10 items from 2016
The perils of fast food have been illustrated in recent documentaries like Super Size Me, which followed director Morgan Spurlock for one month while he consumed only McDonald’s food. Now the world can see how a child’s Happy Meal looks after six years of “rotting,” thanks to Jennifer Lovdahl, the owner-operator of Balanced Health Chiropractic. Lovdahl shared this photo of […]
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- Crystal Smith
Sony Classics has acquired rights to the documentary “The Eagle Huntress” for North America, Latin America, Germany, Australia/New Zealand, Scandinavia and Asia.
“The Eagle Huntress” is directed by Otto Bell and executive produced by Morgan Spurlock and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actress Daisy Ridley. The film centers on Aisholpan, a 13-year old Mongolian girl striving to become the first female Eagle Hunter in the sport’s 2,000-year history.
The film follows Aisholpan as she learns all aspects of the ancient tradition, including taming her own eaglet and training for the annual Golden Eagle Festival, which involves competing against 70 male Eagle Hunters. The movie is set in the remote Altai Mountains of Northwestern Mongolia.
“The Eagle Huntress” held its world premiere last week at the Sundance Film Festival in the Sundance Kids section. Aisholpan, together with her father and mother, journeyed from Mongolia to Park City, Utah to present »
- Dave McNary
Most of buzz around the Sundance Film Festival involves the movies and distribution deals, but the true gems of the event are the industry panels and conversations that bring together some of the most influential filmmakers and storytellers in the business. To that degree, Sundance doesn't get much better than with its Cinema Café chats, which pairs up talent — from actors and filmmakers behind the festival's hottest titles to jury members and industry heavyweights — to discuss their careers and the business at large. Read More: The 2016 Indiewire Sundance Bible: All the Reviews, Interviews and News Posted During The Festival This year saw discussion teams ranging from Rebecca Hall and Michael Shannon to Lena Dunahm and Norman Lear, Chelsea Handler and Morgan Spurlock and Keegan-Michael Key and Natasha Lyonne, among others. Because Sundance live streams these Cinema Café discussions, all 9 of them from last week are now available to »
- Zack Sharf
Otto Bell’s well received documentary has gone to the distributor for North America, Latin America, Germany, Australia/New Zealand, Scandinavia and Asia.
The film premiered in Sndance Kids and tells of a 13-year-old who becomes the first non-male eagle hunter in Mongolia.
Under the tutelage of her father and grandfather, the youngster enters the annual Golden Eagle Festival, where she competes against 70 male Eagle Hunters.
Aisholpan, the subject of the film, travelled more than 6,000 miles with her mother to attend the Park City festival.
Stacey Reiss and Sharon Chang produced. Joining Spurlock and Ridley on the producer roster are Jeremy Chilnick, Marc H. Simon, Dan Cogan, Regina K. Scully, Barbara Dobkin and Susan Maclaury in association with Artemis Rising Foundation, Impact Partners, Shine Global and Warrior Poets.
CAA represented the filmmakers. »
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As festival favorites like “Manchester by the Sea” and “Tallulah” emerge, the first weekend shifts into gear, and Utah gets a fraction of the storm that hit the East Coast, here’s the latest from Park City, Utah. A view of the Egyptian on Saturday afternoon, January 23, 2016. (Mikey Glazer) It’s Snowing on John Krasinski, the Jo-Bros, and New Orleans Saints’ Qb Drew Brees… It doesn’t compare to the socked-in East Coast #Blizzard2016, but the falling flakes on Saturday cast an idyllic cover over the ski town-turned-cinema-hub. Morgan Spurlock was the most prepared. Morgan Spurlock, Jeff Vespa and Ben Schnetzer »
- Mikey Glazer
Otto Bell directed the Sundance Kids Premiere selection about Aisholpan, a 13-year old Mongolian girl who strives to become the first female eagle hunter in 2,000 years of male dominated history. Aisholpan plans to attend the festival.
“I was deeply moved by Aisholpan’s story and wanted to be a part of this beautiful film,” said Ridley. “I feel audiences and young girls around the world will be as inspired by her story as I was, and I am so proud to share her journey with the world.”
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"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" actress Daisy Ridley will join Morgan Spurlock ("Super Size Me") as an executive producer on Sundance world premiere "The Eagle Huntress," which also features an original song, "Angel in the Wings," written and performed by Sia. The film, the first feature from director Otto Bell, is set in the Altai Mountains of remote northwestern Mongolia. Bell follows Aisholpan, a 13-year old Mongolian girl who, with the support of her father and grandfather, strives to become an eagle hunter—an ancient tradition long dominated by men. (Aisholpan and her family will be in attendance for screenings, discussions, and "live eagle demonstrations" in Park City.) "The Eagle Huntress" is produced by Stacey Reiss and Sharon Chang. Morgan Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick, Dan Cogan, Regina K. Scully, Marc H. Simon, Barbara Dobkin and Susan Maclaury are executive producers, in association with »
- Matt Brennan
Exclusive: You cannot escape the Star Wars phenomenon, even at an indie film fest just getting underway in Park City. Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Daisy Ridley has come aboard to be executive producer of The Eagle Huntress, the first documentary to premiere in the Sundance Kids section, with a Sunday debut at the Prospector Square Park Theatre. Morgan Spurlock, exec producer of the film, divulged this to me and said that Ridley signed on after seeing a cut of the… »
If this year’s unprecedented influx of TV series and the direction of the entertainment marketplace is any indication, the Sundance Film Festival may end up having to change its name.
After a few years of dabbling in episodic programming, following in the footsteps of fests like SXSW, Sundance is offering a record number of Special Events section series from the biggest names and networks in the business — including Hulu and Warner Bros. Television’s Stephen King miniseries “11.22.63” from exec producers J.J. Abrams and Bridget Carpenter, Netflix’s Chelsea Handler doc series “Chelsea Does,” CNN’s W. Kamau Bell travel series “United Shades of America” and Starz’s drama “The Girlfriend Experience” from exec producer Steven Soderbergh.
For some, like Starz CEO Chris Albrecht, the fest’s timing and his project’s pedigree (“Girlfriend” springs from Soderbergh’s 2009 Sundance-preemed feature of the same name) proved an irresistible match. “When you »
- Gregg Goldstein
The fast-approaching 2016 edition of the Sundance Film Festival (January 21-31) features an exciting slate of panels and conversations, including both the long-running "Power of Story" series—with appearances by Christopher Nolan, Colin Trevorrow, and Alex Ross Perry—and a new venue, Festival Base Camp, which will play host to daily music performances. Topics to be covered at this year's festival include the relationship between media technology and storytelling, film aesthetics and the use of celluloid, music design, casting, and environmentalism. Read More: "Sundance Programmers Unveil, Discuss 2016 Competition, Next Lineups (Exclusive)" Other luminaries expected to participate include D.A. Pennebaker, Norman Lear, Lena Dunham, Chelsea Handler, Morgan Spurlock, Werner Herzog, Joshua Oppenheimer, Rebecca Hall, Michael Shannon, Charlie Kaufman, and Duke Johnson, among others. Read the full schedule of Sundance conversations below. "Power of »
- Matt Brennan
10 items from 2016
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