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Reports reveal details in Sundance assault case involving actor Emile Hirsch

A Hollywood studio executive who authorities say was assaulted by actor Emile Hirsch during the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year described the incident as being "insanely painful and... Read more »

July 3, 2015

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Quirky 'Don Verdean' muses on the nature of religious faith

“Don Verdean” probably won’t replace “Napoleon Dynamite” on the list of cinematic accomplishments for Team Hess, but it’s a worthy entry to a unique portfolio. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

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Photo gallery: A look at the stars, big names fom this year's Sundance Film Festival

The 31st Sundance Film Festival came to a close Sunday, ending Hollywood's annual pilgrimage to the snowy mountains of Park City and the bustling streets of Salt Lake. Here's a photographic look... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

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With new eyes: Sundance films look back at age-old conflicts

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From Israel to Ireland, some Sundance films looked back at conflicts still going today. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2015

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'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' sweeps Sundance Awards

Sundance breakout "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a quirky, heartfelt story about a pair of high school film-lovers who befriend a girl with cancer, won both the U.S. dramatic audience award and... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2015

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The dark side of how society treats boys

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Films like "A Walk in the Woods" and "The Mask You Live In" reflect a changing conversation about what it means to be a man. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2015

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9 Mormon moments in Sundance Film Festival history

From Jan. 22 to Feb. 1, all eyes are on the ski resort haven of Park City. This year's Sundance Film Festival is full of thought-provoking and interesting films as usual that explore various... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2015

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For some girls, amateur porn is not only an acceptable career choice but a logical next step

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"Hot Girls Wanted" is a Sundance documentary that looks at a growing problem: Teens who fall into the trap of the amateur porn industry. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2015

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Diversity at Sundance doesn't carry over to Hollywood

One of the most buzzed-about movies at this year's Sundance Film Festival is "Dope," a coming-of-age story about three outcasts in the inner city. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2015

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'In Football We Trust' puts a religious twist on a familiar story

"In Football We Trust" is not the first film to paint the dream of professional sports as an all-or-nothing venture, but it may be the first to suggest that religion offers an alternative path to... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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Sundance doc pulls back curtain on Scientology

"Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house — not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Doug Robinson: 'In Football We Trust' explores Polynesians' obsession with gridiron

A Utah-made movie, which premiered this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, follows the lives of four Polynesian football players to chronicle the pressures they face to pull their families out... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Sundance's 'Wolfpack' follows 6 brothers who only know the outside world through movies

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'The Wolfpack' takes a look at six brothers who only know the outside of their Manhattan housing project through movies and TV, raising questions about kids and media consumption. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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First Look: Jack Black is brave, heartbreaking in 'D Train'

Jack Black said he was drawn to 'The D Train' because he recognized the desperation of the character he plays: An outcast willing to do anything to get the most popular kid from his graduating... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2015

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'Boyhood' and 'Whiplash,' Sundance-to-Oscar path improves

An Academy Award nomination is an incomparable stamp of approval for any film — and for an indie feature coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, in some cases, it's a downright miracle. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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Are U.S. schools preparing students for the 21st century? One Sundance film director isn't so sure

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In his latest documentary premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this month, "Most Likely to Succeed," director Greg Whiteley questions whether hard work in school actually leads to a happy,... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2015

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'Life Itself' celebrates life, the movies and film critic Roger Ebert

“Life Itself” is a celebration of the life of Roger Ebert, one of the best-known film critics to ever take notes in a darkened movie theater. At times it is hard to watch, but it has... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2014

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Unlikable 'Laggies' wastes impressive cast

If “The Laggies” has two things going for it — it’s a relatable theme and a home run of a cast. But if it has a fault, it’s the failure to make those strong elements... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2014

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'Whiplash' wins big at Sundance Awards Ceremony

The award-winning films of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival were announced during an awards ceremony Saturday at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse in Park City. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2014

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'Deseret News Sunday Edition' looks at Sundance, tips for identifying sneaky charges and other top stories

This week’s “Deseret News Sunday Edition” takes a closer look at some of the social issues raised at Sundance, offers tips for identifying sneaky charges and checks “The... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2014

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'The Babadook' works its audience with disarming laughs and creepy frights

Sometimes it's hard to figure out what keeps drawing people to horror movies. Is it the pure thrill? Is it catharsis? A Sundance film called "The Babadook" suggests another reason: to confront a... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2014

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Sundance: 'We Are the Giant' examines personal stories of the Arab Spring

To the thousands of reporters, filmmakers and star-gazing tourists walking the overcrowded strip that is Park City’s Main Street, Maryam al-Khawaja and Razan Ghalayini both seem just like any... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2014

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Nelson shines in 'Land Ho!'

"Land Ho!," a simple story of two old friend who take a trip to Iceland, is a beautiful, simple story about friendship and family and getting old. And at its heart is a performance that should be... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2014

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What to stream: Sundance edition

Some recommendations of Sundance films from previous years that you can stream online, as well as three TV series newly available on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime Instant. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2014

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Online gaming addictions: Sundance films explore a darker side of the Internet

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The three documentaries at this year's Sundance Film Festival examine the consequences of technological development, and explore the questions of responsibility and the answers to helping those... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2014

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