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Berlin: Doug Aitken’s ‘Station to Station’ Sells in Key Markets

Berlin: Doug Aitken’s ‘Station to Station’ Sells in Key Markets
Submarine Entertainment has sold distribution rights for Doug Aitken’s performance film “Station to Station” to more than half a dozen international markets following its world premiere at Sundance.

Deals have been closed with Films We Like label in Canada; Madman Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand; Dogwoof in the U.K. and Ireland; NonStop Entertainment in Scandinavia; and Feltrinelli in Italy.

The deals were negotiated by David Koh and Dan Braun of Submarine and Wme on behalf of the filmmakers.

Submarine will be representing the film at the Berlin Film Market.

“Station to Station” is composed of 60 individual one-minute films featuring different artists, musicians, places and perspectives — shot over 24 days as the production traveled from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Producers are Chris Totushek and Alex Waite.

The movie includes Cold Cave, Jackson Browne, Mavis Staples, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Thurston Moore, Patti Smith, Olafur Eliasson, Urs Fischer,
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy headline Sundance sections

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy headline Sundance sections
When Sundance announced the films in competition for the 2014 festival yesterday, its organizers noted that they were impressed by the caliber of cinematic artistry — mostly due to technology — that freed up filmmakers to experiment with different genres. No category of the festival is more rooted in genre than Park City at Midnight, the late-night section that specializes in horror and the supernatural, and this year’s slate has several potential breakouts. “The Midnight lineup came together in a way that is about the strongest group we’ve ever had, top to bottom,” says Trevor Groth, Sundance’s director of programming.
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Sundance unveils New Frontier

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Sundance Institute executives announced on December 5 that the festival will feature new work from artist Doug Aitken as well as Klip Collective’s external projections on the Egyptian Theatre.

An expanded New Frontier will showcase installations, performance, transmedia and panel discussion section. Most of the installations will be housed at a new, 5,000-square-foot location at the Gateway in Park City adjacent to Main Street.

Doug Aitken’s The Source (Evolving) will occur at a nearby location along Main Street.

“As human and machine, biological and media experiences blur and hybridise, the distinctions between them are also becoming irrelevant,” said curator of the exhibition and Sundance Film Festival senior programmer Shari Frilot.

“The digital and the organic integrally constitute a new primordial pool. What does creativity and storytelling look like if we revel in this new way of being?”

“This year’s expanded New Frontier allows artists to continue pushing the boundaries in telling their stories,” said Sundance
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