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Sundance Hits and Misses, Pandemic Edition

Sidney Flanigan in Never Rarely Sometimes Always (courtesy of Focus Features)

Yes, 2020 sucked. The worst year of our lives finally came to an end, and most independent films and filmmakers, like just about everything and everyone else, suffered. Grand Jury Prize winners were delayed, critics’ favorites were lost and buzzworthy…  Read more

By Feb 10, 2021

“I Wanted Viewers to Meet People Before They Become News Stories”: Jessica Beshir on Faya Dayi

Faya Dayi

Filmed in the highlands of Harar, Ethiopia, Jessica Beshir’s Faya Dayi is a deeply personal project for the Mexican-Ethopian director. Having left her home city of Harar in tenth grade, the now-Brooklyn-based Beshir travelled back and forth between America and…  Read more

By Feb 1, 2021

Minari, Boys State Win Top Prizes at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

Minari

Minari, Lee Isaac-Chung’s fourth feature, an autobiographical portrait of his Korean-American family’s life in the 1980s as he was growing up in a small Arkansas town, won two top prizes — the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and U.S. Dramatic…  Read more

By Feb 2, 2020

Sundance Institute Announces Tabitha Jackson as New Festival Director

Tabitha Jackson

During the festival’s 2020 awards ceremony tonight, the Sundance Institute announced Tabitha Jackson, the Director since 2013 of the Institute’s Documentary Film Program, to be the new Director of the Sundance Film Festival. Jackson will succeed John Cooper, who, after…  Read more

By Feb 1, 2020


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