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Amir Bar-Lev

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  • Holiday-season movie releases

    Holiday-season movie releases
    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 A Case of You A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
  • Sundance Unveils 2014 Premieres, Documentary Premieres

    An unusually strong international flavor pervades the Sundance Film Festival's Premieres slate, with new pictures from British helmer Michael Winterbottom, Irish directors Lenny Abrahamson and John Michael McDonagh, Dutch filmmaker Anton Corbijn, Welsh-...
  • Sundance 2014: Shelton, Corbijn and Gibney lead premieres section

    Sundance 2014: Shelton, Corbijn and Gibney lead premieres section
    New movies from independent helmers Lynn Shelton and Anton Corbijn as well as acting hyphenates David Cross and William H. Macy are among those making their debut in the upcoming Sundance Film Festival’s premieres section, organizers announced...
  • Heartbreaking truths form foundation of 'Happy Valley'

    Heartbreaking truths form foundation of 'Happy Valley'
    PARK CITY, Utah — The Sundance Film Festival program guide describes "Happy Valley" as a documentary that "delves beneath the headlines to create a modern American parable of guilt, redemption and identity." It is all that but it is also something...
  • Sundance: Sandusky's Son Hopes 'Happy Valley' Will Empower Abuse Survivors

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky participated in a documentary about his father's sexual-abuse case and hopes to become an advocate for child victims. Matt Sandusky told the Centre Daily...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Happy Valley'

    In his documentaries "My Kid Could Paint That" and "The Tillman Story," Amir Bar-Lev zeroed in on the difference between the public perception of a scandal and the private truth of the matter -- a theme that serves him no less effectively in "Happy...
  • Sundance: For embattled Matt Sandusky, a rare moment of redemption

    Sundance: For embattled Matt Sandusky, a rare moment of redemption
    PARK CITY, Utah--Since the Jerry Sandusky scandal blew up several years ago, there have been few figures quieter than Matt Sandusky, the adult son of the convicted sex offender. The younger Sandusky has stayed entirely out of the public eye, even after...
  • Sundance: Variety Critics Name Their Mid-Festival Faves

    SCOTT FOUNDAS: Well, it's officially past the midpoint of Sundance 2014. The opening-weekend revelers have begun to dissipate, the shuttle buses are more easily navigating their way through Park City's streets, and those of us who are left can more easily...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Nov. 11-15, 2013)

    Nebraska (Paramount) After making side trips to California's Central Coast and Hawaii (for "Sideways" and "The Descendants," respectively), Alexander Payne returns to his home state of Nebraska for his sixth directorial feature, a wistful ode to small-...
  • Review: '12-12-12' doesn't do Sandy relief concert justice

    Review: '12-12-12' doesn't do Sandy relief concert justice
    If your DVR still holds the complete recording of last December's benefit concert at Madison Square Garden for Hurricane Sandy victims, the new film "12-12-12" is no reason to hit the delete button yet. Directors Amir Bar-Lev and Charlie Lightening put...
  • Film Review: '12-12-12'

    Great chefs can take leftovers and dress them up with enough flourishes and new flavors to make entirely palatable new dishes, but even then, one never forgets that they're still leftovers. Directors Amir Bar-Lev and Charlie Lightening prove to be...
  • Harvey Weinstein: Sheikh donated $500,000 to 12-12-12 concert to meet Kristen Stewart

    Harvey Weinstein: Sheikh donated $500,000 to 12-12-12 concert to meet Kristen Stewart
    Filmmakers Harvey Weinstein and Amir Bar-Lev were chock-full of comedic anecdotes at the Los Angeles premiere of their documentary "12-12-12." Weinstein and Bar-Lev hit the red carpet on Oct. 29 at the Directors Guild of America Theater. Their movie...