Geoffrey Gilmore

A Night that was Worth the Hype

Article: A Night that was Worth the Hype

Maybe because I’d already been to so many Sundance parties, or because I couldn’t imagine the Racquet Club as an awards hall, or because I’m allergic to hype—whatever the reason, I was skeptical about the closing night ceremony.

Festival Updates Interview: FIVE MINUTES OF HEAVEN

Article: Festival Updates Interview: FIVE MINUTES OF HEAVEN

Faith Salie interviews FIVE MINUTES OF HEAVEN director Oliver Hirschbiegel and actors Liam Neeson and James Nesbitt in the Sundance Channel Studio. Presented by Honda, The Power of Dreams.

Festival Updates My Premiere: I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS

Article: Festival Updates My Premiere: I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS

Directors Glenn Ficarra’s and John Requa’s I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS, a film participating in the 2009 Sundance Film Festival starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor.

Meet Shana Feste director of THE GREATEST

Article: Meet Shana Feste director of THE GREATEST

Meet Shana Feste director of THE GREATEST, an official selection in the Dramatic Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Meet Nicholas Jasenovec director of PAPER HEART

Article: Meet Nicholas Jasenovec director of PAPER HEART

Meet Nicholas Jasenovec director of PAPER HEART, an official selection in the Dramatic Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Meet Ross Katz director of TAKING CHANCE

Article: Meet Ross Katz director of TAKING CHANCE

Meet Ross Katz director of TAKING CHANCE, an official selection in the Dramatic Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Festival Updates My Premiere: THE GREATEST

Article: Festival Updates My Premiere: THE GREATEST

Writer/director Shana Feste’s THE GREATEST, a film participating in the 2009 Sundance Film Festival starring Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan.

Meet Dana Perry director of BOY INTERRUPTED

Article: Meet Dana Perry director of BOY INTERRUPTED

Meet Dana Perry director of BOY INTERRUPTED, an official selection in the Documentary Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Festival Updates My Premiere : TAKING CHANCE

Article: Festival Updates My Premiere : TAKING CHANCE

Director Ross Katz’s film TAKING CHANCE starring Kevin Bacon, a film participating in the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

IT MIGHT BE LOUD: No "Might" About It

Article: IT MIGHT BE LOUD: No "Might" About It

This afternoon’s screening of IT MIGHT GET LOUD embodied just about everything I love and hate about going to the movies. For starters, the Library Center Theater was arctic cold before the screening began—not because the heat was off, but because the air conditioning was on full blast. No, I’m not joking. I asked a…

Festival Updates My Premiere: MARY AND MAX

Article: Festival Updates My Premiere: MARY AND MAX

Follow director Adam Elliot’s film MARY AND MAX to the opening night of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Watch the video after the jump…

Meet John Requa & Glenn Ficarra directors of I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS

Article: Meet John Requa & Glenn Ficarra directors of I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS

Meet John Requa & Glenn Ficarra directors of I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS, an official selection in the Premiers Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Meet Cary Joji Fukunaga director of SIN NOMBRE

Article: Meet Cary Joji Fukunaga director of SIN NOMBRE

Meet Cary Joji Fukunaga director of SIN NOMBRE, an official selection in the Dramatic Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. SIN NOMBRE DIRECTOR/ SCREENWRITER: Cary Joji Fukunaga U.S.A./Mexico, 2008, 96 min., color Spanish with English subtitles It’s almost impossible to believe that SIN NOMBRE is Cary Joji Fukunaga’s feature debut; its storytelling is so…

State-sponsored Sex and Stab Wounds

Article: State-sponsored Sex and Stab Wounds

The opening-night premiere of claymation film Mary and Max made it clear that the Festival decided to throw a curveball for its opening pitch.

2009 Competition Films Announced

Article: 2009 Competition Films Announced

Sundance Institute announced today the lineup of films selected to screen in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for the 25th Sundance Film Festival. In addition to the four Competition categories, the Festival presents films in five out-of-competition sections to be announced tomorrow. The 2009 Sundance Film Festival runs January 15-25 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance, Utah.

Cyborg Cinema

Article: Cyborg Cinema

On Thursday, as people listened in the dim light of the Microcinema theater at New Frontier on Main to a panel entitled “Social Cyborg: How Technology is Changing Us,” across town at the Racket Club ticket holders were lining up to see Alex Rivera’s SLEEP DEALER. At one place people were discussing the future of technology in extending bodies, identities, and communities; at the other, Rivera unfurled his dystopic image of a cyborg future in which labor crosses over from Mexico via fiber cables rather than through border check points.

2008 Sundance Film Festival Opens

Article: 2008 Sundance Film Festival Opens

The 2008 Sundance Film Festival gets underway tonight at the Eccles Theatre with the Opening Night film, the world premiere of IN BRUGES, written and directed by first-time feature filmmaker and award-winning playwright, Martin McDonagh. With an international cast starring Ralph Fiennes, Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, IN BRUGES tells the suspenseful, twisted tale of two London hit men ordered to take a forced vacation in Bruges, Belgium, and how their subsequent time in exile goes awry.

Welcome To Sundance 2007

Article: Welcome To Sundance 2007

On Jan 18, the Sundance Film Festival kicks off for another 10 days of packed parties, tragic fashion, smoke-filled business deals, overpriced restaurants, sightings of Paris Hilton, and, oh yes, films This year offers one of the most ambitious slates in recent years. Geoffrey Gilmore, Director, Sundance Film Festival highlights that “in this year’s Festival there is a breadth of subject matter, vision and innovative storytelling that is transforming the old idea of the American indie film.” (In Variety [www.variety.com], Gilmore went on to define that diversity.)