Directed by Topaz Jones and filmmaking duo Rubberband (Jason Filmore Sondock and Simon Davis), the 38-minute film explores Jones’ education on his own Black identity by presenting “the Black ABCs,” inspired by a set of alphabet flashcards developed by Black educators in Chicago in 1970 as an alternative to the Eurocentric teaching tools typically available to them.
I Was a Simple Man. Christopher Makoto Yogi’s second feature is steeped in the free-flowing dangers of time and memory — not unlike the much sparer Sundance offering Wild Indian, it’s a tale about the guilt of non-white men, born of a history of colonialism, whose relationship to the identity is fraught, frazzled, and constantly questioned.
Filmmakers Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald are teaming up again to make a sequel to their 2010 YouTube feature Life in a Day. The 2010 documentary compiled crowd-sourced footage from a single date.
“It’s always a cause for celebration for IFC Films to work with Ethan, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with the legendary Michael Almereyda and the rest of this amazing cast to bring this unique and extraordinary film to US audiences this summer,” said Arianna Bocco, executive VP of acquisitions and productions at IFC Films, in a statement.
Amazon is pacing itself with “Brittany Runs a Marathon,” allotting more than a month before taking the film nationwide in an effort to avoid the same fate as fellow festival purchase “Late Night .” Despite critical praise, the Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson-led comedy fizzled at the box office with $15 million, only $2 million more than Amazon paid for the movie.
Upon its premiere at Sundance Film Festival last January, Sony Pictures’ and Stage 6 Films’ webcam thriller Searching proved to be a surprise hit, receiving rave reviews from critics for its subversion of the genre and after proving to be a large success at the box office, the studios have begun development on a sequel, according to Deadline.
Josh Gad, Alexander England co-star in Sundance hit horror-comedy. The trailer shows Miss Caroline working with Dave (Alexander England), a washed-up musician on-hand as a chaperone, and kids’ show personality Teddy McGiggle (Josh Gad ) to defeat the zombies.
The China UniCreative Culture Industry Group and Canada’s CarpeDiem Film & TV are allying for the development, production, financing and the exploitation of animated IPs for the Chinese and international markets.
The trailer of The Farewell , which was hailed as one of Sundance Film Fesitval 2019's best films, was released on 7 May. Though teased as being "based on an actual lie," the film is inspired by true events in writer-director Lulu Wang's life.
He has worked over the years as a film instructor at the University of Utah and Brigham Young University and as a director and producer for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on a variety of projects, including temple videos.
Kino Lorber , in association with blockchain-powered TVOD platform Breaker, has acquired North American rights to Beniamino Barrese’s documentary “The Disappearance of My Mother ,” which had its world premiere at the Sundance Festival earlier this year, Variety has learned exclusively.
The pic, starring Jillian Bell (“Rough Night,” “22 Jump Street”), won the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival. Paul Downs Colaizzo, an award-winning playwright, makes his directorial debut with “Brittany Runs a Marathon,” based on the real-life experiences of his best friend Brittany.
Directed by Luke Lorentzen, the film won the special jury award for cinematography at its premiere in Sundance. “’Midnight Family’ is a riveting documentary exploring life for a family in Mexico as they strive for survival,” said DiGiacomo in a statement.
The London arm of the Sundance Film Festival returns to Picturehouse Central this May, and now we have a better idea of what films will be on show. Sundance Film Festival: London rims between 30 May and 2 June this year at Picturehouse Central.
Sundance Film Festival co-founder Sterling Van Wagenen charged with child sexual abuse. A Utah filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced an Oscar-winning movie in the mid-1980s has been charged with sexual abuse of a young girl.
Sterling Van Wagenen , who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival , has been charged with felony aggravated sexual abuse by the Salt Lake City District Attorney’s office.
Following an acclaimed and emotional premiere at January’s Sundance Film Festival, a documentary about the life and work of late actor Anton Yelchin will hit U.S. theaters this summer. “It was so important to us to make this film about our friend, Anton Yelchin ,” Doremus and Price said.
PANAMA CITY — Paul Federbush, international director, Sundance Feature Film Program, andLaura Michalchyshyn, at Sundance Productions, delivered a presentation at IFF Panama , moderated by Diana Sanchez, focusing on how the changing media landscape has created new opportunities for filmmakers, in particular in regions such as Latin America.
Quentin Dupieux’s “Deerskin,” an offbeat French comedy with Jean Dujardin (“The Artist”) and Adèle Haenel (“BPM”), is set to open the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight.
Monica Lozano’s Alebrije to Co-Produce Ernesto Contreras’ Next Film (EXCLUSIVE) GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Mexico’s Ernesto Contreras, best known for his lauded Sundance Audience Award winner “I Dream in Another Language” is preparing his next feature film, “Cosas Imposibles” (“Impossible Things”).
Twitter/@kol5ara Ahmed, who is excited to collaborate with Tariq, told The Hollywood Reporter , “We are setting out to do something different, and do it in a bold way.” Mughal Mowgli is a spiritual drama which centres on a British Pakistani rapper who's first big break is at the risk of being jeopardised after he contracts an epigenetic ailment.
The film will have to contend with the opening weekends of “Dark Phoenix,” the latest X-Men movie, and “The Secret Life of Pets 2.” Amazon Studios’ 2019 slate includes Mike Leigh’s “Peterloo,” Bert & Bertie’s “Troop Zero” starring Viola Davis, and a range of Sundance pick-ups.
Chinonye Chukwu directed “Clemency.” Woodard plays a prison warden whose worn down by years of carrying out death-row executions. “Making ‘Clemency’ has been a life-changing soul journey, and I am thrilled to partner with the team at Neon to share the film with audiences across the country,” Chukwu said.
Michael Jackson’s Family Reacts to ‘Leaving Neverland’ Claims: ‘His Naiveté Was His Downfall’ In their first television interview since the HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, Tito, Marlon, Jackie, and Taj Jackson are advocating for Michael Jackson’s innocence.