Last Updated Jan 25, 2015 11:03AM

Los Angeles • “American Sniper” hit the mark with moviegoers again. The Navy SEAL drama starring Bradley Cooper topped the box office for a second weekend in a row with $64.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The total haul …

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  • Posters show seating arrangements for the 21st Annual SAG Awards show at Shrine Exposition Center on Saturday, Jan 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP) ’Birdman’? ‘Boyhood’? SAG Awards to offer Oscar preview
    The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards should offer a low-key preview to the Academy Awards and a chance for favorites to begin polishing up their...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 10:42 am   |     |   Share
  • Matt Wolf, left, director of the documentary short film Sundance red carpet photos: Director Matt Wolf and Lena Dunham as executive producer for ‘It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise’
    “It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise,” a documentary short directed by Matt Wolf about Hilary Knight, the artist behind the iconic Eloise books, ...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 09:27 am   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
l-r  Actors Ryan Reynolds and Ben Mendelsohn at the premiere of “Mississippi Grind,” shown at the Eccles Theatre during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Saturday, January 24, 2015.  Mendelsohn plays a poker player on a losing streak who convinces a younger player (Reynolds) to join him on a road trip to New Orleans, where a high-stakes game awaits. This drama, by the writing-directing team of Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden (“Half Nelson,” SFF’06; “Sugar,” SFF’08), also stars Sienna Miller, Analeigh Tipton, Alfre Woodard and Robin Weigert. Sundance red carpet photos: Ben Mendelsohn and Ryan Reynolds star in ‘Mississippi Grind’
    “Mississippi Grind,” starring Ben Mendelsohn and Ryan Reynolds, made its premiere Saturday, Jan. 24, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Mendelsohn pl...
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Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham on the Sundance panel, “Serious Ladies,” a discussion of the growing range of fully fleshed-out female characters on film and TV. The panel was moderated by The New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum and also featured Jenji Kohan, and Kristen Wiig. The panel took place at the Egyptian Theatre in Park City, Saturday January 24, 2015. Dunham, Kaling, Wiig among TV women empowered at Sundance
    Park City • In order to find empowered women in the entertainment industry, the Sundance Film Festival had to turn to TV — and not just because, as fe...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 11:32 am   |     |   Share

  • Actresses Lola Kirke, left, and Greta Gerwig, right, pose at the premiere of Sundance red carpet photos: Gerwig shines in a delightful ‘Mistress America’
    Park City • Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, the crack-pot team behind “Frances Ha,” have proven their delightful screwball talents once more with “Mis...
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  • Actor Kevin Bacon attends the premiere of Sundance red carpet photos: Kevin Bacon’s ‘Cop Car’ premieres in Park City at Midnight
    “Cop Car,” starring Kevin Bacon as a sheriff who tries to find the two 10-year-old boys who stole an abandoned police car, made its premieres Saturday...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 09:51 am   |     |   Share
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, a cast member in Sundance red carpet photos: Margot Robbie, Chris Pine and Chiwetel Ejiofor in ‘Z for Zachariah’
    “Z for Zachariah,” about a woman (Margot Robbie) who believes she’s the last human on Earth until she meets two survivors (Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofo...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 09:51 am   |     |   Share
    Bachauer Concert Series Honors Pollei’s Legacy
    It’s impossible to mention the name Paul Pollei without thinking of the tremendous contributions he made to piano music internationally, and more spec...
    Updated Jan 08 2015 04:04 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
James Marsden and Jack Black poses for a portrait before the premiere of Sundance red-carpet photos: Jack Black, James Marsden star in ‘The D Train’
    “The D Train,” starring Jack Black and James Marsden, made its premiere Friday, Jan. 23, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City. Black stars ...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 06:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  

