NEW YORK (AP) — The documentary about several women who have accused Russell Simmons of sexual abuse has found a distributor after Oprah Winfrey’s exit from the film left it in the lurch....
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — When the 36th annual edition of the Sundance Film Festival wrapped Sunday after 11 days of snow and cinema, it had ushered in an avalanche of new voices.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Korean-American family drama “Minari,” Lee Isaac Chung's tender autobiographical tale about his upbringing in rural Arkansas, won two top honors at the Sundance Film Festival....
NEW YORK (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival has found its new leader from within, promoting Sundance Institute documentary program director Tabitha Jackson to festival director.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival is a showcase of new voices in cinema, and few have come through louder and clearer than Radha Blank's.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — After the premiere of “Minari” at the Sundance Film Festival, while many in the audience were still drying their eyes, director Lee Isaac Chung quoted the fauthor Willa...
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The “Groundhog Day”-esque comedy “Palm Springs,” by Andy Samberg and the Lonely Island, has set an acquisition record at the Sundance Film Festival by 69 cents.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Since losing the 2016 election to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton has released a memoir about that defeat, launched a political action committee and penned another book about...
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda knows that, for some, the story of his life is already written.
“If I can put it absolutely morbidly, I know that ‘Hamilton’ is the first line in...
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Without Oprah or Apple, the Russell Simmons documentary “On the Record” went ahead with its premiere Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, where the women who came forward...
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — In documentaries, anonymous sources have often been reduced to a shadowy, voice-distorted figure — or worse, a pixelated blur. But a new documentary premiering Sunday at the...
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A searing documentary about the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi made its anticipated debut at the Sundance Film Festival, unveiling a detailed...
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Ron Howard knew Paradise, the northern California town devastated by the most destructive wildfire in California history.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — During the thunderous reception for the celebratory disability-rights documentary “Crip Camp” at the Sundance Film Festival, the loudest response came when disability...
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The normally private Taylor Swift premiered an intimate documentary Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival in which the pop star discloses a past eating disorder, chronicles...
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Plenty of change is in the air at the Sundance Film Festival, where 128 feature films are set to premiere over the next 10 days beginning Thursday.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival, coming at the start of a new movie calendar, is an annual rite of renewal. New movies. New filmmakers. New voices. And that feels especially welcome...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Sundance Film Festival program designed to increase diversity among media members covering the annual event in Park City boomed in popularity in the initiative's second...
NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary on Taylor Swift will kick off the next Sundance Film Festival, where new films including the Will Ferrell-Julia Louis Dreyfus remake of the Swedish film “Force...
WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced a movie whose lead actress won an Oscar in the mid-1980s was sentenced Tuesday on a sexual abuse charge...
AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced a movie whose lead actress won an Oscar in the mid-1980s was sentenced Tuesday to at least six years...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper will be stepping down from the position after the 2020 festival.
The Deseret News reports the Sundance Institute announced...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Late Night ," a new comedy from Mindy Kaling, establishes itself as a fantasy from the outset. It's about a veteran late night talk show host who is a woman, after...
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — An economic impact study estimates that attendance at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival saw a slight drop from the previous year.
WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced a movie whose lead actress won an Oscar in the mid-1980s has pleaded guilty to a second count of...
AMERICAN FORK, Utah (AP) — A filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced an Oscar-winning movie in the mid-1980s pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual abuse of a...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced an Oscar-winning movie in the mid-1980s has been charged with sexual abuse of a young...
MIAMI (AP) — The protagonist of an award-winning documentary chronicling the plight of immigrants held at a for-profit facility was supposed to be celebrating at a film premiere in Miami. Instead,...
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A new documentary called "Gaza" is hitting the screens at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival this week, providing a colorful glimpse of life in the blockaded Hamas-ruled territory. But one of its main subjects, Gaza actor and playwright Ali Abu Yaseen, won't be attending the gathering due to the very circumstances depicted in the film.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — In its third major buy of the Sundance Film Festival, Amazon Studios has acquired the world rights for the inspirational comedy "Brittany Runs a Marathon " for $14 million.
