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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.

Menstrual Humor from the Stars of SPRING BREAKDOWN

Article: 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 Joe Berlinger director of CRUDE

Article: 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.

Sign Up For Festival Updates

Article: Sign Up For Festival Updates

So you’re a fan of the Sundance Film Festival, but life’s just too hectic to open a web site every day.  Have no fear – we’ve got the solution for the Blackberry and iPhone crowd (or anyone else who likes to keep up to date).  Every day during the festival, we’ll be sending an email…

Green Jobs – Myth or Engine for Growth?

Article: Green Jobs – Myth or Engine for Growth?

Open Salon is a social content site where users like you can blog about issues they care about. It is a community website that introduces blog writers to a wider audience. Open Salon [www.opensalon.com] Sundance Channel is excited to partner with Open Salon and Lexus as we solicit your ideas around sustainability and how technological…

Frank-IN: Al Franken Finally Wins Minnesota Senate Race

Article: Frank-IN: Al Franken Finally Wins Minnesota Senate Race

Al Franken can finally declare victory tonight after a painstaking recount in Minnesota that lasted 62 days and involved the hand inspection of nearly 3 million votes. Franken, a comedian, author, radio host and host of “The Al Franken Show,” which ran for two seasons on Sundance Channel can now add Senator to his long…

Breakfast: A New Sundance Channel Animated Series

Article: Breakfast: A New Sundance Channel Animated Series

Introducing BREAKFAST, an original web series created exclusively for Sundance Channel.Com. Each of these ten animated episodes continues the saga of Greg and Christian, two incredibly ignorant film students at Manhattan Community Art College as they attempt to produce a senior thesis film.

The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne talks about CHRISTMAS ON MARS

Article: The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne talks about CHRISTMAS ON MARS

It’s late December, and you know what that means: CHRISTMAS ON MARS! Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne co-directed this surreal trip to a Martian colony getting ready to celebrate Christmas, reportedly shooting it in his own back yard. (Somehow it doesn’t strike us as odd that Coyne’s yard proved a dead ringer for another planet.)…

Preparing with Lou Reed

Article: Preparing with Lou Reed

Many thanks to all the people who watched our first episode and reacted so favorably and enthusiastically…we thought there was an audience for this kind of show – maybe we were right. The second episode on Sundance Channel features Lou Reed, with a special, not-to-be-missed appearance (and “performance”) by artist/filmmaker Julian Schnabel. Coincidentally, Julian got…

It's Alive!

Article: It's Alive!

With the launch of SPECTACLE on Sundance Channel, it seems only fitting to reflect on how we got here. But the truth is the story of how SPECTACLE came to be is a bit of an epic itself, and we haven’t the time nor the bandwidth to do it justice here. Let’s just say David…

American Media & The Green Movement

Article: American Media & The Green Movement

Modern media shapes nearly everything in our culture. The TV set, the daily newspaper, the internet and radio stations have become the central meeting point for curious minds. It is not hard to understand why the messages that the media puts out into society can have a tremendous impact on everything that society does. Modern…

John Doe

Article: John Doe

John Doe: Punk Rock Legend. Doe was a vocalist and bassist in the bands X and The Knitters and is a present-day soloist. As a musician, Doe writes from the heart and exposes without exploiting. As an actor, Doe prefers to be in independent films. A forefather of punk, Doe forged the way for rebellion…

Majora Carter

Article: Majora Carter

Born and raised in the South Bronx, co-host Majora Carter of Sundance Channel’s THE GREEN founded Sustainable South Bronx in 2001 to fight for environmental justice through innovative, economically sustainable projects that are informed by community needs. She is a recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, a member of Clinton Global Initiative, and Co-founder of…

Green Porno Quiz Widget

Article: Green Porno Quiz Widget

Embed Sundance Channel’s new Green Porno Quiz Widget on your web and social networking pages and your friends will be able to discover which green porno stars they are without ever having to leave your site. Grab the widget now and start Green Pornicating!

