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Sundance 2015: Edgar Wright, Cary Fukunaga & Jonathan Nolan Among Fest’s Jury Members

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Just over a month after all the action kicks off in Park City, the Sundance Film Festival announced today that directors Edgar Wright and Cary Fukunaga plus Person of Interest co-creator Jonathan Nolan will be among the jury members. Winona Ryder, IMDb founder Col Needham and Brit Marling are also on the six juries the Robert Redford founded fest has in the U.S. and World Cinema dramatic and documentary categories plus Short Film and Alfred P. Sloan for Science in… Read

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Sundance 2015: Robert Redford Gala Premiere, Kids Slate & ‘Wild’ Installation Revealed

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The main slates were rolled out over the last two weeks but the 2015 Sundance Film Festival isn't done just yet offering a few surprises. Just over a month before Park City becomes Hollywood North, the Robert Redford-founded fest today unveiled a couple more premieres and New Frontier installations plus the second year slate for Sundance Kids. Among those unveiled today is the world premiere Salt Lake City gala of the Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson starrer A Walk In… Read

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Cassian Elwes, Black List Pick Newbie Scribe To Mentor At Sundance 2015

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EXCLUSIVE: The Butler producer Cassian Elwes and the Black List have chosen Mike Harden to receive the Cassian Elwes Independent Screenwriting Fellowship in the award's second year of making Hollywood dreams come true. The Cinderella honor grants a worthy new (and agent-less) voice in screenwriting with a whirlwind trip to the Sundance Film Festival under the mentorship of indie film veteran Elwes and the Black List staff. Eligible writers can't have earned more than… Read

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Sundance 2015: Short Film Lineup Unveiled

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There will be some Eloise and Lena Dunham, protests from Hong Kong, self-declared pop-ups from Canada, and unbelievable animated images of the final moments of a World War II hero. Those are just a few of the offerings among the 60 short films revealed today by the Sundance Film Festival. In the last of its four official announcements, the 31st annual Park City shindig rolled out an eclectic mix culled from the 8,061 submissions in the category that perhaps shows the true… Read

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Sundance 2015: George Lucas Making Festival Debut, Kurt Cobain & Nina Simone Pics Among Premieres Slates

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If you thought the 2015 Sundance Film Festival was unveiling all its biggest treats with last week's U.S. and World competition slates and the Spotlight, Park City At Midnight, NEXT and New Frontier line-ups, think again. Today, the Robert Redford founded fest revealed its Premieres and Documentary Premieres plus a duo of Power Of Story panels and some Special Events. And the Force is strong with the 31st annual Sundance. In what is his first appearance at the Utah… Read

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Sundance 2015: Festival Reveals Spotlight, Midnight & New Frontier Slates

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It's less than two months until the streets and theaters of Park City are going to be packed with filmmakers, film fans and buyers attending the 2015 Sundance Film Festival from January 22 to February 1. Yesterday the Robert Redford-founded fest announced its U.S. and World Cinema dramatic and documentary competition selections along with the pics in its NEXT section. Today, with some Andrew Garfield, Keanu Reeves, Greta Gerwig, Kevin Bacon and Charlotte Rampling starrers… Read

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Sundance 2015: Festival Unveils U.S. & World Cinema Competition Slates + NEXT Lineup

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The first of the movies in the 2015 Sundance Film Festival were revealed today with the slates for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary competitions as well as the out of competition NEXT selection – see the full list below. The U.S. dramatic selection has the second feature from the Emmy winning American Horror Story and Red Band Society director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, an adaption of the graphic novels Diary Of A Teenage Girl and 2012 Black Lister Stockholm, P… Read

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Robert Redford Sues New York State Over $1.6M In Taxes From Sundance Channel Sale

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The Oscar winner says the Empire State has it all wrong when it comes to the sale of part of the Sundance Channel in 2005 and his taxes. In a July 30 filing, Robert Redford is going after the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance claiming that he doesn't owe the state $1,568,470. Or to put it in legalism terms, the Sundance Film Festival founder wants “a declaratory ruling on a pure question of law concerning the constitutionality of imposing on plaintiff, a… Read

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Hot Trailer: ‘Laggies’ with Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell

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The trailer for 'Laggies' has dropped, sloooowwwwly, of course. The Sundance selection from A24 stars Keira Knightley as a overeducated, underachieving woman lagging well behind her demographic cohort in life as she dodges responsibility and grown-up things like serious jobs and a marriage proposal. Chloë Grace Moretz plays the high schooler she befriends, then hides out with while dodging said marriage proposal, and Sam Rockwell plays Moretz's initially bemused and then… Read

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Kino Lorber Takes Iranian Vampire Western ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

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Ana Lily Amirpour made an auspicious debut at Sundance with her A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night and now Kino Lorber has snagged North American rights to the first-time helmer's genre mash-up. Described as the world's first Iranian vampire Western, the black and white horror/spaghetti Western is set in an Iranian ghost town where the denizens are unaware they're being stalked by a lonesome bloodsucker. Amirpour wrote, directed, and produced the film which landed a spot in… Read

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Sundance Institute Selects 2014 Directors & Screenwriters Fellows

The Sundance Film Festival is long over this year but the moviemaking at the Sundance Institute is just getting into full swing this summer. Today the Institute announced the 13 diverse projects that will participate in its annual Directors and Screenwriters Labs starting later this month (see full list below). Set at the Sundance Resort in Utah, the Directors Lab goes from May 26 - June 19 while the Screenwriters' Lab runs from June 21-26. And the young filmmakers will… Read

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Lionsgate & Roadside Attractions Pick Up Sundance Prize Winner ‘Dear White People’

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have jointly acquired writer-director Justin Simien's debut feature Dear White People, which snagged the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at Sundance in January. Dear White People takes a satirical look at racial politics among the student body at a fictional Ivy League school where four students navigate issues of black militancy, post-racism, and the commodification of black culture on campus. Tyler James Williams (Everybody H… Read