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Tracy Morgan, Sean Penn & Frances McDormand star in late additions to 2012 Sundance Film Festival

Tracy Morgan, Sean Penn & Frances McDormand star in late additions to 2012 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Institute announced today the selection of four additional films for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will be January 19 through 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The complete list of films is available at www.sundance.org/festival.

Terrence Malick's THE TREE OF LIFE

Terrence Malick's THE TREE OF LIFE

The release of Terrence Malick’s latest film, THE TREE OF LIFE, has been accompanied by so many years of secrecy and anticipation that as both a critic and a Malick devotee it feels somewhere sacrilegious not to give into wholehearted praise and adoration. While THE TREE OF LIFE is nothing short of masterful, it is by no means a perfect film. New Yorker film critic Anthony Lane puts it well: “…no less perilous, however, is our assumption that merely because a movie…was pondered and kept secret for a lengthy period it must tower above its more precipitate peers.”

Madonna as a Warholian prototype

Madonna as a Warholian prototype

Madonna was friends with Andy Warhol. He and Keith Haring gave her a collaborative painting for her wedding to Sean Penn in 1985. But, due most likely to Warhol’s untimely death, the pop princess was never one of his portrait subjects. Until now. In an homage to Warhol, Marilyn Monroe, and her own iconic status…

Eddie Vedder Composes Soundtrack to INTO THE WILD

Eddie Vedder Composes Soundtrack to INTO THE WILD

Eddie Vedder, who is featured in the Sundance Channel Original Series ICONOCLASTS, recently composed and recorded the soundtrack to INTO THE WILD, a new film directed by and with a screenplay by Sean Penn (featured in ICONOCLASTS, Season 3). INTO THE WILD is based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Jon Krakauer…