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  • Documentary At Sundance Looks At Warren Jeffs, FLDS Church

    01/31/2015 6:47:52 AM PST · by Colofornian · 16 replies ^ | Jan. 27, 2015 | Doug Staples
    A new documentary screening this month at Sundance sheds some light on Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Latter-Day Saints community. The film “Prophet’s Prey” from Academy Award nominated director Amy Berg delves into the influence that Jeffs had and has over the FLDS faithful. The film includes audio recordings of Jeff’s instructions to his followers along with footage filmed at Alta Academy in Salt Lake City. The film has five more showings this month at Sundance.
  • And Now, Israel’s Leftist Filmmakers Take Aim at 6 Day War

    01/26/2015 1:58:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    INN ^ | 1/26/2015, 9:07 AM | Ari Yashar
    Leftist Israeli filmmakers are known for negatively portraying IDF soldiers, as recently exemplified by “5 Broken Cameras,” but a new documentary is seeking to push the envelope and go back in time to the 1967 Six Day War. The film, “Censored Voices,” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, reports the New York Times. It takes snippets from interviews conducted after the war with soldiers from Israel’s socialist kibbutz movement, using them in an apparent attempt to portray the IDF as immoral, even though the war has always been in the Israeli consensus as a justified and miraculous victory....
  • Sundance: because the world needs more deviant movies.

    01/23/2015 7:21:56 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 25 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-23-2015 | MOTUS
    Yesterday was the official kick-off of the 2015 Sundance Festival. And good news, Robert Redford is still heading it up. So – for whoever requested new pictures of wrinkly old Bob – I’ve got you covered! In fact, take your pick: man spreadingHollywood foldingBobby obviously doesn’t own a comb, since he’s still workin’ that boyish tousled hair look. Butt I think we can all agree that he’s had a bit of machine grooming (dermabrasion, Botox, fillers). While still age-appropriately weathered, at least his face doesn’t look like crater lake any more. So there’s that. And just trust me; it is...
  • White Girl Burn A Lot: Is Gangsta-Jihad Teenage Store Owner Complicit In Jessica Chambers' Murder?

    12/15/2014 8:55:49 PM PST · by IChing · 34 replies ^ | 12/15/14 | Donald Joy
    The incredibly resourceful and brilliant unpaid blogger known only as “sundance” at is doing it again. Just as she (or he) did in the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown cases, sundance is putting the professional media journalists to shame by methodically analyzing and exposing key details of the recent, still-smoldering Jessica Chambers murder caper in rural Panola County, Mississippi, apparently well before ordinary reporters or even police investigators have even begun to rub the sleep from their eyes. This time, probing deeply into the very disturbing mystery surrounding the gruesome torture and burning death last week of the blonde,...
  • First Pro-Truth Witness Murdered? Or, Just Trying To Get To Dorian? DeAndre Joshua found dead...

    11/26/2014 8:43:32 AM PST · by cyn · 38 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 25, 2014 | sundance
    DeAndre Joshua, 20, fits the social profile of an eye-witness who gave a police/FBI statement and testified before the Grand Jury in the Mike Brown shooting case. He was an employed black male, with no history of drug use or illicit behavior. He was also a friend of Dorian Johnson who is currently under protection… …Several of the eye-witnesses, who gave honest testimony to the Grand Jury, were, according to their own statements, warned immediately after the shooting to keep their mouths shut. All of the eye-witnesses were African American. If you read the reports the sense of fear about...
  • Guantanamo Bay drama 'Camp X-Ray' starring Kristen Stewart - TRAILER

    08/14/2014 5:01:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Savannah Now ^ | 8-9-2014
    Tagline: “It’s not as black-and-white as they said it was going to be.” IFC Films on Friday released the first trailer for "Camp X-Ray", an independent drama film about a detention facility based at the Guantanomo Bay Detention Camp.  The film stars Kristen Stewart and Peymaan Moaadi and premiered in January to mostly positive reviews at the Sundance Film Festival. "Camp X-Ray" will premiere in theaters in October. 
  • Composite Historicl Documentaries in the Age of Obama-Sundance Film Review #1: Afronauts

