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    A scene from the documentary ’The Eagle Huntress,’ which will be the closing-night film at the 2016 Tumbleweeds Film Festival, which runs Sept. 23-25 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. Some late Sundance deal-making: ‘The Eagle Huntress,’ ‘Tickled’
    As the 2016 Sundance Film Festival closed up shop Sunday, a couple late deals were finalized: • Sony Pictures Classics has landed the documentary “The...
    Updated Feb 01 2016 10:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance’s ‘Best of Fest’ screenings set
    The schedule has been set for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival’s Best of Fest screenings, a thank you to Utah audiences, set for Monday. Tickets are fr...
    Updated Jan 31 2016 02:30 am   |     |   Share
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    What’s playing on Sundance’s final day
    Here’s the schedule for Sunday, the final day of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival: Park City Eccles Theatre • 10 a.m., “Sand Storm” (World Cinema Dra...
    Updated Jan 31 2016 02:15 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ’16 review: ‘Tickled’
    “Tickled” World Cinema Documentary Competition HHHhj What starts as a goofy story for the evening news turns into an act of journalistic courage ...
    Updated Jan 30 2016 03:00 pm   |     |   Share
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    Actor John Krasinski poses for a portrait to promote the film, ’The Hollars’, at the Toyota Mirai Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) More Sundance deal-making: ‘The Hollars,’ ‘Swiss Army Man,’ and more
    After writing this story about the deal-making at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, more deals were announced: • Sony Pictures Classics has picked up U...
    Updated Feb 01 2016 10:09 am   |     |   Share
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    Producer Maria Cuomo Cole, left, and director Kim A. Snyder pose for a portrait to promote the film, ’Newtown’, at the Toyota Mirai Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Sundance ’16 review: ‘Newtown’
    “Newtown” U.S. Documentary Competition HHHH The most horrific of subjects — the mass shooting that killed 20 small children and six educators at...
    Updated Jan 30 2016 02:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Producer Lena Dunham is interviewed at the premiere of ’Suited’ during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP) Sundance ’16 review: ‘Suited’
    “Suited” U.S. Documentary Competition HHH A Brooklyn tailor cultivates an interesting clientele in “Suited,” a documentary that puts a new spin o...
    Updated Jan 29 2016 06:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ’16 review: ‘Trapped’
    “Trapped” U.S. Documentary Competition HHHhj At once sensitive and hard-hitting, the documentary “Trapped” shows the real-life consequences of ef...
    Updated Jan 29 2016 12:48 am   |     |   Share
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    Director/writer/actress Clea DuVall poses at the premiere of ’The Intervention’ during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP) More Sundance deal-making: ‘The Intervention,’ Herzog doc, and more
    More deal-making at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival: • Paramount has grabbed the worldwide rights to the comedy “The Intervention,” the writing and di...
    Updated Jan 29 2016 08:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ’16 review: ‘Author: The JT LeRoy Story’
    “Author: The JT LeRoy Story” U.S. Documentary Competition HHH For all the wild things JT LeRoy wrote in his best-selling novels and short stories...
    Updated Sep 16 2016 04:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ’16 review: ‘Holy Hell’
    “Holy Hell” U.S. Documentary Competition HHH The documentary “Holy Hell” gets as close to a subject as one can imagine: A from-the-inside look at...
    Updated Jan 28 2016 02:39 am   |     |   Share
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    From left, producer Laura Rister, actor Waleed Zuaiter,  actress Octavia Spencer, actor Boyd Holbrook, actress Elisabeth Moss and writer/director Jason Lew pose at the premiere of ’The Free World’ during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP) Sundance ’16 review: ‘The Free World’
    “The Free World” U.S. Dramatic Competition HH Love gets bloody and bizarre in “The Free World,” an arty but narratively loopy take on the “lovers...
    Updated Jan 28 2016 02:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Diane Foley, center, and her husband John, right, parents of slain photojournalist James Foley, pose with ’Jim’ director Brian Oakes at the premiere of the documentary film at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Sundance ’16 review and red carpet photos: ‘Jim: The James Foley Story’
    “Jim: The James Foley Story” U.S. Documentary Competition HHHhj It’s a tribute to James Foley, the war journalist murdered by the so-called Isla...
    Updated Jan 28 2016 09:07 am   |     |   Share
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    Actor Brionne Davis poses for a portrait to promote the film, ’Embrace of the Serpent’, at the Toyota Mirai Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Amazon drama ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ wins Sundance’s Alfred P. Sloan Prize
    The Colombian drama “Embrace of the Serpent,” already up for the Academy Award in the Foreign-Language Film category, took home another prize Wednesda...
    Updated Jan 28 2016 09:27 am   |     |   Share
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    ‘Thunder Road’ tops short-film winners at Sundance ’16
    Jim Cummings’ “Thunder Road” is the Short Film Grand Jury Prize winner for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, it was announced Tuesday night. The short-...
    Updated Jan 27 2016 10:18 am   |     |   Share
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    Armie Hammer (left) and Nate Parker star in ’The Birth of a Nation,’ a drama based on the 1831 slave rebellion led by Nat Turner (played by Parker, who also wrote and directed). It is one of the U.S. Dramatic competition entries in the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Elliot Davis  |  courtesy Sundance Institute ‘Birth of a Nation’ gets record Sundance distribution deal
    The historical epic “The Birth of a Nation” struck what’s being called the biggest distribution deal ever made at the Sundance Film Festival: A report...
