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Documentary filmmaker Alexandra Shiva is interested in stories about people searching for belonging. In 2001, she made the award-winning “Bombay Eunuch,” which examined the life of a family of eunuchs who live in India. The subjects of her 2006 film, …

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  • A scene from the film ‘Being Evel’ soars during the Sundance Film Festival
    Documentary filmmaker Daniel Junge, known for social-issue works such as “They Killed Sister Dorothy,” “Iron Ladies of Liberia” and the Academy Award-...
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  • A still from Sean P. Means: My 6 seconds of Sundance glory on the screen
    I ran into Brad Besser in the lobby of Park City’s Egyptian Theatre before noon Tuesday. He extended his hand, and I shook it happily. “It’s finally ...
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Fans walk through the isles during the opening day of the Salt Lake Comic Con Fan Experience at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Thursday, January 29, 2015. FanX kicks off smaller but action-packed comic convention
    As it turns out, your childhood is a middle-aged man. That’s the revelation that Rob Paulsen, the voice of hundreds of cartoon characters like the Nin...
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  • Iconic film ‘Thelma & Louise’ drives new Utah-based short film contest
    For more than 20 years, Geena Davis has been hearing questions about her role in the iconic 1991 film “Thelma & Louise.” Perhaps her favorite comment ...
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  • This photo released by Paramount Pictures shows, Jonny Weston as David Raskin, in a scene from the film, Movie review: ‘Project Almanac’ makes shaky journey through time
    The teen time-travel movie “Project Almanac” labors under the weight of two gimmicks — enough weight to sink the project. Trying to pull off a time-t...
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  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau arrives at the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) FanX: Here are 5 celebrity highlights from ‘Game of Thrones’ to ‘Harry Potter’ and much more
    Haven’t decided on a schedule yet for Salt Lake Comic Con’s FanX, which starts Thursday and runs through Saturday? You’re not out of luck just yet. Ev...
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  • Movie review: Tension runs deep in submarine thriller ‘Black Sea’
    Crazy Brits, angry Russians and Nazi gold make a stirring mix in “Black Sea,” an action thriller that’s thoughtful as well as exciting. Jude Law star...
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    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...
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  • This photo released by Relativity Media shows Jillian Estell, left, and Kevin Costner, in a scene from Relativity Media's Movie review: ‘Black or White’ a shallow take on racial issues
    The drama “Black or White” puts an irritatingly superficial spin on racial issues and leaves its Oscar-winning stars mouthing clichés. When his wife ...
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  • In this image released by A24 Films, Jessica Chastain, left, and Oscar Isaac appear in a scene from the film, Movie review: American dream turns dark in ‘A Most Violent Year’
    It’s been almost four years since the great director Sidney Lumet died, but writer-director J.C. Chandor’s brilliantly effective New York drama “A Mos...
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Jason Silverman (left) and Samba Gadjigo — directors of the Sundance Documentary film Sundance: ‘Sembene!’ directors visit Utah students, praise the power of storytelling
    When Samba Gadjigo was a young boy in Senegal, he dreamed of becoming French. The professor, author and filmmaker said his schooling in Senegal expose...
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  • Sci-Fi Speed Dating logo. Courtesy  |  Sci-Fi Speed Dating FanX: Strangers find love at Sci-Fi Speed Dating
    Brittany Tyrone was watching “Geek Love” on TLC when she saw a man dressed like the infamous “Star Wars” bounty hunter Boba Fett. He turned out to be ...
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Sam Rockwell, Jared Hess, and Danny McBride pose for photos at the premiere of “Don Verdean” at Eccles Theater, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Utah’s ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ filmmakers find the funny in faith at Sundance
    Park City • The Utah filmmakers who begat “Napoleon Dynamite” made a triumphant return to the Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday night, with a funny ...
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Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson on ìDancing With the Stars.î Utahn Witney Carson returns home for performance as ‘Dancing’ champion
    At age 21, Witney Carson’s dreams have come true. The little girl who grew up in American Fork dreaming of being on “Dancing With the Stars” has done ...
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  • FILE - Ina Thursday, July 3, 2014 file photo, Calgary Stampede Parade Marshal William Shatner speaks to the media about the upcoming event at a news conference in Calgary, Alberta. Shatner returns as the priceline.com Negotiator in a new ad campaign that launches Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, with Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting again playing the travel pro's daughter. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File) ‘I got patted down one time’: William Shatner knows the ups, downs of traveling
    Los Angeles • William Shatner is back as a shrewd, unflappable travel expert in his latest TV commercial for an online company. But in real life, even...
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A Sundance-goer is strapped into a full-body virtual reality setup that simulates flying in the Sundance’s New Frontier exhibits soaring to untold storytelling heights
    Virtual Reality is the name and endless storytelling possibilities are the game for this year’s New Frontier exhibits at the Sundance Film Festival in...
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  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead, left, and Mark Pellegrino, of A&E's FanX: Mark Pellegrino looks for the humanity in gods and devils
    For Mark Pellegrino, there’s a human side to even the most larger-than-life characters — and that’s coming from the actor who has played both Lucifer ...
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ìCity of Gold,î a documentary about Los Angeles Times Restaurant Critic Jonathan Gold,  screens at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Sundance shares story of L.A.’s culinary golden boy
    Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times, does all he can to be anonymous when eating out. He makes rese...
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  • Pope Francis, foreground, walks past members of the Vatican tribunal, Roman Rota, on the occasion of the opening of the judicial year at the Vatican, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, Pool) Expert to tell Utahns how Pope Francis is ‘rebranding’ Catholicism
    In March 2013, Catholics got a hint of what the future might bring when their newly elected pope chose the name “Francis.” St. Francis, the new pontif...
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TV preview: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ is buoyant
    The funniest new sitcom of 2015 is also the first to feature a primarily Asian cast in 20 years. But “Fresh Off the Boat” is an all-American story abo...
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  • Gay marriage worse than divorce or cohabitation, say top Catholics and evangelicals
    New York • A high-profile alliance of conservative Catholics and evangelical Protestants is set to issue a sweeping manifesto against gay marriage tha...
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  • Patrick Wilson, a cast member in Patrick Wilson, Richard Dreyfuss and Dianna Agron hit the red carpet for ‘Zipper’ at Sundance
    “Zipper,” starring Patrick Wilson as a federal prosecutor with a promising political future — which is jeopardized by his habit for hiring escort serv...
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