    01/23/2014 6:42:39 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-23-2014 | MOTUS
    Well, I finally scored some Sundance tickets. I originally had tickets for “Mitt” butt I traded them for this premiere when I found out “Mitt” would be available on Netflix on January 24th. So instead I went to Afronauts, the hottest short filum (that’s Sundance speak for “film”) at the “Dance” this year.Afronauts is based (loosely) on a true story, translated into a photo essay by Spanish artist Cristina de Middel, brought to life for the silver screen by director Frances Bodomo, a Ghanaian filmmaker, and funded in part by Kickstart and a prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Film Grant....
  • Absent Actual MO Sightings, the Paparazzi Create Their Own Fan Fiction @ Sundance 2014

    01/12/2014 8:18:53 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-12-2014 | MOTUS
    Due to the imposition of a complete photo embargo of the WON-TOO’s Hawaiian vacay with Oprah, Lady M has allowed me to take a short trip back to the mainland. So I’m going to Sundance! In lieu of any actual photos to entertain the fan club, even HuffPo was forced to play with GIFs Many of you know that I often attend Robert Redford’s film festival in the mountains of Utah which features a raft of movies made by the “I hate America” crowd for the rest of the “I hate America” crowd. The festival is held in Park City,...
  • The Abortionist Saints of Sundance

    02/01/2013 6:26:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | February 1, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival featured a documentary celebrating four "amazing" abortionists who evacuate wombs in the third trimester of pregnancy. The critics in attendance loved it. The Philadelphia Inquirer boasted it drew "two standing ovations -- one for the doctors." Sundance attendees in Utah were greeted by police and armed sheriffs in green jumpsuits that made a show of force outside the theater. They had to have their bags searched and were inspected with handheld metal detectors. After the movie was shown, two police officers stood at the front of the auditorium as the directors and the four abortionists...
  • The Sundance "I Hate America" Film Festival Ends - Hollyweird Crawls Back Under Their Rocks

    01/27/2013 12:36:46 PM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-27-2013 | MOTUS
    We officially wrapped up the 2013 Sundance Festival last night with the Awards Ceremony.As in previous years,there were precious few films deserving of rewards,butt that’s never stopped the Awards Committee before and it didn’t this year either.(snip) (snip) Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award in the U.S. Dramatic competition: Fruitvale “…the true story of a senseless police shooting that takes the life of yet another young urban black man;”   Do you need to know any more?(snip) World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award: Pussy Riot–A Punk Prayer   (snip)They were arrested,tried and convicted, butt the fact that they chose to...
  • Obama Sworn In as King of The PORN-O-Nation!!!

    01/20/2013 10:05:32 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-20-2013 | MOTUS
    Tough choice today: should I cover the pre-inaugural Festival in D.C.  or the Sundance Festival in P.C.? In a sense they’re both about the same thing. As you may have heard, Newsweek (now exclusively on line!) has deemed the WON’s term number two “The Second Coming.” And (coincidentally) today’s emerging theme from Sundance that I was going to discuss is…pornography! Seriously. With the official premiere screenings this weekend of Don Jon’s Addiction (hint: it’s porn), Lovelace (hint: yes, that Lovelace) and Kink (hint: it’s a San Fran porn studio) Sundance has officially embraced the dark side of the dark side. Don’t...
  • The 1% Holywood Capitalists Cash In With Anti-Capitalist Movies

    01/19/2013 10:19:37 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-19-2013 | MOTUS
    Day two, and “the festival of individual story telling” continues in Park City at the Sundance Film Festival.     (snip)Every year there are several themes that emerge from the dozens of films selected for the festival(snip)that the Sundance selection committee feels need more cultural exposure.(snip)the major themes from 2013. (snip)anti-capitalism. (There are other themes too, butt I’ll cover them later.) Offered up in this category: “The East,”   terrorists for humanity "99%--The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film,"   Occupy for humanity and  my personal favorite, “Inequality of All.”     That’s right little man, we aren’t all equal. Some...
  • MOOchelle's New Look & Sundance Opens Its "I Hate America" Film Festival

