Tag: Sundance Film Festival

5 FILMS TO SEE AT THE HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH FILM FESTIVAL 2017 NYC

The Human Rights Watch Film Festival  taking place in New York City from June 9 - 18th, will be focusing on many issues this year. Films in the festival this year include exposure on police brutality, a legal battle about domestic abuse in America, sexual assault and misogyny in Asia, the Syrian crisis and fight with ISIS,…

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ERYKAH BADU PLAYS A NEUROTIC JAZZ SINGER IN “MAYISHA (SO LONG)”

Four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Erykah Badu released a new music video today for "Mayisha (So Long)." The cinematic video follows the release of the track from Robert Glasper's album Everything's Beautiful, a modernization and reinterpretation of Miles Davis' songs. Glasper stars opposite Badu in the video, playing Badu's consoling lover and the band's keyboard player. Badu,…

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SLUT SHAMING, A SOCIETAL SYMPTOM?

Slut shaming is more than a buzzword. It's female sexuality weaponized against women. Or at least that's what it used to be. The word "slut", and other colorful terms that are generally used in a similar vein, is increasingly becoming a general term for any woman one may find reason to insult, regardless of her sexual history…

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99 HOMES’ WORLD IS VERY CLOSE TO OURS – SUNDANCE REVIEW

99 Homes, directed by Ramin Bahrani (Chop Shop), is a riveting new look into the sleazy underbelly of real estate and the horrors of foreclosure amidst the economic recession. Before Ramin Bahrani screened 99 Homes, previously screened at the Toronto Film Festival, at this year’s Sundance Film Festival he spoke of how “the world was…

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TOP 10 SUNDANCE FILMS TO LOOK OUT FOR

The Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, is the annual gathering place for all serious film lovers. Founded by Robert Redford, the festival is meant to promote the art of film more than its commercial successes. Awards are given in categories of U.S. Dramatic Film, U.S. Documentary Film, World Dramatic Film, and World Documentary…

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RICHARD LINKLATER’S FILM BOYHOOD

Back in 2002, the critically acclaimed filmmaker, Richard Linklater, said that he would begin shooting an untitled film in his hometown of Houston, Texas. Filmed in forty-five days over the course of eleven years, the end result is 2014’s Boyhood, a coming-of-age drama starring Ellar Coltrane, Emmy-award winner Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater and Academy-award nominee…

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SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2013 LINE-UP

Sundance unveiled its line-up for the 2013 film festival in Park City, Utah. 65 of the 8,102 submissions will premiere on January 17 through January 27, celebrating 35 years of competitive vanguard filmmaking. The list is broken down into several categories including U.S. and International Narrative Short Films, Documentary Short Films, Animated Short Films, and…

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SUNDANCE LONDON FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 26 – 29

Sundance Institute and The O2 announced the programme of 14 narrative and 
documentary feature films that will make their UK premieres at the inaugural Sundance London festival, taking 
place at The O2 from 26-29 April. These films premiered in January at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park
 City, Utah – the premier independent film…

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