Sundance Film Festival

'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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Films depict real, raw role of clergy interacting with community

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The role of a pastor or priest has often been reduced to stereotypes in major motion pictures. But independent filmmakers give a more accurate portrayal of religious leaders struggling to fulfill... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2014

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Photo gallery: Sundance Film Festival 2014

This year's Sundance Film Festival marks the 30th anniversary of the annual event, which brings a touch of Hollywood glamour to the snowy mountains of Utah along with movie stars, film fans,... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2014

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Jamaican bobsledders hit Sundance before Olympics

This year's Sundance Film Festival has featured two former presidential candidates, rap stars, male strippers and rescue dogs. So why not the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team? Read more »

Jan. 21, 2014

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Sundance documentary 'Ivory Tower' asks if college is still worth it

In the Sundance documentary 'Ivory Tower,' director Andrew Rossi examines the spiraling cost of higher education in America. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2014

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Scene and heard at the Sundance Film Festival

Associated Press reporters at the Sundance Film Festival share what's in their notebooks. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2014

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Robert De Niro honors late father with documentary

Robert De Niro's father, Robert De Niro Sr., was an abstract expressionist painter, part of the post-WWII art scene, which produced such talent as Jackson Pollack. But while he was successful when... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2014

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Lindsay Lohan at Sundance to announce new film

Lindsay Lohan is attending her first Sundance Film Festival. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2014

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Gay marriage finds friendly home at Sundance, but only part of the story told

Hollywood may be contributing to a change in national attitudes toward gays and lesbians and marriage. Yet according to other national legal experts not present at Sundance, neither law nor... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2014

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Fans gather in Park City to stargaze at the Sundance Film Festival

The 30th annual Sundance Film Festival got underway Thursday and is drawing a host of celebrities and their fans. Dozens of celebrity seekers crowded the sidewalk Saturday morning, eager to get... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2014

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Sundance highlights include ‘Hellion,’ ‘Finding Fela,’ ‘Dinosaur 13’

The Sundance Film Festival, which opened Thursday, does not have an annual motto, but if it did the one this year might be “We Hear You.” Read more »

Jan. 17, 2014

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Sundance Film Festival celebrates 30th anniversary

The 2014 Sundance Film Festival launched Thursday. The 10-day festival is in its 30th year and includes events in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and the Sundance Resort. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2014

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Mitt Romney Sundance film gives unprecedented access to man, family

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Throughout the 2012 presidential race, supporters of Mitt Romney constantly complained that the public didn't really know the man behind his too-good-to-be-true polished appearance and model... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2014

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Film portrays champion snowboarder and the Utahns who helped him recover

Kevin Pearce had gone up for the double cork 1080 — an inverted triple spin performed blindly, 20 feet in the air and diagonally above the hard, cold surface of a halfpipe. It was a move he... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2013

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Sundance Festival opens amid national, local criticism over film

PARK CITY — Kicking off the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, festival director John Cooper said the advancement of technology has coincided with an increase in both the quality and... Read more »

Jan. 17, 2013

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Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt to host Sundance awards ceremony

Actor, writer and director Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been selected to host the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony, festival officials announced Friday. Read more »

Jan. 4, 2013

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Sundance film review: 'Finding North' follows struggles of hungry families in U.S.

PARK CITY — "Finding North," a poignant film about hunger in the United States, was a commendable entrant in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2012

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