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    This image released by Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios shows Casey Affleck in a scene from ’Manchester By The Sea.’ (Claire Folger/Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios via AP) ‘Manchester by the Sea’ tops list of Sundance ’16 titles to take Oscar nominations
    Six movies that played at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and one playing this week at the 2017 festival, received Academy Award nominations Tuesday ...
    Updated Jan 24 2017 09:50 am   |     |   Share
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    Fred Hayes  |  courtesy Sundance Institute  Deidra (Ashleigh Murray, left) and Laney (Rachel Crow) get into trouble in the drama ’Deidre & Laney Rob a Train,’ which will screen in the Next program of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance review: ‘Deidra & Laney Rob a Train’
    HHHhj ‘Deidra & Laney Rob a Train’ Next; 92 minutes. Sisters become a modern-day Butch and Sundance in “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train,” a smart come...
    Updated Jan 24 2017 01:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Actor Nnamdi Asomugha, from left, Lakeith Stanfield, Natalie Paul and Writer/director Matt Ruskin pose for a portrait to promote the film, ’Crown Heights’, at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP) Sundance review: ‘Crown Heights’
    HHHhj ‘Crown Heights’ U.S. Dramatic; 99 minutes. A real-life case of injustice is retold with precisely channelled outrage in the riveting drama ...
    Updated Jan 24 2017 01:13 am   |     |   Share
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      Zoe Kazan and Kumail Nanjiani appear in ’The Big Sick’ by Michael Showalter, an official selection of the Premieres program at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Nicole Rivelli  |  Sundance Institute Plenty of deals going down at Sundance ’17
    The dealmaking machine has been working this weekend at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Here are some distribution deals that have been announced: • ...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 07:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Christian Sprenger  |  Courtesy of Sundance Institute Kyle Mooney stars as James, who discovers his favorite children’s TV show has stopped production, in the comedy ’Brigsby Bear,’ directed by Dave McCary. The movie, filmed in the Salt Lake City area, will screen in the U.S. Dramatic competition of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance review: ‘Brigsby Bear’
    HHHhj ‘Brigsby Bear’ U.S. Dramatic; 97 minutes. A return to normal life takes a turn into moviemaking weirdness in “Brigsby Bear,” a merrily awkw...
    Updated Jan 24 2017 12:46 am   |     |   Share
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    |  courtesy Sundance Institute  Danielle Macdonald plays Patricia Dombrowski, a New Jersey teen with dreams of becoming a famous rapper, in the comedy ’Patti Cake$,’ which will screen in the U.S. Dramatic competition of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance review: ‘Patti Cake$’
    HHHH ‘Patti Cake$’ U.S. Dramatic; 108 minutes. A Jersey girl aims to take on the world in “Patti Cake$,” a do-rags-to-riches story as overflowing...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 06:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    This image released by the Sundance Institute shows Sam Elliott in a scene from ’The Hero’ a film by Brett Haley. The film is an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. (Beth Dubber/Sundance Institue via AP) Sundance review: ‘The Hero’
    HHHhj ‘The Hero’ U.S. Dramatic; 96 minutes. Sam Elliott proves he’s more than just a rugged Western icon in “The Hero,” a lovely comedy-drama abo...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 06:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Actors Analeigh Tipton, from left, Emily Browning and Chloe Sevigny arrive for the premiere of ’Golden Exits’ at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 22, in Park City. “Golden Exits” is a drama about a young foreign girl who disrupts the emotional balances of two families in Brooklyn. Sundance review: ‘Golden Exits’
    HH ‘Golden Exits’ U.S. Dramatic; 94 minutes. That old Sundance classic — the dysfunctional family disrupted by a visiting hottie — gets an obtuse...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 11:55 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance review: ‘The Force’
    HHHhj ‘The Force’ U.S. Documentary; 93 minutes. Good intentions run into bad habits in “The Force,” a compelling documentary inside the troubled ...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 12:00 am   |     |   Share
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    Director Jon Olshefski, from left, Christin’a ’Ma Quest’ Rainey, Christopher ’Quest’ Rainey, producer Sabrina Gordon and PJ Rainey pose for a portrait to promote the film, ’Quest’, at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP) Sundance review: ‘Quest’
    HHHhj ‘Quest’ U.S. Documentary; 105 minutes. The documentary “Quest” does something so simple and, given our times, something miraculous: It take...