    01/18/2013 9:39:45 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 20 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-18-2013 | MOTUS
    Is this any way to start your day?   “So, like, O.K., first things first: they obviously look great. Michelle Obama is a tremendously pretty person whose hair is one of her top-10 best physical attributes.(snip) I’m sorry I’m out of town and was unable to attend MO’s daylong 49th birthday party that culminated in a wonderful little dinner at the swanky Café Milano over in Georgetown. Because it’s always fun to go anywhere in Washington with the Wons.     Don’t think I forgot about it though, I got her a nice personalized gift - a new Twitter handle;...
  • New TV series sets sights on chronically unemployed ("Get to Work" on the Sundance Channel)

    08/12/2012 5:12:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/10/12 | Peter Schroeder
    New TV series sets sights on chronically unemployedBy Peter Schroeder - 08/10/12 09:00 AM ET A new series premiering on the Sundance Channel is aiming to put a fresh face on the overwhelming issue on the campaign trail and in Washington: joblessness. On Thursday, the cable network screened in Washington its premiere episode of "Get to Work," a new series that focuses on the efforts of the chronically unemployed to develop the skills needed to get a job. The Hill was a media partner with Sundance for the event. The program focuses on the STRIVE program out of Second Chance...
  • Ronald Reagan Would Not Like Tea Party, Filmmaker Jarecki Says at Sundance

    01/27/2011 9:58:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Link only - Ronald Reagan Would Not Like Tea Party, Filmmaker Jarecki Says at Sundance
  • Fr. Thomas Euteneuer: New Abortion Documentary Premieres at Sundance Film Festival

    02/11/2010 3:52:06 PM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies · 336+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/11/10 | Fr. Thomas Euteneuer
    Commentary by Fr. Thomas Euteneuer, President, Human Life InternationalFebruary 10, 2010 ( - Honestly, the last place I ever imagined seeing my face was on the big screen at the Sundance Film Festival. But I actually appeared in a documentary film last week called "12th and Delaware," which attempts to show the struggle between life and death in the real-life scenarios of abortion-minded women. The name of the film derives from the street names on an ordinary corner in Ft. Pierce, FL where extraordinary things happen every day. On one side of the street is a death camp (i.e., an...
  • Terrorism Is About Ideology... and Idiots

    01/25/2010 4:37:20 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 325+ views ^ | posted on 22 January 2010 | by Tim Stevens
    "Terrorism Is About Ideology … And Idiots" SNIPPET: "So says Chris Morris, legendary British satirist, whose new jihadi ‘farce’ movie, Four Lions, premiers at Sundance tomorrow. For more details see this post from last January and watch an excerpt here, in which our cunning protagonist demonstrates his strategy for buying large quantities of hydrogen peroxide."
  • Sundance: Bryan Singer's tale of 43 (The Movie Director and GWB)

    01/24/2010 8:42:57 AM PST · by tlb · 11 replies · 1,336+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | January 22, 2010 | Shawn Levy
    Bryan Singer ("The Usual Suspects," the "X-Men" films, "Apt Pupil"), who told me an amazing story about an encounter he had recently. Singer was invited to speak at the Pusan International Film Festival in South Korea last September, and was flying over to the event when he was invited to greet a fellow passenger, with whom he wound up having a six-and-a-half-hour talk about, as Singer put it, "everything." Guy's name? George W. Bush. They talked about 9/11, the economy and Obama, Singer said, but I was eager to learn what the 43rd president had to say about movies. "His...
  • Tom Cruise's Butch plan Tom Cruise is to remake ˜Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'.

