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Ed Burns, Tom Rothman headline Sundance Film Festival juries

19 December 2012 12:35 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Ed Burns, whose debut film The Brothers McMullen premiered at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival, was announced today as a jury member for next month’s Sundance in Park City, Utah. Burns joins documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, executive Tom Rothman and 16 others named to five juries that will award prizes at independent film’s most high-profile showcase.

Short Film Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Jan. 22, with feature film awards announced at a separate ceremony on Jan. 26. The festival runs this year from Jan. 17-27.

Click below for the entire Sundance jury list:

U.S. Documentary Jury

Liz Garbus is a prolific documentary filmmaker. »

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“Silver Linings Playbook” kicking off this year’s Savannah Film Festival – Oscars by Sean O'Connell

1 October 2012 2:19 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: David O. Russell’s Oscar contender “The Silver Linings Playbook” will open The 2012 Savannah Film Festival, an annual event that this year will showcase similar awards contenders like Robert Zemeckis’ “Flight,” Dustin Hoffman’s “Quartet,” the crowd-pleasing musical comedy “The Sapphires” and Michael Haneke’s emotionally draining “Amour.” The fest will kick off on Saturday, Oct. 27. It also will conclude with a 3D screening of DreamWorks Animation’s holiday blockbuster “Rise of the Guardians.” Russell’s comedy has been building awards momentum since it took home the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The Hollywood Film Awards announced so far that it will recognize Robert De Niro with the “Hollywood Supporting Actor” award, as well as Russell with this year’s “Hollywood Director Award.” Expect them to be the first of many prestigious award nominations “Silver Linings” picks »

- Sean O'Connell

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Magnolia and Participant Continue 'Food, Inc.' Collaboration with Hunger Crisis Doc 'A Place a the Table'

27 July 2012 10:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Magnolia Pictures has picked up Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush's "A Place at the Table" for Us distribution. The Participant Media documentary, which premiered at Sundance (while titled "Finding North"; Indiewire's Meet the Filmmakers interivew is here), looks into the hunger crisis in America. It features Jeff Bridges and Tom Colicchio and boasts music by T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars. Jacobson and Silverbush also produced, alongside Julie Goldman and Ryan Harrington. Colicchio, along with Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Christina Weiss Lurie and Jeffrey Lurie, executive produced. This is the second time Magnolia and Participant teamed up on a food-related doc, the first being Robert Kenner's 2008 "Food, Inc.," which received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. "A Place at the Table" now looks at food issues from a different angle; "shining a light on the 30% of American families—more than 49 million »

- Sophia Savage

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Sundance London: Finding North Review

28 April 2012 12:36 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Directors: Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush

Cast: N/A

Running Time: 95 min

Synopsis: A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

Finding North is in an intriguing documentary revolving around the hunger crisis in the present day United States, and the very first film that I have experienced at this year’s inaugral Sundance London Film and Music Festival. You may be asking indeed the same question as myself going in, possibly rather arrogantly; what hunger crisis? You see, this is not a documentary focussing on the homeless issues across the country and the expected hunger issues that go along with that, which is what I presumptuously expected, but the 50 million Americans that live on the bread line where they live almost hand to mouth every month, relying on limited government handouts to get their food.

The film covers a number »

- Paul Heath

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The 2012 Seattle Film Festival Line-Up is the Best I've Seen in Years

27 April 2012 12:07 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I can't remember a time I went to the Seattle International Film Festival (Siff) press launch and looked over the list of films and saw so many I was interested in seeing. The claim to fame for over the years is to call it the largest and most-highly attended festival in the United States. This is a fact I've often taken issue with as I don't equate quantity with quality. Granted, there has been a large number of quality features to play the fest over the years, including Golden Space Needle (Best Film) winners such as Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), My Life as a Dog (1987), Trainspotting (1996), Run Lola Run (1999), Whale Rider (2003) and even recent Best Director winner, Michel Hazanavicius's Oss 117: Nest of Spies in 2006. That said, looking over this year's crop of films I see a lot of films I will be doing my absolute best to see. »

- Brad Brevet

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Sundance London 2012: 'Finding North'

26 April 2012 9:00 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ Thanks to the enormous popularising influence of filmmaker Michael Moore, American 'social issue' documentaries can now be found in relative abundance. Taking more than a few nods from past efforts such as 2008's Food, Inc, Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush's oddly-titled, Civil Wars-scored Finding North (2012) seeks to highlight the hunger crisis currently sweeping America, hypothesising over the roots of this growing domestic problem.

