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“Larry Kramer in Love & Anger” HHHhj U.S. Documentary An unlikely hero gets his due in “Larry Kramer in Love & Anger,” a touchingly personal portrait of the acclaimed playwright and gay activis...

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  • FOR USE AS DESIRED, YEAR END PHOTOS - FILE - Dennis Rodman sings Happy Birthday to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seated above in the stands, before an exhibition basketball game at an indoor stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon, File) Review: Rodman North Korea documentary more spectacle than substance
    Dennis Rodman looks into the camera, tears shrouded behind his trademark giant sunglasses, emotional with what he’s about to say next. “I just want t...
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Ryan Reynolds and James Franco hang out at the Variety Studio: Sundance Edition for Dark Horse Wine on Sunday, Jan. 25. Courtesy  |  Hunter PR At Sundance, James Franco tries to move beyond ‘The Interview’
    Park City • Almost two months after the hack heard ’round the world, James Franco is trying and ready to move past “The Interview.” The restless, mult...
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Robert Redford and George Lucas participate in a panel discussion, ìVisions of Independence,î at The Egyptian Theatre during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City Thursday January 29, 2015.   The panel, part of Sundanceís ìPower of Storyî series, is the centerpiece of ìArt of Film,î a program of events during the festivalís second weekend highlighting the craft and process of filmmaking. At Sundance, Lucas and Redford talk ‘true independence’
    Park City • Two titans of independent film traded stories Thursday night about how they took different paths away from the Hollywood studio system. O...
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  • James Franco, a cast member in Sundance red carpet photos: James Franco stars in ‘I Am Michael’
    “I Am Michael, ” starring James Franco in the true story of a gay activist who becomes an ex-gay Christian pastor, premiered Thursday, Jan. 29, at the...
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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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  • 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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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
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 expos...
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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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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Finders Keepers’
    “Finders Keepers” HHH U.S. Documentary A story of justice, reality-show style, has deeper undertones in “Finders Keepers,” a documentary that’s...
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  • FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2014 file photo, a computer screen shows Sony Pictures' film, For Sundance hits, theatrical still rules over VOD
    Park City • After the $40 million digital release of “The Interview,” video-on-demand may seem like all the rage. Particularly for independent films, ...
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  • A scene from the film Big things happening at Sundance with ‘How to Dance in Ohio’
    Documentary filmmaker Alexandra Shiva is interested in stories about people searching for belonging. In 2001, she made the award-winning “Bombay Eunuc...
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Cobie Smulders (left) and Guy Pearce play rival fitness trainers in the comedy Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Results’
    “Results” HH U.S. Dramatic The “anti-romantic” comedy “Results” throws together three interesting characters in an unevenly paced story. Trevor...
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  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
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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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Being Evel’
    “Being Evel” HHH U.S. Documentary The documentary “Being Evel” is a fast and fun ride through the life of one of America’s strangest icons, da...
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Don Verdean (Sam Rockwell, left) and Boaz (Jemaine Clement, right) in DON VERDEAN. Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Don Verdean’
    “Don Verdean” HHHhj Premieres Director Jared Hess’ fourth movie, “Don Verdean,” is his most consistently funny movie since “Napoleon Dynamite,”...
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    Saoirse Ronan stars in Sundance ‘15 review: ‘Stockholm, Pennsylvania’
    “Stockholm, Pennsylvania” HH U.S. Dramatic The drama “Stockholm, Pennsylania” starts as a thoughtful examination of post-traumatic healing, but...
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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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  • Sam Elliott, left, and Blythe Danner, cast members in Sundance red carpet photos: Blythe Danner, Sam Elliott and Malin Akerman star in ‘I’ll See You in My Dreams’
    “I’ll See You in My Dreams,” starring Blythe Danner as a widow in her 70s who re-enters the dating world for the first time in 20 years — and finds h...
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    Sundance ‘15 review: ‘City of Gold’
    “City of Gold” HHHhj U.S. Documentary If you must live in Los Angeles, make it the L.A. that food critic Jonathan Gold has uncovered for his re...
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  • Guests at the third annual Fresh Step Catdance Film Festival viewing original cat films on the silver screen to shine the spotlight on shelter cats and support Fresh Step's Million Meow Mission on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Park City, Utah. To view films, visit www.freshstep.com. (Photo by Jack Dempsey/Invision for Fresh Step Litter/AP Images) Nikki Reed raises awareness for homeless cats at Catdance Film Festival
    Park City • Amid the glitz and glamour of Sundance festivities, Nikki Reed (Twilight series), a self-proclaimed animal lover who has nine pets, hosted...
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Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen, for the premiere of the film Saoirse Ronan and Emory Cohen, stars of 'Brooklyn,' hit the Sundance red carpet
    “Brooklyn” (U.K.), the story of an Irish immigrant (Saoirse Ronan) in 1950s New York faced with a choice between two men, made its premiere Monday, Ja...
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