    04/06/2009 7:00:08 PM PDT · by tlb · 88 replies · 1,995+ views
    Yahoo ^ | April 5, 2009 | BANG Media International
    The ˜Valkyrie' actor started plans to produce the 60s western - which is about two lovable bank robbers - last year and hopes to star in the with his close friend John Travolta. A source said: "It has been a pet project of his that has been on the back-burner for years. But now he's ready to go, and will most likely happily eschew the enormous salary that he normally commands." When the movie goes ahead Tom will revive the role of Sundance - previously played by Robert Redford - and John, 55, is expected to play Cassidy. A friend...
  • REFUEL THE FIRE (Jane Fonda, Viet Nam Vets protest)

    02/24/2009 10:27:33 PM PST · by STARWISE · 17 replies · 853+ views
    NYPost ^ | 2-24-09 | Richard Johnson
    SOMEBODY at the Sundance Channel must have something against Jane Fonda. Before Saturday's preview of "33 Variations," her first Broadway performance in 46 years, Vietnam War vets picketed the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, still riled up about her 1972 visit to North Vietnam, where she straddled an anti-aircraft gun and gave her support to the enemy. *snip* "FTA" stands for "[Bleep] the Army."
  • NOT A GAY MOOD AT SUNDANCE (homoshock--Obama nixes gay marriage)

    12/06/2008 7:20:02 AM PST · by Liz · 37 replies · 1,992+ views
    NY POST ^ | December 5, 2008 | PAGE SIX
    .... gay activists remain up in arms over the star-studded Sundance Film Festival's involvement with supporters of California's Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. The film festival is held every year in January in Park City, Utah, a Mormon stronghold whose elders "organized its followers to support the amendment banning same-sex marriage . . . and encouraged them to give generously to the cause." Sundance screens many films in Cinemark Theaters, owned by Alan Stock, who made a personal donation of $9,900 to support Prop 8. Openly gay actor Alan Cumming, whose "Dare" is a Sundance selection, is skipping the festival...
  • Caption Norman Lear laying a liplock on Alec Baldwin

    10/29/2008 3:46:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 617+ views
    Alec Baldwin kisses Norman Lear at the 2008 Sundance Gala Fundraiser held at Roseland Ballroom in midtown.
  • Investigate 'Hounddog,' Mukasey Told ( Pedophilia film )

    09/20/2008 11:32:04 AM PDT · by kellynla · 18 replies · 537+ views ^ | September 19, 2008 | Bob Unruh
    A federal investigation is being requested by a pro-family organization into the new Dakota Fanning movie "Hounddog," which was made more than a year ago and debuted at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival but kept investors at bay with its graphic sex scenes. "This is a body of work that sexualizes children. This movie is rated 'R,' begging the question: If a child cannot see the movie, why should a child star in it?" said a letter sent to U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Larry Rothenberg. A copy of the letter also was sent to...
  • George Soros, Movie Mogul: ‘Social Justice’ Cinema and the Sundance Institute

    03/03/2008 9:38:45 AM PST · by vadum · 11 replies · 217+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | March 2008 | Rondi Adamson
    Since 1996, George Soros’s Open Society Institute has been funding the production of “social justice” documentaries to win converts to the billionaire’s brand of liberalism. In 2001, Soros joined forces with actor-director Robert Redford and let Redford’s Sundance Institute take over his Soros Documentary Fund. What’s the outcome of this made-in-Hollywood merger?
  • Windrider: SundanceFestival's Spiritual Elements - @ ExileStreet

    01/25/2008 7:41:08 AM PST · by ParsifalCA · 52+ views
    ExileStreet ^ | 1/25/08 | Marc T. Newman
    It is a little ironic that at a festival called "Sundance" I have spent upwards of twelve hours a day, sitting in a sometimes-cramped seat, completely in the dark. But, rightly considered, the "Sun" – the truth claims embedded in the films shown here – represents the light the filmmakers possess, and the dance is the dialogue that follows between the creators and their audiences. Coming here is nothing like seeing a movie at your local cineplex. It is, at turns, more delightful and more dangerous (but more on that in the next installment). I was invited to Sundance as...
  • George Soros and the Sundance Kid (Soros Radical Movies Network)

