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    Review: Shailene Woodley Stars in Gregg Araki's 'White Bird in a Blizzard'

    Gregg Araki can spin pop-colored, darkly funny suburban tragedies like few other directors working today, with 2004’s 'Mysterious Skin' as the formidable example. 'White Bird in a Blizzard,' while not matching the overall emotional swell of 'Mysterious Skin,' again finds Araki in top form. It opens ...

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    Interview: Jake Paltrow On How Spielberg & Anime Inspired 'Young Ones,' Starring Michael Shannon & Elle Fanning

    Part western, part science fiction, wholly original—it’s not easy to pin down — writer/director Jake Paltrow’s latest film, “Young Ones,” which premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival (read our review here), is worth an examination.

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    Sundance-Winning College Satire 'Dear White People' Challenges Audiences (Clips)

    'Dear White People' was one of those first features we often see at the Sundance Film Festival that charges out of the gate exploding with all the things the young filmmaker wants to say. It opens Friday, October 17.

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    Interview: Jason Schwartzman & Alex Ross Perry Discuss Misanthrophy Of 'Listen Up Philip'

    This interview originally ran during the Sundance Film Festival. "Listen Up Philip" opens up in limited release on October 17.

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    Director Chazelle and Star Teller Got Bloody for Indie Spirit Nominee 'Whiplash'

    Writer-director Damien Chazelle and breakout star Miles Teller brought 'Whiplash,' which Sony Pictures Classics acquired at Sundance before it wowed crowds at Cannes and the fall festivals, to Sneak Previews, where they got a standing ovation. That hasn't happened since "The King's Speech." The movi...

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    Rory Kennedy Doc 'Last Days in Vietnam' Celebrates Heroes (VIDEO)

    "There are a lot of lessons from this film," says Rory Kennedy at the Q & A for "Last Days in Vietnam," "that apply to some of challenges we are facing today. One of the big ones is to have an exit strategy planned out when you go into a war, think that through from the beginning."

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    Sundance Appoints Shari Frilot & Kamal Sinclair Co-Directors of New Frontier Program in Commitment to Expand Support for Artists

    As Co-Directors of New Frontier, Frilot and Sinclair will collaborate on activities including cultivating and building relationships with artists and technologists, researching trends, and leading strategic planning and growth for the program.

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    Science Chases the Impossible in Todd Miller's Moving, Provocative Doc 'Dinosaur 13' (TRAILER)

    One of the most impressive things about “Dinosaur 13," Todd Miller’s moving documentary that premiered at Sundance and hits theaters August 15 from Lionsgate, is that it makes the audience realize -- and feel -- what it means to lose something incredibly important. A spouse? No. A child? Not quite.

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    Frame By Frame: Senior Programmer Shari Frilot Lists 12 Groundbreaking Projects from the Sundance Film Festival and New Frontier

    Shari Frilot, senior film programmer of the Sundance Film Festival and chief curator of the Sundance New Frontier program, curates a list of groundbreaking projects to come through the Festival, as well as projects that represent what New Frontier is about and the range of works that they show.

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