Harvey Langi, who played football for Bingham High School in South Jordan, talks to the media as he attends the Sundance premiere of ìIn Football We Trustî  at the Salt Lake Community Collegeís The Grand Theatre, in Salt Lake City, Friday, January 23, 2015. The documentary follows four teen boys, Langi, Leva Bloomfield, Vita Bloomfield and Fihi Kaufusi, from Utahís Pacific Islander community as they navigate the world of high-school football. The boys deal with such issues as extreme poverty, gang influence and family pressures to succeed on the field. Sundance film profiles Polynesian culture, athletes in Utah
    Harvey Langi sits in the locker room, meticulously tattooing their names with a Sharpie marker, his family over his heart, his teammates on his arm. H...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 06:42 pm   |     |   Share
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A still from Sundance premiere: Utah filmmaker Trent Harris back at the Tower for ‘Beaver Trilogy Part IV’
    When Brad Besser set out to make a documentary about Utah filmmaker Trent Harris, he didn’t know exactly what that film was going to be. “I just kind...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 09:23 am   |     |   Share
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Don Verdean (Sam Rockwell, left) and Boaz (Jemaine Clement, right) in DON VERDEAN. From an ex-gay pastor to Bible scams and Scientology defectors — Sundance goes to church
    Jesus in an epic battle with the devil, who coincidentally looks like the Christian Savior’s identical twin. A former gay activist turned pastor who c...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 09:21 am   |     |   Share
  • (Courtesy photo)   Matt Smith in Decidedly smaller, winter FanX is a big experiment
    The FanX organizers have a close eye on the upcoming convention starting, as they experiment with new tickets and the wintertime, Sundance-coinciding ...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Actress Toni Collette attends the premiere of Sundance red carpet photos: Toni Collette stars in ‘Glassland’
    “Glassland” (Ireland), about a Dublin cabbie (Jack Reynor) who gets caught up in the criminal underworld while trying to save his mother (Toni Collett...
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  • Artists of the Cirque du Soleil perform during the show Cirque du Soleil heading to Utah for open auditions
    Utah dancers will be flying high with Cirque du Soleil as the renowned company holds open auditions in Utah this week for the first time since 2008. N...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 09:15 am   |     |   Share
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Shawnee Jo Haycock  is one of four lead dancers in BYU dance professor Graham Brown's immersive dance-theater program titled  Immersive dance piece coming to Salt Lake City asks, ‘Can you see yourself in it?’
    Immersive theater, a genre-bending theatrical style that blurs the lines between audience and performer, has exploded in popularity in the U.S. over t...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 09:15 am   |     |   Share
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Painter and environmental artist Sibylle Szaggars Redford, creative director of ÏThe Way of the Rain,Ó which will be staged Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 26-27, as part of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Sibylle Szaggars Redford’s ‘Rain’ unleashes a flood of creativity at Sundance
    Like any rainstorm, “The Way of the Rain” didn’t start as something big — but it grew, rapidly and dramatically. The idea behind the work, said Sibyll...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 09:28 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Frances Bean Cobain, Courtney Love, and director Brett Morgen at the premiere of Morgen's documentary film “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” Saturday January 24, 2015, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City. Brett Morgen (“On the Ropes,” SFF’99; “The Kid Stays in the Picture,” SFF’02; “Chicago 10,” SFF’07) directs this biography of Cobain, from his rough childhood in Aberdeen, Wash., to stardom as the lead singer and songwriter of Nirvana — seen through home movies, recordings, artwork, photos and journals. Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, is an executive producer. Sundance: Frances Bean Cobain and Courtney Love on red carpet for ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’
    “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” made its premiere Saturday, Jan. 24, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City. Brett Morgen (“On the Ropes,” SFF...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 06:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • Race car driver Leilani Munter answers questions during a tour of oil-stained areas of Louisiana from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill south of Myrtle Grove, La., Tuesday, July 13, 2010. The tour was sponsored by the Sierra Club. (AP Photo/Judi Bottoni) Sundance: Leilani Munter is racing for the green — the eco-version, that is
    Leilani Münter’s motto is “Never underestimate a vegan hippie chick with a race car.” Especially when she is given a platform as large as the Sundance...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 06:13 pm   |     |   Share
  • Actress Kristen Wiig is interviewed at the premiere of Sundance red carpet photos: Alexander Skarsgard, Bel Powley and Kristen Wiig in ‘The Diary of a Teenage Girl’
    “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” written and directed by actress-turned-filmmaker Marielle Heller, premiered Saturday, Jan. 24, at the 2015 Sundance Fil...
    Updated Jan 25 2015 09:26 am   |     |   Share

A scene from Greg Whitely's ‘Mitt’ director Greg Whiteley returns to Sundance with ‘Most Likely to Succeed’
    Greg Whitely, the Utah-born and Brigham Young University-educated filmmaker behind the documentaries “New York Doll” and “Mitt” has interviewed rock s...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 06:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • Clayton Butler, adventurer whose wife died in Utah BASE jump, dies in Hawaii fall
    A Salt Lake City man died while paragliding in Hawaii, less than a year after his newly wed wife died while BASE jumping in Zion National Park. Clayto...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 10:08 pm   |     |   Share