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Mon, 23 Jun 2008 13:23:21 -0400There is a war raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A war of which the vast majority of us are unaware. A war on women. Everyday, women from all over the country are brutally raped, sometimes by many assailants at a time, by soldiers from within and without the country. Whether these women are mutilated by the brutality or forced to raise children by themselves after being shunned by their family and village, they still must deal with the atrocities alone. Though this has been going on for decades, very few of us have ever heard about it. Until now. Lisa F. Jackson, a survivor of rape herself, uses her documentary The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo, to bring a voice to the women in Congo who have so far been unable to reach the eyes and ears of the global community. Zoom In Online’s Jim Rohner talked to Lisa during the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival where she shared her thoughts on documenting the horrible stories of these women and the inexplicable hope and inspiration that still lives deep within them. For more information, visit www.thegreatestsilence.org.
Wed, 30 Jan 2008 16:12:26 -0500In 2007, Hollywood chose to stop production over unresolved new-media revenue issues. Instead, we at the Sundance Film Festival look forward to dealing with this new challenge. How do we quantify the distribution models? How do we share? Join industry and indie prognosticators as we examine subscription models, targeted, advertising, revenue sharing, and other emerging business strategies. Moderated by Scott Kirsner of Variety.
Mon, 28 Jan 2008 09:50:43 -0500With such distinctive voices and interests, the film work from the Middle East this year reinforces the sense of a vibrant cultural plurality. In combating reductive representations and articulating complex political, religious, and social issues, these filmmakers speak as many voices. Whether exploring Islam or expressing personal stories, each film holds transformative power.
Sun, 27 Jan 2008 02:54:51 -0500Do critics still matter? Maybe the better question is, what factors contribute to their perceived relevance? What have blogging and "critic-proof" marketing changed? Do they still have the power to help films? And forgetting the box office for two seconds, what about the culture where films are received? So do critics still matter? Ask them.
Sun, 27 Jan 2008 02:25:54 -0500As the zone between making short films and reaching an audience gets more explosive, new companies and technologies are changing the landscape daily. Sundance has stepped into the void to help get the power and profit into the hands of the filmmakers. Come meet the folks and filmmakers who manage the Sundance shorts deal (iTunes/Netflix/Xbox). Moderated by Sundance's own John Turner.
Sun, 27 Jan 2008 02:03:46 -0500Nobody calls you when it's good news. The financing fell through, the tax incentive fell through, an actor fell through, a tree fell through (the roof). It's raining. The D.P. needs this thing...from NASA. Producing is tough, and the cap you wear is generally of a problem-solving variety. In this panel, a group of seasoned producers bring a range of problems to the table and share their solutions.
Fri, 25 Jan 2008 22:04:28 -0500Human rights and documentary are joining forces to powerful effect. Hear from experts working globally about the growing use of filmic storytelling in human-rights work. Panelists include Paul van Zyl (International Center for Transitional Justice), Gillian Caldwell (1Sky Alliance), and Oren Yacobovitch (B’tselem).
Fri, 25 Jan 2008 21:50:11 -0500The myriad of distribution opportunities facing today’s filmmakers make for a landscape of both opportunity and confusion. How can you maximize your digital rights potential? Where are the best revenue opportunities? Join buyers, sellers, and filmmakers to discuss rights, royalties, and windows in the wild world of digital distribution today. Moderated by Meyer Shwarzstein, CEO of Brainstorm Media.
Thu, 24 Jan 2008 18:06:08 -0500Which crises demand our attention? It falls to journalists and filmmakers to help us understand. But how do they do that? And how should we respond? Disasters demand solutions. With survival at stake, are you willing to engage? Panelists Naomi Klein, Peter Galison, Tia Lessin, Patrick Creadon, and others discuss the next bad thing and what to do to head it off.
Thu, 24 Jan 2008 17:25:26 -0500The African-American experience is the subject of many of the documentaries in this year’s Festival. Hosted by Elvis Mitchell, filmmakers, artists, and experts discuss the pivotal questions for African-Americans today and where the most progress is being made.
Wed, 23 Jan 2008 12:18:09 -0500How do you tell good stories in a world where your computer is a television, your cell phone is a movie screen, and your avatar addresses a global virtual audience? Join visionary new funders, media artists, tech pundits, and program innovators to discuss the development of next-generation content for emerging platforms. Moderated by Wendy Levy of the Bay Area Video Coalition.
