Posts tagged "sundance film festival"

Love It Or Leave It: Kate Bosworth’s Sixties Throwback?

Kate Bosworth showed up at Sundance to promote her starring role in the new film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s autobiographical novel Big Sur, directed by her fiancé Michael Polish. They certainly chose an odd time to release a Kerouac movie, what with that other one coming out and all. I’m curious to see if Polish&#8217…

Rachel Krause / January 27, 2013

Sundance Survey: Female Directors Fare Better In Indie Films Than Hollywood

Women directors fare far better in indie films than they do in the mainstream Hollywood machine, according to a new study out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Women are still woefully underrepresented in all filmmaking roles in Sundance films, however. [Guardian UK]
On the geography of abortion access in America. [Daily Beast]…

Jessica Wakeman / January 23, 2013

Well Played: Dakota Fanning Chooses Fashion Over Function

Dakota Fanning is looking super, super cute in this crop top and shimmery embroidered miniskirt combo straight outta the Louis Vuitton pre-fall 2013 collection — this is one of my favorite looks of hers in a while. But I just want to call some attention to the fact that Dakota went sleeveless, belly-baring, and fancy-free…

Rachel Krause / January 23, 2013

Hollywood Stars Head To Snow For Sundance, Find Out What “Cold” Really Means

There’s been a cold snap on in Los Angeles, which has luckily given our celeb pals a couple of weeks’ practice wearing these things called “coats.” Good thing, too, because it is not warm at the Sundance Film Festival, where approximately all of Hollywood is right now, schmoozing and selling films to each other. Held…

Julie Gerstein / January 21, 2013

Well Played: Evan Rachel Wood’s Plaid Perfection

Evan Rachel Wood was spotted on her way to the Sundance Film Festival in this plaid coat and beret. The newly married–and pregnant–star of “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman” looks comfy and warm. And that’s really all you could want when you’re snowed in at Sundance. [Jking/Fame/Flynet]…

Julie Gerstein / January 21, 2013

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Sundance Film Festival

If you’re like me, you really have a very vague idea of what the Sundance Film Festival is actually like. In my head I pictured a massive amount of hipsters congregating to watch odd films that the average person cannot comprehend, all while taking breaks to toke it up outside and annoy the natives of…

College Candy / January 20, 2013

Quevenzhané Wallis Doesn’t Do “Subtle”

“I’d tell her to do something with a little more subtlety, and she goes, ‘Benh, I am 6  years old. I am in the second grade. Do you think I know what ‘subtlety’ means? Use smaller words.’”
– “Beasts of the Southern Wild” director Benh Zeitlin talking about the 8-year-old star of his movie, Quevenzhané

Julie Gerstein / February 3, 2012

5 Frisky-Friendly Films That Debuted At The Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is not just a place for swag bags and celebs hanging out for the paparazzi on Main Street. Nope, it’s hard work for journalists and publicists who are often running on fumes as we run through the snow to see the best (and worst) movies that are looking for distribution or…

Jenni Miller / January 30, 2012

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Does Another Disgustingly Adorable Thing

You guys know I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt, right? Like, love-love. However, I must say, this latest spate of cute videos of JGL singing might just have pushed me over the edge from love to hate. Like, stop being so great, guy. It’s too much. I can’t keep up. If my fantasy that we will one…

Julie Gerstein / January 29, 2012

40 Stars At Sundance

Paris accessorizes with ear muffs and weird, hipster glasses! Jesse Pinkman, I mean, Aaron Paul snowboards! Liv Tyler gives herself a paddle beard! Click on to see who else is hanging out at the Sundance Film Festival this week…

theBERRY / January 24, 2012

5 Things To Know About Elizabeth Olsen

Until now, she is best known for being the Elizabeth in Elizabeth and James. But in the next year, we will be getting to know Elizabeth Olsen, the younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley, much better because, well, she’s made more movies recently than her sisters combined. In fact, she has two flicks premiering at…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 24, 2011

Notes From Sundance, Take 7: Final Thoughts

So, I went to NYU. My friend—I’ll call him Hans, because that’s his name—went to Columbia. Both our universities’ film schools have had an amazing presence at the Sundance Film Festival this year, with students and alumni all over the prominent entries in the festival. Did I mention that Hans and I can get a…

Jessica Goldberg / February 1, 2010

Notes From Sundance, Take 6: “Teenage Paparazzo” Is A Must-See

OK, first of all, who’s sexier than Adrian Grenier? Pretty much nobody. On film, in person, digitally—the guy’s just hot. It’s hard to call a favorite film at Sundance this year, but if I have to recommend a purely fascinating film, go see the absolutely scrumptious Adrian’s “Teenage Paparazzo.” It’s a documentary but, wait, don’t…

Jessica Goldberg / January 29, 2010

Notes From Sundance, Take 5: Some Disappointments, But More Sightings!

Here are the top three reasons I stopped trying to get into see a screening of “The Runaways” at the Sundance Film Festival, this year:

1. The film is already guaranteed pretty wide distribution. Which means that after I make it back to my tranquil Brooklyn digs, I’ll get a chance to pay te…

Jessica Goldberg / January 27, 2010

Brutal Beatings In “The Killer Inside Me” Shock Sundance Crowds

The Sundance Film Festival is the place for new movies to get initial buzz. For Michael Winterbottom’s film “The Killer Inside Me,” the reaction seems to be outrage. The film is an adaption of Jim Thompson’s 1952 novel of the same name, and offers a dark and cruel look inside the mind of a viciou…

Kelli Bender / January 27, 2010

Notes From Sundance, Take 4: Must. See. The. Runaways.

Adrien Brody is so nice! I saw him stopping last night to talk to the hard-working—and now starstruck!—Sundance volunteer workers. He took his time and answered all their questions, before going on to grace the red carpet for the festival premiere of his new comedy, “High School.” It’s a semi-farce about a student who make…

Jessica Goldberg / January 26, 2010

Notes From Sundance, Take 3: Squeal-Inducing Sightings

Four days into Sundance, and I am finally starting to see celebrities places other than on the red carpet. First, I saw Ben Affleck sampling the pub grub at one of the posher restaurants on Park City’s bucolic Main Street. He’s starring in “Company Men”—a flick about a corporation that’s failing despite everything Ben’s character…

Jessica Goldberg / January 25, 2010

Notes From Sundance, Take 2: Thwarted Sightings And After-Parties

In what I hope isn’t the start of a trend, I was turned away from the wait list when I tried to see the premiere of “Hesher,” at Sundance Film Festival today. Any rejection is disappointing, but standing in line with a hip flask and 200 fellow film freaks is so close to a party,…

Jessica Goldberg / January 24, 2010

Notes From Sundance, Take 1: Just Off The Plane

Sundance Film Festival excitement was throbbing way before I hit Utah. As usual, the airline overbooked, and they wanted passengers to relinquish seats in exchange for travel vouchers. As usual, it was a hard sell. None of the passengers I spoke to volunteered. My friends and I resisted the temptation of sweet free travel voucher…

Jessica Goldberg / January 22, 2010

The 10 Essential Sundance Films

For all you filmies out there, Sundance 2010 is just around the snowy corner. You know what that means—the best “diamond in the ruff” indie flicks will be hitting your local art house theaters soon! So if you like low-budget shots, complex plots, and subtitles as much as I do, you need to know more…

Ami Angelowicz / December 3, 2009
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