Sundance Responses


“Raising Funds for a Film ‘About Abortion’ Is Never Easy” | Tracy Droz Tragos, PLAN C

A group of women sit around a long dining table, eating food and drinking wine while having conversation.PLAN C, courtesy of Sundance Institute.

Opening today in 20 markets across the United States is Tracy Droz Tragos’s Plan C, a documentary about social scientist Francine Coeytaux and her team’s work on expanding access to abortion pills online. With Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis-St. Paul opening…  Read more

By Oct 6, 2023

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 Wanted To Create a Mosaic Film”: Editor Ula Klimek-Piątek on Pianoforte


Jakub Piątek’s documentary Pianoforte follows several young participants in the International Chopin Piano Competition, which has been held in Warsaw every five years since 1927. The competitors navigate intense qualifying rules, several stages and the intimidating presence of world renowned…  Read more

By Feb 6, 2023

“An Escape to the Coolest Boho Pad on the Beach”: DP Tim Cragg on The Deepest Breath 

A freediver ascends through an undersea cave as a bright blue sunbeam shines down on them.The Deepest Breath, courtesy of Sundance Institute.

Italian freediver Alessia Zecchini and Irish safety diver Stephen Keenan set their sights on the famous Blue Hole located 184 feet below the Red Sea in The Deepest Breath from documentary filmmaker Laura McGann. Hell-bent on breaking a new world…  Read more

By Feb 6, 2023

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