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    Meet the Man Behind the Sundance Film Festival's Valued Partner, the Sloan Foundation

    This is the 12th year that the Sloan Foundation has partnered with Sundance, and will again be giving out its coveted Sloan Award (and the $20,000 that goes with it) to the film that best represents science, or makes technological concepts accessible to mainstream audiences. The man behind it all is...

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    Sundance Review: Steve James' Roger Ebert Documentary 'Life Itself'

    Thanks to the miracle of modern technology, I have just now been able to view a downstream of Life Itself – Steve James’ extraordinary documentary about the late, great Roger Ebert – at the same time the film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

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    Sundance Expands Gender Parity Initiative, Documentaries are Friendlier to Women

    Two women who are fighting mad about continuing gender disparity in the entertainment industry are Sundance Institute Executive Director Keri Putnam and Cathy Schulman, President of Women In Film. On Monday at the Sundance Film Festival they revealed an expanded initiative to achieve gender parity a...

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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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    Sundance Review: Richard Linklater’s Ambitious ‘Boyhood’ Starring Ethan Hawke & Patricia Arquette

    Last night in Park City, director Richard Linklater made cinematic history with the groundbreaking “Boyhood,” a time capsule-like exploration of childhood and family shot over the course of 12 years. And it’s unlike anything you’ve seen before, though the closest analogue might be the ambitious “Up ...

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    No Meaningful Change Over Time in Female Filmmaker Participation at the Sundance Film Festival Among New Research Released Today at Sundance

    Women in Film and the Sundance Institute released the next stage of research on female filmmakers.

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    Sundance Review: Ira Sachs' ‘Love Is Strange’ Is A Brilliantly Performed Romance That’s Always Real

    Directed by Ira Sachs ("Keep the Lights On," "Married Life"), "Love Is Strange" depicts a New York love affair whose depth of feeling is only matched by the length of its duration. George (Alfred Molina) and Ben (John Lithgow) have been together for 39 years, and as the film begins, they’re fussing ...

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    Sundance: Focus Features Nabs Zach Braff's Kickstarted 'Wish I Was Here'

    Focus Features has scooped up North American and international rights to Zach Braff's "Wish I Was Here," which premiered January 18 at Sundance. The film is his follow-up to "Garden State," which he controversially Kickstarted, crowd-funding more than $3 million for the project.

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    Lynn Shelton's Laggies Sold at Sundance

    Two days after its Friday premiere at Sundance, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that director Lynn Shelton's arrested-development dramedy "Laggies" had been bought by A24.

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    Sundance Review: 'Young Ones' Doesn't Quite Become the Timeless Futuristic Western It Strives To Be

    What Jake Paltrow's futuristic western may have in subtle stylistic touches, it lacks in finding a real and sustainable emotional core.

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