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Sundance Film Festival, Nominations, Winners, Reviews

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    Gravitas Scores Sundance Crowdpleaser 'Ping Pong Summer,' Starring Susan Sarandon

    Following a warmly received Sundance premiere, writer/director Michael Tully's "Ping Pong Summer" has landed a distribution deal with Gravitas Ventures.

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    Sony Classics Nabs 'Infinitely Polar bear'

    Sony Pictures Classics has snagged all North American, German, UK, Scandinavian, Eastern European and Russian rights to Maya Forbes' directorial debut 'Infinitely Polar Bear,' warmly received at its 2014 Sundance premiere.

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    Sundance Review: Documentary 'Cesar's Last Fast' Has All The Right Intentions, But Lacks The Execution

    Being critical of a documentary that has such innocent and beautiful intentions is like giving your honest opinion to a smitten young couple about their ugly baby; one of those "Seinfeld" moments of brutal awkwardness. The baby in question here is Richard Perez's documentary "Cesar's Last Fast," whi...

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    SXSW Festival Lineup Features 20 Features from Women Directors

    Of the 115 features that will play at the South by Southwest Festival in March 7-15, women filmmakers will be represented in 21, or about 18%, of them.

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    Sundance Review: Grand Jury Prize-Winning Doc 'Rich Hill' Is A Finely Observed Portrait Of Millenial American Boyhood

    In looking at two of the lauded Sundance 2014 documentaries, “The Overnighters” (a Special Jury prize winner; read our review) and “Rich Hill” (which won the Grand Jury Prize), a common theme makes itself apparent, with these two films running parallel to each other in their milieus, but in very dif...

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    The Secret Conservatism of Sundance's Most Controversial Film

    With its focus on a young woman's orifices, 'Wetlands' got critics' attention, but its tidy wrap-up is oddly comforting.

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    Sundance Review: ‘The Babadook’ Is A Terrific Look At The Horrors Of Having Children

    In a small, tucked-away and unnamed Australian suburb, the already ill-behaved Samuel is getting worse. A seven-year-old with an unchecked imagination, unruly hair and teeth, and an untamed nature, Samuel is running wild. Consequently, his widowed, single and stressed-out mother Amelia is having a h...

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    Profiles in Criticism: Thelma Adams

    The Yahoo! Movies writer says female writers have to support each other in an industry dominated by men.

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    Podcast: The Playlist Talks The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

    The podcast is back for a rundown of this year's Sundance Film Festival. Host Erik McClanahan is joined by Editor-in-Chief Rodrigo Perez and contributor Cory Everett, our two staff writers on the ground once again for this year's fest, to talk all things Park City. Don't forget to check out all our ...

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