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What Movies Were Bought at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival?

Posted 01/31/2017 2:39 PM by
What Movies Were Bought at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival?

Streaming services Netflix and Amazon came out swinging at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, making headlines for snapping up the rights to everything from feel-good comedies to politically charged documentaries. Newbie distributors also made waves by jumping into bidding wars over several films.

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2017 Sundance Film Festival Day 8: Amazon Nabs Crown Heights; Michelle Pfeiffer’s Sundance Triumph

Posted 01/28/2017 5:04 PM by
2017 Sundance Film Festival Day 8: Amazon Nabs <i>Crown Heights</i>; Michelle Pfeiffer’s Sundance Triumph

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival is winding down, but news of big sales and buzzworthy films keeps rolling in. Find out what films are breaking out at the tail end of the fest.

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Shorts Awards Announced at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Posted 01/28/2017 4:57 PM by
Shorts Awards Announced at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Winners of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival jury prizes in short filmmaking were announced by Sundance Institute at a ceremony in Park City, Utah. The Short Film Grand Jury Prize, awarded to one film in the program of 68 shorts selected from 8,985 submissions, went to And so we put goldfish in the pool., written and directed by Makoto Nagahisa. Full video of the ceremony is available at youtube.com/sff. The Short Film program is presented by YouTube.

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Marjorie Prime Wins Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize at Sundance 2017

Posted 01/27/2017 4:48 PM by
<i>Marjorie Prime</i> Wins Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize at Sundance 2017

At a reception during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, the beneficiaries of $60,000 in grants from Sundance Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation were revealed. Doron Weber, the Vice President of Programs at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announced the winners: Michael Almereyda’s Marjorie Prime won the Feature Film Prize; Adam Benic’s Levittown won the…

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2017 Sundance Film Festival Day 7: Brigsby Bear Finds a Home; VR Expands Minds

Posted 01/27/2017 2:53 PM by
2017 Sundance Film Festival Day 7: <i>Brigsby Bear</i> Finds a Home; VR Expands Minds

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival is heading into the home stretch, with a quirky comedy scoring a big deal and some mind-altering virtual reality experiences hinting to the future of filmmaking.

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2017 Sundance Film Festival Day 6: Hologram Jon Hamm Wins Award; Amazon Scores Jenny Slate’s ’90s Flashback

Posted 01/26/2017 2:02 PM by
2017 Sundance Film Festival Day 6: Hologram Jon Hamm Wins Award; Amazon Scores Jenny Slate’s ’90s Flashback

Day 6 at Sundance offered all sorts of oddities, with a film featuring a hologram of Mad Men star Jon Hamm winning a prestigious award and news that the gruesome horror anthology Kuso caused audiences to flee the theater en masse.

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Don Cheadle, Morgan Spurlock and More Discuss Their Sundance Film Festival Hits

Posted 01/26/2017 1:00 PM by
Don Cheadle, Morgan Spurlock and More Discuss Their Sundance Film Festival Hits

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.

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2017 Sundance Film Festival Day 5: Netflix Scores Keanu Reeves Drama; Patti Cake$ Finds a Home

Posted 01/25/2017 2:48 PM by
2017 Sundance Film Festival Day 5: Netflix Scores Keanu Reeves Drama; <i>Patti Cake$</i> Finds a Home

The 2017 Sundance Film Festival is only at the halfway point, and already a number of buzzworthy films have been sold. (Netflix has acquired several.) Plus, find out who will be releasing the rap comedy Patti Cake$, which critics say features a star-making performance from actress Danielle Macdonald.

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8 Oscar Nominations for Films from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Posted 01/24/2017 5:32 PM by
8 Oscar Nominations for Films from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

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.

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2017 Sundance Film Festival Day 4: Netflix Acquires Jessica Williams Rom-Com; Studios Play Patti Cake$

Posted 01/24/2017 12:46 PM by
2017 Sundance Film Festival Day 4: Netflix Acquires Jessica Williams Rom-Com; Studios Play <i>Patti Cake$</i>

Hot on the heels of The Big Sick’s big payday, Day 4 at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival found studios bidding over another potential breakout film. Read on to learn which films studios are digging deep into their pockets to buy.

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