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“We Sold Our Film!” The Director of The 414s: The Original Teenage Hackers Blogs from Sundance

Left to Right: Director Michael T. Vollmann, Sundance Short Film Programmer Mike Plante, and Producer Chris James Thompson. (Photo: Smarthouse Creative)Left to Right: Director Michael T. Vollmann, Sundance Short Film Programmer Mike Plante, and Producer Chris James Thompson. (Photo: Smarthouse Creative)

My filmmaking partner, Chris James Thompson and I are more than halfway through our time here at Sundance and it’s been pretty incredible. So far we’ve had two screenings of our short doc The 414s: The Original Teenage Hackers, and…  Read more

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Online Hoax: Director Sophie Deraspe Discusses Her Sundance Doc Premiere, The Amina Profile

The Amina Profile

Girl meets girl online. They fall in love from afar — Sandra in Montreal, Amina in Syria. The Arab uprising occurs and soon Amina, star blogger and creator of “A Gay Girl in Damascus” gets swept up in the chaos,…  Read more

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Sundance 2015: Unexpected and H.

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There are two worthwhile concepts that skirt the heavily sketched plot of Kris Swanberg’s Unexpected: working motherhood and the white savior. Unfortunately, both are dropped just as soon as they are addressed in this saccharine tale of an unlikely, intergenerational friendship between two pregnant women.…  Read more

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Sundance 2015, Dispatch 4: Experimenter, Station to Station and Listen to Me Marlon

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It’s been far too long since Michael Almereyda’s last feature, 2009’s dreamy diary film Paradise; his 2015 return with not one but two features (the Ethan Hawke-starring Cymbeline adaptation Anarchy is set for release later this year) is overdue and…  Read more

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