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Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, uncompromising and irreverent, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries, and original programs, all unedited and commercial free. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel's website address is www.sundance.tv.

Sundance Review: J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller Impress With a Ferocious Student-Teacher Dynamic in WHIPLASH

Article: Sundance Review: J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller Impress With a Ferocious Student-Teacher Dynamic in WHIPLASH

BY EMMA MYERS Legend has it that Charlie Parker only became Bird because Jo Jones furiously threw a cymbal at his head when he choked on stage. At least that’s the story Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), the barbarous band conductor in Damien Chazelle’s WHIPLASH, uses to justify the emotional and physical abuse he subjects his students…

Sundance Review: Kristen Stewart Is Admirably Serious But Can’t Salvage Mopey Gitmo Drama CAMP X-RAY

Article: Sundance Review: Kristen Stewart Is Admirably Serious But Can’t Salvage Mopey Gitmo Drama CAMP X-RAY

Before her gig in the TWILIGHT franchise turned Kristen Stewart into a global celebrity, she had already established herself as a noteworthy screen presence in much smaller projects, with her serious, distant gaze making her ideally positioned to play lost and frustrated young women. There’s a glimmer of that subdued talent in CAMP X-RAY, the debut feature of writer-director Peter Sattler that finds Stewart in the excessively unglamorous role of a Guantanamo Bay guard. Unfortunately, Sattler’s frustratingly on-the-nose screenplay — which finds Stewart’s character forming an unlikely bond with an uncooperative detainee (Peyman Moadi) — only succeeds at emphasizing her talent in an otherwise half-baked drama.

Sundance Review: MITT, A Portrait of a Politician as We Never Saw Him on the Campaign Trail

Article: Sundance Review: MITT, A Portrait of a Politician as We Never Saw Him on the Campaign Trail

“If people really got to know who you are, it could be a successful campaign,” Craig Romney says to his father near the beginning of MITT, when the family’s gathered for the holidays in 2006, discussing the pros and cons of Mitt Romney running for president. Seven years on, the statement serves as a retroactive laugh line. Who, among his detractors or his supporters, felt like they really got to know Romney, a candidate who was broadly categorized for changing his positions on issues, and who came across as so stiff some jokingly likened him to a robot?

Sundance Review: Keira Knightley and Sam Rockwell Charm in Lynn Shelton’s LAGGIES

Article: Sundance Review: Keira Knightley and Sam Rockwell Charm in Lynn Shelton’s LAGGIES

Since making her Sundance debut with HUMPDAY in 2009, writer-director Lynn Shelton’s steady output of work has accumulated into a distinctive brand. Always set in and around Seattle and starring either Mark Duplass (HUMPDAY) or Rosemary Dewitt (TOUCHY FEELY)—or, at her best, both of them (YOUR SISTER’S SISTER)—Shelton’s films are distinguished by their improvisational style and a tone that lies somewhere between laid back and extremely uncomfortable. Her latest film, LAGGIES, marks the first time she’s directed a film whose script she didn’t personally pen. Although the story by Andrea Seigel is more tightly constructed (and much more neatly wrapped up) than Shelton’s own improvised scripts, the story of arrested development in extremis fits neatly into the director’s oeuvre.

The Sundance Springboard: 10 Actors to Watch Out For at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Article: The Sundance Springboard: 10 Actors to Watch Out For at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Brit Marling, Elizabeth Olsen, Edward Burns, Terrence Howard and Gabourey Sidibe all came to Park City as relative unknowns and emerged as highly sought-after talents. With the 2014 edition of the Sundance Film Festival launching tomorrow, the springboard is loaded. Here’s Indiewire’s picks for the 10 actors to watch this year.

Sundance Regular Mark Duplass Explains How the Festival Changed His Life And What to Expect From Him This Year

Article: Sundance Regular Mark Duplass Explains How the Festival Changed His Life And What to Expect From Him This Year

Back in January 2005, Mark Duplass and his brother Jay Duplass debuted their first feature length film, THE PUFFY CHAIR, at the Sundance Film Festival. That fateful night in Park City would spark a career that has seen the duo flourish into two of the most influential names in American independent film. Writing and directing studio projects CYRUS (2010) and JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME (2011) as well as executive producing the films of other budding filmmakers, the Duplass Brothers have become a staple at Sundance. Mark has also blossomed into a bona fide leading man in the indie world, starring in recent Sundance hits YOUR SISTER’S SISTER and SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED. Adding to his ubiquity is a starring role in FX comedy The League and his upcoming HBO series Togetherness, which he created with his brother.