    Updated Jan 22 2017 11:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Keanu Reeves, left, and Lily Collins appear in a scene from, ’To the Bone’ a film by Marti Noxon. The film is an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. (Gilles Mingasson/Sundance Institute via AP) Sundance review: ‘To the Bone’
    HHHhj ‘To the Bone’ U.S. Dramatic; 107 minutes. Longtime TV writer/producer Marti Noxon makes a sure-footed feature directorial debut with “To th...
    Updated Jan 22 2017 11:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    In a scene from the documentary film ’Step,’ members of a dance team practice at the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women. Courtesy Naysa Reames Sundance review: ‘Step’
    HHHhj ‘Step’ U.S. Documentary; 83 minutes. Amanda Lipitz’s documentary “Step” is one of the biggest crowd-pleasers at the 2017 Sundance Film Fest...
    Updated Jan 22 2017 11:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    A rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen, left) and a veteran tracker (Jeremy Renner) team up to solve a case in writer-director Taylor Sheridan’s crime drama ’Wind River.’ The movie, filmed in and around Park City, will debut in the Premieres section of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy Sundance Institute Sundance review: ‘Wind River’
    HHHH ‘Wind River’ Premieres; 112 minutes. With “Wind River,” screenwriter and now director Taylor Sheridan completes a trifecta of deeply layere...
    Updated Jan 22 2017 11:13 pm   |     |   Share
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    This image released by the Sundance Institute shows Tye Sheridan, left, and Alden Ehrenreich in a scene from ’The Yellow Birds,’ a film by Alexandre Moors. The film is an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.  (Sundance Institute via AP) Sundance review: ‘The Yellow Birds’
    HHhj ‘The Yellow Birds’ U.S. Dramatic; 120 minutes. Given everything that the Iraq War drama “The Yellow Birds” has going for it — like a strong ...
    Updated Jan 22 2017 02:06 am   |     |   Share
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    Standa Honzik  |  courtesy Sundance Institute  A son (Josh Wiggins) carries his injured father (Matt Bomer) through the Montana wilderness in ’Walking Out,’ a drama by the twin filmmakers Alex and Andrew Smith. The movie screens in the U.S. Dramatic competition of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance review: ‘Walking Out’
    HHHhj ‘Walking Out’ U.S. Dramatic; 95 minutes. The bonds between father and son are tested to the breaking point in “Walking Out,” a nail-biter o...
    Updated Jan 22 2017 02:06 am   |     |   Share
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    This image released by the Sundance Institute shows Phillip Glass in a scene from, ’Trophy,’ a film by Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau. The film is an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. (Christina Clusiau/Sundance Institute via AP) Sundance review: ‘Trophy’
    HHHhj ‘Trophy’ U.S. Documentary; 108 minutes. There are no easy targets in “Trophy,” a documentary that offers some challenging perspectives on t...
    Updated Jan 22 2017 01:38 am   |     |   Share
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    Director and co-writer Charlie McDowell, center, poses with his mother actress Mary Steenburgen, right, and Ted Danson, left, at the premiere of ’The Discovery’ during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP) Sundance review: ‘The Discovery’
    HHHhj ‘The Discovery’ Premieres; 102 minutes. I suppose a man whose parents met making one of the greatest time-travel movies ever is bound to ma...
    Updated Jan 21 2017 01:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Consulting producer Benjamin Bratt, from left, director Peter Bratt, Dolores Huerta, and executive producer Carlos Santana pose for a portrait to promote the film, ’Dolores’, at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP) Sundance review: ‘Dolores’
    HHH ‘Dolores’ U.S. Documentary; 96 minutes. The warm-hearted documentary “Dolores” corrects a historic oversight, giving proper credit to a hero ...
    Updated Jan 21 2017 01:15 am   |     |   Share
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    This image released by the Sundance Institute shows, from left, Abby Quinn, Edie Falco and Jenny Slate appear in a scene from ’Landline,’ a film by Gillian Robespierre. The film is an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. (Chris Teague/Sundance Institute via AP) Sundance review: ‘Landline’
    HHhj ‘Landline’ U.S. Dramatic; 93 minutes. Romance and relationships take their toll on members of a ‘90s New York family in “Landline,” a hit-an...
