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Of all the things that make the Sundance Film Festival what it is, the most ridiculous is often the parade of people Robert Redford once labeled as “ambush marketers.” These are the people who don’t...

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    A scene from the documentary ’The Eagle Huntress,’ which will be part of the Sundance Kids program at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy Sundance Film Festival Some late Sundance deal-making: ‘The Eagle Huntress,’ ‘Tickled’
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    Updated Jan 31 2016 02:15 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Sonita Alizadeh, left, and film maker, Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, accept the Grand Jury Award for ’Sonita’ which won the World Cinema Best Documentary during the Sundance Film Festival awards ceremony in Park City on Saturday. ’Sonita’ also also won the World Cinema Documentary Audience Award. ‘The Birth of a Nation’ and ‘Sonita’ among big winners at Sundance awards
    Park City • At a time when Hollywood is under fire for its lack of diversity, the top winner at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival was an epic drama abou...
    Updated Feb 01 2016 09:03 am   |     |   Share



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  • Musicians Jack White, left, and Taj Mahal take part in a panel discussion on ’American Epic’ at the premiere of the four-part PBS music documentary series at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Sundance goes to music church with Jack White, Taj Mahal and more in ‘American Epic’
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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 Sean P. Means: At Sundance, African-American icons reflect movie diversity
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  • Co-Writer/Director/Actor Don Cheadle speaks during an interview at the premiere of ’Miles Ahead’ during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP) Don Cheadle takes Sundance stage as actor, writer and director for introspective look at Miles Davis
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