Festivals

Sam AsiJanuary 28, 2017

Just when Donald Trump issued a ban on the entrance of Syrian refugees to the United States, Sundance Film Festival was highlighting their plight...

Scenes from documentaries from Sundance 2017
Elisabeth SeredaJanuary 28, 2017

Sundance is that rare festival that does not shy away from opening with a documentary. This year was no exception, and Al Gore’s urgent wake-up...

Director Joshua Weinstein
Gabriel LermanJanuary 28, 2017

It was a delightful surprise during this Sundance Film Festival. Usually, the idea of a film with a non-professional cast depicting a small story...

Keanu Reeves, Jason Mitchell, Garrett Hedlund, Matt Bomer and Elle Fanning at 2017 Sundance Film Festival
Margaret GardinerJanuary 28, 2017

With record winter rains in California, and freezing temps hitting middle America – what does one wear? Sundance is a blueprint for how to look...

Elijah Wood
Luca CeladaJanuary 27, 2017

It’s been a busy festival for Sundance regular – and lifetime honorary Hobbit – Elijah Wood. The actor/producer was at Eccles for the premiere of...

Dee Rees
Luca CeladaJanuary 27, 2017

Hailing from Tennessee, forty year-old writer-director Dee Rees received one of the festival’s warmest receptions this year with Mudbound. The...

Carey Mulligan
Luca CeladaJanuary 27, 2017

Shortly after the premiere of Mudbound word spread in Park City that the film includes one of Carey Mulligan’s best performances. The Golden Globe...

a scene from "Mudbound"
Gabriel LermanJanuary 27, 2017

One week after receiving a standing ovation at its Eccles Theater premiere, Dee Rees' Mudbound was still available for purchase, which is one of...

Director Jose Maria Cabral
Gabriel LermanJanuary 27, 2017

Carpinteros no es sólo la primera película dominicana que es aceptada en la competición internacional del Festival de Sundance, sino que también...

Actress Laia Costa in Sundance 2017
Gabriel LermanJanuary 27, 2017

It was Laia Costa’s first time in Sundance but, if one is to judge from her career trajectory so far, it probably won’t be her last. That’s...