Quiet Heroes: Kristen Ries and Maggie Snyder’s Legacy at Sundance

Quiet Heroes: Kristen Ries and Maggie Snyder’s Legacy at Sundance
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Through home video, archival material and more, Quiet Heroes compellingly highlights Kristen Ries’ and Maggie Snyder’s exceptional work and compassion. … read more

Sundance Film Review: Of Fathers and Sons

Sundance Film Review: Of Fathers and Sons
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It’s difficult to know even where to start with Sundance’s “World Cinema Documentary” selection Of Fathers and Sons. It’s clear, however, that it’s an incredibly essential film, and it touches on an array of issues. … read more

Sundance Film Review: Pity

Sundance Film Review: Pity
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As far as filmmaking goes, there may be something in the water in Greece. Director/screenwriter Babis Makridis’ and screenwriter Efthimis Filippou’s work in Sundance World Drama Pity converses with a similar vernacular to that of fellow Greek Yorgos Lanthimos. … read more

Sundance Film Review: Anote’s Ark

Sundance Film Review: Anote’s Ark
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Stretching along the Central Pacific equator, the island nation of Kiribati rests, on average, only two meters above sea level. Based on the latest scientific consensus, all of Kiribati’s 33 coral isles and atolls will be completely underwater within the century. … read more

Sundance Film Review: White Rabbit

Sundance Film Review: White Rabbit
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White Rabbit is a wide-eyed and heartfelt dramedy, compelling with a clever, entertaining premise before digging into its lead heroine. … read more

Sundance Film Review: The Death of Stalin

Sundance Film Review: The Death of Stalin
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It’s difficult to imagine humor in the midst of bleak, Soviet-era Russia during and directly after Stalin’s demise, but writer/ director Armando Iannucci seems to have found the way to effectively normalize and satirize the horrific events in Sundance film The Death of Stalin. … read more

Sundance Film Review: Kailash

Sundance Film Review: Kailash
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Kailash is a World Documentary selection that covers many horrors of child labor and the fight against it. Kailash Satyarthi is a Nobel Peace Prize recipient for his work of fighting against child labor around the world. … read more

Sundance Film Review: Time Share (Tiempo Compartido)

Sundance Film Review: Time Share (Tiempo Compartido)
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Sundance World Drama Selection Time Share (Tiempo Compartido) intrigues with its elusive screenplay, which alternates between the narratives of Pedro and Andrés. … read more

Sundance Film Review: Genesis 2.0

Sundance Film Review: Genesis 2.0
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Sundance World Documentary film Genesis 2.0 is beautifully shot. Yakut “Hunters” travel to the isles to dig for mammoth tusks, which they sell with aspirations for riches. Some sell to/for scientific projects while others sell tusks that end up in the hands of artisans. … read more

Sundance Film Festival: Our New President

Sundance Film Festival: Our New President
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Before the screening, director Maxim Pozdorovkin jokingly warned that his film, Our New President, had so much archival Russian propaganda footage that it was probably not safe for human consumption in one sitting, saying, “You’re not going to feel good at the end of this.” … read more