Wed, 23 Jan 2008 11:20:36 -0500Depression, substance abuse, family strife, and suicide—has life always been this funny? Humor seems to be tackling pretty dark stuff. Is the comedy of perversity, taboo, and dysfunction just a means of coping? What are we allowed to laugh at? This panel may not have the answer, but we’ll let them discuss it for a while.
Tue, 22 Jan 2008 03:20:07 -0500McDonagh is notorious for his particular brand of blistering, postmodern dark comedy, which brilliantly slides into the extremes of ugliness, violence, and brutality in a way that might best be described as grotesquely absurd. Born in London to Irish immigrant parents, he began his career scripting radio plays and has since won two Olivier Awards and been nominated for four Tony Awards. His plays include The Lieutenant of Irishmore, The Beauty Queen of Leenane and The Pillowman. His first foray into filmmaking was the Oscar-winning short Six Shooter and In Bruges starring Brendan Gleeson, Colin Farrell, and Ralph Fiennes is his first feature.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:02 -0500"American Son" is the story of a young Marine whos forced to navigate a volatile home life, a new love and the dangerous complexities of adulthood during a 96-hour Thanksgiving leave.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500(1992) Luke is a gay hustler. Jon is a movie critic. Both are HIV positive. They go on a hedonistic, dangerous journey, their motto "Fuck the world."
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500"Phoebe in Wonderland" is the fantastical tale of a little girl (Elle Fanning) who won't - or can`t - follow the rules. Confounded by her clashes with the rule-obsessed world around her, Phoebe seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher (Patricia Clarkson), even as her brilliant but anguished mother (Felicity Huffman) looks to Phoebe herself for inspiration.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500In America, we define ourselves in the superlative: we are the biggest, strongest, fastest country in the world. Is it any wonder that so many of our heroes are on performance enhancing drugs? "Bigger, Stronger, Faster" is the journey of director and powerlifter Christopher Bell, who explores one of America's most debated ethical and political gray areas, in an effort to understand why he and his two brothers became members of the steroid-subculture while seeking their American dream.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500"An American Soldier" follows one of the most successful Army recruiters working in America, Sergeant First Class Clay Usie. Shot in verite style, the film captures Sgt. Usie's day-to-day life -- almost entirely dedicated to his mission of finding new soldiers in his hometown of Houma, Louisiana.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500When Dominican-born pitcher Miguel "Sugar" Santos gets his break to come to the United States to play baseball, he finds himself in small-town Iowa, struggling to prove himself on the mound while adapting to a new language and culture.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500In 2007 Mobile , Alabama , Mardi Gras is celebrated...and complicated. Following a cast of characters, parades, and parties across an enduring color line, we see that beneath the surface of pageantry lies something else altogether.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500"Filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade from Rhode Island to Ghana to Cuba, uncovering the North's dreadful secret and gaining a powerful new perspective on the black/white divide."
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500"American Teen" intimately captures the lives of four teenagers in one small town in Indiana through their senior year of high school. Through cinema verite footage, interviews, and animation, it presents a candid portrait of being seventeen. Filming daily for ten months, filmmaker Nanette Burstein developed a remarkably close rapport with her subjects. The result is a film that goes beyond the stereotypes of high school to render complex young people trying to find their way into adulthood.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500America may be on the brink of a financial meltdown. "I.O.U.S.A." is a documentary film which examines the nation's current fiscal condition and explores ways to avoid an economic disaster.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500As previously done in their last film "The Puffy Chair," the Duplass Brothers explore the minutiae of relationship dynamics in this in-depth study of a group of desperate actor friends. And a bag. And a head.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500From Oscar-nominated director Alex Gibney comes "Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson." Fueled by a raging libido, Wild Turkey and superhuman doses of drugs, Thompson was a true "free lance": goring sacred cows with impunity, hilarity and a steel-eyed conviction for writing wrongs. The film is entirely narrated by the words of Thompson himself -- from his letters, articles, manuscripts and books -- and is read - on camera and off, by Johnny Depp.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500Adapted from the novel by Chuck Palahniuk ("Fight Club"), "Choke" is a powerful and hilarious film about mothers and sons, sexual compulsion, the terrors of aging, and the dark underbelly of Colonial theme parks.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500A single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. An act of violence thrusts them into the world of an emotionally devastated highway store owner, awakening the fury of a bitter and longstanding conflict.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500Set on the US-Canadian border, "Frozen River" tells the story of Ray Eddy, a desperate trailer mom, who takes up smuggling illegal immigrants when she comes across Lila Littlewolf, a Mohawk smuggler. Ignoring the danger, the two women begin a spree of run illegal immigrants into New York State by driving them across the frozen St. Lawrence River in the trunk of a Dodge Spirit. The money is good so long as the ice holds...
