From Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead, to Morgan Spurlock’s inspiring documentary, The Eagle Huntress, the 2016 Sundance Film Festival’s buzzy filmmakers discuss their award-winning movies and the road that paved their way to Sundance. Brought to you by Acura.
Sundance Film festival 2016
Nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday and Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, which premiered to rave reviews at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, took the lead in Sundance-supported films with six nominations, including Best Picture. Casey Affleck earned a Best Actor nomination for his role in the film as Lee Chandler, a man with a haunting past who is named guardian to his 16-year-old-nephew. In the world of nonfiction, Roger Ross Williams’ incredible true story Life, Animated, about an autistic man who depends on Disney movies to develop reading, writing and communication skills, received a Best Documentary nod.
Since the festival kicked off on Thursday, “break your brain” VR movies are already generating buzz as is the sale of “Under the Shadow.”
Now online: “Peace in the Valley” (which concerns LGBT rights in the town that hosts the biggest passion play in the USA) and “The Saint of Dry Creek” (which is about a gay teenager who learns his dad is less conservative than expected).
Squeezing in even more independent awesomeness, Sundance Institute has added two new feature films, two special events and three archive films to the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Jan. 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.
The full lineup of 72 shorts for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival are announced, with shorts from Jason Reitman, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sebastian Silva, Bridey Elliot, Brett Gelman and more.
A revolution a decade in the making, Sundance Institute celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its New Frontier program with an exhibition of new work at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
Offering a first look at the year ahead in independent film, culture and new ideas, Sundance Institute announced the 65 films selected for the U.S. Competition, World Competition and out-of-competition NEXT category set to premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.