    Updated Jan 21 2017 01:40 am   |     |   Share
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      Margaret Qualley appears in Novitiate by Maggie Betts, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Mark Levine  |  Courtesy Sundance Institute Sundance review: ‘Novitiate’
    HHHhj ‘Novitiate’ U.S. Dramatic; 123 minutes. Questions of faith and devotion are explored with sensitivity and grace in “Novitiate,” a quietly m...
    Updated Jan 21 2017 01:02 am   |     |   Share
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    Doc on Buena Vista Social Club pulled from Sundance line-up
    Lucy Walker’s documentary about the Buena Vista Social Club has been pulled suddenly from the line-up of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The festival...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 08:55 am   |     |   Share
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    Elijah Wood (left) and Melanie Lynskey play neighbors who team up to investigate a crime in writer-director Macon Blair’s thriller ’I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore.’ The movie has been chosen for the U.S. Dramatic competition of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and will screen as one of the Day One opening-night films on Jan. 19. Allyson Riggs  |  courtesy Sundance Institute Sundance ’17 review: ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’
    HHH ‘I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore’ U.S. Dramatic; 97 minutes. The woman at the center of the dark crime comedy “I Don’t Feel at Hom...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 12:55 am   |     |   Share
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      A memorial to Michael Brown, the 18-year-old man gunned down by police in Ferguson, Mo., is seen in the documentary ’Whose Streets?,’ directed by Sabaah Foyalan and co-directed by Damon Davis. The movie is in the U.S. Documentary competition of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, and is a Day One selection that will screen on opening night, Jan. 19. Autumn Lin Photography  |  courtesy Sundance Institute Sundance ’17 review: ‘Whose Streets?’
    HHHhj ‘Whose Streets?’ U.S. Documentary; 103 minutes. The searing documentary “Whose Streets?” captures both a moment and a movement, and why one...
    Updated Jan 20 2017 12:55 am   |     |   Share
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    Former Vice President Al Gore (center) talks to Alfred Romualdez (left), former mayor of Tacloban City, Philippines, and Demi Raya, a survivor of Typhoon Haiyan, in the Raya family home in Tacloban City on March 12, 2016. The moment is captured in a documentary, a sequel to ’An Inconvenient Truth,’ that will open the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 19, 2017. Jensen Walker  |  courtesy Paramount Pictures Sundance ’17 review: ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’
    HHHhj ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power’ Documentary Premieres; 99 minutes. Global climate change isn’t going to fix itself, so Al Gore is ...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 09:03 am   |     |   Share
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    Get a taste of ‘Snatchers,’ horror web series filmed in Utah
    The new web series “Snatchers,” previewing at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, has aliens, pregnant teens, blood and gore — and it’s all made in Utah....
    Updated Jan 19 2017 07:50 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance 2017 Trailer of the Day: ‘Wilson’
    It’s finally here: The 2017 Sundance Film Festival starts tonight — so the “Trailer of the Day” feature ends with a laugh. “Wilson” stars Woody Harrel...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 07:06 am   |     |   Share
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    The Grateful Dead, from left: Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann and Phil Lesh, will be profiled in the documentary ’Long Strange Trip,’ one of the films in the Documentary Premieres section of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Grateful Dead doc ‘Long Strange Trip’ sold to Amazon
    Another deal has gone down for a 2017 Sundance Film Festival title ahead of the festival’s opening on Thursday — and this one comes with a “Touch of G...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 09:44 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance 2017 Trailer of the Day, part 3: ‘Abstract: The Art of Design’
    Oh, what the heck: Here’s a third “Trailer of the Day” for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival — a peek at a documentary series about why things look like...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 09:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance 2017 Trailer of the Day, part 2: ‘Bad Day for the Cut’
    In the mad scramble before the 2017 Sundance Festival begins on Thursday (geez Louise, that’s tomorrow!), several new trailers for festival titles hav...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 08:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance 2017 Trailer of the Day: ‘The Discovery’
    A dark science-fiction romance is teased in today’s “Trailer of the Day” for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival ­— which also offers a glimpse of Sundanc...
    Updated Jan 18 2017 08:40 pm   |     |   Share