mustard brown aesthetic and destitute mood—spiritually, emotionally and psychologically—Sundance indie, “Low Down” is to 1970s jazz, what John Huston’s “Fat City” is to that era of boxing: a down and out look at talented three-time losers that can’t get past their addictions, demo...

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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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    Interview: Brady Corbet & Mona Fastvold Talk The Moody Sundance Discovery 'The Sleepwalker'

    Sundance is a place for discovery, where new talent can shine in front of an audience hungry for revelation. With their new film “The Sleepwalker,” co-screenwriters Mona Fastvold and Brady Corbet (she directs, he stars) have auspiciously debuted their creative partnership, which is already three scr...

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    Sundance Cinematographers Tell Indiewire About their Most Difficult Shots

    Though a film's cinematography is shown on-screen, what happens behind the camera often proves to be much more strenuous than meets the eye. Battling against technical difficulties, budgetary restrictions and even some political strife, the 2014 Sundance cinematographers have certainly had their wor...

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    Interview: George and Brad Takei Come To Sundance To Debut Their Doc, 'To Be Takei'

    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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    Legacies: Steven Soderbergh's Revolutionary 'Sex Lies And Videotape' 25 Years Later

    “I’m a little concerned by what ‘sex, lies’ might have wrought here,’ said Steven Soderbergh at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival, proving even at 27 to be, aside from a promising filmmaker, an unusually thoughtful and prescient commentator on the wider industry. This was scarcely a year after his deb...

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