    12/28/2007 12:06:08 PM PST · by flattorney · 7 replies · 174+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | February 7, 2005 | David Yeagley
    Robert Redford and George Soros surely make one of the oddest couples in American pop culture. For most of us, Redford’s all-American good looks evoke images of the dashing outlaw Harry Longabaugh, better known as the Sundance Kid. By contrast, Soros’ gaunt visage, thousand-yard stare, thick Central European accent, levitating gray hair and megalomaniacal pronouncements weirdly echo those of the “Dr. Strangelove” character in Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 Cold War classic. The differences between these two men are only skin deep, however. Both owe allegiance to the far left. And both work quietly, in a sinister partnership, to flood U.S. media...
  • GJ mayor to attend globel-warming summit ( global warming )

    09/09/2007 6:19:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 500+ views
    The Daily Sentinel ^ | September 08, 2007 | MIKE WIGGINS
    Grand Junction Mayor Jim Doody ... is one of 40 mayors in the country who will gather in Utah for four days beginning Sunday to learn the latest information on global warming — and what cities can do to address it. The third-annual Sundance Summit is co-hosted by actor Robert Redford’s environmental nonprofit organization, Sundance Preserve, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson and the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. “For me, personally, (it is about) being an elected official trying to balance all the growth we have here, all the great resources we have here,” Doody said. “At the...
  • Casting Call: Extras Needed For 'Cornhole' Movie

    06/07/2007 10:07:48 AM PDT · by Rodney King · 76 replies · 1,125+ views ^ | today | staff
    BLUE ASH, Ohio -- Independent moviemakers want the country to know about the Tri-state's favorite pastime, cornhole. According to various records, Cincinnati is widely accepted as the birthplace of the game in which players take turns pitching bags filled with corn at a hole drilled into a raised platform. "Cornhole, The Movie" is about four teams trying to make it to the national cornhole championship. One of the backdrops is Logos Bar and Grill in Blue Ash, where the cast and crew got into the action. "Lots of energy," said movie director Tim Clarke. "You just feed off the crowd,...
  • Rest in peace, Sundance Kid

    03/18/2007 4:45:31 PM PDT · by Condor 63 · 19 replies · 875+ views ^ | Sun, Mar. 18, 2007 | TYLER BRIDGES
    SAN VICENTE, Bolivia --On a November afternoon 99 years ago, two American outlaws straggled into this forlorn mining town, 14,500 feet above sea level, and sought lodging in an adobe hut. They didn't know that a posse in hot pursuit had already settled in another hut and soon would get word of the Americans' arrival. A shootout ensued. It ended when the wounded Americans made a desperate dash out of their hiding place, guns blazing, only to run into volleys of gunfire from Bolivian troops lying in wait. That, at any rate, is how Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid...
  • The Black Hole Of Sundance

    01/29/2007 2:49:13 AM PST · by nancyvideo · 42 replies · 1,875+ views
    Townhall ^ | 1-28-07 | Brent Bozell III
    Hollywood types speak gauzily of their "art," even if nothing seems to fit the definition of some of this "art" better than "films almost no one wants to watch." Robert Redford became a hero of the "art" film world by founding the Sundance Institute in 1981, based on the call for "creative risk-taking" and "nurturing the diversity of artistic expression." But the search for risk-taking-cum-creative-diversity is a hopeless free-fall into the abyss, and all too often, and too predictably, results in creative perversity. What Mapplethorpe brought to the photograph, Redford's festival is now bringing to the silver screen.
  • 'Padre Nuestro' wins top Sundance honors

    01/28/2007 9:23:37 AM PST · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 420+ views
    yahoo news/AP ^ | Jan. 28, 2007
    'Padre Nuestro' wins top Sundance honors By DAVID GERMAIN, AP Movie Writer Jan 28, 2007 Sundance Film Festival's grand-jury prize for best U.S. drama went to "Padre Nuestro," an immigrant saga about a Mexican teen's heartbreaking search for his father in America. "Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)," another Latin American story recounting government corruption and kidnapping in Brazil, earned the grand-jury award Saturday in the U.S. documentary competition at the festival, the nation's top showcase for independent film. "Grace Is Gone," a tear-jerker starring John Cusack as a father who takes his young daughters on a road trip to postpone...
  • Beast Picture Award

