John Cooper

John Cooper: Festival Themes Emerge Organically

Article: John Cooper: Festival Themes Emerge Organically

Lots of people will be picking through the films at the Sundance Film Festival in search of a common theme, but in an interview with Reuters, festival director John Cooper notes that those themes are not pre-selected by festival organizers, but rather emerge from the films organically, reflecting the concerns and curiosities of our time:…

Sundance's Cooper credits Utah for bravery

Article: Sundance's Cooper credits Utah for bravery

Do we have the good people of Utah to thank for last year’s Sundance Film Festival reboot, in which director John Cooper and founder Robert Redford brushed away Hollywood commercialism like a light dusting of snow and returned the festival to its gritty indie roots, a reorientation they plan to continue this year? That may…

Sundance Film Festival: Be There … if you're serious about indie film

Article: Sundance Film Festival: Be There … if you're serious about indie film

Last year, the Sundance Film Festival made a point of returning to its indie roots, away from glitzy Hollywood fare and back to the riskier films on which it made its name. In keeping with this back-to-basics approach, the 2010 festival played on themes of renewal, rebirth, rebellion … “ReWork.” So what to make of…

Festival Updates Interview: John Cooper, Festival Wrap

Article: Festival Updates Interview: John Cooper, Festival Wrap

Faith Salie speaks with festival director of programming John Cooper about the moving films and the surprising events of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Presented by Honda, The Power of Dreams.

Festival Updates Interview: Festival Programmers

Article: Festival Updates Interview: Festival Programmers

Host Faith Salie speaks to festival programmers John Cooper, Caroline Libresco, Trevor Groth, Shari Frilot, and David Courier in the Sundance Channel Studio for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Presented by Honda, The Power of Dreams.

Meet John Hindman director of ARLEN FABER

Article: Meet John Hindman director of ARLEN FABER

Meet John Hindman director of ARLEN FABER, an official selection in the Dramatic Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Buy My Shorts!

Article: Buy My Shorts!

This year, the citizens of cyberspace will have it one up on those of us actually attending the Festival. Not only will they be able to stream (for free) the same shorts we pay money to see, but they will able to buy short films if the spirit moves them. Starting on January 22, you can click on iTunes, plunk down $1.99, and download a short to play on your computer or ipod. For the more frugal, go to Sundance Festival [www.sundance.tv] site, and then click on “Watch” page.