“Danny Castellano is my favorite character that I’ve ever written for,” Mindy Kaling says on BEHIND THE STORY: “The Mindy Project” as she and producer Matt Warburton wax poetic over Chris Messina’s acting chops. Messina has had a ton of practice. You name it, he can do it. In honor of Messina, we’ve highlighted the Sundance Film Festival movies you must see where he shines.
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Patton Oswalt never stops. A comedian-TV-movie star with a new book under his belt, Oswalt only has more to come (some of which, he apologizes, he can’t discuss here). But Oswalt did talk to us about hosting the “Parks and Recreation” episode on BEHIND THE STORY, what he’ll miss most about Parks and which 2015 Sundance Film Festival movies he loved.
Highlights this month include “sex, lies and videotape,” “Blue Valentine” and “(500) Days of Summer.”
Though the annual Sundance Film Festival has been home to all kinds of movies, the independent film haven has premiered a surprisingly complete roster of the past few decades’ best examples of a genre more often associated with big budgets and Hollywood studios: the thriller. Featuring a young and hungry assortment of the movie world’s biggest stars and most respected filmmakers, these ten wildly original thrill rides launched careers into the realm of superheroes and Oscar wins.
From charming romances like “500 Days of Summer” to intense thrillers like “American Psycho,” the movies that debut at the Sundance Film Festival are a diverse lot. What you can count on though is that they’re all interesting and entertaining. Here are the festival movies that you can watch on SundanceTV and online this month.
In honor of Black History Month, we’re spotlighting work from African-American directors, such as Rick Famuyiwa (“Dope”), Justin Simien (“Dear White People”), Ava DuVernay (“Middle of Nowhere”), who’ve showcased their brilliance at the Sundance Film Festival over the years. From witty flicks to stories of courage, here are ten movies from the hearts and minds of African-American directors.
These original screenprint-ed tote bags are from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and were designed for diehard fans of the French zombie series THE RETURNED on SundanceTV.
From provocative to profoundly uncomfortable, the 2015 Sundance Film Festival has made waves with it’s multitude of controversial sex scenes. Read on for a second compilation of intense sex scenes from this year’s films–the same warning stands: spoilers and disturbing content ahead.
You double-tapped them, and now we’re posting them again as a compilation to be consumed together. Check out these Instagram videos of the tiny town of Park City, Utah, host of the Sundance Film Festival since 1981.
Every year hundreds of movies compete for eyeballs (and studio checkbooks) at the Sundance Film Festival. While there are many worthy entrees, a lucky few manage to catch that mixture of positive word of mouth and glowing digital ink that can turn a movie from a passion project into the next Boyhood or Whiplash Here are 10 Sundance movies that are likely to make waves after the festival.
On the seventh day of this year’s 2015 Sundance Film Festival, a TV star hosted a private gathering to pitch a passion project, while a pair of veteran actors were spotted palling around.
Sundance Institute this evening announced the jury prizes in short filmmaking at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
On the sixth day of this year’s 2015 Sundance Film Festival, distributors kept snapping up the fest’s most buzzed-about films, while the Wachowski siblings announces a surprise debut for the upcoming Jupiter Ascending.
The 32nd annual Sundance Film Festival is less than halfway through, and it’s already been packed with acclaimed filmmaking and game-changing new developments in the way movies are produced, bought and sold. Not going to make it to Park City this year? Here are ten ways to get in on the indie film action from the comfort of your couch.
On day five of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, a fest-sponsored partnership between artists and revolutionary viewing technology opens up a whole new frontier of cinema.
The moment of unveiling has arrived! The special guests from the doc Finders Keepers, a movie about the quirky legal battle over the true owner of a severed human foot, have been announced for the final panel at SundanceTV HQ on Thu., Jan 29.
Veteran Sundance Film Fest photographer Henny Garfunkel discusses her festival approach, her favorite people to photograph, and her upcoming work taking photos at the SundanceTV HQ in Park City during Sundance Film Festival 2015.
These talented women aren’t waiting around for directing gigs or plum acting roles, they’re writing their own.
On day four of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the real-life stars of one of the fest’s hottest docs appeared onstage to a standing ovation, while rumors swirled of an impending deal expected to break the Sundance record for biggest movie buy ever.
On day three of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, four of film and TV’s most prominent female creators meet for a roundtable panel discussion, while new talent rubs elbows with Sundance veterans at an exclusive event.
On the second day of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, practically every familiar face in film who wasn’t there already arrived on the scene, while Netflix signed a game-changing contract with a pair of the fest’s most prolific filmmakers.
You may not be hitting Park City for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, but pretending just got a whole lot easier! Get a taste of Sundance from the comfort of your couch—check out these seven festival hits from years past, all airing on SundanceTV during January.
RECTIFY co-stars JD Evermore (Sheriff Carl Daggett) and Jayson Warner Smith (Wendall Jelks) have teamed up for 99 Homes, a new drama about the foreclosure crisis, also starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, directed by Ramin Bahrani, and premiering at this years Sundance Film Festival. Here, the duo discuss the movie’s fight scene with Andrew Garfield and why RECTIFY fans will love their new work.
Sundance Institute today announced that the 2015 Sundance Film Festival’s ‘A Celebration of Music in Film’ concert on Jan. 25 will be a tribute to jazz icon Nina Simone, who is the subject of “What Happened, Miss Simone?,” from director Liz Garbus and making its world premiere in the Festival’s Documentary Premieres section. Performing at the event will be Common, Erykah Badu, Aloe Blacc, Kate Davis, Andra Day and Al Schackman, Simone’s long time guitarist/musical director who appears in the film. The event is hosted by the Sundance Institute Film Music Program.
Sundance Institute and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) have announced French writer-director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre as winner of the 2015 Sundance Institute/NHK Award for her upcoming debut feature film, Mustang. The award will be presented at a private ceremony at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Clermont-Tonnerre is currently a screenwriting fellow at…