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#BackChannel -- Seats at The Table: Nat Turner + '13th' + Luke Cage + Solange

The highly-anticipated film The Birth of a Nation tells the story of a slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Southampton County, Virginia in 1831. The movie received critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, but support for the movie has since waned as details about the creator’s controversial past resurfaced. Show More Summary

Michael Shannon & Imogen Poots Romantic Noir ‘Frank & Lola’ Sets December Date

EXCLUSIVE: Frank & Lola, Matthew M. Ross’ masterful feature directorial debut which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, is getting a 20-25 market theatrical release on December 9. Universal acquired the title out of the...Show More Summary

Fullscreen Makes Bold Move Into Indie Film Industry Through Sundance Hit

Back in January 2016, First Girl I Loved won the Best Of NEXT Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival; nine months later, it has been scooped up by Fullscreen. The self-proclaimed “youth media company” has picked up Kerem Sanga’s...Show More Summary

Episode #116: Derek Waters

Derek Waters is the co-creator and star of Drunk History, which has won both an Emmy and a Sundance Film Festival award and is now in its fourth season on Comedy Central after appearing on Funny or Die and HBO. A fifth season is forthcoming. But Drunk History wasn’t even the first successful webseries from […]

Separating the art from the artist: A critic takes a second look at Nate Parker's 'The Birth of a Nation'

A few hours after Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” premiered to thunderous applause at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Variety published a largely glowing review, hailing the movie as a flawed but vital chronicle of American slavery — one that was told, crucially, from the perspective...

A new horror movie you've never heard of will literally make you scream

There's a gem of a movie you probably haven't heard of coming out on Friday, that is if you don't mind feeling scared close to death. The midnight section at the Sundance Film Festival can be hit or miss, but when the program is done right,...Show More Summary

Why 'Birth of a Nation' will be successful despite the rape controversy surrounding it

With a record-breaking $17.5 million purchase of Nate Parker’s directorial debut “The Birth of a Nation” at the Sundance Film Festival in January, Fox Searchlight is going full-throttle on the release of the movie, though the controversy...Show More Summary

The Tragic True Story of an On-Camera Suicide Will Stay With You Forever

Image Source: AP Photo / Sarasota Journal / John Cloud Two films about the life and death of television news anchor Christine Chubbuck premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year; the first, Christine, stars Rebecca Hall as Chubbuck and Dexter's Michael C. Show More Summary

‘Under the Shadow’ Clips Asks, Are Djinns Real?

The farsi-language horror film Under the Shadow (watch the trailer), written and directed by BAFTA-nominated Babak Anvari, is arriving in theaters on October 7 after World Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah this past January. Set in post-revolution Tehran, during the Iran-Iraq war, the film a follows a young mother who remains […]

James Franco & Christian Slater in Trailer for Indie Drama 'King Cobra'

"Just wait 'till I make you a star." IFC Films has debuted a trailer for an indie drama titled King Cobra, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Based on a stranger-than-fiction true story, King Cobra is aShow More Summary

With 'Goat,' Nick Jonas guns for a piece of the box office to go with the top of the charts

When Nick Jonas turned up at the Sundance Film Festival this year, the industry cognoscenti was perplexed. What, exactly, was the youngest Jonas brother doing so far from a stage and his legion of screaming fans? Was he hoping to score a free puffy jacket from a swag suite? Shredding some powder...

‘The Florida Project’ Movie: Willem Dafoe Goes To Disney World In ‘Tangerine’ Director’s Next Film

At the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, I sat in the library theater for the premiere of an ultra low budget film titled Tangerine. Filmmaker Sean Baker‘s Duplass Brothers-produced dramedy told the story of a transgender working girl searching Hollywood on Christmas Eve for the pimp who broke her heart. Show More Summary

SoHo Couple Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Woman at Sundance Extradited to Utah

Anne Hardcastle and Michael Taylor were arrested on September 9, for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman they met at a bar during the Sundance Film Festival . On Wednesday, they were sent to Utah separately, where they will face charges in object rape and forcible sexual abuse, with Hardcastle facing additional charges for forcible sodomy. Read more...

7 Black Movies to See if You Can’t Bear to See Birth of a Nation (or Even if You Do)

Ever since Nate Parker’s film, The Birth of a Nation, earned a record $17.5 million distribution deal and walked away with the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival back in January, the movie has been positioned as the film most likely to solve Hollywood’s #OscarsSoWhite problem. But Parker’s past […]

Review: Effective Scares & Thrills Make 'Blair Witch' a Worthy Sequel

Any verdict on the quality of the actual film aside, Blair Witch is the surprise of the year. It may not be as groundbreaking as when The Blair Witch Project stunned audiences at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival or even when the film stampeded through movie theaters later that summer. Show More Summary

This True Story About an On-Camera Suicide Will Make Your Blood Run Cold

Rebecca Hall is playing Christine Chubbuck, the newscaster who famously committed suicide on the air in 1974, in an intense new film. Christine debuted to generally positive reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, and it's due out in theaters Oct. Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: Rebecca Hall is a conflicted reporter in the tense first trailer for Christine

Antonio Campos’ Christine was one of two films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival about the life (and death) of Florida reporter Christine Chubbock. (The other one was Robert Greene’s more meta exploration of Chubbuck’s story, Kate...Show More Summary

‘Christine’ Trailer: Rebecca Hall Plays Christine Chubbuck in Antonio Campos’ New Film

Afterschool director Antonio Campos follows up his unnervingly hypnotic film Simon Killer with Christine. Campo’s third feature premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, where it was praised as a brutal, intimate character...Show More Summary

Ex-hockey player may lose NYC job after sex assault of Utah woman

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Mike Taylor, 45, joined private equity firm First Avenue Partners in early 2015 and was a principal there when he allegedly lured a woman to his Park City hotel during the Sundance Film Festival.

SoHo couple busted after forcing Utah woman into threesome

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A jet-setting SoHo couple is accused of forcing a Utah woman into a violent threesome during the Sundance Film Festival last January.

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