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Zach Braff’s WISH I WAS HERE and CLERKS to screen at Sundance 2014

Article: Zach Braff’s WISH I WAS HERE and CLERKS to screen at Sundance 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the addition of two films to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival: WISH I WAS HERE (Director: Zach Braff) to the Premieres section and CLERKS (Director: Kevin Smith) for a special From the Collection midnight screening. The 2014 Festival will be January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

2013 Sundance Film Festival Premiere and Documentary Premiere films announced

Article: 2013 Sundance Film Festival Premiere and Documentary Premiere films announced

Sundance Institute announced today the films selected to screen in the out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “We are pleased to see a number of returning filmmakers in our Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections, indicating that there is sustainability, longevity and personal reward to careers in independent film. The films announced today build on each filmmaker’s personal artistic legacy and contribute to the ever-growing and inspiring achievements of the independent film community.”

WATCH: A sneak peek at Fiona Apple's new video EVERY SINGLE NIGHT

Article: WATCH: A sneak peek at Fiona Apple's new video EVERY SINGLE NIGHT

Fiona Apple has a new album coming out on June 19th (

NYC's 4th Annual Naughty Auction benefiting the National AIDS Fund

Article: NYC's 4th Annual Naughty Auction benefiting the National AIDS Fund

If you’re in New York City next Thursday night and want something fun and fabulous to do, go to the 4th annual Naughty Auction benefiting the National AIDS Fund (which leverages resources, develops leadership and advocacy, and fosters community innovation to prevent new HIV infections and care for people living with HIV/AIDS). The party, held…

Naked news: C-section predictions, tragic marriage proposals & Bible sex tips

Article: Naked news: C-section predictions, tragic marriage proposals & Bible sex tips

Swedish scientists recently discovered a way to help predict whether a mother-to-be will need a C-section. This could save women painful and possibly dangerous hours attempting a doomed vaginal delivery.
Esteban Rojas, one of the thirty-three Chilean miners who has been stuck underground for 20-some-odd-days (and counting), proposed to his long-time girlfriend. The proposal was written on a piece of scrap paper the miner stuck through a small hole in the tumbled rock.

Festival Updates My Premiere: IN THE LOOP

Article: Festival Updates My Premiere: IN THE LOOP

Writer/director Armando Iannucci’s IN THE LOOP, a film participating in the 2009 Sundance FIlm Festival. It is a comedic satire about American and British relations prior to a major invasion.

Festival Updates My Premiere: CRUDE

Article: Festival Updates My Premiere: CRUDE

Director Joe Berlinger’s CRUDE, a film participating in the 2009 Sundance Film Festival about the environmental degradation of the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.

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.

The YES MEN Fix Sundance's Humor Deficit

Article: The YES MEN Fix Sundance's Humor Deficit

I was especially eager, then, for last night’s premiere of THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD.

Festival Updates My Premiere: THE YES MEN

Article: Festival Updates My Premiere: THE YES MEN

Writers/directors Mike Bonanno’s and Andy Bichlbaum’s THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD, a film participating in the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Festival Updates My Premiere: James Toback's TYSON

Article: Festival Updates My Premiere: James Toback's TYSON

Writer/director James Toback’s TYSON, a film participating in the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and a reflective look about and into the life of legendary boxer Mike Tyson.

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.

Cassidy Loves Moby Premieres on Sundancechannel.com

Article: Cassidy Loves Moby Premieres on Sundancechannel.com

They’re finally here, episodes 1 and 2 of Sundancechannel.com’s newest series of digital shorts, CASSIDY LOVES MOBY. In these first two episodes, we are introduced to Cassidy, an intense little doll, that has been haunted by recurring dreams of musician and recording artist, Moby. Compelled to understand the meaning of these visions from her unconscious, she embarks on a quest to meet Moby at Sundance in Park City, Utah where he reports he will be in attendance in his blog. Will Cassidy find her answers? Will meeting the man of her dreams bring her peace of mind? Will she and Moby hook up?!? Find out by watching the first two episodes in this hilarious 4 part series.

Festival Updates – My Premiere: Humpday

Article: Festival Updates – My Premiere: Humpday

Writer/Director Lynn Shelton’s film HUMPDAY, 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…

BROOKLYN'S FINEST: "best film ever made"?

Article: BROOKLYN'S FINEST: "best film ever made"?

Question and answer sessions at Sundance are, in theory, a great idea. In practice, not so much—especially those that follow “big” films like BROOKLYN’S FINEST, director Antoine Fuqua’s latest foray into the world of conflicted cops (after TRAINING DAY). Consider what the first questioner said to Fuqua once he took the stage: “First of all…

Festival Kickoff: Movies to Watch Out For

Article: Festival Kickoff: Movies to Watch Out For

Each January, as the Sundance Film Festival approaches, there’s a mad scramble among journalists and critics to pinpoint something, anything new to differentiate their articles from the ones they wrote last year—and usually they turn to the documentaries for their hook. One year it’s LGBT issues, another year it’s Iraq. This year, the festival’s 25th anniversary (well, since the Sundance Institute took over its management anyway), the popular “news hook” is the environment. By way of evidence, writers point to the number of environmental docs in competition this year: 5 out of 32 total. But I just looked at last year’s film guide and counted three environmental docs. From 3 to 5—not such a dramatic increase, is it?

Musical Interlude

Article: Musical Interlude

If something goes wrong during your screening, it’s always good to have a song in your back pocket. So when John Carney’s [www.imdb.com] once ran into projection problems Sunday night, the two leads Glen Hansard [www.imdb.com] and Marketa Irglova [www.imdb.com] took to the stage to entertain the audience as the theater fixed the mechanical problem. How apropos, since ONCE is a musical — or as director Carney calls it “video album” — about the musical relationship between Czech immigrant and local Dublin boy. After the projector was fixed and the film played, the duo returned to stage for the Q&A — and some more songs.