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Art House Convergence 2020: Transparency and Crisis

małni – towards the ocean, towards the shore (courtesy of Sundance Institute)

Despite looming industry crises such as the DOJ moving to end the Paramount consent decrees, years of slumping box office sales and the ongoing proliferation of streaming giants offering consumers content in their own homes, arthouse cinemas and independent festivals…  Read more

By Jan 24, 2020

Sundance 2020 Dispatch 1: Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets; Epicentro; Olla

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets (courtesy of Sundance Institute)

There will be time and occasion, I’m sure, during this year’s Sundance Film Festival to go big picture: to attempt to take the temperature of independent film in 2020, once again fuss over what that designation could possibly mean at…  Read more

By Jan 24, 2020

Sundance 2020 Dispatch 2: Exil, The Earth is Blue as An Orange

The Earth Is Blue as an Orange (Courtesy of Sundance Institute)

In the very first scene of The Social Network, Rooney Mara tells Jesse Eisenberg that he may go through life thinking that girls don’t like him because he’s a nerd, but “that won’t be true. It’ll be because you’re an asshole.”…  Read more

By Jan 24, 2020

14 Films Not to Miss at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

Time directed by Ursula Garrett Bradley

Always a bellweather for the health — artistic as well as business — of the American independent film scene, the Sundance Film Festival began yesterday in Park City, Utah, preceded by more than the usual amount of pre-fest news and drama.…  Read more

By Jan 24, 2020


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