    01/25/2007 8:00:30 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 36 replies · 1,622+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 24 Jan 2007 | Editorial staff
    Culture: Hollywood hipsters are at it again, waxing artsy about "sensitive" child-rape cinema and "tasteful" self-realization through horse sex. From that very low place, they still have the gall to scold Middle America. Movie idol Robert Redford presented some of the most decadent movies at his chic Sundance Film Festival in Utah this week. He, of course, defended them as art. Among Redford's choice morsels are "Hounddog," whose five-minute depiction of the rape of a 12-year-old is likely to titillate every child molester from Phnom Penh to Hamburg. Another, called "Zoo," is a supposedly "tasteful" depiction of bestiality, where the...
  • 12-year-old called 'seductive' in movie 'rape' (Dakota Fanning)

    01/24/2007 4:30:35 PM PST · by wagglebee · 84 replies · 2,494+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 1/24/07 | Bob Unruh
    A movie that includes a violent rape scene with 12-year-old actress Dakota Fanning as the victim has premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and even though published reports have quoted a prosecutor saying there were no child pornography laws broken, there still remain big questions, according to experts. "Right away, I will tell you: 12-year-old Dakota Fanning plays a girl who endures a graphically suggested rape. If that's not enough, she is also filmed sleeping dreamily while a half dozen real snakes slither all over her," wrote Fox News' Roger Friedman in his review of the film. "The rape scene,...
  • Cotton Mather Had a Point

    01/22/2007 12:52:23 PM PST · by .cnI redruM · 72 replies · 2,207+ views ^ | 22 January 2007 | .cnI redruM
    “It Happens. So it’s Part of What We Are.” Said Robinson Devor on behalf of his new film about bestiality inflicted by men upon horses. Now, I’ve heard every miserable and pathetic excuse in the book. We have successfully defined deviancy down to the bedrock and don’t have a sharp enough drill bit to sink it any lower. Daniel Patrick Moynihan would turn over in his grave, but not if Robinson Devor, the director of the movie “Zoo,” were anywhere near his final resting place. Devor’s decent into the depths of human depravity was unveiled at this year’s Sundance Film...
  • Documentary on beastiality premieres at Sundance Film Festival

    01/22/2007 6:20:46 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 45 replies · 2,716+ views
    Sun sentinel ^ | January 21 2007, 6:39 PM EST | Kenneth Turan
    Documentary on beastiality premieres at Sundance Film Festival By Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times Posted January 21 2007, 6:39 PM EST PARK CITY, Utah -- "Zoo" is a documentary about what director Robinson Devor accurately characterizes as "the last taboo, on the boundary of something comprehensible." But remarkably, an elegant, eerily lyrical film has resulted. "Zoo," premiering before a rapt audience Saturday night at Sundance, manages to be a poetic film about a forbidden subject, a perfect marriage between a cool and contemplative director (the little-seen "Police Beat") and potentially incendiary subject matter: sex between men and animals. Not graphic...
  • SUNDANCE WITH THE DEVIL .... (Hollywood VS. America)

    01/19/2007 5:32:00 AM PST · by IrishMike · 60 replies · 1,791+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 18, 2007 | Lou Lumenick
    RAPE AND TORTURE RULE AT THE MOST SHOCKING FILM FESTIVAL EVER. SAMUEL L. Jackson chains a half-naked Christina Ricci to a radiator, a 12-year-old Dakota Fanning gets raped, Catherine Keener uses Ellen Page as a human ashtray, and worse - much worse. Yep, it's time for the Sundance Film Festival, which opens tonight with Robert Redford's celebration of indieworld serving an even greater than usual quota of tabloid-worthy shocking sex and human misery amid the snow and the swag emporiums of Park City, Utah. "Black Snake Moan," the Jackson-Ricci movie, has been generating buzz for months prior to its premiere,...
  • Sundance picks Seattle film on horse-sex case

    12/01/2006 10:12:32 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies · 3,404+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Thursday, November 30, 2006 | A&E briefs
    Sundance picks Seattle film on horse-sex case The Sundance Film Festival announced Wednesday that Seattle filmmaker Robinson Devor's documentary "Zoo" has been accepted into the 2007 festival's documentary competition. The film examines the widely reported case of an Enumclaw man who died in 2005 after having sex with a horse. "Zoo" is one of 16 documentaries selected for competition (out of 856 submitted), all of which will screen as world premieres. Devor has had two previous films at Sundance: the made-in-Seattle drama "Police Beat," and "The Woman Chaser." The Sundance Film Festival will take place Jan. 18-28 in Park City,...
  • Al Gore: the second coming (LOL!!)

