Tag: sundance2019

Friday One Sheet: DIVINE LOVE and Neon Iconography

This column's obsession with neon continues with the key art for Brazilian drama and Sundance entry, Divino Amor. The design feels like those ubiquitous paperback novels of the 1980s, dealing more in iconography than 'description.' Even the tagline here, "True...

Sundance 2019 Review: THE UNTITLED AMAZING JOHNATHAN DOCUMENTARY, A Wonderful Hot Mess

In 2015 I was quite taken by Julien Temple’s documentary, The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson, which set out to capture the literal farewell tour of the garage punk icon after he was diagnosed with a terminal illness that threatened to...

Sundance 2019 Interview: PARADISE HILLS Director Alice Waddington Talks About Her Wonderland

As a curator for Slamdance’s Department of Anarchy, I make a point of seeking out weird and wonderful films from around the world. One of my favorites from 2016 was Alice Waddington’s Disco Inferno. Even by our high standards, the...

Sundance 2019 Interview: Wu-Tang Clan and Director Sacha Jenkins on OF MICS AND MEN

Wu-Tang brought the mothafuckin’ ruckus to Park City, Utah last week, where the first two episodes of Sacha Jenkins’ ‘new American Classic’, Of Mics And Men, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Jenkins titled the film Of Mics and Men as a...

Sundance 2019 Interview: Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman, Director Mirrah Foulkes Talk JUDY & PUNCH

As anyone who's spent far too much time perusing the Internet for ancient photos of terrifying clowns genuinely intended to entertain children, as I have, can tell you, history had some confused notions of how best to delight youngsters. Take,...

Sundance 2019: THE HOLE IN THE GROUND Poster and Trailer Debuts For Midnight Selection

Lee Cronin's debut feature film The Hole in the Ground just had its world premiere at Sundance in the midnight program and response has been good so far.    If you are eager to have a look for yourself A24,...

Sundance 2019: Trailer for Short Film HOW DOES IT START Explores A Girl's Desire to Understand Desire

Most societies are uncomfortable with pre-teens having knowledge of, or even curiousity about, sex and sexual desire, especially girls (though we're sexualized enough from an early age, but that's a story for another day). Recent feature films such as The...

Sundance 2019: Exclusive Trailer for VR Experience EMERGENCE

Created by Universal Everything and presented by Within, Emergence is not your typical VR experience. In the experience (which is a companion piece to the museum exhibition Fluid Bodies at the Borusan Contemporary in Istanbul) you hover above as thousands...

Sundance 2019 Preview: Premieres, Next, and Spotlight

It's here at last! The Sundance Film Festival kicks off today in Park City, Utah. We've already toured the US Dramatic and World Dramatic competitions, the Midnight section, and the documentaries playing across the programs. We finish things off with...

Sundance 2019 Preview: Documentaries

So far we've taken a tour of the US & World Dramatic competitions and the Midnighters. Our Sundance 2019 preview series continues today ahead of tomorrow's festival kickoff with a look at the non-fiction films playing across the multiple documentary...

Rotterdam 2019: DIRTY GOD Clip - Nice Monster

Set to enjoy its world premiere on the opening night of the International Film Festival Rotterdam -- that's tonight! -- is Dirty God, directed by Sacha Polak. And the fact that it is also scheduled to have its U.S. premiere...

Sundance 2019 Preview: All the Midnighters

Our Sundance Film Fest preview series continues today with a tour of each and every film playing in the Midnight section. Thumb back to yesterday to see a few of the highlights in the US Dramatic & World Dramatic Competitions....

Sundance 2019 Preview: The Dramatic Competitions

It's Sundance time again with the snowy nexus of the indie film industry kicking off on Thursday. We've got our customary set of previews coming over the next few days. We'll start things off by shining a spotlight on a...