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    Titles picked for Monday’s Best of Fest screenings
    The schedule for the Best of Fest — the Sundance Film Festival’s thank you to the locals for letting them raid Park City and the vicinity — is out. Lo...
    Updated Jan 29 2017 08:16 am   |     |   Share
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    Schedule set for Sundance’s final day, Jan. 29
    Here, theater by theater, is the schedule all the award winners playing Sunday, the final day of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival: Eccles Theater 10...
    Updated Jan 29 2017 01:56 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance review: ‘Chasing Coral’
    HHHhj ‘Chasing Coral’ U.S. Documentary; 93 minutes. The beauty of “Chasing Coral” is matched only by its urgency, as director Jeff Orlowski encap...
    Updated Jan 28 2017 06:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    This image released by the Sundance Institute shows Salma Hayek in a scene from ’Beatriz at Dinner,’ a film by Miguel Arteta. The film is an official selection of the Premieres program at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. (Sundance Institute/Lacey Terrell via AP) More distribution deals struck at Sundance ’17
    Another space of distribution deals have been made this week at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival: • Fox Searchlight bought worldwide distribution right...
    Updated Jan 27 2017 11:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    A still from ’Water & Power: A California Heist’ by Marina Zenovich, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Fresh Water Films/Bryan Harvey/Tim Gould  |  Courtesy Sundance Institute Sundance review: ‘Water & Power: A California Heist’
    HHH ‘Water & Power: A California Heist’ U.S. Documentary; 87 minutes. The history of California is written in water, and in the shady deals that...
    Updated Jan 28 2017 06:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    Filmmaker Yance Ford poses for a portrait to promote the film, ’Strong Island’, at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP) Sundance review: ‘Strong Island’
    HHHhj ‘Strong Island’ U.S. Documentary; 107 minutes. A family tragedy, stemming from a case of injustice, is recounted in the most personal terms...
    Updated Jan 27 2017 11:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance review: ‘Dina’
    HHHhj ‘Dina’ U.S. Documentary; 102 minutes. Perhaps the most beautiful romance at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival plays out in “Dina,” a document...
    Updated Jan 30 2017 10:23 am   |     |   Share
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    This image released by the Sundance Institute shows Chante Adams in a scene from ’Roxanne Roxanne,’ a film by Michael Larnell. The film is an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. (Tom Zuback/Sundance Institute via AP) Sundance review: ‘Roxanne Roxanne’
    HHH ‘Roxanne Roxanne’ U.S. Dramatic; 99 minutes. A hip-hop pioneer gets her moment in “Roxanne Roxanne,” but not enough of her music comes throu...
    Updated Jan 27 2017 11:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    Michael Latham  |  courtesy Sundance Institute  A line of girls (from left: Danika Toolson, Emma Winslow, Elle Walker, Aeona Cruz, Hannah Cagwin, Liv Bagley, Shylee Sagle and Nicole Hamilton) line up to portray child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, in a scene from Kitty Green’s documentary ’Casting JonBenet.’ The movie will screen in the U.S. Documentary competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance review: ‘Casting JonBenet’
    HHHhj ‘Casting JonBenet’ U.S. Documentary; 80 minutes. It takes an outsider perspective to give Americans a fresh look at a topic they think they...
    Updated Jan 27 2017 09:09 am   |     |   Share
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    Actor Harris Dickinson poses for a portrait to promote the film, ’Beach Rats’, 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: ‘Beach Rats’
    HHhj ‘Beach Rats’ U.S. Dramatic; 97 minutes. Writer-director Eliza Hittman’s “Beach Rats” starts off as an interesting character study of a youn...
    Updated Jan 26 2017 08:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Director Matthew Heineman poses for a portrait to promote the film, ’City of Ghosts’, at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP) Sundance review: ‘City of Ghosts’
    HHH ‘City of Ghosts’ U.S. Documentary; 93 minutes. Heroes emerge in the shadow of the so-called Islamic State, and those heroes get their moment ...
    Updated Jan 26 2017 08:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    This image released by the Sundance Institute shows Jennifer Brea in a scene from ’Unrest,’ a film by Jennifer Brea. The film is an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. (Jason Rothenberg/Sundance Institute via AP) Sundance review: ‘Unrest’
    HHHhj ‘Unrest’ U.S. Documentary; 97 minutes. Filmmaker Jennifer Brea gets deeply personal in her documentary “Unrest,” as she chronicles her deb...