The 10 Films That Should Sell Big At This Year’s Sundance Film Festival

Article: The 10 Films That Should Sell Big At This Year’s Sundance Film Festival

With the 2014 Sundance Film Festival kicking off tonight, the quality of this year’s lineup will gradually emerge in our daily coverage. However, for buyers at the festival, the question is less about the quality of various movies and more about their marketability. While the festival runs ten days, only a handful of movies in the main lineup have generated serious interest for distributors at this early stage. Here’s a look at ten contenders.

THE WRITERS’ ROOM Renewed for Season 2

Article: THE WRITERS’ ROOM Renewed for Season 2

SUNDANCE CHANNEL RENEWS ORIGINAL SERIES THE WRITERS’ ROOM Pasadena, CA – TCA – January 11, 2014 – Sundance Channel announced today the renewal of its original non-fiction series THE WRITERS’ ROOM. The six episode half-hour series hosted by Academy Award® winning screenwriter Jim Rash takes viewers inside the writers’ rooms of the hit television shows…

Sundance Channel Acquires Season Two of THE RETURNED

Article: Sundance Channel Acquires Season Two of THE RETURNED

Sundance Channel announced today that it has acquired US broadcast rights to the second season of acclaimed supernatural drama THE RETURNED from Zodiak Rights. Season one of the French series premiered on Sundance Channel to universal critical acclaim and was hailed by many as one of the best new series of 2013. The Wall Street Journal called it “a superbly stylish and scary French drama with no equal in its genre,” Entertainment Weekly described it as “eerie, tense and highly addictive” and The Hollywood Reporter stated “one of the most intriguing, utterly original offerings of the year.” The eight-episode second season is currently in development and will air on Sundance Channel in late 2014.

Sundance Channel Announces Season 2 of RECTIFY

Article: Sundance Channel Announces Season 2 of RECTIFY

Sundance Channel’s critically acclaimed scripted series RECTIFY will return for ten new episodes in summer 2014. The haunting story of a man released from prison after spending nearly two decades on death row, RECTIFY has been overwhelmingly well-received by critics and has landed on numerous year-end top ten lists.

Elisabeth Moss takes home the Golden Globe for TOP OF THE LAKE

Article: Elisabeth Moss takes home the Golden Globe for TOP OF THE LAKE

Sundance Channel’s critically-acclaimed miniseries, TOP OF THE LAKE, garnered a first Globe win for Elisabeth Moss for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television. TOP OF THE LAKE was directed by Oscar® winner Jane Campion and Garth Davis, co-written by Campion and Gerard Lee and produced by Academy Award® winners Emile Sherman and Iain Canning, and Philippa Campbell.

Sundance Channel’s Gripping New Thriller THE RED ROAD to Premiere February 27

Article: Sundance Channel’s Gripping New Thriller THE RED ROAD to Premiere February 27

New York – January 6, 2014 – Sundance Channel announced today that its highly anticipated next original scripted series THE RED ROAD will premiere on February 27, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT. On the heels of the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominated TOP OF THE LAKE and the critically acclaimed dramas RECTIFY and THE RETURNED, THE RED ROAD is a complex thriller that marks a continued commitment by the network to offer daring, fresh, scripted entertainment.

