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Sundance Juries Include Banks, Posey, Spurlock, Vachon, Schwarzbaum

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood January 11, 2010 at 3:53AM

Sundance has announced the members for its five juries for 2010. The ten-day fest fest gets under way January 21.
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Thompson on Hollywood

Sundance has announced the members for its five juries for 2010. The ten-day fest fest gets under way January 21.

U.S. Documentary Competition Jury: filmmaker Greg Barker (Sergio), director/producer Dayna Goldfine (Ballet Russes), Wired senior editor Nancy Miller, documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and filmmaker Ondi Timoner (We Live in Public).

U.S. Dramatic Competition Jury: novelist Russell Banks (The Sweet Hereafter), producer Jason Kliot (Three Seasons), director Karyn Kusama (Jennifer's Body), actress Parker Posey (Happy Tears), cinematographer Robert Yeoman (Whip It).

World Cinema Documentary Competition Jury: documentarian Jennifer Baichwal (Manufactured Landscapes), PBS correspondent Jeffrey Brown, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival director Asako Fujioka.

World Cinema Dramatic Competition Jury: writer/director Alison Maclean (Jesus's Son), Entertainment Weekly critic Lisa Schwarzbaum, producer Sigurjon “Joni” Sighvatsson (Arlington Road).

Shorts Competition Jury: filmmaker Sterlin Harjo (Barking Water), Wholphin DVD editor and cofounder Brent Hoff, Killer Films chief Christine Vachon (I'm Not There).

Short film awards will be named January 26 and the rest of the awards will be announced January 30. A new NEXT award, chosen by the eight NEXT filmmakers, will honor the best low-budget film.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.