Deadline first reported the news of the acquisition Wednesday.
The film stars Jillian Bell as an aimless 20-something who decides to start getting her life together and train for a marathon.
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Anton Yelchin died in a freak accident at age 27, but a new documentary seeks to put the focus back on the actor's extraordinary life.
"Love, Antosha," which is seeking theatrical distribution, premiered Monday at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, to tears and applause. His parents, Viktor Yelchin and Irina Korina, the driving force behind the documentary, were there as well.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Dan Gilroy's satirical contemporary art world thriller "Velvet Buzzsaw" will be available to Netflix subscribers worldwide this Friday, but he and his team gave audiences at the Sundance Film Festival a sneak peek at the film Sunday night where the most-common word used to praise it was "weird."
"Dan is crazy," Rene Russo, who is married to Gilroy, said in Park City, Utah. "He's got this crazy imagination and he's just kind of outside the box."
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — When Jillian Bell is offered roles that have to do with body issues, they usually fall into two buckets: They're either making fun of the character's weight, or, they're not presenting it in a way that she finds compelling or authentic.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — "Bend It Like Beckham" director Gurinder Chadha knows a little bit about being a Bruce Springsteen fan, having seen The Boss at Wembley Stadium in 1984 where she proudly stood atop her chair and sang her heart out to his songs. So when she came across Guardian journalist Sarfraz Manzoor's memoir about being a British Muslim boy who finds inspiration, comfort and understanding of his own circumstances in Springsteen's lyrics, she knew it would be perfect for a film.
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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — There's an early scene in director Jennifer Kent's film "The Nightingale" that is so relentlessly brutal, it's become almost infamous and has evoked the most extreme reactions, both positive and negative.
And it's not at all what Kent expected to happen. She thought she'd made a film about love. So why, she wondered, are some saying it is, "needlessly punishing" and that they'll never watch it again.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Awkwafina's dramatic turn in "The Farewell" has quickly become one of the must-sees at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. After rising to household name status last summer with breakout comedic roles in "Crazy Rich Asians" and "Ocean's 8," audiences in Park City, Utah, have been raving over the discovery that she's got the chops to make you cry, and not just from laughter.
Still, the 30-year-old New York native wasn't entirely sure she could even pull it off.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's name was intrinsically linked to the Sundance Film Festival for years, which makes it somewhat fitting that 14 months after his career began to unravel the festival played host to the world premiere of a documentary about his rise and fall.
"I'm so happy it's at Sundance," said "Untouchable" director Ursula Macfarlane, whose film debuted Friday night in Park City. "It's the perfect place for a film about Harvey."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Sundance Film Festival's addition of a documentary featuring Michael Jackson's accusers (all times local):
The estate of Michael Jackson is denouncing a documentary about two of his sexual-abuse accusers that will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month, calling it "just another rehash of dated and discredited allegations."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Annette Bening plays Senator Dianne Feinstein, Zac Efron takes on Ted Bundy, Awkwafina dives into a dramatic role, and Harvey Weinstein gets a documentary spotlight in films that will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival in January.
The Sundance Institute revealed on Wednesday 111 feature films, culled from 4,018 submissions, set to screen at the annual festival this January in Park City, Utah.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — When Ismaeel Bilal got off a Greyhound bus to move back to his old Columbia neighborhood and live with his parents, his older brother started filming.
That scene is the start of a 13-minute film by MU professor Kamau Bilal who documented his little brother's unsettling, exasperating, often emotional experience of wedging himself back into the family at age 23.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Morgan Spurlock's latest documentary will not premiere at the Sundance Film Festival as planned.
The remaining partners in his production company said Friday that they removed "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!" from the Sundance slate in light of Spurlock's confessions of sexual misconduct this week.
Warrior Poets partners Jeremy Chilnick and Matthew Galkin said in a statement that "this is not the appropriate time" for the film to premiere.