    02/04/2006 9:16:25 PM PST · by indcons · 51 replies · 2,022+ views
    The Observer ^ | Sunday February 5, 2006 | Geraldine Bell
    Celebrity took an unusually nerdy form at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The man everyone wanted to meet, talk to and be seen with wasn't a film star or daring new director. It was a politician, who is in his sixth year of retirement and more famous for what he didn't achieve than for what he did. Al Gore has been to Sundance before, but never as a leading man. This year he was appearing in An Inconvenient Truth, a 90-minute star-vehicle documentary. If 'former vice-president turns movie star at the age of 57' sounds improbable, remember that this is...
  • Greetings from Sundance! (Scary Al Gore warning)

    02/02/2006 10:37:23 AM PST · by Jhensy · 39 replies · 1,155+ views
    AP Photos | 1/25/06 | AP
    Al Gore, former Vice President and subject of the Davis Guggenheim film "An Inconvenient Truth" is photographed during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
  • I, for one, welcome our Chinese Overlords.

    02/01/2006 5:38:33 PM PST · by Number57 · 123 replies · 2,641+ views
    Sundance ^ | Jon Daniel Ligon
    Kidding. But this video clip hosted on Sundance Film's website is both laughable and frightening. A little on the long side, but fascinating. Link
  • Gore, Climate Hero, Completes Seduction Of Hollywood

    01/28/2006 6:13:09 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies · 701+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-29-2006 | Philip Sherwell
    Gore, climate hero, completes seduction of Hollywood By Philip Sherwell in Washington (Filed: 29/01/2006) Al Gore, the failed Democrat presidential candidate better known for his wooden demeanour than showbiz appeal, is revelling in an unlikely new incarnation as a Hollywood leading man. His high-profile appearance at the trendy Sundance Film Festival in Utah last week renewed speculation that he could be persuaded to run for the White House, challenging Senator Hillary Clinton. Opinion-poll figures showing less support for his former boss's wife than expected fuelled the rumours. Mr Gore, who narrowly lost the 2000 presidential race to George W Bush,...
  • Al Gore, Sundance's Leading Man

    01/27/2006 5:32:54 PM PST · by presidio9 · 23 replies · 514+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday, January 26, 2006 | William Booth
    Has ever a little indie film faced a greater hurdle? Imagine this sales pitch: Babe, it's a movie about global warming. Starring Al Gore. Doing a slide show. With charts. Hours before the filming of "An Inconvenient Truth," former vice president Al Gore works with a team to choose the best from among 400 slides and animations from his environmental show. (Participant Productions) Improbable? Perhaps. So it's all the more amazing that "An Inconvenient Truth" had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday night before an enthusiastic audience that gave the former vice president and his movie...
  • Al Gore campaigns at Sundance with global-warming documentary (Mega BARF Alert)

    01/26/2006 4:51:59 PM PST · by proud_yank · 42 replies · 530+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | January 26, 2006 | David Germain
    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Al Gore is not all that comfortable being a star of the Sundance Film Festival. He's far more concerned that the celebrity watchers hear what he has to say. The former U.S. vice-president came to town for the premiere of An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary chronicling what has become his crusade since losing the 2000 presidential election: educating the masses that global warming is about to toast our ecology and our way of life. Gore has been saying it for decades, since a college class in the 1960s convinced him that greenhouse gases from oil,...
  • Caption Grey Haired Algore at Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah

    01/23/2006 8:25:36 AM PST · by gopwinsin04 · 107 replies · 3,715+ views
  • Gore, Nader, Aniston at Sundance

