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Sundance Film Festival, Nominations, Winners, Reviews

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Jennifer M. Kroot

    "I was always a fan of 'Star Trek: The Original Series.' I was very intrigued and impressed with George when he came out in 2005 at age 68. He instantly became an LGBT spokesperson known for his quick wit and eloquence."

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    Sundance Review: Noaz Deshe's Disturbing, Distressing Venice Winner 'White Shadow'

    At what point does the deep discomfort of watching a film, one which casts needed light on a profoundly repulsive practice, become so challenging that it risks alienating the audience it seeks to engage? “White Shadow,” the first feature from Berlin-based Israeli filmmaker Noaz Deshe, which plays Su...

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    Sundance Review: 'CAPTIVATED: The Trials of Pamela Smart'

    Post-O.J. Simpson, we know that mass media coverage of a case can seriously affect its outcome. But in 1990, when attractive young Pamela Smart was on trial for persuading three teen boys to shoot her husband, and her case became the first televised trial in history, this was all unmined territory.

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    Kristen Stewart and Miles Teller Topline Sundance's First Breakout Hits

    As a Guantanamo guard and an obsessive jazz drummer, both actors reinvent themselves.

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    EXCLUSIVE: Sundance Pick 'Little Accidents,' Starring Elizabeth Banks, Releases Three New Character Posters

    Writer/director Sara Colangelo has accomplished the rare feat of turning her acclaimed short film into a feature. Now an official Sundance selection, "Little Accidents," starring Elizabeth Banks, Jacob Lofland and Boyd Holbrook, has just given Indiewire an exclusive sneak peek of three character pos...

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    New Sundance Pics: Keira Knightley In 'Laggies,' Patricia Arquette In 'Boyhood' & More

    With the Sundance Film Festival in full swing, our team of writers are on the ground hustling from screening to screening, trying to find time to write in between and then eventually sleep. If they're lucky, they'll manage to get a meal in somewhere. For us back at home, we're continuing to look at ...

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    Sundance Women Directors: Meet Chelsea McMullan

    "The word 'whimsical' doesn't make sense to me. It's a word that's generally thrown around too often and incorrectly. As it relates to my work, it's an oversimplification. Since we are on the topic of gender, how often does anyone hear 'whimsical' being tied to films directed by men?"

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    Sundance Review: 'Whiplash' Evokes High Anxiety

    The first buzz title unveiled at Sundance, Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash," is an intense anxiety dream about a young college jazz musician ("The Spectacular Now"'s Miles Teller) who aspires to be a memorable drummer like Buddy Rich.

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    Sundance Women Directors: Lynn Shelton on the Question that Shapes Her Work and the Beauty of Sundance

    "I pride myself on taking premises that seem on paper to seem not particularly promising and then making a movie that, once you watch it, you feel, 'Oh yeah. That actually could have happened in real life.'"

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    Oscars and Sundance Collide, from Redford's Diss to 'Whiplash' Oscar Buzz (PRESS CONFERENCE VIDEO)

    The Eccles Theatre opening night was packed with press and distributors for the unveiling of hot buzz title "Whiplash." Roadside Attractions was not responding to Sundance founder and Oscar-snubbed Robert Redford's criticism of their "All is Lost" marketing efforts. They're moving on to the business...

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