    Updated Jan 29 2016 10:38 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ’16 review: ‘Uncle Howard’
    “Uncle Howard” U.S. Documentary Competition HHHhj Director Aaron Brookner celebrates his famous family member in the documentary “Uncle Howard,” ...
    Updated Jan 27 2016 04:26 pm   |     |   Share
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    Actress Alysia Reiner poses for a portrait to promote the film, ’Equity’, at the Toyota Mirai Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Sundance ’16 review: ‘Equity’
    “Equity” U.S. Dramatic Competition HHHhj Tough women do double-deals on Wall Street in “Equity,” a polished nail-biter with a strong moral under...
    Updated Jan 26 2016 09:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ’16 review: ‘The Intervention’
    “The Intervention” U.S. Dramatic Competition HHH Actor Clea DuVall shows a deft hand for comedy in her directing debut, the pleasantly funny and ...
    Updated Jan 26 2016 09:44 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ’16 review: ‘Kiki’
    “Kiki” U.S. Documentary Competition HHHhj The documentary “Kiki” is as bright, colorful and fully alive as the New York LGBT dance scene it capt...
    Updated Jan 26 2016 06:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    A still from the film ’Weiner,’ which was part of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival lineup. Courtesy Sundance Film Festival Sundance ’16 review: ‘Weiner’
    “Weiner” U.S. Documentary Competition HHHhj Access is everything in “Weiner,” a fascinating behind-the-headlines look at political hubris run amo...
    Updated Jun 01 2016 01:14 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ’16 review: ‘Audrie & Daisy’
    “Audrie & Daisy” U.S. Documentary Competition HHHhj The documentary “Audrie & Daisy” tackles an uncomfortable subject — teen sexual assault, and ...
    Updated Jan 26 2016 06:16 pm   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘16 review: ‘Eat That Question — Frank Zappa in His Own Words’
    “Eat That Question — Frank Zappa in His Own Words” Documentary Premieres HHHhj If there’s anything more indicative of Frank Zappa’s inability to...
    Updated Jan 26 2016 11:37 am   |     |   Share
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    Sundance ‘16 review: ‘As You Are’
    “As You Are” U.S. Dramatic Competition HH Adolescent angst goes retro in “As You Are,” a brooding drama of a teen love triangle in the age of Nir...
    Updated Jan 26 2016 12:47 am   |     |   Share
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    Deals made at Sundance: ‘Manchester By the Sea’ and more
    Here are some of the deals that have been made over the weekend at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival: • Amazon Studios has landed domestic rights to Ke...
    Updated Jan 25 2016 07:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    Brooklyn Decker, a cast member in ’Lovesong,’ poses at the premiere of the film at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Sundance ‘16 review: ‘Lovesong,’ with red carpet photos
    “Lovesong” U.S. Dramatic Competition HHHhj Friendship takes some dramatic turns in “Lovesong,” a movie that finds its emotional strength in its d...
    Updated Jan 26 2016 12:26 am   |     |   Share
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    Nate Parker, right, the director, star and producer of ’The Birth of a Nation,’ is interviewed at the premiere of the film at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Park City, Utah. In the background is cast member Armie Hammer. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Sundance review and red carpet photos: Nate Parker takes on the weight of ‘The Birth of a Nation’
    “The Birth of a Nation” U.S. Dramatic Competition HHHH Nate Parker’s epic drama “The Birth of a Nation” is, to borrow the quote usually attribut...
    Updated Jan 28 2016 08:48 am   |     |   Share
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    In this Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, photo, former New Orleans Saints NFL football player Steve Gleason and his wife, Michel, pause as their 4-year-old son, Rivers, climbs onto his father’s lap during an interview in their home in New Orleans. “GLEASON,” a feature-length documentary that gives an unfiltered look at his life with ALS premieres at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman) Sundance ‘16 review: ‘Gleason’
    “Gleason” U.S. Documentary Competition HHHhj An emotional, honest and inspiring look at life, love and parenthood, the documentary “Gleason” is a...
    Updated Jan 25 2016 06:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    Hunter Stone  |  courtesy Sundance Institute  Filmmaker Richard Bates Jr. (left) proposed to his girlfriend, Noelle Cruz, after Saturday night’s premiere of his movie ’Trash Fire’ at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Cruz said yes. ‘Trash Fire’ director proposes to his girlfriend at Q&A
    Here’s a different kind of deal made at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival: A marriage proposal. It happened Saturday night, after the first screening of...
    Updated Jan 25 2016 09:37 am   |     |   Share
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    Actor Kate Lyn Sheil prepares to play TV reporter Christine Chubbuck for a project, in a process shown in the documentary ’Kate Plays Christine.’ It is one of the U.S. Documentary competition entries in the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Sean Price Williams  |  courtesy Sundance Institute Sundance ‘16 review: ‘Kate Plays Christine’
    “Kate Plays Christine” U.S. Documentary Competition HHHH Director Robert Greene brilliantly blurs the lines between reality and narrative, while...
    Updated Jan 25 2016 02:11 pm   |     |   Share