Meet the Filmmakers

Woody Allen's Chickpea-Sized Soul and Other Sources of Inspiration

Woody Allen's Chickpea-Sized Soul and Other Sources of Inspiration

Cary Fukunaga (SIN NOMBRE) rode the rails with illegal immigrants in Mexico… Sophie Barthes (COLD SOULS) had a dream about Woody Allen and a chickpea in a box… And Cruz Angeles (DON’T LET ME DROWN) overheard a group of Albanian teenagers in New York City cracking jokes about 9/11…

Meet Shana Feste director of THE GREATEST

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 Liz Garbus director of SHOUTING FIRE

Meet Liz Garbus director of SHOUTING FIRE

Meet Liz Garbus director of SHOUTING FIRE: STORIES FROM THE EDGE OF FREE SPEECH, an official selection in the Documentary Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Meet Jeff Lipsky director of ONCE MORE WITH FEELING

Meet Jeff Lipsky director of ONCE MORE WITH FEELING

Meet Jeff Lipsky director of ONCE MORE WITH FEELING, an official selection in the American Spectrum Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Meet Nicholas Jasenovec director of PAPER HEART

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 Gene Rosow & Bill Benenson directors of DIRT! THE MOVIE

Meet Gene Rosow & Bill Benenson directors of DIRT! THE MOVIE

Meet Gene Rosow & Bill Benenson directors of DIRT! THE MOVIE, an official selection in the Documentary Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Meet Ry Russo-Young director of YOU WONT MISS ME

Meet Ry Russo-Young director of YOU WONT MISS ME

Meet Ry Russo-Young director of YOU WONT MISS ME, an official selection in the New Frontier Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Festival Updates Interview: Tom DiCillo, WHEN YOU'RE STRANGE

Festival Updates Interview: Tom DiCillo, WHEN YOU'RE STRANGE

Faith salie interviews WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE writer/director Tom DiCillo and The Doors members Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger in the Sundance Channel Studio. Presented by Honda, The Power of Dreams.

Meet Ross Katz director of TAKING CHANCE

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.

Meet Jay Dipietro director of PETER AND VANDY

Meet Jay Dipietro director of PETER AND VANDY

Meet Jay Dipietro director of PETER AND VANDY, an official selection in the Dramatic Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Meet Dana Perry director of BOY INTERRUPTED

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.

Kristof's Wake-up Call

Kristof's Wake-up Call

Nicholas Kristof and Samantha Power Nicholas Kristof, the New York Times columnist, is a tireless journalist and advocate for human rights around the word. Me? When I attended a conversation featuring Kristof and Samantha Power at 10:30 this morning, I was just plain tired—I blame the party publicists—and not exactly in the mood to hear…

Meet Michel Orion Scott director of OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY

Meet Michel Orion Scott director of OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY

Meet Michel Orion Scott director of OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY, an official selection in the Documentary Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Meet Emily & Sarah Kunstler directors of WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE

Meet Emily & Sarah Kunstler directors of WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE

Meet Emily & Sarah Kunstler directors of WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE, an official selection in the Documentary Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Meet Greg Barker director of SERGIO

Meet Greg Barker director of SERGIO

Meet Greg Barker director of SERGIO, an official selection in the Documentary Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. SERGIO DIRECTOR: Greg Barker U.S.A., 2008, 94 min., color Based on the biography Chasing the Flame by Samantha Power, Sergio is the story of the United Nation’s go-to guy. A cross between James Bond and Bobby…

Meet Natalia Almada director of EL GENERAL

Meet Natalia Almada director of EL GENERAL

Meet Natalia Almada director of EL GENERAL, an official selection in the Documentary Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

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

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 Pamela Yates director of THE RECKONING

Meet Pamela Yates director of THE RECKONING

Meet Pamela Yates, director of THE RECKONING, an official selection in the Documentary Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. THE RECKONING DIRECTOR: Pamela Yates U.S.A., 2009, 100 min., color Spanish/French/Swahili/ Acholi/Lingalla with English subtitles Late in the twentieth century, in response to horrific atrocities igniting increasingly around the world, more than 60 countries united…

Menstrual Humor from the Stars of SPRING BREAKDOWN

Menstrual Humor from the Stars of SPRING BREAKDOWN

Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch and Parker Posey at the Sundance Channel Studio Saturday Night Live’s Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch, director Ryan Shiraki, Parker Posey, Jane Lynch and Missi Pyle squeezed onto the Sundance Channel studio’s couch this afternoon, ostensibly to discuss their movie SPRING BREAKDOWN, but instead it became a game of comedic one-upmanship.…

Meet Louie Psihoyos director of THE COVE

Meet Louie Psihoyos director of THE COVE

Meet Louie Psihoyos director of THE COVE, an official selection in the Documentary Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Meet Cary Joji Fukunaga director of SIN NOMBRE

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…

Meet Max Mayer director of ADAM

Meet Max Mayer director of ADAM

Meet Max Mayer director of ADAM, an official selection in the Dramatic Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. ADAM DIRECTOR/ SCREENWRITER: Max Mayer U.S.A., 2009, 95 min., color In movies, when two twentysomethings serendipitously wind up under the same Manhattan roof, witty repartee usually transpires, then sparks fly, and eventually they fall into bed.…

Meet Joe Berlinger director of CRUDE

Meet Joe Berlinger director of CRUDE

Meet Joe Berlinger director of CRUDE, an official selection in the Documentary Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.