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500Shot in the war zones of the DR Congo, this film breaks the silence surrounding thousands of women and girls who have been kidnapped, raped and tortured in an intractable civil war. The filmmaker, herself a survivor of gang rape, talks with activists, peacekeepers, physicians and with the rapists themselves. She travels to remote villages to meet rape survivors who have been shamed and abandoned, providing a piercing, intimate look into the horror, struggle and ultimate grace of their lives.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500"NERAKHOON (The Betrayal)" is the personal story of a Lao family who survives the ordeals of the Lao secret air war. This ordeal starts with the father joining the CIA, the forced exile of the family to America, continuing after the split of the family. It is an epic immigrant drama, full of humanity,wit and tragedy, poetry and ancient philosophy. Its form is unique, merging the documentary and narrative in a poetic memoir with the viseral edge of cinema verite that unfolds over 23 years.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500An aspiring rap artist and her streetwise husband, armed with a video camera, show what survival is all about when they are trapped in New Orleans by deadly floodwaters, and then seize a chance for a new beginning.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500Set in New York in the sweltering summer of 1994, "The Wackness" tells the story of a troubled teenage drug dealer, who trades pot for therapy sessions with a drug-addled psychiatrist. Things get more complicated when the kid falls for one of his classmates, who just happens to be the doctor's daughter. Set against the backdrop of the greatest year in hip hop history, "The Wackness" is a coming-of-age story about sex, drugs, music--and what it takes to be a man.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500"Good Dick" is a love story set in Los Angeles about a lonely girl who is drawn from her strange hermitic life by a persistent video store clerk who is determined to make her fall in love with him.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500Amy Redford's film depicts the transformation of a woman after she is diagnosed with a terminal disease, fired from her thankless job and abandoned by her boyfriend. Given two months to live, she throws caution to the wind to pursue her dreams, which include romance, good chinese food and learning to play the electric guitar.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500Water is the very essence of life. It sustains every living being on this planet and without it, there would be nothing. Literally. In "FLOW: For Love Of Water," filmed in twelve countries and with amazing interviews, Irena Salina reveals the uncomfortable reality that water is a resource we have grown dangerously accustomed to taking for granted. The film is a compelling catalyst for people everywhere to realize the time has come to turn the tide. The time is now.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500This exhilarating documentary from the emerging Palestinian Hip Hop scene is heartbreaking, humorous, and unlike anything else you`ve seen on contemporary life in Israel and Palestine. Saturated with the style and sound of Palestine`s first rappers, the film brings us close to its young protagonists as they make history armed with only their voices.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500"Patti Smith: Dream of Life" is a plunge into the philosophy and artistry of cult rocker Patti Smith. This portrait of the legendary singer, artist and poet explores themes of spirituality, history, and the human condition. Known as the godmother of punk, She emerged in the 1970's, galvanizing the music scene with her unique style of poetic rage, music, and trademark swagger.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500A murder witness on the run from the inner-city must stand his ground in a tiny Texas behindhand town in order to keep his dreams alive.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500A recent college graduate runs afoul of his gangster father when he falls into a dangerous relationship with a free-spirited couple during the last summer of his youth.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500Part love story, part gritty road movie, "Reversion" is the allegorical tale of Eva, a woman desperately trying to avoid a future in which she kills the man she loves. It is a world in which the past, present, and future unfold simultaneously; a world in which a genetic mutation has left a swath of humanity devoid of morality. Shot across the landscape of Los Angeles, the film chronicles Eva's journey from East Hollywood to the Pacific Ocean as she searches for a way to escape her destiny.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:01 -0500Don and Jana lost their daughter in a car accident several years ago. The only way they can now relate to each other is by meeting as different characters through a series of personal ads. "Blind Date" is the second in a trilogy of remakes of films by the Dutch director Theo van Gogh.
