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15 Breakout Artists To Watch From The 2013 Sundance Film Festival

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 25, 2013 1:06 PM
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There's still a couple days left of this year's Sundance Film Festival, but for all intents and purposes it's winding down. Most of the press have departed, pretty much every major movie has screened at least once, and many of them have been bought, or will be over the next few days.

Sundance Review: Shane Carruth's Beguilingly Enigmatic 'Upstream Color' May Cause Disorienting Side Effects, Results Will Vary

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 21, 2013 6:50 PM
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Nine years ago, autodidact filmmaker Shane Carruth burst onto the indie scene with the abstruse and complex sci-fi thriller "Primer," which made him a Sundance darling in 2004 when it won the Grand Jury Prize and went on to become a cult hit. The polymath writer, director, actor, musician, editor, producer, et al. stayed mostly quiet during this time, working fruitlessly on a still-unproduced film called "A Topiary" and helping out Rian Johnson with the time-travel sequences in "Looper."

AFI Interview: Amy Seimetz Discusses Her Directorial Debut 'Sun Don't Shine,' Noir & The Trappings Of Mumblecore

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • November 18, 2012 1:50 PM
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From its opening moments, its clear that something isn't right in Amy Seimetz's "Sun Don't Shine." Despite the palpable Florida heat, Crystal (Kate Lyn Sheil) and her boyfriend Leo (Kentucker Audley) are fighting near their car during what we will soon learn is a road trip. Only, this isn't a "let's listen to my radio station" kind of fight. It's an exhausting and physical brawl, the cause of which isn't revealed until minutes later.

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