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    Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles Study Continues to Examine Barriers & Opportunities for Women Filmmakers

    New research shows Sundance Institute lab projects helmed by women succeed at just shy of equal rates as male-helmed projects in production and top festival exhibition. Collaborative initiative now includes deepened mentorship program, financing intensives, expanded network of allied organizations a...

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    Sundance Deals: Fox Searchlight Takes Sloan Prize Winner 'I, Origins,' A24 Nabs 'Obvious Child' UPDATED

    Acquisitions continue up in Park City, as Fox Searchlight has snapped up worldwide rights to Mike Cahill's ("Another Earth") existentialist sci-fi premiere "I,Origins," starring Brit Marling, Michael Pitt, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Steven Yuen and Archie Punjabi. Meanwhile, A24 has taken North American...

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    Sundance Interview: Elijah Wood & SpectreVision Team Talk 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' & Lionsgate Pick-Up 'Cooties' UPDATED (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Midnight movies have always been a staple at the Sundance Film Festival, from "Blair Witch Project" to "Buried." Two of the higher-buzz horror titles at this year's fest, Ana Lily Amirpour's Iran vampire love story "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" and horror-comedy "Cooties" with Elijah Wood, Rain...

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    Sundance Review: Devastating Doc 'The Overnighters' A Humane Look At Compassion & The American Dream

    The latest documentary from filmmaker Jesse Moss, “The Overnighters” contains, much, much more than meets the eye. It’s a film that seems to be about one serious issue—the overflow of men looking for work in oil-rich North Dakota—but is actually about morality, consequence, and the choices we make. ...

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    Sundance Review: 'Battered Bastards Of Baseball' Tells The Story Of Kurt Russell's Father's Raucous Adventures On The Field

    One of the fine traditions in American film is the great sports story, and the doc “The Battered Bastards of Baseball” is located right at the place where Hollywood slides into home plate, combining the two worlds in a real-life tale that is almost too good to be true. ‘Battered Bastards’ tells the ...

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    Fox Searchlight Picks Up 'Calvary' In Second Buy of Sundance

    In its second big buy of the Sundance Film Festival, Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired U.S. rights and some international territories to the Irish comedy-drama "Calvary," from writer-director John Michael McDonagh ("The Guard").

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    Sundance: 'Love Is' John Lithgow and Alfred Molina Giving An Interview Together

    John Lithgow and Alfred Molina -- who offer career-high performances in Ira Sachs' "Love is Strange" -- made clear their affection for one another carries on offscreen in a delightful paired interview.

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    How I Shot That: Capturing the Private Moments in Sundance Entry 'Cesar's Last Fast'

    James Chressanthis has worked on numerous projects over the last several years as a cinematographer. His latest, "Cesar's Last Fast" screening at The Sundance Film Festival, is a documentary chronicling Cesar Chavez's 36-day water-only fast in 1988. Here's how he shot it.

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    Exclusive: Humanity And The Law Come Together In Clip From Sundance Documentary 'Watchers Of The Sky'

    The horror of genocide simply can't be put into words. An unspeakable act, it leaves its mark across generations, reverberating through history as a stamp of supreme evil. But can justice be found for those marked by such brutal acts of violence? One lawyer thought so and forever laid the groundwork...

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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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