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More Movies, New Models and Getting Picked Up in Park City

More Movies, New Models and Getting Picked Up in Park City

I have left the crowded streets of Park City and headed for home. For those tramping along at the Festival until the very end, the experience might begin to compare unfavorably with the Bataan Death March. But my only regret -and this is a tribute to the programming- is the number of films that I couldn’t fit into the time allotted.

R.J. Cutler Reveals the Impenetrable Mystique of Anna Wintour

R.J. Cutler Reveals the Impenetrable Mystique of Anna Wintour

THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE is, as the Festival catalogue promises, a clever film. It doesn’t launch a frontal attack on Wintour–she hardly would have turned up at the premiere if it did. But it pokes at her slyly, from the side. It is revelatory about Wintour’s relationship with her family and it explores the enduring partnership between the editor-in-chief and the far more likeable (in the film, at least) creative director Grace Coddington

Festival Updates Spotlight : Jurors' Breakfast

Festival Updates Spotlight : Jurors' Breakfast

Festival programmer Trevor Groth discusses the process of jury selection for the Sundance Film Festival.

Festival Update: New Frontiers

Festival Update: New Frontiers

Senior festival programmer Shari Frilot speaks about new and emerging technologies that will bring storytelling to unprecedented levels.

Getting Attention vs. Vying For It

Getting Attention vs. Vying For It

Flying in to Salt Lake City, those snow-covered peaks are a majestic sight. The drive up to Park City is an easy jog on I-80. It’s sunny and clear and the madness is about to begin. I’ve read and talked and talked and read. Which movies are likely to emerge from the pack? I’ve checked…

Sundance 2009: Different Perspectives On This Year's Festival

Sundance 2009: Different Perspectives On This Year's Festival

It’s hard enough to leave sunny Los Angeles for freezing Park City but this year, I’m just back from the tropical warmth of Hawaii. I don’t expect much sympathy but still, can you concede that it’s a shock to the system? Shorts and tee shirts are out of the suitcase; long johns and unflattering outerwear…