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First Look: Richard Linklater's 12 Years In The Making 'Boyhood', Now Added To The Sundance Film Festival Lineup

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 13, 2014 1:01 PM
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Boyhood
"It's the ultimate collaboration," Richard Linklater told Vulture about his upcoming "Boyhood," and he's not kidding. The project has been some twelve years in the making, and the ambition alone has caused excitement (it's one of our 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2014), with Linklater spending a few weeks every year since 2002 shooting portions of this film, resulting in something he describes thusly: "It's boyhood, it's parenthood, it's everything." And now it's finally finished, and ready to see the light of day.

Exclusive: Provocative Teaser Trailer For Sundance Documentary 'Concerning Violence' Narrated By Lauryn Hill

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2014 11:08 AM
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Concerning Violence
In 2011, Swedish filmmaker Göran Hugo Olsson brought a forgotten piece of American history vividly to life with "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975." The compelling documentary unearthed largely unseen footage shot by Swedish journalists of the era, and shined a new light on the potent Black Power movement of the time. And for his next effort, Olsson is once again digging into the archives to present a new perspective on a powerful topic.

Exclusive: New Pics From Sundance Comedy 'Land Ho!'; Directors Martha Stephens & Aaron Katz Talk Influences & Iceland

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2014 11:01 AM
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Land Ho!
Last fall, word emerged that David Gordon Green was putting his executive producer stamp on "Land Ho!," the new feature film from directors Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz. The pair have been making waves on the indie film scene over the past few years, with their most recent efforts "Pilgrim Song" and "Cold Weather" (respectively), drawing them particular praise and attention. Well, "Land Ho!" finds the directors joining forces and soon they'll be hitting the Sundance Film Festival to unspool their collaboration.

Sundance Scores: Jenny Lewis, Flying Lotus, Nick Cave, Willis Earle Beale & More Tune Up Park City Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2014 3:45 PM
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Last week we brought you word that Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and Beastie Boy Ad-Rock where bringing their musical skills to a couple of films headed to Sundance by providing a score (Lynn Shelton's "Laggies" and the baseball flick "No No: A Dockumentary," respectively). Well, that's just the tip of the iceberg. As you might suspect, the worlds of indie film and indie music aren't so far apart and there will be a lot of music to be heard in the films headed to Park City next week, so let's dive in...

Exclusive: 'E-Team' Goes To the Scene Of The Crime In Clip From Sundance Documentary

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2014 12:06 PM
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E-Team
A decade ago, director Ross Kauffman brought viewers around the world into a place they've never seen before with his acclaimed, Oscar-winning documentary "Born Into Brothels." We haven't heard much from the filmmaker since, but he's back with another fascinating story to tell, focusing on the eye-opening work of a team of investigators who head to the darkest corners of the globe.

Sundance: Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard Scoring Lynn Shelton's 'Laggies'; Ad-Rock Tunes Up Baseball Doc

  • By Edward Davis
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  • January 3, 2014 4:24 PM
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Laggies Ben Gibbard
A little bit of related Sundance music news rolling in this afternoon. Two well-known modern musicians—one an indie-rocker, the other a now-seminal hip-hop artist—are plying their trades to some new films making their debut in Utah later this January. First up is Death Cab For Cutie frontman and ex-Mr. Zooey Deschanel, Ben Gibbard. The singer/songwriter's first foray into solo film scoring was for the 2006 documentary "Kurt Cobain About A Son" and now he's dipping his toe in the waters once more for Lynn Shelton's "Laggies."

Watch: Rama Goes Undercover In Bloody, Bruising Full Length Trailer For 'The Raid 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 31, 2013 7:47 AM
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Raid 2
Some of the most acclaimed, dramatic and ambitious films of 2014 are coming to the Sundance Film Festival in a few weeks. Pictures that may be future Oscar contenders, with rising actors and talents to watch for in years to come. And while that's nice, sometimes you just want to sit down and watch something that's down, dirty and right to the point. Enter: "The Raid 2." Garth Evans' followup to his cult hit "The Raid" is here. And while the stakes are higher, the blood is still red.

Watch: Trailer For Sundance Horror Sequel 'Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 30, 2013 9:00 AM
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"Dead Snow; Red vs. Dead"
The Sundance Film Festival is associated with many things: celebrities, swag and of course, compelling dramas and sharp comedies that will have everyone talking for the rest of the year. But let us not forget that Park City also has a midnight lineup where folks can sit back and get scared silly. And one of the movies headed to Utah is a sequel to the film that put the director of "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" on the map.

Exclusive: Trailer For Sundance Thriller 'The Sleepwalker' Starring Brady Corbet & 'Girls' Star Christopher Abbott

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 23, 2013 10:09 AM
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The Sleepwalker
How do you get the best material and work in the most interesting projects? Write them yourself. That's the path Brady Corbet has been taking, with the kind of success that is really putting the actor, writer and director on the map. And after making waves at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012 with "Simon Killer," which he co-wrote and starred in, Corbet returns to the Dramatic Competition category with another intriguing offering.

Sundance 2014 Adds: 'A Most Wanted Man,' 'The Raid 2,' 'The Trip To Italy,' 'Frank' & Much More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 9, 2013 4:12 PM
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Laggies
For a moment there, it seemed like 2014 at the Sundance Film Festival was going to be a bit quieter this year. The announcements thus far had featured intriguing indie movies, but nothing compared to the huge 2013 that went down in Utah. Until this afternoon.

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