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Sundance Film Festival

Fans wait along Main Street, down the stairs from the village lift, for celebrities to take pictures and get autographs as the Sundance Festival continues in Park City on Saturday, January 18, 2014.

Matt Gade

BYU football: A way-too-early look at the very difficult 2016 schedule

BYU football is in an unfamiliar position going into the 2016 season. First-time head coach Kalani Sitake and his staff will face what appears to be one of the most... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Sundance documentary 'Newtown' explores how a city rebuilds after crippling grief

While the Sandy Hook shooting may be an extreme example of families trying to heal after a huge loss, director Kim Snyder’s “Newtown” has a lot to... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Embracing the story: Sundance Film Festival offers younger audiences exposure to independent, foreign films

Allowing younger audiences to “embrace” foreign and independent films and the lessons they convey is among the primary goals of the Sundance Film... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Documentary on T-rex discovery leads to pardon request

Pete Larson has discovered thousands of fossils around the world, co-authored three books and led the team that unearthed the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus... Read more »

April 30, 2015

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Utah Gang Conference focusing on youth prevention

The focus of this year's annual Utah Gang Conference is getting back to basics. Read more »

April 22, 2015

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HBO scientology film proves popular for network

If the Church of Scientology was hoping that HBO's withering documentary on the religion's practices would pass by with little notice, that turned out to be a... Read more »

April 13, 2015

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Actor Emile Hirsch appears in Utah court on assault charge

Actor Emile Hirsch made his first court appearance Monday on allegations that he put a studio executive in a chokehold and dragged her across a nightclub table while... Read more »

March 16, 2015

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Ewan McGregor portrays Christ and Satan in 'Last Days in the Desert'

"Last Days in the Desert" probably won't make your Easter movie rotation alongside "The Ten Commandments" or "The Greatest Story Ever Told," but it's a thoughtful,... Read more »

Feb. 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... 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... Read more »

Feb. 1, 2015

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

"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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Movies explore religious extremes at Sundance

Films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival highlight subtleties and extremes of Christianity. Read more »

Jan. 28, 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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Actor Adrian Grenier enjoys anonymity on empty slopes at Sundance

Stars are consistently swarmed by fans at the Sundance Film Festival, but there's one place they can find anonymity: On the slopes. 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... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2015

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'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... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Deseret News National Edition explores Sundance's impact on the community

The Sundance Film Festival is underway in Park City. Its mission is to discover, support and inspire independent film and theater artists to tell their stories and... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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Courtney Love, Frances Bean appear together at Sundance

Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean made a rare public appearance together at the premiere of the documentary, "Cobain: Montage of Heck," at the Sundance Film... Read more »

Jan. 25, 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... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2015

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