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Independent (Movie Genre)

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  • Sundance 2014: Richard Linklater to debut ambitious 'Boyhood'

    Sundance 2014: Richard Linklater to debut ambitious 'Boyhood'
    The independent-film world is known for its sprawling, epic projects -- Michael Apted’s "Up" series, or the entire editing session of “The Tree of Life.” That’s the spirit Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” seeks to...
  • Sundance Fest's John Cooper Recalls Road to Mainstream Mecca

    It's not that Sundance festival director John Cooper wasn't always a "movie guy." It's just that, prior to joining the staff 25 years ago, he had dedicated most of his creative energy to the stage. Turns out Cooper's collaborative New York theater...
  • Awards season is upon us, but who's seen the movies?

    "DENNIS RODMAN, the off-key Charles Lindbergh of North Korea!" goes the quote from New York magazine's Approval Matrix. I wonder how many young would-be historians got this remark? Before World War II, the American hero, Lindbergh, was in Germany...
  • Doing whatever it takes for a spot at Sundance Film Festival

    Doing whatever it takes for a spot at Sundance Film Festival
    There's a small but established tradition of Sundance Film Festival directors turning their festival shorts into full-length Sundance features. But few in the 30-year history of the nation's top showcase for independent film had successfully attempted...
  • Jared Leto on His Return to Acting: 'I Needed to Go Away in Order to Have Something to Say Again'

    Jared Leto has a coffin in the living room of his Los Angeles home. Perhaps even stranger, he's not sure exactly where it came from. "I think it's from 'Mr. Nobody,'‚ÄČ" he says, referring to the recently released film he shot back in 2007. "But I can't...
  • Robert Redford Says Sundance Lineup Is a Return to Indie Roots

    Robert Redford's recent awards-season campaign has doubled as a walking advertisement for the Sundance Film Festival. "All Is Lost," in which the veteran thesp is the lone actor onscreen, was directed by J.C. Chandor, who made his debut at Sundance in...
  • Robert Redford's Sundance Press Conference: 'We Have Nothing to do With Distribution'

    Robert Redford defended the roots of the Sundance Film Festival during the opening day press conference Thursday, saying it's not the responsibility of the fest to provide distribution for independent cinema, but rather be a launch pad for filmmakers....
  • Festival Alternatives Exist for Indie Filmmakers

    The Sundance Film Festival remains the quickest way for American indie filmmakers to win big. Like landing on Boardwalk and Park Place, it can often pave the way for fortune and success. But as the entertainment industry evolves and marketplace grows more...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Wish I Was Here'

    After exploring twentysomething Millennial malaise in his 2004 hit "Garden State," Zach Braff shifts his attention to mid-thirties, post-marital anomie in "Wish I Was Here," a cloying compendium of follow-your-dreams platitudes, new-agey spirituality...
  • Sundance: Buzz Titles Still Up for Grabs Amid Snoozy Sales

    While festgoers are enjoying unusually warm weather in Park City, the temperature on the acquisition front at this year's Sundance Film Festival has been cool so far, with fewer deals taking longer to materialize and with smaller pricetags. The hesitance...
  • Sundance Film Festival: Stars Party and Celebrate Film in Park City

    For the 30th anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford wanted to jump out of a cake. Before introducing the Jan. 16 opening night film, Damien Chazelle's "Whiplash" (which Sony Pictures Classics acquired), Redford revealed to the Eccles...
  • 'Lunchbox' Producer Guneet Monga Spices up 'Titli'

    HONG KONG - Bollywood powerhouse Yash Raj Films has hired "Lunchbox" producer Guneet Monga to handle international sales and distribution of independent drama "Titli". The move is a further sign that Indian films may be reaching non-traditional audiences...