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    Sundance Entry 'Escape from Tomorrow' Builds Buzz on Disney Controversy

    First-time director Randy Moore's "Escape From Tomorrow" is a weird piece of work. Moore went undercover at Disneyworld to turn the idea of "the happiest place on earth" upside down, as a troubled father (Roy Abramsohn) freaks out all over the iconic Orlando landmark while on vacation with his wife...

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    Sundance Review: Doremus' 'Breathe In' Disappoints

    Drake Doremus's relatable 2010 Sundance Dramatic Competition Winner "Like Crazy" showed us the wondrous yet ephemeral nature of young love. This year's "Breathe In" also tackles this view of love, but without the same ease.

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    Sundance Review: Garcia Bernal Mystery Doc 'Who Is Dayani Cristal?'

    An unidentified body is found in the Sonoran desert in Pima County, Arizona under the heat of an August sun—the body of a migrant, traveling north along a treacherous and uncertain path to the United States.

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    Sundance Review: 'Fruitvale' is a Tearjerker

    Ryan Coogler's true story "Fruitvale," which was backed by Sundance workshops and San Francisco Film Society filmmaker grants, couldn't be more timely, post-Newtown. Weinstein Co. acquired U.S. rights for $2.5 million soon after its Sundance debut.

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    Sundance 2013 Review: Ryan Coogler’s Lauded 'Fruitvale'

    Sundance 2013 Review: Ryan Coogler’s Lauded 'Fruitvale'

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    Sundance Interview: 'Breathe In' Director Drake Doremus Talks Dark Romance, Working With Felicity Jones Again & More

    Drake Doremus was at Slamdance and Sundance in 2009 and 2010 with "Spooner" and "Douchebag" respectively, but the indie filmmaker started to really connect on a grander scale when he started tackling relationships, crystallized with 2011's moving and award-winning "...

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    What Sundance's New Frontier Is Building In (and Out) There

    The cold isn’t the only thing giving people the shivers at Sundance’s New Frontier.

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    Sundance: RADiUS-TWC Takes 'Lovelace' and 'Inequality for All,' CBS Films Enters 'Toy House' and More Acquisitions

    "Lovelace," Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's pic starring Amanda Seyfriend about "Deep Throat" pornstar Linda Lovelace, has gone to RADiUS-TWC at the Porndance--er, Sundance--Film Festival.

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    Magnolia Picks Up David Gordon Green's 'Prince Avalanche,' Plus Review and Roundup

    Magnolia Pictures is a good home for David Gordon Green's low-budget Sundance entry "Prince Avalanche," a two-hander starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch shot in 16 days in Austin's fire-ravaged Bastrop State Park. The distrib has acquired North American rights and is aiming at a summer release.

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    Sundance: Magnolia Picks David Gordon Green's 'Prince Avalanche' With Paul Rudd & Emile Hirsch

    When it was first announced last summer that David Gordon Green had gone ahead a shot a movie in secret with Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, we didn't know what to think. A remake of the Icelandic film "Either Way" which nobody (who isn't in Iceland) had really seen anyway, the questio...

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