Sundance Dailies

Fox Searchlight Comes On Strong

Fox Searchlight, the specialty arm of Twentieth Century Fox, has made two big purchases at the Sundance Film Festival that should figure in next year’s awards season. THE SURROGATE introduces a formidable new talent in writer/director Ben Lewin. His film, … Continue reading

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Sony Pictures Classics Takes Two

Sony Pictures Classics has taken the rights to two high profile films at the Sundance Film Festival. The company started off the sales stampede last week with the acquisition of the musical documentary SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN. The film, a Swedish/UK … Continue reading

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Spike Lee’s Tirade At Sundance

Spike Lee has only been to Sundance once before. The iconic indie director is back again with his self-financed film RED HOOK SUMMER. Based in his native Brooklyn, the film tells the story of an African American family who live … Continue reading

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Focus Forward Challenge

Focus Forward, a partnership between General Electric and Cinelan, the leading publisher of short non-fiction films, has announced at an intimate breakfast at the Sundance Film Festival the launch of the Focus Forward Filmmaker Challenge, an online competition that will … Continue reading

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Adieu Bingham Ray

In the midst of an impossibly busy schedule here at the Sundance Film Festival, industry veterans were stunned to hear the news that Bingham Ray, a true pioneer in the independent film world, had passed away due to a stroke … Continue reading

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Sundance 2012 Capsule Commentaries

Park City, Utah—-After a December which broke all time records for lack of snow, Park City got hammered with two feet of the white stuff this first weekend of the Sundance Film Festival. >Hello I Must Be Going: This opening … Continue reading

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Sundance Behind Closed Doors

Far from the red carpet glamour, the throngs trying to party crash on Main Street, the critics and programmers waiting on lines, there is another Sundance Film Festival taking place behind closed doors. While the Festival does not have an … Continue reading

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Sundance 2012 Opening Press Conference

Sundance Institute founder and president Robert Redford made it perfectly clear last Thursday that “Sundance is not Park City, Utah but a place where this all started back in the 1980s when I started up the labs”. The labs Mr. … Continue reading

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Interview with “Sundowning” Writer / Director: Frank Rinaldi World Premiere Slamdance Film Festival January 22 and 25, 2012

Luis Pedron: What was your inspiration in writing and filming this provocative film? Frank Rinaldi: The idea for Sundowning was conceived following the death of my grandmother, who had lived with dementia for ten years. I wanted to know how … Continue reading

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“Sundowning” – A Must See! Reviewed at the Slamdance Film Festival 2012

With the complexity of filmmaking nowadays with CGI, special FX and Non Linear filmmaking, I sometimes enjoy movies that are simple and not overly complicated. I really enjoyed this beautiful feature film – “Sundowning” Dir: Frank Rinaldi, shot in Singapore, … Continue reading

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