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Today at Sundance — Day 6: Linda Lovelace and VERY GOOD GIRLS on a very sexy day in Park City

Article: Today at Sundance — Day 6: Linda Lovelace and VERY GOOD GIRLS on a very sexy day in Park City

Finally, the weather’s about to heat up here at Sundance – and we think we know why. How about Amanda Seyfried making her much-anticipated debut as Linda Lovelace? That and more make for one hot day in chilly Park City!

LOVELACE 9:45P Eccles Theatre
DEEP THROAT, the first pornographic feature film to be a mainstream success, was an international sensation in 1972 and made its star, Linda Lovelace, a media darling. Years later the “poster girl for the sexual revolution” revealed a darker side to her story. Amanda Seyfried sizzles in the starring role; Peter Sarsgaard plays charismatic hustler Chuck Taylor, who launches Lovelace’s career.

Photos: Indie A-List

Article: Photos: Indie A-List

Sundance Film Festival selections shone brightly in a madcap Oscars weekend. From lead-up nominee luncheons, the Spirit Awards to Oscars night, the indie A-list was out in full force. Check out the photos.

Indie A-List photos

The Sundance Review Revue: LIBERAL ARTS

Article: The Sundance Review Revue: LIBERAL ARTS

The cast of LIBERAL ARTS is like the independent film version of a rock and roll supergroup. You’ve got your road-tested veterans, Richard Jenkins and Allison Janney, and two of the hottest talents to come out of Sundance in recent years: Elizabeth Olsen from MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE and writer/director/star Josh Radnor, whose HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE won the Sundance audience award back in 2010. And, yeah, Zac Efron’s in there too. Admittedly, he sabotages the theory just wee bit.

Video: Lizzy Olsen & Josh Radnor drop knowledge on LIBERAL ARTS

Article: Video: Lizzy Olsen & Josh Radnor drop knowledge on LIBERAL ARTS

Have you ever wanted to know what it is like to shoot a sex scene while your parents are on set? Well, Josh Radnor fills us in over at Festival Insider:

Catch up with Lizzie Olsen at the LIBERAL ARTS premiere party

Article: Catch up with Lizzie Olsen at the LIBERAL ARTS premiere party

Josh Radnor’s LIBERAL ARTS got a standing ovation at its premiere here in Park City. And with an ensemble cast including Allison Janney (THE HELP), Elizabeth Olsen (MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE), Richard Jenkins (Six Feet Under) as well as Radnor himself, it’s no surprise. The How I Met Your Mother star wrote and directed the film and it marks his second trip to Sundance as a triple-threat. Like that 2010 effort, happythankyoumoreplease it’s a sweet story…which is a nice change to all of the ‘Year of the Bummer’ films we’ve seen at this year’s festival. We stopped by the premiere party and caught up with Elizabeth Olsen to get the lowdown on her sophomore Sundance and working with some acting legends.

Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Allison Janney and Richard Jenkins at Sundance Channel HQ–Check out the photos

Article: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Allison Janney and Richard Jenkins at Sundance Channel HQ–Check out the photos

Allison Janney, Richard Jenkins, Elizabeth Olsen, and director Josh Radnor discuss LIBERAL ARTS at Sundance Channel HQ. See the full gallery below!

Shit people say at Sundance: Episode 1

Article: Shit people say at Sundance: Episode 1

This meme ain’t over ’til it’s over, and the things you hear coming out of peoples’ mouths at the Sundance Film Festival are too perfect to not get the ‘shit’ treatment. So, check out what everyone from Lizzie Olsen to the average festival goer has to say when it comes to Sundance. This is

Day 4: Elizabeth Olsen, Traci Lords, Ice-T & the cast of SMASHED stop by Sundance Channel HQ

Article: Day 4: Elizabeth Olsen, Traci Lords, Ice-T & the cast of SMASHED stop by Sundance Channel HQ

In one day we met a porn star, an ingenue and the first couple of TV comedy. One of the beauties of Sundance is the wide variety of cinematic choices you get as a film fan and that same spectrum of folks stops by our humble abode on Main Street. Today we met with Josh Radnor and Sundance Sophomore Elizabeth Olsen of LIBERAL ARTS. The amazing cast of SMASHED also stopped by and, believe me, getting Octavia Spencer, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul in one room is both tough and hysterical. Tim & Eric, along with folks from WEST OF MEMPHIS and EXICISION, also stopped by, so check out all of the galleries below to make sure you don’t miss any of the action from Main Street:

Check us out on Instagram & Tumblr — Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally did!

Article: Check us out on Instagram & Tumblr — Nick Offerman & Megan Mullally did!

