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Benson Lee on Returning to His Independent Roots with the Sundance Comedy, Seoul Searching

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Korean-American filmmaker Benson Lee won the Jury Prize at Sundance with his Competition Drama, Miss Monday, in 1998. A decade later he returned with Planet B-Boy, a critically-acclaimed, commercially-successful doc about breakdancing crews competing in an international competition. Lee’s success…  Read more

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Quyen Tran on Shooting Frankie Shaw’s Sundance-Winning SMILF

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Frankie Shaw’s short film SMILF won the Short Film Jury Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It’s a funny and revealing comedy about a young mom struggling to connect to her old sexual self while being homebound caring for…  Read more

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Cinematographers Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk on Shooting the Sundance-Winning Doc, Meru

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Over a period of years, three climbers — Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk — make repeated efforts to scale a 21,000 foot peak in Northern India, Mount Meru. Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi’s Meru is the chronicle…  Read more

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Cinematographer Catherine Lutes on Shooting the Pop-Up Porno Series

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An unlikely combination of elements — the children’s pop-up book and X-rated adult relationship stories — collide in one of the more unusual series of shorts at this year’s Sundance Film Festival: Pop-Up Porno. Toronto-based director Stephen Dunn was inspired…  Read more

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