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13 items from 2016


Sundance 2017 Shorts Program

28 December 2016 4:49 PM, PST | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

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Sixty-eight short films will complement the lineup of longer fare at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The short film slate aligns thematically with other Festival categories, including Midnight and The New Climate, the Festival’s new programming strand highlighting climate change and the environment. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 19–29.

The Institute’s support for short films extends internationally and year-round. Select Festival short films are presented as a traveling program at over 50 theaters in the U.S. and Canada each year, and short films and filmmakers take part in regional Master Classes geared towards supporting emerging shorts-makers in several cities. Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Program, supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and in partnership with The Guardian and The New York Times’ Op-Docs, »

- Sydney Levine

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Star Wars Rebels - why it's the perfect Rogue One companion

15 December 2016 9:20 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Dec 23, 2016

If you’re not on board already: now that Rogue One is in cinemas, it’s the perfect time to binge Star Wars Rebels...

This article is spoiler-free for Rogue One and Star Wars Rebels.

See related  Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is becoming a Netflix series American Horror Story Freak Show: First footage of Neil Patrick Harris The underappreciated film performances of Jim Carrey

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - as you undoubtedly know already - tells the tale of the Rebel spies that stole the Death Star plans, just before the opening crawl for the original Star Wars movie, which nowadays is known as A New Hope. But as epic as this one act of defiance against the Empire is, it's not the full story of the Rebel Alliance.

Countless yarns have been spun about this anti-Imperial organisation over the years (even »

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New Shorts Directed by Kristen Stewart, Laura Poitras & More to Premiere at Sundance 2017

6 December 2016 3:10 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With their feature film line-up now set (see here and here), Sundance have unveiled their 2017 short program, which in past years has included such gems as World of Tomorrow, Glove, and Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash. This year’s line-up includes Kristen Stewart‘s Come Swim, featuring a score by St. Vincent, as well as Project X, the latest film from Citizenfour director Laura Poitras.

Check out the full line-up of 68 films below, along with the first look at Stewart’s film.

U.S. Narrative Short Films

American Paradise / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Joe Talbot) — A desperate man in Trump’s America tries to shift his luck with the perfect crime in this story inspired by true events.

Cecile on the Phone / U.S.A. (Director: Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Screenwriters: Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Ellen Greenberg) — Overwhelmed by doubt and confusion after her ex-boyfriend’s return to New York, Cecile embarks on »

- Leonard Pearce

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Sundance Film Festival Announces 2017 Shorts Programs

6 December 2016 1:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kristen Stewart’s directorial debut, “Come Swim,” which she created as part of Refinery29’s women-helmed Shatterbox Anthology series, will screen at the Sundance Film Festival alongside 67 other short films announced Tuesday. The shorts round out a program of competition and Next films, format-bending New Frontier projects, and star-driven Premiere and Midnight titles unveiled over the previous week.

Other shorts of potential interest include “Cecile on the Phone,” co-written and directed by Annabelle Dexter-Jones (daughter of Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones, sister of DJ Mark Ronson), and Joe Talbot’s “American Paradise.” Though feature filmmakers haven’t necessarily had time to process the impact of the recent election, Talbot’s satirical short imagines life under a Trump presidency.

Among the documentary shorts, Oscar winner Laura Poitras (“Citizenfour”) unveils her latest, “Project X,” while Lewie Kloster’s “Legal Smuggling With Christine Choy” chronicles a crazy chapter in the life of Oscar nominee Choy (“Who Killed Vincent Chin? »

- Peter Debruge

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Swallows and Amazons and other great classic children’s book-to-film adaptations

22 November 2016 9:45 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To celebrate the release of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons – directed by Philippa Lowthorpe – on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Download from December 12th, we take a look at some of the best book to film adaptations to have captivated young audiences.

Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome’s classic series of novels have been loved by readers since its first publication nearly a century ago. Now it comes to the big screen, promising audiences a tale of whimsical adventure. While on holiday in the beautiful Lake District the four Walker children discover a seemingly deserted island but soon find that a pair of sisters, the Blacketts, have already lain claim to the land. Taking up the mantles of their respective sailboats the two groups of children engage in a battle of wits for control of the island, but when the Walkers discover a secret about the Blackett’s uncle, the »

- Villordsutch

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Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 8 – A Journey’s End? Review

22 September 2016 6:50 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With its original five-episode length extended to eight, Minecraft: Story Mode has cemented its position as Telltale’s longest-running individual season. And while I was quite fond of the initial four-episode introductory arc despite having no experience with the source material, the series’ shift to more self-contained installments from Episode 5 onward have caused it to stumble a bit. It’s become more difficult to get invested in Jesse’s world-hopping adventures when the conflict keeps changing and the recurring characters get little time to shine.

The season finale, A Journey’s End?, doesn’t do quite enough to avoid these same flaws, but at the same time, it gave me an experience much more akin to the series’ better days. There’s a bigger sense of focus to its plot, great pacing, and some of the best action scenes we’ve seen yet. If you’ve stuck with the series up to this point, »

- John Fleury

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Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 8 – A Journey’s End? out now, watch the trailer here

13 September 2016 9:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Telltale Games has today released the eighth and final episode of Minecraft: Story Mode.  Titled, ‘A Journey’s End’, this is the concluding episode available as part of the Adventure Pass which was released earlier this year, although one has to wonder if this is really the end judging by the use of the ‘?’ in the episode’s title.