Do you like pretty pictures? We sure do. That’s why we’ve got a kick-ass Instagram situation out here in Park City. Make sure to download the app follow sundancechannel for the latest snappy-snaps of folks like Lizzie Olsen, Rashida Jones and Elijah Wood. Don’t have Instagram? Check out our best pictures over on our Tumblr. We’ve got some gems below:

Get your Sundance premieres right here: From Spike Lee to Bruce Willis and Lizzie Olsen to Ice-T

Article: Get your Sundance premieres right here: From Spike Lee to Bruce Willis and Lizzie Olsen to Ice-T

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will be held January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival.

Full Frontal Fashion recap: loving Elizabeth Olsen's break out style

Article: Full Frontal Fashion recap: loving Elizabeth Olsen's break out style

Break-out star Elizabeth Olsen hits NYFF in head-to-toe McQueen. In Rachel Zoe’s words, I die. (And check out her transformative style evolution.)

It’s hot! It’s cold! It’s humid! What do I where?…

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE sweeps the festival circuit

Article: MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE sweeps the festival circuit

Elizabeth Olsen, aka the younger sister of the Olsen twins, may be poised to upstage her famous older sisters with a performance in MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE that critics are calling “a tour de force, full of depth and complexity.” It’s kind of amazing that her first film credit, one of the Olsen twins’ childhood capers, HOW THE WEST WAS FUN, was made less than ten years ago. In the meantime, she graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School, and now she’s back at the tender age of 22 to show us what she’s got.

But Olsen isn’t the only fresh new face…

Artist Marthalicia Matarrita, live at Sundance

Article: Artist Marthalicia Matarrita, live at Sundance

Marthalicia Matarrita in the Sundance Channel HQ studio.
Harlem-based artist Marthalicia Matarrita specializes in a very specific medium, one that mixes street art, hip-hop and performance into what can best be described as live painting. She currently represents New York City at ART BATTLES, pioneers of the Live Art Movement. Often called the “Iron Chef” of the art world in that it’s a live, timed competition, ART BATTLES pits artists who favor bold, graphic, street-style visuals in theme-based showdowns. In Matarrita’s latest battle (which you can see still images from above), the artists were asked to interpret Picasso’s “Guernica.”
Miranda July. Painting by Marthalicia Matarrita.
But before the next round of battles begin, Matarrita is stopping by Sundance HQ in Park City, UT this week, where she’ll create live illustrations of festival-goers who drop in. Whether she’s painting on a large canvas backed by loud DJ music at a battle or working on smaller-scale illustrations, Mataritta maintains the same hip-hop-inspired fluidity in all her pieces. In fact, music has been such a major part of her life that she founded M-Squared Art Productions in 2006 with her brothers Tomas aka Atomic and Jorge based on what she calls “the four elements of hip-hop: music, graffiti, art and dance,” especially breakdance. “What hip hop does for breakdancers is the same for graffiti-writers and painters. My performances are influenced by it.” Performance, or process, is key for Matarrita. “The process in creating the artwork is both therapeutic and meditative. The end result is the satisfaction in my labor of love, my art.”

Festival Update 2011 with Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes, and Sean Durken

Article: Festival Update 2011 with Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes, and Sean Durken

Director Sean Durken’s goal to create films about women who have faced challenges results in Elizabeth Olsen’s break out performance. Want to see more? Check out clips from the festival here. Be sure to satisfy all your festival needs with the latest buzz, top stories, and celebrity interviews from Sundance Channel’s coverage of the 2011…

Lizzie Olsen is this year's "It" Girl

Article: Lizzie Olsen is this year's "It" Girl

Lizzie Olsen at Sundance Channel HQ. A week ago, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Olsen was just another 21-year-old senior at NYU who happened to have two very famous half-sisters: the TV-movie-fashion-and-overall-marketing phenomenon known as Mary Kate and Ashley. This week, thanks to the Sundance Film Festival, where she’s starring in two much-buzzed about films (MARTHA MARCY MAY…

The Refreshing Candor of Elizabeth Olsen

Article: The Refreshing Candor of Elizabeth Olsen

And one more thing about Elizabeth Olsen, the 21-year-old younger sister of famous twins Mary-Kate and Ashley who stars in two buzzed-about films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the aforementioned (see previous post) MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE and the horror film SILENT HOUSE: Olsen, who goes by the nickname Lizzie and is being hailed…

The Making of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

Article: The Making of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

Here’s a curious (vaguely creepy) detail about the making of MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, directed by Sean Durkin and starring Elizabeth Olsen (in a breakout role — the New York Post is calling her “the new supernova in the Sundance galaxy”) as a girl who escapes from a cult in the Catskills and struggles to…

Sundance Watch List: Elizabeth Olsen

Article: Sundance Watch List: Elizabeth Olsen

Interesting celebrity-sibling fact: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s younger sister, Elizabeth Olsen, is starring in not one but two films premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this month. In writer/director Sean Durkin’s MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, the 21-year-old actress (a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts and the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in…