Fri, 18 Jan 2008 18:36:00 -0500"January 2008 marks the 30th anniversary of Roman Polanski`s flight from the United States. Polanski fled after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with an underage girl and serving time in jail. Marina Zenovich`s new documentary reopens this complex and controversial case and challenges many of the myths which have built up around it."
Mon, 29 Oct 2007 14:55:37 -0400Born in Kisumu, Kenya, Christopher Zalla spent much of his youth overseas and worked for nine summers as a commercial salmon fisherman in Alaska's Bering Sea. Zalla received his MFA with honors in directing from Columbia University's graduate film program, where he served as a teaching assistant and the faculty awarded him a full research assistant fellowship for merit as a top student. Prior to Padre Nuestro, he wrote "Marching Powder" for Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment. Zalla is fluent in Spanish and lives in New York City.
Mon, 22 Oct 2007 11:08:12 -0400Virginia native Adam Bhala Lough's recent work includes the feature Bomb the System (2003), music videos for MF Doom and Joe Strummer, and Farmhouse (2005), an experimental short for Jim Jarmusch. Current projects include the documentary Upsetter: The Music and Genius of Lee Scratch Perry and Mother and Child, a multichannel video installation. Bhala Lough lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Tue, 16 Oct 2007 17:26:56 -0400On July 17, 2007 participants in the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab (an annual three-week workshop for new plays held in Sundance, Utah) were given a platform to speak their mind about new play development during an event called LABthink. Led by Philip Himberg, Producing Artistic Director of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, three topics were discussed: Technology, Future Audiences and the Actor's Role.
Mon, 15 Oct 2007 12:33:31 -0400Marco Williams's I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown vs. Board of Education was the recipient of the 2005 Beacon Award, and his MLK Boulevard: The Concrete Dream won the 2004 National Association of Black Journalists' Salute to Excellence Award. His Two Towns of Jasper, which screened at Sundance in 2002, earned a Peabody Award and the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton in 2004. In 2006, Williams's Freedom Summer was broadcast as part of the Emmy Award-winning History Channel series Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America.
Fri, 12 Oct 2007 12:37:34 -0400A modern day musical set on the streets of Dublin. Featuring Glen Hansard from the Irish band "The Frames," the film tells the story of a street musician and a Czech immigrant during an eventful week as they write, rehearse and record songs that reveal their unique love story. "Once" premiered at Sundance in Park City, Utah in January 2007.
Tue, 09 Oct 2007 17:01:02 -0400Craig Zobel was raised in Atlanta and graduated from the School of Filmmaking at the North Carolina School of the Arts. Zobel coproduced David Gordon Green's debut feature, George Washington, and was both the second-unit director and production manager on Green's All the Real Girls and Undertow. Zobel is one of the founding creators of the cartoon Web site Homestar Runner. The Great World of Sound is Zobel's debut feature. He lives in New York.
Mon, 01 Oct 2007 19:06:11 -0400Join the filmmakers behind "Four Sheets to the Wind," "Eagle vs. Shark" and others as they rally at the Festival for Native Films. Filmed in Park City, Utah in January 2007.
Tue, 25 Sep 2007 12:09:38 -0400War/Dance is Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine's directorial debut at Sundance. The husband and wife team has filmed in more than 30 countries to bring powerful human stories to the screen. They met while directing films for National Geographic and formed Fine Films in 2003. Honors include an Emmy, a Chris Award, and honorable mentions at the New York Film Festival and the Missoula Wildlife Film Festival. The Fines live in the Washington, D.C., area with their two-year-old son.
Tue, 18 Sep 2007 09:58:27 -0400Join filmmaker Lincoln Ruchti as he takes you into the "Chasing Ghosts" Video Game Lounger from the 2007 Film Festival. Filmed in Park City, Utah in January 2007.
Mon, 10 Sep 2007 18:00:36 -0400Jason Kohn is a filmmaker from New York. At the age of 23, Kohn left his job working for Errol Morris, sold his car, and moved to Brazil to make Manda Bala (Send a Bullet), his first feature film.