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Sundance London Announce Inaugural 2012 Film Festival Programme

4 April 2012 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Anyone who’s anyone in the film industry recognises the importance of the Sundance Film Festival but this year is particularly distinct because it’s finally coming to London. The Sundance Institute and The O2 have announced their line-up for no-less-than 14 narrative and documentary feature films to make their UK premieres at the inaugural Sundance London festival at the O2 April 26th – 29th. The films initially premiered in January at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah – the leading independent film festival in the USA but an impressive collection are finally set to grace the UK.

The legendary academy-award winning actor Robert Redford, President and Founder of Sundance Institute, had this to say about the festival:

I welcome the opportunity to see how people in the UK experience these films, while they are American productions they speak to universal experiences and global challenges. Sundance London also is the perfect »

- Dan Bullock

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Sundance London 2012 Line-Up Announced

7 March 2012 9:58 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Sundance Institute and The O2 announced today 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 festival in the United States.

“I welcome the opportunity to see how people in the UK experience these films,” said Robert Redford, President and Founder of Sundance Institute. “While they are American productions they speak to universal experiences and global challenges.”

He went on to add, “Sundance London also is the perfect opportunity to continue our long-time commitment to growing a broader international community around new voices and new perspectives.”

John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “Sundance London grew out of our desire to help American independent filmmakers expand their reach, and we »

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Sundance London film programme announced

7 March 2012 5:29 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Robert Redford brings his Sundance Festival to the UK next month for the inaugural Sundance London event, which takes place at the 02 between the 26th and 29th April and will feature fourteen UK premieres - the line-up of which has just been announced today.

“I welcome the opportunity to see how people in the UK experience these films,” said Robert Redford, President and Founder of Sundance Institute. “While they are American productions they speak to universal experiences and global challenges. Sundance London also is the perfect opportunity to continue our long-time commitment to growing a broader international community around new voices and new perspectives.”

Check out the full programme here...

2 Days in New York (Director: Julie Delpy, Screenwriters: Julie Delpy, Alexia Landeau) — Marion has broken up with Jack and now lives in New York with their child. A visit from her family, the different cultural background of her new boyfriend, »

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Sundance London 2012: Film programme announced

7 March 2012 4:22 AM, PST | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

The inaugural Sundance London festival today announced its long-awaited film programme for the 2012 event, which takes place at The O2 Arena from 26-29 April. All 14 featured films will be UK premieres, with highlights including Julie Delpy's 2 Days in New York, Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush's Finding North and So Yong Kim's For Ellen. All films showing at this year's event made their debut at January's Sundance Film Festival, which takes place each year in Park City, Utah.

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- CineVue

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First Sundance London festival to showcase 14 films from Park City

7 March 2012 4:02 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Inaugural festival in April looks to win new audiences for Us independent cinema with a focus on movies linked with music

The inaugural Sundance London film festival is set to sound a declaration of American independence on the banks of the Thames, showcasing 14 features that premiered at the event's regular Park City, Utah base in January. Potential highlights include 2 Days in New York, Julie Delpy's follow-up to her 2006 hit 2 Days in Paris, and Eugene Jarecki's award-winning drugs documentary The House I Live In.

John Cooper, director of the Sundance film festival, explains that London was the obvious choice. "We're a mission-driven organisation, so we are always looking to extend the audience for American independent films. London is the perfect venue. We have a long history with UK films, and probably show more British titles than any other films from outside the Us. So there's a natural affinity. But »

- Xan Brooks

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Sundance London 2012 Announces Film Programme

7 March 2012 4:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

2012 will be the first year that Sundance comes to London and we here at HeyUGuys are very excited about it. It takes place 26th – 29th April and we’re hoping to be there to cover as much of the event as is possible.

Incase you’re not familiar with Sundance, it is a spin-off from the big Us event which takes place in Park City, Utah at the beginning of the year. In a nutshell, Sundance is a four-day festival that will include film screenings, live music performances, discussions, panels and other public cultural programming will be held 26 – 29 April, 2012 at The O2 in London. Robert Redford is due to open the festival with a discussion connecting film and music. ‘An Evening with Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett’ will be moderated by author and screenwriter Nick Hornby.

Today we get to see the full line-up of movies that will be »

- David Sztypuljak

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The Civil Wars on ‘The Hunger Games,’ Taylor Swift and Their Grammy Nominations

12 February 2012 10:11 AM, PST | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

Getty Images Joy Williams (L) and John Paul White of The Civil Wars perform at the ‘Finding North’ Party at Bing Bar on January 22, 2012 in Park City, Utah.

The Civil Wars are one of the most unlikely music acts scheduled to take the stage at tonight’s Grammy Awards, a broadcast that is likely to be dominated by the news of the passing of Whitney Houston.