    Updated Jan 26 2017 08:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    This image released by the Sundance Institute shows a scene from the documentary ’Icarus,’ by filmmaker Bryan Fogel. The film, about doping in sports, was an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. (Sundance Institute via AP) Sundance review: ‘Icarus’
    HHHH ‘Icarus’ U.S. Documentary; 120 minutes. With more foreign intrigue than a spy movie, Bryan Fogel’s documentary “Icarus” is a powerful look a...
    Updated Jan 26 2017 11:41 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance review: ‘The New Radical’
    HHhj ‘The New Radical’ U.S. Documentary; 120 minutes. When a documentary fails to present its subjects’ views with cogency, is it the filmmakers’...
    Updated Jan 26 2017 11:42 am   |     |   Share
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    From left, actor Billy Magnussen, actress Pom Klementieff, director Matt Spicer, actresses Elizabeth Olsen and Aubrey Plaza and actor O’Shea Jackson Jr. pose at the premiere of the film ’Ingrid Goes West’ at the Library Center Theatre during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP) Sundance review: ‘Ingrid Goes West’
    HHhj ‘Ingrid Goes West’ U.S. Dramatic; 97 minutes. An unstable woman seeks out the perfect life in “Ingrid Goes West,” a dark satire of social-me...
    Updated Jan 26 2017 01:50 am   |     |   Share
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    John Pendygraft  |  courtesy Sundance Institute  Wrestling icon Hulk Hogan testifies at his invasion-of-privacy trial against Gawker Media, in a scene from Brian Knappenberger’s documentary ’Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press.’ The documentary screens in the U.S. Documentary competition of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance review: ‘Nobody Speak: Trials of a Free Press’
    HHHhj ‘Nobody Speak: Trials of a Free Press’ U.S. Documentary; 93 minutes. Brian Knapperberger’s thought-provoking documentary “Nobody Speaks: Tr...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 10:49 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance short-film winners: Goldfish, ghosts, and more
    The story of four Japanese girls and 400 goldfish was the big winner among short film at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Jurors selected Japanese wri...
    Updated Jan 27 2017 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    This image released by the Sundance Institute shows Jon Hamm, left, and Lois Smith in a scene from, ’Marjorie Prime,’ a film by Michael Almereyda. The film was an official selection of the Premieres program at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. (Sean Price Williams/Sundance Institute via AP) ‘Marjorie Prime’ wins Sundance’s Alfred P. Sloan Prize
    The futuristic love story “Marjorie Prime” is the winner of the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, it was announce...
    Updated Jan 30 2017 09:25 am   |     |   Share
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    Fraternity pledges (from left: Malik Bazille, Trevor Jackson, Tosin Cole, Octavius Johnson and DeRon Horton) go through hazing in director Gerard McMurray’s drama ’Burning Sands.’ The movie screened in the U.S. Dramatic competition of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Isiah DontÈ Lee  |  courtesy Sundance Institute Sundance review: ‘Burning Sands’
    HHH ‘Burning Sands’ U.S. Dramatic; 102 minutes. A solid young ensemble bolsters “Burning Sands,” a drama that demonstrates the horrors of fratern...
    Updated Mar 09 2017 01:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    An unhappily married couple (Adam Pally, left, and Zoe Lister-Jones, right) try to save their marriage by turning their fights into songs and forming a rock band (with Fred Armisen as drummer), in ’Band Aid,’ a comedy written and directed by Lister-Jones. It screened in the U.S. Dramatic competition of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy Sundance Institute Sundance review: ‘Band Aid’
    HHH ‘Band Aid’ U.S. Dramatic; 93 minutes. Marital strife sounds better set to music in “Band Aid,” a relationship comedy that’s best when it’s be...
    Updated Jan 24 2017 08:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Director Taylor Sheridan poses for a portrait to promote the film, ’Wind River, at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP) Taylor Sheridan has a Sundance debut in one hand, an Oscar nomination in the other
    Park City • Taylor Sheridan wasn’t awake when the news broke that he got his first Academy Award nomination. “I’m at Sundance, so I’m continually slee...
    Updated Jan 24 2017 04:11 pm   |     |   Share
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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 Mar 15 2017 07:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    Deidra (Ashleigh Murray, left) and Laney (Rachel Crow) get into trouble in the drama ’Deidre & Laney Rob a Train,’ which screened in the Next program of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Fred Hayes  |  courtesy Sundance Institute 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 Mar 16 2017 02:57 pm   |     |   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, which was 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 26 2017 09:31 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 26 2017 07:13 am   |     |   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