Mon, 03 Sep 2007 15:35:11 -0400Preview the Shorts Class of 2007 with this montage of interviews shot during the Film Festival. Special Appearance by Robert Redford. Filmed in Park City, Utah in January 2007.
Sat, 03 Feb 2007 15:16:09 -0500Change is the only constant, as the saying goes, and in the documentary world, things are changing quickly. How does public-broadcasting funding work? What about private equity? And who is investing in docs to create change? Here to discuss new initiatives and continuing opportunities is a cross section of producers investing in the future of documentary. Moderated by Andrea Meditch of Discovery Docs, panelists include Jason Kliot of HDNet Films, Ted Sarandos from Netflix, Eddie Wong of Democracy Alliance, and Claire Aguilar of Discovery Docs.
Fri, 02 Feb 2007 16:48:26 -0500Hybrid docs, interactive nonfiction, theatrical docs, mob-isodes and cell phone docs, and commissioned doc/art collaborations: this is not your parents' documentary world. Documentary is breaking all the old rules and heading out into uncharted territory. Hear from leading professionals from across the documentary spectrum talk about what they see for the genre in the new century. Panelists Diane Weyermann of Participant Prodcuctions, Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance Channel, and filmmaker Jennifer Fox (Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman) join moderator Nancy Buirski of Full Frame Festival for a look at what lies ahead for documentaries. Recorded January 26th at the Filmmaker Lodge.
Wed, 31 Jan 2007 13:00:54 -0500Video games are growing up, supporting more sophisticated content with each passing year. Like independent film, the "independent games" space is now engaging in provocative approaches to real-world issues that promote social change. Gaming is shaping a new economy for addressing artistic expression and politics. This panel addresses the role of filmmakers and activists in this movement, as well as avenues to new funding and content models. Moderated by Heather Chaplin, author of Smartbomb: The Quest for Art, Entertainment, and Big Bucks in the Videogame Revolution, and featuring panelists Suzanne Seggerman, Eddo Stern, Asi Burak, Eric Zimmerman, and Connie Yowell.
Mon, 29 Jan 2007 17:25:45 -0500Internet platforms, video-on-demand, mobile devices, and indie film pay-per-view are no longer a dream--they are the reality of the new world of distribution. But complexities abound, creating a need to make sense of revenue models, developing technologies, and evolving methods of exhibition. Hear major players, service providers, and filmmakers tackle the issues that surround today's licensing/distribution opportunities. Moderated by Scott Kirsner of Variety. Recorded January 24th at the Microcinema, New Frontier on Main.
Fri, 26 Jan 2007 17:57:50 -0500If "movies that matter" really matter, what does it take for them to be change agents in our society? How do you get important issues like genocide, climate change, and the war out of the theatre and into national focus? Can an environment be created that encourages activism and connects film to the tools of change (lawmakers, grass-roots efforts, and popular culture)? Documentary filmmakers Sean Fine (War/Dance), Judith Helfand (Everything's Cool), and Rory Kennedy (Ghosts of Abu Ghraib) and journalist and author Eric Schlosser, Gayle Smith from the Center from American Progress, Brian Steidle, the subject of The Devil Came on Horseback, and Diane Weyermann of Participant Productions join moderator Helene Cooper from the New York Times for a thought-provoking look at the juncture between film and social change. Copresented by the Center for American Progress. Recorded January 22nd at the Prospector Theater.
Fri, 26 Jan 2007 09:49:44 -0500Social networking and user-generated content are hallmarks of a new interaction between community and technology that is changing the way we organize and define ourselves. Driven by tech-savvy youth and self-promotion, a new computer-based "clip culture" is changing the way we think about media and its role in society. What does that mean for individuals, filmmakers, and businesses? Moderated by Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired magazine.
Wed, 24 Jan 2007 16:22:38 -0500As a growing number of art-world figures explore the potential of moving images and cinematic forms, a vast New Frontier of visual expression is emerging. With energy and vision, these works (innovative films, moving-image installations, and technical innovations) reframe traditional notions of image making and narrative. Take a guided tour of the terrain with its new pioneers. Moderated by Chrissie Iles, curator of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the panel assembles New Frontier artists, including Douglas Gordon (Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait), Pierre Huyghe (A Journey That Wasn't, Streamside Day), Paul Chan (1st Light), Nina Menkes (Phantom Love), and Shu Lea Cheang (MobiOpera) for this informative look at cinema's new cutting edge. Recorded live Sunday, January 21 at the Prospector Theater.