The roots-music duo–John Paul White and Joy Williams–grabbed mainstream attention when one of its songs, »

- Christopher John Farley

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‘Finding North’ Shines Spotlight on Food Insecurity

30 January 2012 4:00 PM, PST | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

A few years ago, filmmaker Lori Silverbush was shocked to discover a girl she was mentoring was subsisting on chips and ramen — and that’s when her family was able to buy any food at all.

To help out, Silverbush got the young girl into a private school, which inadvertently exacerbated the problem: the new school didn’t provide free lunches, »

- Michelle Kung

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Sundance 2012: The Civil Wars talk Grammys, Music, and the new film ‘Finding North’

27 January 2012 11:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

If you had asked around a year ago, you would probably be hard pressed to find many people outside of Alabama who were familiar with Country/Folk duo The Civil Wars.  Yet somehow in just 8 short months, Joy Williams and John Paul White have been able to propel themselves from a place off the radar to a place in the spotlight.  Their new album Barton Hollow has garnered them two Grammy nominations in the categories of Best Folk Album, and Best Duo/Group Performance, and their rising popularity has even secured them a spot on the upcoming The Hunger Games soundtrack.

More recently the duo has teamed up with legendary music producer T-Bone Burnett, to score the soundtrack to one of Sundance 2012′s best documentaries entitled Finding North.  The documentary chronicles the seldom talked about issue of Food Insecurity in the USA, and attempts to sweep it out from under the rug, »

- Ty Cooper

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Daily Briefing. Previewing Sundance 2012

20 January 2012 5:32 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Hellion

Today's the day Sundance 2012 opens and Salon's Andrew O'Hehir pretty well sums up why those who've written the festival off completely might want to reconsider:

If Robert Redford's annual celebration of independent film is no longer the cutting-edge cultural phenomenon it appeared to be in the 1990s, it also isn't the wretched-excess Sundance of the early 2000s, when the overly precious downtown of Park City, Utah, was bedecked with 'gifting lounges' that attracted all kinds of entertainment and sports celebrities who had no plausible connection to the independent-film business. Current festival director John Cooper took the reins from longtime director Geoff Gilmore (a charismatic and polarizing figure) two and a half years ago, just as the national economy was going south. Whether by coincidence, strategy or an inevitable consequence of structural change, Cooper's first two festivals have felt leaner and more focused on actual films and filmmakers — and »

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“Finding North” | directors, Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush

19 January 2012 11:44 AM, PST | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

[Premiere Screening: Sunday, January 22 6:00 pm –Temple Theatre, Park City]

Kristi Jacobson:

49 million people in the U.S.—one in four children—don’t know where their next meal is coming from.  It’s a shocking statistic, but how do you turn a stat into a story?  My answer is deceivingly simple: you make a movie.

No art form can truly make us feel another person’s pain, or joy, or hunger.  It’s our own emotions and imaginations that bring any art form to life. But film, in my experience, is the most powerful conduit between one person’s experience and an audience.  As a filmmaker, I consider making that connection to be among my most cherished responsibilities and fulfilling rewards.  It’s a cycle of storytelling that has the potential to change all of us – the subject, the filmmaker, and the audience.

It reminds me of the great film experiences of my life – those experiences I’m »

- Filmmaker Staff

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Sundance Trailer: 'Finding North' Shows Hunger Crisis in America

19 January 2012 10:35 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Sundance premieres "Finding North" on January 22. Participant Media's documentary on hunger, from directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, features the likes of Jeff Bridges and Tom Colicchio (who also exec produced)--as well as sociologist Janet Poppendieck, author Raj Patel, nutrition policy leader Marion Nestle, Pastor Bob Wilson, teachers Leslie Nichols and Odessa Cherry and activists including Mariana Chilton (Witness to Hunger)--to push the message that child hunger is an American crisis, with one in four of our children struggling to eat. The film also boast original music by T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars. More on the film and the trailer below: 49 »

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Finding North movie trailer, a clip, poster and images. At Sundance, 2012

18 January 2012 8:21 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

New clip, the trailer, images, poster for documentary Finding North. The official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival (U.S. Documentary) is helmed and produced by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush. We have a new clip as well as the trailer for the film which is also produced by Julie Goldman and Ryan Harrington. 49 million people in the U.S. – one in four children – don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people for who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado second-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, »

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Finding North movie trailer, a clip, poster and images. At Sundance, 2012

18 January 2012 8:21 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

New clip, the trailer, images, poster for documentary Finding North. The official selection at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival (U.S. Documentary) is helmed and produced by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush. We have a new clip as well as the trailer for the film which is also produced by Julie Goldman and Ryan Harrington. 49 million people in the U.S. – one in four children – don’t know where their next meal is coming from, despite our having the means to provide nutritious, affordable food for all Americans. Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine this issue through the lens of three people for who are struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado second-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, »

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