    01/18/2006 3:47:38 PM PST · by wouldntbprudent · 27 replies · 922+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | DAVID GERMAIN
    PARK CITY, Utah - Actors are directing. Singers are acting. Drama directors are making concert films. Former presidential rivals Al Gore and Ralph Nader are hitting the big screen. [snip] The Sundance Film Festival, the country's foremost showcase for independent cinema, gets under way Thursday with an intriguing mix of role reversals among its cast. Gore and Nader lead what's shaping up as a powerhouse year for documentaries, always a strong suit at Sundance. Director Davis Guggenheim's "An Inconvenient Truth" chronicles former Vice President Gore's dogged campaign to convince a reluctant society of fossil-fuel profiteers and consumers about the dangers...
  • World's first black Jesus movie, "Son of Man" portrays Christ as a modern African revolutionary.

    01/20/2006 2:48:54 PM PST · by Lee_Marvin · 41 replies · 1,154+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:37 AM ET168 | Rebecca Harrison
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Billed as the world's first black Jesus movie, "Son of Man" portrays Christ as a modern African revolutionary and aims to shatter the Western image of a placid savior with fair hair and blue eyes. The South African film, which premieres on Sunday at the U.S. Sundance festival in Utah, transports the life and death of Christ from first century Palestine to a contemporary African state racked by war and poverty. Jesus is born in a shanty-town shed, a far cry from a manger in a Bethlehem stable. His mother Mary is a virgin, though feisty enough...

    01/20/2006 11:13:01 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1,518+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 20, 2006 | LOU LUMENICK
    At Sundance Film Festival... Many celebrities keep their kids out of the public eye to avoid the paparazzi and kidnappers. Not Rosie O'Donnell. O'Donnell said it was Madonna — her co-star in "A League of Their Own" — who explained to her why she appeared with her daughter Lourdes in public. Rosie, wife Kelli Carpenter O'Donnell and their two sons and two daughters will be on hand Tuesday for the world premiere of the documentary "All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise" at the Sundance Film Festival. Kelli, whom Rosie married in San Francisco in 2004, and Parker, 10; Chelsea, 8; Blake,...
  • Redford says sacrifices for film fest 'worth it'; slams Butch Cassidy remake with Affleck, Damon

    01/19/2006 1:21:03 PM PST · by seamus · 58 replies · 1,986+ views
    Deseret (Utah) Morning News ^ | Jan. 19, 2006 | Jeff Vice
    <p>Robert Redford says he has made plenty of sacrifices — including occasionally stalling his film career — to ensure that the Sundance Film Festival would survive and thrive. But, he adds, "it was all worth it."</p> <p>The 68-year-old actor, filmmaker and environmental activist said his 45-year show-business career has suffered a bit here and there, but these days he has enough trust in the festival's leadership that he can relax his grasp on the event and begin to, in his words, "breathe again."</p>
  • Robert Redford Bemoans 'Celebrity Oriented' Press - ("deep similarities between Bush & Nixon!")

    07/06/2005 4:43:25 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 737+ views
    Thanks to the adoring press, Robert Redford recently got to remind the world that he's not a reporter but played one in a film. Redford, of course, was in the flick "All the President's Men," which co-starred Dustin Hoffman. While receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Czech Film Festival, the Sundance CEO remarked: "There are deep similarities going on, but where is the press? Where is the press?" The actor was chiding the news media for not pursuing a sequel to the investigation of Richard Nixon by launching a probe of President George W. Bush. "There are strong similarities...
  • Redford Figured Deep Throat Was With FBI

    06/18/2005 5:31:27 PM PDT · by JustAnotherOkie · 40 replies · 977+ views
    My Way ^ | Jun 18, 3:32 PM (ET) | AP
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Robert Redford, who played Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward in "All the President's Men," said he used to speculate on who Deep Throat was and had figured "it probably had to do with the FBI." Redford said the revelation that former Deputy FBI Director Mark Felt was the secret source who helped the Post report on Watergate has him "waiting to see if anybody is going to connect where we were then and where we are now." "You can go right down the line (in the Bush administration), there's about 15 issues as strong or...