Tue, 23 Jan 2007 12:49:12 -0500History matters; it is one way in which we define our present and decide our futures. From World War II to race relations to civil war and radical countercultures, this year's docs and narratives defy expectation and break the mold of traditional historical storytelling. Hear from extraordinary filmmakers tackling the challenges of bringing the past to life for a new generation. Filmmakers Steven Okazaki (White Light/Black Rain), Marco Williams (Banished), Bill Guttentag (Nanking), Julie Gavras (Blame It on Fidel), and Newton Aduaka (Ezra) join moderator Ian Buruma for this discussion on the relationship between history and film. Recorded live Sunday, January 21 at the Filmmaker Lodge.
Mon, 22 Jan 2007 14:42:27 -0500What happened to counterculture? Why does it look different today than it did in the 1960s? Some may argue that its ideological underpinnings have been eroded; others that it is routinely absorbed by the machinery of mass media. But what does the term really mean, and how does it relate to politics, activism, and protest? What about race, culture, music, and film? Join moderator B. Ruby Rich, author Todd Gitlin, filmmakers Brett Morgen (Chicago 10) and Julien Temple (Joe Strummer), investigative satirist Paul Krassner, and others for this stimulating discussion. Recorded live Saturday, January 20 at the Prospector Theater.
Mon, 22 Jan 2007 06:56:34 -0500ROCKET SCIENCE (Director and Screenwriter: Jeffrey Blitz) A 15-year-old boy from New Jersey with a stuttering problem falls in love with the star of the debate team and finds himself suddenly immersed in the ultra-competitive world of debating. World Premiere, US Dramatic Competition. Filmed in Los Angeles.
Sun, 21 Jan 2007 00:22:06 -0500Adrift In Manhattan (Director: Alfredo de Villa; Screenwriters: Nat Moss, Alfredo de Villa) Set in New York City, a grieving eye doctor is forced to take a closer look at her life; an aging artist confronts the loss of his eyesight, and a young photographer battles his innermost demons. World Premiere, US Dramatic Competition. Filmed in Los Angeles.
Sat, 20 Jan 2007 08:14:08 -0500THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK / U.S.A. (Directors: Annie Sundberg, Ricki Stern) A documentary that exposes the genocide raging in Darfur, Sudan as seen through the eyes of a former U.S. marine who returns home to make the story public. World Premiere, Spectrum. Filmed in New York City.
Fri, 19 Jan 2007 06:55:11 -0500Starting Out In The Evening (Director: Andrew Wagner; Screenwriters: Andrew Wagner, Fred Parnes) The solitary life of a writer is shaken when a smart, ambitious graduate student convinces him that her thesis will bring him back into the literary spotlight. World Premiere, US Dramatic Competition. Filmed in Los Angeles.
Thu, 18 Jan 2007 06:57:13 -0500Snow Angels (Director: David Gordon Green; Screenwriter: Stewart O'Nan) A drama that interweaves the life of a teenager with his former baby-sitter, her estranged husband, and their daughter. World Premiere, US Dramatic Competition. Filmed in Los Angeles.
Wed, 17 Jan 2007 11:26:28 -0500FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO (Director: Daniel Karslake) Grounded by the stories of five conservative Christian families, the film explores how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to support its agenda of stigmatizing the gay community and eroding the separation between church and state. World Premiere, US Documentary Competition. Filmed in Los Angeles.
Tue, 16 Jan 2007 06:51:19 -0500The TEN / U.S.A. (Director: David Wain; Screenwriters: Ken Marino, David Wain) Ten stories, each inspired by one of The Ten Commandments, illustrate the perils of modern life via extreme comedy. World Premiere, Park City at Midnight. Filmed in New York City.
Mon, 15 Jan 2007 11:45:47 -0500Joshua (Director: George Ratliff; Screenwriters: David Gilbert, George Ratliff) A successful, young Manhattan family is torn apart by the machinations of Joshua, their eight-year-old prodigy, when his newborn baby sister comes home from the hospital. World Premiere, US Dramatic Competition. Filmed in Los Angeles.
