Zooey Deschanel

Now Playing: GIGANTIC, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, AN AMERICAN HAUNTING

Article: Now Playing: GIGANTIC, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, AN AMERICAN HAUNTING

This week on Sundance Channel, we’ve got a true American horror story, a modern take on a literary classic… and Zooey Deschanel! In fact, there are great casts all around in our choices this week — watch these films for the performances, if for nothing else.

Now Playing: GIGANTIC, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, AN AMERICAN HAUNTING

Article: Now Playing: GIGANTIC, GREAT EXPECTATIONS, AN AMERICAN HAUNTING

This week on Sundance Channel, we’ve got a true American horror story, a modern take on a literary classic… and Zooey Deschanel! In fact, there are great casts all around in our choices this week — watch these films for the performances, if for nothing else.

We prefer New Year's Eve songs — Just like Zooey Deschanel & Joseph  Gordon-Levitt

Article: We prefer New Year's Eve songs — Just like Zooey Deschanel & Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The 500 DAYS OF SUMMER festival faves may have not made it together on the big screen, but they’ve been good friends for years. Now, they are stepping out as musical collaborators with a charming (OK, adorkable) cover of Nancy Wilson’s “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve“? New Year’s Eve songs are so much…

Weekly movie trailer roundup: SHUT UP LITTLE MAN and OUR IDIOT BROTHER

Article: Weekly movie trailer roundup: SHUT UP LITTLE MAN and OUR IDIOT BROTHER

With today’s release of SHUT UP, LITTLE MAN and OUR IDIOT BROTHER, it’s officially a Sundance festival weekend! Regardless of my obvious affiliation and personal bias, I’m pretty darn excited for these two, so excited, in fact, that I actually used an exclamation mark to express myself (I never do that). I didn’t go to the festival last January and aside from these two trailers, not a teaser or clip have I seen.

Interview: Paul Rudd and Zooey Deschanel on MY IDIOT BROTHER

Article: Interview: Paul Rudd and Zooey Deschanel on MY IDIOT BROTHER

MY IDIOT BROTHER director Jesse Peretz, Paul Rudd and Zooey Deschanel visit the Honda Power of Dreams Studio, Sundance Channel HQ Want to see more? Check out clips from the festival here. Be sure to satisfy all your festival needs with the latest buzz, top stories, and celebrity interviews from Sundance Channel’s coverage of the…

Fashionable Festival Females

Article: Fashionable Festival Females

Kate Bosworth Photo by Jeff Vespa/GettyImages FULL FRONTAL FASHION shows you which ladies are leading the way with their hot winter style at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. See what stars like Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks and Ellen Barkin wore to beat that frosty Park City, Utah weather. Click here to view all the exciting…

Artist Marthalicia Matarrita, live at Sundance

Article: Artist Marthalicia Matarrita, live at Sundance

Marthalicia Matarrita in the Sundance Channel HQ studio.
Harlem-based artist Marthalicia Matarrita specializes in a very specific medium, one that mixes street art, hip-hop and performance into what can best be described as live painting. She currently represents New York City at ART BATTLES, pioneers of the Live Art Movement. Often called the “Iron Chef” of the art world in that it’s a live, timed competition, ART BATTLES pits artists who favor bold, graphic, street-style visuals in theme-based showdowns. In Matarrita’s latest battle (which you can see still images from above), the artists were asked to interpret Picasso’s “Guernica.”
Miranda July. Painting by Marthalicia Matarrita.
But before the next round of battles begin, Matarrita is stopping by Sundance HQ in Park City, UT this week, where she’ll create live illustrations of festival-goers who drop in. Whether she’s painting on a large canvas backed by loud DJ music at a battle or working on smaller-scale illustrations, Mataritta maintains the same hip-hop-inspired fluidity in all her pieces. In fact, music has been such a major part of her life that she founded M-Squared Art Productions in 2006 with her brothers Tomas aka Atomic and Jorge based on what she calls “the four elements of hip-hop: music, graffiti, art and dance,” especially breakdance. “What hip hop does for breakdancers is the same for graffiti-writers and painters. My performances are influenced by it.” Performance, or process, is key for Matarrita. “The process in creating the artwork is both therapeutic and meditative. The end result is the satisfaction in my labor of love, my art.”

Face Hunter Photos of Joe Zee, Zooey Deschanel, Emma Roberts and More

Article: Face Hunter Photos of Joe Zee, Zooey Deschanel, Emma Roberts and More

View all of Yvan’s photos with Joe Zee, Emma Roberts, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Janet Montgomery, Emily Mortimer, Zooey Deschanel and more from Sundance here

Sundance Film Festival leading ladies

Article: Sundance Film Festival leading ladies

FULL FRONTAL FASHION will be covering the action from the Sundance Film Festival come January. Check out these photos of the stylish leading ladies set to attend.

SUNfiltered music video roundup

Article: SUNfiltered music video roundup

Here’s this week’s round up of music videos that we found during our peregrination through the streets of the Internet.

1. Benjamin Taylor’sWicked Way” music video is a winning formula of 15 models singing his song as they morph into one another. Incidentally, he comes from an impressive musical pedigree being that he is the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon.

On Producing Spectacle

Article: On Producing Spectacle

Of all the possibilities in front of us when we started making Spectacle, I’m not sure Elvis covering Steely Dan would have been on my most likely list – but it turned out to be one of my favorite musical performances that our host delivered in the series. The occasion was the opening of this…

21st Century Elvis Costello

Article: 21st Century Elvis Costello

“I’m very glad to be doing the job I’m doing, which is playing music in front of people,” Elvis Costello recently said. “Making records—it used to be the thing that made the motor go round. Now I just sort of make a record and let it go.” In the New World Order of the music…

Loomstate For Barneys Green Party Recap

Article: Loomstate For Barneys Green Party Recap

Celebrate THE GREEN. Tune in, Turn On and Drop Off your t-shirt for Loomstate Barneys [www.barneys.com]. Recently, Sundance Channel filmed parties that celebrated the Loomstate for Barneys Green t-shirt recycling initiative. Sundance Channel was an integral partner on this program as was Lexus, whose hybrid vehicles embody the importance of sustainability. You can read more…