Zach Braff’s WISH I WAS HERE and CLERKS to screen at Sundance 2014

Article: Zach Braff’s WISH I WAS HERE and CLERKS to screen at Sundance 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the addition of two films to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival: WISH I WAS HERE (Director: Zach Braff) to the Premieres section and CLERKS (Director: Kevin Smith) for a special From the Collection midnight screening. The 2014 Festival will be January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

Oy! To The World: A Mel Brooks Christmas Marathon

Article: Oy! To The World: A Mel Brooks Christmas Marathon

SUNDANCE CHANNEL TO DECK THE HALLS WITH COMEDY KING MEL BROOKS’ FINESTFilm Series “Oy! to the World: A Mel Brooks Christmas Marathon” Slated for Christmas Day New York, NY – December 12, 2013 – This holiday season, Sundance Channel is learning that it’s “good to be the king.” Starting at 6:00 AM ET/PT on Christmas…

Sundance Institute Announces Nine Films and Art House Theaters for Sundance Film Festival USA on January 30

Article: Sundance Institute Announces Nine Films and Art House Theaters for Sundance Film Festival USA on January 30

Sundance Institute Announces Nine Films and Art House Theaters for

Sundance Film Festival USA on January 30

Ann Arbor, MI | Boston, MA | Chicago, IL | Houston, TX

Nashville, TN | Orlando, FL | San Francisco, CA | Seattle, WA | Tucson, AZ

Park City, UT — Sundance Institute announced today the films from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival that will each screen in one of nine independent theaters in cities across the country on January 30 as part of the Sundance Film Festival USA initiative. These audiences will share in the excitement of discovery of a film fresh from its world premiere at the 2014 Festival and hear directlyfrom the filmmaker during a pre-screening introduction and post-screening Q&A. The filmmaker travel to these cities is courtesy of the Festival’s Official Airline Sponsor, Southwest Airlines.

TOP OF THE LAKE included on Golden Globe shortlist

Article: TOP OF THE LAKE included on Golden Globe shortlist

Sundance Channel received two Golden Globe® nominations for TOP OF THE LAKE. Nods include a category nomination for TOP OF THE LAKE for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television and a nomination for Elisabeth Moss for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television.

Screen Actors Guild nominates Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter for TOP OF THE LAKE

Article: Screen Actors Guild nominates Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter for TOP OF THE LAKE

Sundance Channel received two Screen Actors Guild Awards® nominations for performances in the original miniseries “Top of the Lake.” Elisabeth Moss and Holly Hunter were both nominated in the category Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-series.

Hoop Dreams to celebrate 20th anniversary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Article: Hoop Dreams to celebrate 20th anniversary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute today announced that the newly restored Hoop Dreams (1994) will screen in the From the Collection program at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 20 years after the film made its world premiere at the 1994 Festival.

Highly Anticipated Dramatic and Documentary Film Premieres Announced for Sundance 2014

Article: Highly Anticipated Dramatic and Documentary Film Premieres Announced for Sundance 2014

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

New Frontier films and installations announced for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Article: New Frontier films and installations announced for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute announced today the films and installations to be featured in the 2014 edition of New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival, including the U.S. premiere of The Source (evolving) by renowned artist Doug Aitken and a 3D projection-mapping project by Klip Collective. The Festival takes place January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

Spotlight and Midnight films announced for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Article: Spotlight and Midnight films announced for the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the 2014 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight, Park City at Midnight and new ‘Sundance Kids’ section of films for younger audiences. The Festival takes place January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

The A.V. Club names Sundance Channel original series as best TV of 2013

Article: The A.V. Club names Sundance Channel original series as best TV of 2013

Counting down the best TV of the year, The A.V. Club’s Scott Von Doviak, Carrie Raisler and Genevieve Valentine singled out Sundance Channel for “three boundary-pushing series.”

First round of films announced for 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Article: First round of films announced for 2014 Sundance Film Festival

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES FILMS IN U.S. AND WORLD COMPETITIONS, NEXT<=> FOR 2014 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 30th Anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival will Feature 117 Feature-Length Films Park City, UT — Sundance Institute announced today the films selected for the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions and the out-of-competition NEXT <=> section of…

Now Playing: SYNECDOCHE, THE DEER HUNTER and FROM HELL

Article: Now Playing: SYNECDOCHE, THE DEER HUNTER and FROM HELL

This week, don’t miss Charlie Kaufman’s directorial debut (and one of his most mind-bending films) along with a classic from the Vietnam era and two bonus films that’ll have you reaching for that record button on your DVR remote. See more of what’s in store!