Sundance Notes: Disarming a Film Festival

Prospector Theater, 2017 Sundance Film Festival. (Photo David Leitner)

On Friday, January 27, as I attended the second half of Sundance, Trump signed an executive order barring Syrian refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the United States. “We’re not willing to be wrong on this subject,”…  Read more

By Feb 10, 2017

Sundance Notes: RISE to RUMBLE, must-see TV… from Canada

A still from VICELAND Canada's RISE, directed by Michelle Latimer. All photos below courtesy Sundance Institute. (Photo Michelle Latimer)

Malcolm Forbes, of all people, once memorably said, “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” I’d like to extend that principle: You can easily judge the character…  Read more

By Feb 5, 2017

“You Are Forced to Look Very Carefully”: DP Alan Jacobsen on Strong Island

Strong Island

Hailed by Filmmaker as one of the 25 New Faces of independent cinema in 2011, Yance Ford makes her feature film debut with Strong Island, an intensely personal documentary on the 1992 death of his brother. Ford worked with DP Alan…  Read more

By Jan 29, 2017

“Anthologies Are All about Communication”: Director Roxanne Benjamin | XX


During its development, production or eventual distribution, what specific challenge of communication did, or will your film, face? How did you deal with it, or how are you planning to deal with it? Anthologies are all about communication – you’re…  Read more

By Jan 29, 2017

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