Sundance Features


A Look Back at Sundance 2023: Remote Viewing, Favored Cameras, Standout Films

Photos courtesy of Sundance Institute.

Some set their calendars by January’s Sundance, which like clockwork kicks off each new year of indie releases. For me, these 11 intense days of nonstop screenings are a rich bounty that takes time to digest. Ergo my slow coverage,…  Read more

By Mar 8, 2023

“We’re Making Cinema Now, a Universal Language”: Kenneth Dagatan on In My Mother’s Skin

A girl kneels in front of a statue of the Virgin Mary in an outdoor courtyard surrounded by stained glass windows.In My Mother’s Skin, courtesy of Sundance Institute.

Antonio (Ronnie Lazaro), a Filipino comprador for the Japanese Imperial Army, harasses a well-to-do family for the whereabouts of gold bars. He suspects the patriarch, Aldo (Arnold Reyes), a “great merchant importer,” of stealing some from the kōgun (Imperial Army)…  Read more

By Jan 20, 2023

“This ‘Space Problem’ Became Our Problem”: Ido Mizrahy on The Longest Goodbye

Expedition 27 Flight Engineer Cady Coleman peeks out of a window of the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft.The Longest Goodbye. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

With NASA under “presidential orders” to land humans on Mars by 2033—and the industry titans of Silicon Valley rushing to make space exploration sexy again (not to mention cash in on that lucrative action)—it might be a good time to…  Read more

By Jan 19, 2023

Nanny, The Exiles, Navalny Win Top Prizes at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival


Nikyatu Jusu’s horror drama Nanny and Ben Klein and Violet Columbus’s documentary The Exiles won yesterday the two top U.S. prizes at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. Nanny took the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic while The Exiles was awarded the…  Read more

By Jan 29, 2022

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