SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

  • Watch: 'The Lunchbox' director Ritesh Batra back with a short film 'The Masterchef' May 21, 2014

    Ritesh Batra, who made headlines for his Bollywood project 'The Lunchbox', is now being appreciated for his short film 'The Masterchef'. For the uninitiated, 'The Masterchef' was among the 5 short films shown at a screening which was cohosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation at the Sundance Film...
  • Watch 'A Most Wanted Man': The late Philip Seymour Hoffman is just terrific in one of his last film trailers just out April 12, 2014

    He was only 46, busy as ever and secure in his standing as one of the world's greatest actors. There were no dissenters about the gifts and achievements of Philip Seymour Hoffman, whose death in New York brought a stunning halt to his extraordinary and unpredictable career. An Oscar winner and...
  • 18 must watch films at Sundance Film Festival 2014 December 10, 2013

    Los Angeles: The Sundance Film Festival will premiere 117 independent feature films and 11 documentaries at its 30th anniversary next month a lineup representing the 2014 fest's most prestigious films. The premiere list, announced Monday by the festival, features a wide range of genres, from comedies to mysteries, and is...
  • Sundance 2014: 'I Origins', 'Love Is Strange' are the chief attractions December 10, 2013

    Los Angeles: Comedies, dramas, thrillers and documentaries exploring notable individuals will lead the 2014 Sundance Film Festival noncompetitive premieres program, the annual independent film festival said on Monday. The coveted premieres slot, usually reserved for more seasoned directors, will showcase 17 feature films, several of which are by directors who have...
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui's 'Liar's Dice' in Sundance Film Festival December 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Nawazuddin Siddiqui's upcoming film 'Liar's Dice', directed by Malayalam actress Geetu Mohandas, has been selected in the competition category at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in the US. The film will be featured in the 'World Cinema Dramatic Competition' and is the only Indian movie to be selected in...
  • Sundance documentary adds new take on hunt for Osama January 23, 2013

    Park City: The filmmaker behind an Osama bin Laden documentary at the Sundance Film Festival says the debate over the accuracy of Hollywood's take on the story detracts from the deeper moral questions involved. Greg Barker, director of 'Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden,' said criticism over Kathryn Bigelow's Academy Awardnominated...
  • Sundance Film Fest brings sadness to Sebastian Junger January 22, 2013

    Park City: Sebastian Junger wishes his latest Sundance Film Festival documentary never had to be made. It's been a bittersweet return for Junger at Sundance, where his war chronicle 'Restrepo' won the top documentary prize three years ago. Junger's back with 'Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life...
  • Kill Your Darlings: Redcliffe starts a new journey January 19, 2013

    Park City: Daniel Radcliffe has really left Harry Potter behind with a startling and explicit Sundance Film Festival role as poet Allen Ginsberg. 'Kill Your Darlings,' the 'Harry Potter' star's first film at the independentcinema showcase, premiered Friday at Sundance and puts Radcliffe into daring territory. The young Ginsberg is initiated...
  • Indie film 'Beasts' a fearless success June 28, 2012

    New York: On the first day newcomer director Benh Zeitlin began shooting his mythical, apocalyptic lowbudget film, Beasts of the Southern Wild, he had a real life disaster to deal with the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The sense of impending danger only served to heighten...
  • Sundance opens with broken American dreams January 20, 2012

    Park City, Utah: The Sundance Film Festival opened on Thursday night with four features, including a documentary highlighting America's housing crisis, the fractured American dream and values humbled by today's lackluster economy. The documentary, 'The Queen of Versailles', follows selfmade former billionaire and timeshare mogul David Siegel and his wife Jackie,...
  • Top 10 film festivals across the globe January 14, 2012

    New York: With the Sundance Film Festival starting next Thursday and the Oscars not too far off, the movie buffs at online travel adviser Cheapflights (http:///www.cheapflights.com) have compiled a top 10 list of their favorite film festivals across the globe. Reuters has not endorsed this list: 1. Sundance Film Festival ...
  • 'Valley of Saints' to compete at Sundance 2012 December 7, 2011

    New Delhi: 'Valley of Saints', a love story set in Kashmir is all set to compete for the top award in the World Dramatics category of Sundance Film Festival 2012. The film, directed by an American filmmaker Musa Sayeed, has earlier won Film Independent and Sloan Foundation Producer's Grant. 'Valley of...
  • No aliens, no superheroes, just 'Life in a Day' July 30, 2011

    Los Angeles: It isn't among the mosthyped movies in theaters and won't win the battle of the weekend box office, but 'Life in a Day' may just be the most unusual film playing in theaters this weekend. One year ago, July 24, 2010, at the behest of Hollywood producer/director Ridley Scott...
  • Sundance: 'Like Crazy' wins drama film award January 30, 2011

    Park City: Love story 'Like Crazy' and assisted suicide documentary 'How to Die in Oregon' won the top awards at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, putting both on the list of mustsee independent movies for 2011. 'Like Crazy,' directed by Drake Doremus, picked up the jury prize for best...
  • Sundance debuts with Harry Belafonte documentary January 21, 2011

    Utah: The Sundance Film Festival opened on Thursday night with a new look four feature films instead of only one, including a documentary about calypso singer Harry Belafonte and a teen lesbian drama. The documentary, "Sing Your Song," follows the social activism of the 83yearold singer of "Banana Boat Song"...
  • Alist celebs at Sundance Film fest in Utah January 27, 2010

    The Sundance Film festival in Park City,Utah had an array of Alist celebrities in attendance. Like Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning who showed up for the premiere of their rocker chick flick The Runaways. ...
  • Monster star Charlize Theron is now Sleepwalking February 8, 2008

    Charlize Theron is now Sleepwalking? Well that's the name of her next film, which premieres at Sundance and is scheduled to hit US theaters on March 14. ...
  • Ent wrap: Sneak peek of U2's concert film January 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Kylie Minogue honoured, a sneakpeek into a concert film of U2's vertigo tour and one of the world's largest independent film festivals, the Sundance Film Festival is currently underway in Utah. ...
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