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Peering Into The Sundance Crystal Ball, And Trying To Ignore The Rising Panic
I'm completely convinced I've managed to overlook the one film anybody will be talking about 10 days from now. This is how it feels at the start of every Sundance, which remains such a unique festival because of its continued commitment to choosing movies that nobody sees coming
Sundance Video Blog #1: Welcome To Park City!
I've made it to Utah and I don't yet have the flu, which I count as two major victories even before the Sundance Film Festival kicks off. The first screenings don't begin until tonight, when films like Gael Garcia Bernal's Who Is Dayani Cristal? and Michael Cera's Chilean experiment Crystal Fairy hold their premieres
Watch The First 12 Minutes Of Cult Mystery Sound Of My Voice
The 12-minute clip doesn’t show you much more than you would have assumed knowing the premise. We see Denham and Vicius’ characters being prepared to meet Marling’s prophet, and the teaser gives you an idea of Batmanglij’s eerie tone. The bigger question is this: Does this unconventional approach to marketing help sell you on the film? Would you like to see more films reveal their openings, or would you prefer to go into a movie cold?
Man Faints During Sundance Screening Of Horror Film V/H/S
That brings us to this bit of news out of Sundance, which is unrelated to Chuck Palahniuk other than that it inspired me to flash back to a story I once heard about a kid having a bad experience in a pool. From the sound of it, V/H/S takes place in a house and what happens in the film may be horrible enough to cause people to lose consciousness.
Ellen Page Recruited For The East With Sundance Fave Brit Marling
Marling would star as a woman hired by a private contracting firm to infiltrate The East, a group described as “a mysterious anarchist organization.” True Blood star Alexander Skarsgard would play the East’s leader, while Page would be Izzy, his former lover who starts to grow jealous at the attention paid to new “recruit,” Marling.
Martha Marcy May Marlene Gets Beautiful New Poster, Creepy Long Trailer
Fox Searchlight brings Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene to the Toronto International Film Festival next week, making it the third fest stop for this buzzed-about thriller after Sundance and Cannes (where it largely received raves). In preparation for the splashy TIFF premiere, the studio has released a longer trailer and teased a gorgeous poster for the film.
Jamie Chung Moving From Hangover Sequel To Human Trafficking Drama Eden
Chung has signed on to headline Megan Griffiths’ gritty independent drama Eden. Though the title hints at paradise, the plot suggests anything but, as Chung would play a girl kidnapped by human traffickers who is forced into prostitution for two very long years.
Sundance Interview: Andrew Rossi Goes Inside The New York Times With Page One
Inspired specifically by Times media reporter David Carr, Rossi decided to spend a year inside the Times newsroom, focusing on
Sundance Video Interview: Azazel Jacobs Tweaks The High School Genre With Terri
I got to sit down with Jacobs, with his wild hair and quiet demeanor, and ask him how he came to make his second film about a high
Sundance Video Blog: Wrapping Up The Awards In Vegas
We had about an hour in the Las Vegas airport before boarding our red-eye flight and waking up in Queens at dawn. Sure, we're exhausted, but since Sundance began
Sundance Video Review: How Did Another Happy Day Win A Screenwriting Award?
Levinson stretches himself way too far as a first-time writer by creating 5 or 6 main characters with half a dozen more supporting
Sundance Review: Miranda July Combines Emotional Nuance And Surrealism In The Future
Briskly paced and very funny, The Future sneaks up on you with its weight, landing a series of devastating punches near the end that also don't belie the film's witty assessment of human faults
Where Can You See 2011 Sundance Films? Our Guide To All The Distribution Deals
The real winners are the movies with distribution deals, the films those of us who weren't in Park City may actually have a shot at seeing in a movie
Like Crazy, How To Die In Oregon Top Sundance Awards
If you're as U.S.-centric as the rest of us, and want to keep an eye on the film most likely to be the Next Big Thing coming out of the festival, the big winner at last night's ceremony was Like Crazy
Sundance Video Review: Sound Of My Voice Is Another Take On Cults
The movie only started getting buzz late in the festival, on something of a parallel track to Another Earth; both films star and were partially written by Brit Marling