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Sundance 2011 Links: Day 9

Sundance 2011 Links: Day 9

Every day at Sundance, indieWIRE posts a rundown of news from our blog network as well as other outlets. Included today: dispatches from Reverse Shot and Dan Nuxoll, Peter Knegt is present for “We Were Here” and Cinematical gives us five minutes with “Like Crazy” director Drake Doremus.

indieWIRE blogs: Damon Smith sent his third dispatch from Sundance for The Reverse Shot Blog. “The world could be ending and no one would notice,” wrote Smith about Festival audiences and journalists. A fitting introduction to his article, which goes into the series of Apocalypse-themed films currently playing at Sundance. He wrote about David Mackenzie’s “Perfect Sense,” Jeff Nichols’s “Take Shelter,” and Gregg Araki’s “Kaboom” as all being part of this recurring theme at the Festival.

Peter Knegt followed up his in-depth take on David Wiseman’s documentary “We Were Here” by including a video of the director’s post-screening Q&A at Sundance. Peter introduced the clip by stating that the film “provides a powerful snapshot of a part of American history that few seem to fully be aware of.”

Finally, The Playlist gave us a first look of the poster for Tom McCarthy’s “Win Win.” The poster features a pleasantly awkward Paul Giamatti wearing an unfortunately form-fitting lime-green shirt with one of the wrestling pupils his character coaches in the film.

Other Outlets: Cinematical’s Erik Davis gave us five minutes with “Like Crazy” director Drake Doremus. Davis introduced the video clip by writing, “you’d be hard pressed to find a person who can’t relate to the themes present in [‘Like Crazy’]. We’ve all been in love at one point or another, and ‘Like Crazy’ does a tremendous job of tapping into those feelings (both good and bad), while reminding us of the little moments and how important they are in each of our lives.”

Dan Nuxoll recapped his last three days at Sundance at his blog for Rooftop Films. Nuxoll pointed out the absurdity of labeling tendencies or recurring themes to the Festival’s selection, the current boom in Sundance acquisitions, and questions if this year’s Sundance line-up really does have anything to owe to the type of films being screened at SXSW.

Moviefone offered a collection of 26 portraits of the most sought-after stars at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The highlight of the set? “Homework”‘s Emma Roberts making a fish-face at the camera, and the camera smiling back.

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