Sun, 14 Jan 2007 10:52:28 -0500HEAR AND NOW (Director: Irene Taylor Brodsky) Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky tells a deeply personal story about her deaf parents, and their radical decision - after 65 years of silence - to undergo cochlear implant surgery, a complex procedure that could give them the ability to hear. World Premiere, US Documentary Competition. Filmed in Los Angeles.
Sat, 13 Jan 2007 21:53:29 -0500On the Road With Judas (Director and Screenwriter: JJ Lask) Reality, fiction and the notions of storytelling intertwine in this narrative about a young thief and the woman he loves. World Premiere, US Dramatic Competition. Filmed in New York City.
Sat, 13 Jan 2007 14:57:34 -0500CHASING GHOSTS (Director: Lincoln Ruchti) Twin Galaxies Arcade, Iowa, 1982: the birthplace of mankind's obsession with video games. The fate of this world lies in the hands (literally) of a few unlikely heroes: They are the Original Video Game World Champions and the arcade is their battleground. World Premiere, US Documentary Competition. Filmed in New York City.
Fri, 12 Jan 2007 11:46:04 -0500Join the short film Class of 2007 as Charles Burmeister, Carson Mell, Nanobeh Becker and Jonathan Pulley talk you through their projects & share their excitement. Special Appearance by Sundance Founder Robert Redford.
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 12:56:33 -0500Al Gore and director Davis Guggenheim break down the passion and the hope behind the hit documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," which played in the Festival's "Spectrum" section. Filmed in Park City, Utah in January 2006.
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 12:56:30 -0500Sundance Institute Founder Robert Redford stops by the Film Center on Main Street to share his growing excitement about the powers of new technologies for artists. Filmed in Park City, Utah in January 2005.
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 12:56:27 -0500Rejected when he initially submitted it in 1984, Director Gus Van Sant returns to Sundance with a restored print of his 16mm debut "Mala Noche." Festival Sponsor Intel made a wireless transmission of the event available to film schools on both coasts of the country. "Mala Noche" was shown as part of the Sundance Collection sectopm pf the program, a sidebar committed to independent film preservation. Filmed in Park City, Utah in January 2006.
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 12:56:24 -0500Go behind-the-scenes at the premiere of Werner Herzog's controversial documentary "Grizzly Man" and join the crew at the Q&A that followed. The film played in the Festival's World Documentary Competition. Filmed in Park City, Utah in 2005.
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 12:56:20 -0500Learn about Director Stuart Copeland's Super-8mm journey from rock star to Filmmaker at Sundance where his autobiographical documentary "The Police: Inside Out" played in the Festival's Premieres section. Filmed in Park City, Utah in January 2006.
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 12:56:17 -0500Famed Critic Elvis Mitchell launched the Festival's film culture event "Film Church" with a rousing sermon and rant on the state of independent film. Elvis made his second sermon the following year joined by a live chorus. Filmed in Park City, Utah in January 2005.
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 12:56:14 -0500Follow the Sundance Institute's Film Music Program as it brings together the documentary filmmakers from "Black Gold" with the composer Andreas Kapsalis to create the film's score. "Black Gold" played in the Festival's World Documentary Competition. Filmed in Park City, Utah in January 2006.
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 12:56:10 -0500Chat with director Jeff Feuerzeig and Texas music legend Daniel Johnston outside the premiere of their documentary "The Devil and Daniel Johnston" -- the film premiered as part of the centerpiece US Documentary Competition. Filmed in Park City, Utah in January 2005.
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 12:56:07 -0500Check out this rare chance to listen in to the Q&A after the world premiere of Writer/Director Dito Montiel's "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints" which played in the Festival's centerpiece US Dramatic Competition. Dito developed the script at the Sundance Institute's Feature Film Lab. Filmed in Park City, Utah in January 2006.
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 12:56:04 -0500Comedian and Filmmaker Bob Goldthwait sits down with the muse of his dark comedy "Stay," actress Melissa Paige Hamilton. "Stay" was featured in the Festival's centerpiece US Dramatic Competition. Filmed in Park City, Utah in January 2006.
Tue, 28 Nov 2006 12:47:01 -0500Artists Wim Wenders and Sam Shepard, the creative team behind "Paris, Texas" and "Don't Come Knocking," sits down to discuss the myths and misperceptions of Writing the West in this centerpiece Panel from the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Recorded at the Yarrow Theatre in Park City, Utah..