The Sundance Film Festival has been an annual haven for some of cinema’s most controversial entries for decades. From “Catfish” to “Kids,” here are the movies that set tongues wagging.
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Though the annual Sundance Film Festival has been home to all kinds of movies, the independent film haven has premiered a surprisingly complete roster of the past few decades’ best examples of a genre more often associated with big budgets and Hollywood studios: the thriller. Featuring a young and hungry assortment of the movie world’s biggest stars and most respected filmmakers, these ten wildly original thrill rides launched careers into the realm of superheroes and Oscar wins.
From charming romances like “500 Days of Summer” to intense thrillers like “American Psycho,” the movies that debut at the Sundance Film Festival are a diverse lot. What you can count on though is that they’re all interesting and entertaining. Here are the festival movies that you can watch on SundanceTV and online this month.
In honor of Black History Month, we’re spotlighting work from African-American directors, such as Rick Famuyiwa (“Dope”), Justin Simien (“Dear White People”), Ava DuVernay (“Middle of Nowhere”), who’ve showcased their brilliance at the Sundance Film Festival over the years. From witty flicks to stories of courage, here are ten movies from the hearts and minds of African-American directors.
Head on over the SundanceNow Doc Club for these 10 award-winning festival films from the last five years await you. Sign up for the Doc Club today, and they’ll give you the first month for free.
From provocative to profoundly uncomfortable, the 2015 Sundance Film Festival has made waves with it’s multitude of controversial sex scenes. Read on for a second compilation of intense sex scenes from this year’s films–the same warning stands: spoilers and disturbing content ahead.
Independent Spirit Award-winning performances from Jeff Bridges (American Heart), Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave (Gods and Monsters), and Andie MacDowell and Laura San Giacomo (Sex, Lies and Videotape).
You double-tapped them, and now we’re posting them again as a compilation to be consumed together. Check out these Instagram videos of the tiny town of Park City, Utah, host of the Sundance Film Festival since 1981.
Every year hundreds of movies compete for eyeballs (and studio checkbooks) at the Sundance Film Festival. While there are many worthy entrees, a lucky few manage to catch that mixture of positive word of mouth and glowing digital ink that can turn a movie from a passion project into the next Boyhood or Whiplash Here are 10 Sundance movies that are likely to make waves after the festival.
The Sundance Film Festival has always been known as a bustling marketplace for independent movies. With a surplus of great films and emerging distribution platforms driving demand for original content, 2015 was an especially big year for sales, including a record-breaking acquisition. Check out our roundup of all the big buys.
Sundance Institute has announced a new collection of fourteen independent films that make their digital debut today, Jan. 21, 2015 on a variety of platforms and storefronts, via the Institute’s #ArtistServices program. Launched in 2011, Sundance Institute’s #ArtistServices is designed to bring films associated with the Sundance Film Festival & Institute, in addition to select non-profit film organizations in a coalition created by #ArtistServices, direct from artists to consumers in partnership with key online distribution platforms.
Please note: This list is not for the squeamish, the prudish or the politically correct. Spoiler alert! You’ve been warned.
On the seventh day of this year’s 2015 Sundance Film Festival, an offbeat but highly acclaimed documentary entry is the fest’s latest buy.
On the seventh day of this year’s 2015 Sundance Film Festival, a TV star hosted a private gathering to pitch a passion project, while a pair of veteran actors were spotted palling around.
Sundance Institute today premiered the Sundance Institute Short Film Challenge, a program of nine international short films, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The program is designed to spark global conversation about solutions to challenges like extreme hunger and poverty. Beginning Tuesday (Feb. 3), the short films will premiere on a variety of digital platforms.
Sundance Institute this evening announced the jury prizes in short filmmaking at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
On the sixth day of this year’s 2015 Sundance Film Festival, distributors kept snapping up the fest’s most buzzed-about films, while the Wachowski siblings announces a surprise debut for the upcoming Jupiter Ascending.
The 32nd annual Sundance Film Festival is less than halfway through, and it’s already been packed with acclaimed filmmaking and game-changing new developments in the way movies are produced, bought and sold. Not going to make it to Park City this year? Here are ten ways to get in on the indie film action from the comfort of your couch.
On day five of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, a fest-sponsored partnership between artists and revolutionary viewing technology opens up a whole new frontier of cinema.
The moment of unveiling has arrived! The special guests from the doc Finders Keepers, a movie about the quirky legal battle over the true owner of a severed human foot, have been announced for the final panel at SundanceTV HQ on Thu., Jan 29.
Veteran Sundance Film Fest photographer Henny Garfunkel discusses her festival approach, her favorite people to photograph, and her upcoming work taking photos at the SundanceTV HQ in Park City during Sundance Film Festival 2015.
These talented women aren’t waiting around for directing gigs or plum acting roles, they’re writing their own.
On day four of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the real-life stars of one of the fest’s hottest docs appeared onstage to a standing ovation, while rumors swirled of an impending deal expected to break the Sundance record for biggest movie buy ever.
On day three of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, four of film and TV’s most prominent female creators meet for a roundtable panel discussion, while new talent rubs elbows with Sundance veterans at an exclusive event.
On the second day of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, practically every familiar face in film who wasn’t there already arrived on the scene, while Netflix signed a game-changing contract with a pair of the fest’s most prolific filmmakers.