Simran Sethi

Article: Simran Sethi

Award-winning eco-expert and freelance journalist Simran Sethi is both a co-host and writer for Sundance Channel’s THE GREEN [www.sundance.tv]. Simran is the Lacy C. Haynes Visiting Professional Chair at the University of Kansas, School of Journalism, where she currently teaches a course on Media and the Environment and a contributing environmental correspondent for NBC News.…

Grains of Change

Article: Grains of Change

There is a new series available on Sundance Channel. This short form series aims to inspire positive change in viewers by showing how some successful entrepreneurs are working to make the world a healthier place. Kashi Foods incorporates many organic ingredients, and also works to purchase ethically produced products in the creation of their cereals,…

Michael Selditch

Article: Michael Selditch

Documentary filmmaker Michael Selditch created and produced Sundance Channel’s ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL [www.sundance.tv], a 6-part series that follows Tulane Architecture students as they compete to have their designs chosen and built in Louisiana. 1. What’s your favorite political movie? My favorite movie of all time is actually quite political at its core — Chinatown. Corruption, conspiracy…

Chris Elam

Article: Chris Elam

Chris Elam, celebrated Dancer/Performance Artist weighs in on the ten questions. To find out more about Elam and see video of his performances visit Sundance Channel’s spotlight on Chris Elam and Misnomer Dancer Theater [www.sundance.tv]. 1. What’s your favorite political movie? THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND 2. What role do you feel art plays in…

Why Politics Affects The Environment

Article: Why Politics Affects The Environment

The environment on Earth is comprised of a network of lifeforms, where the survival of one organism is intricately tied to the health of other organisms. When one species expands its habitat into new regions of earth, this change can displace or otherwise adversely affect the other species that existed in these regions before the…

Cole Gerst

Article: Cole Gerst

Cole Gerst is an animator whose quirky environmental cartoon, YUNG YETI, won Sundance Channel’s Greenimation contest. To learn more about Cole Gerst and see his artwork, check out SUNDANCE CHANNEL’S Spotlight [www.sundance.tv]. 1. What’s your favorite political movie? A CLOCKWORK ORANGE 2. What role do you feel art plays in politics? It allows artists a…

Isabella Rossellini

Article: Isabella Rossellini

1. What’s your favorite political movie? My father’s films: ROME, OPEN CITY and PAISAN 2. What role do you feel art plays in politics? Art reflects the emotion of the people. Art provides a glimpse into how we feel as a population. 3. What do you think is the biggest issue for the next generation…

Introducing Voices On The Election!

Article: Introducing Voices On The Election!

Welcome to Sundance Channel’s Voices On The Election site. It’s easy to get lost in the rhetoric of the election and we don’t claim to have answers. Instead of approaching the election from one angle or another we decided the best angle would be to reach out to artists, political rabble rousers and thinkers and…

EP 06 – ENTRY 03: IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS

Article: EP 06 – ENTRY 03: IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS

All the hard labor is over, and so are the injuries that came with it (pink eye, beam-in-the-face, nail-through-the-hand, etc.) The students are down to the wire and they’re working fast, in anticipation of a much-needed summer break. Now it’s all about detail work: Applying a stair runner, sanding the front porch, installing the double-dutch…

EP: 05 – NEW KID IN TOWN BY  STAN BERTHEAUD

Article: EP: 05 – NEW KID IN TOWN BY STAN BERTHEAUD

The TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, US of A took place a few weeks before “Architecture School” hit the airwaves. It was a classic LA industry event; chock full of agents, industry execs and talent… very organized and very cool. We unveiled “Architecture School”, our Sundance Channel series,…

Green Architecture Everywhere

Article: Green Architecture Everywhere

As recently as THE GREEN [www.sundance.tv] and THE GOOD FIGHT [www.sundance.tv], Sundance Channel has covered environmental architecture in its myriad forms and projects. This important topic deserves a lot more attention. For that reason, Sundance Channel created a new original series called ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL [www.sundance.tv]. What better way to introduce you to the series than…