In ‘A Journey’s End’ we find Jesse and the gang having to take part in a series of gladiatorial games such as Walls and Spleef to win their freedom, save their friends and perhaps get back to their own world.

The all star cast gains two new additions in this episode with Jim Cummings (Winnie the PoohDarkwing Duck) as Hadrian, leader of the Old Builders and Kari Wahlgren (Rick and MortyThe Fairly OddParents) as Mevia, the Enforcer.

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 8 – ‘A Journey’s End?’ is available now on Xbox 360, Xbox One, »

- Andrew Newton

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Watch ‘Thunder Road,’ The One-Take Short That Won Sundance

19 July 2016 10:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

From the start, writer, director and star Jim Cummings had always thought of his short “Thunder Road” as something he’d toss up on Vimeo and share with the world.  There’s been some unexpected twists and turns for the filmmaker to get to that point.

As Cummings tells it, the film very unexpectedly got into Sundance, where it then won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Film. Of course, this brought some heat to the short and Cummings, which meant attention was also paid to a major question from the film: If he’d secured the rights to Bruce Springsteen’s “Thunder Road,” which plays during a pivotal scene.  After paying $7,000 for the rights to the song so it could travel the festival circuit, Cummings was faced with a $40,000 to 50,000 licensing fee to put his short online. This prompted Cummings to take his case to Springsteen in the »

- Chris O'Falt

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Two 15-Year-Old Girls Fatally Shot at High School in Glendale, Arizona

12 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Two 15-year-old girls were fatally shot on the campus of Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona, just before 8 a.m., police confirm to People. Police say the shooting occurred in an isolated area of campus. No information regarding a suspect has been given. "This was not any sort of active shooter incident and there is no danger to the school or community at this time," Sgt. David Vidaure of the Glendale Police Department wrote in an email. There were no other victims aside from the fatal victims, Vidaure says. The school is currently on lockdown and parents cannot get to campus. »

- Greg Hanlon, @GregHanlon

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Two 15-Year-Old Girls Fatally Shot at High School in Glendale, Arizona

12 February 2016 10:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Two 15-year-old girls were fatally shot on the campus of Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona, just before 8 a.m., police confirm to People. Police say the shooting occurred in an isolated area of campus. No information regarding a suspect has been given. "This was not any sort of active shooter incident and there is no danger to the school or community at this time," Sgt. David Vidaure of the Glendale Police Department wrote in an email. There were no other victims aside from the fatal victims, Vidaure says. The school is currently on lockdown and parents cannot get to campus. »

- Greg Hanlon, @GregHanlon

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Buyers 'Get Squirrely' for John H. Williams animation

9 February 2016 11:20 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: UK and Australia / Nz deals on animation featuring voices of Will Forte, John Leguizamo.

Signature Entertainment has acquired UK and Ireland rights from Sc Films International to animation Get Squirrely, which it intends to release this summer.

The 3D animation, about a squirrel who plots to pull off a major heist at a giant nut factory, features the voices of Jason Jones (Pitch Perfect 2), Will Forte (Lego Movie), John Leguizamo (Ice Age), Samantha Bee (Sisters), Jim Cummings (The Lion King), Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice and John Cleese.

The Canadian feature was produced by John H. Williams (Shrek) of Vanguard Films and Dan Krech of Awesometown Entertainment. Ross Venokur directs.

Rialto acquired the film for Australia / Nz after releasing Sc Films’ animation Reef 2: High Tide in 2015. Alchemy has Us rights.

Sc Films animations include Gamba, Monkey King: The Hero and Wish. The copmany will also handle Marina Fuentes’ 6 Sales slate during Efm. »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Sundance 2016. Awards

1 February 2016 11:05 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

U.S. – DRAMATICGrand Jury PrizeThe Birth of a Nation (Nate Parker)Directing AwardSwiss Army Man (Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert)Special Jury AwardAs You Are (Miles Joris-Peyrafitte)Special Jury Award – Breakthrough Performance Spa Night (Joe Seo)Special Jury Award – Individual PerformanceMorris from America (Craig Robinson)The Intervention (Melanie Lynskey)Waldo Salt Screenwriting AwardMorris From America (Chad Hartigan)Audience AwardThe Birth of a Nation (Nate Parker)Next Audience AwardFirst Girl I Loved (Kerem Sanga)

U.S. – DOCUMENTARYGrand Jury PrizeWeiner (Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman)Directing AwardLife, Animated (Roger Ross Williams)Special Jury Award for EditingNUTS! (Penny Lane, Thom Stylinski)Special Jury Award for Social Impact FilmmakingTrapped (Dawn Porter)Special Jury Award for WritingKate Plays Christine (Robert Greene)Special Jury Award for Vérité FilmmakingThe Bad Kids (Lou Pepe, Keith Fulton)Audience AwardJim: The James Foley Story (Brian Oakes)

World Cinema – DRAMATICGrand Jury PrizeSand Storm (Elite Zexer)Directing AwardBelgica (Felix van Groeningen)Special Jury Award »

- Notebook

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Jim Cummings’ Thunder Road Takes Sundance, Part Two

29 January 2016 9:04 AM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

In part one of this video series, Jim Cummings and his team got ready to go to Sundance with their short. In this installment, they’re on the ground and feeling shaky. Actor Pj McCabe practices his networking skills in front of a mirror, there are arguments about who was supposed to get tickets to the premiere, and of course there are parties. Funny stuff. »

- Vadim Rizov

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