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Science Chases the Impossible in Todd Miller's Moving, Provocative Doc 'Dinosaur 13' (TRAILER)

One of the most impressive things about “Dinosaur 13," Todd Miller’s moving documentary that premiered at Sundance and hits theaters August 15 from Lionsgate, is that it makes the audience realize -- and feel -- what it means to lose something incredibly important. A spouse? No. A child? Not quite.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 15, 2014 1:11 PM
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WATCH: William H. Macy Directs Billy Crudup as a Boozing, Broken Musician in 'Rudderless' Trailer

William H. Macy gets behind the camera for his filmmaking debut "Rudderless," the gritty 2014 Sundance Film Festival drama that moved audiences on closing night. Watch the first trailer here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 14, 2014 4:18 PM
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Heads Up, Documentary Filmmakers: Sundance Institute's First-Ever ShortsLab Coming to LA

Documentary filmmakers take note: Sundance Institute invites you to its inaugural day-long ShortsLab in Los Angeles. On September 13 at LA's Cinefamily theater, the seminar will focus on short-form documentary films.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • August 14, 2014 2:54 PM
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WATCH: Oscar-Worthy John Lithgow Talks Ira Sachs' Gay Love Story 'Love Is Strange' (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

There are so many coming-of-age stories every year that it's rare to see a mature love story. Even though Ira Sachs' "Love is Strange," which debuted at Sundance, is about two gay men who get married, it's more about aging love. It's touching how much these men love each other. Sony Pictures Classics releases the film August 22 in New York and LA.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 11, 2014 2:54 PM
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Sundance Film Festival Goes to Hong Kong

Sundance Film Festival – Hong Kong Selects will offer Hong Kong premieres of eight new films from the 2014 Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., with filmmakers on hand.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 1, 2014 2:27 AM
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WATCH EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Sundance Grand Jury Winning Doc 'Rich Hill'

"Rich Hill"
Watch a clip from Sundance Grand Jury-winning doc 'Rich Hill,' exclusive to TOH!
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 21, 2014 6:44 PM
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David Ansen's Departure from Los Angeles Film Festival Signals New Direction for Fest

After five years at Film Independent's Los Angeles Film Festival, Artistic Director David Ansen is leaving to go back to writing. Also leaving is programmer Doug Jones, who takes 12 years of institutional memory with him. Very much in charge is LAFF's high-powered LAFF director, producer Stephanie Allain ("Boyz 'n the Hood"), who is pulling her friend Elvis Mitchell into a more prominent role as year-round "curator."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 14, 2014 5:28 PM
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Sundance Programmers Talk LA's NEXT FEST, Which Pairs Movies & Music Downtown

Did you miss the Sundance Film Festival? Well, the Sundance Institute is returning to Los Angeles with the second four-day NEXT FEST (August 7-10). This time they're not showing the program at the Sunset 5 but are reaching out to the hipster crowd at a new downtown venue, the restored Theatre at Ace Hotel.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 25, 2014 6:01 PM
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Los Angeles Film Festival: Sundance-Winning College Satire 'Dear White People' Challenges Audiences (INTERVIEW)

"Dear White People" was one of those first features we often see at the Sundance Film Festival that charges out of the gate exploding with all the things the young filmmaker wants to say. This week, it plays the Los Angeles Film Festival.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 19, 2014 1:12 PM
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Miles Teller Reteams with Damien Chazelle for 'La La Land'

Miles Teller and director Damien Chazelle made quite the splash at Sundance this year with their well-received drama "Whiplash," and according to The Wrap, the duo are in talks to reprise their collaboration on Chazelle's upcoming musical "La La Land."
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 6, 2014 11:49 AM
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