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Review: 'Obvious Child' Succeeds Admirably as an Abortion Rom-Com

Gillian Robespierre’s winning “Obvious Child,” which bowed at Sundance, sticks to the rom-com arc while throwing in a gutsy curveball: The film’s main woman and man fall in love while getting an abortion. It opens this Friday via A24 Films.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 4, 2014 1:03 PM
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How Did Michael C. Hall Go From Evil 'Dexter' to Ill-Fated Everyman in Mickle's 'Cold in July'?

Michael C. Hall, star of Jim Mickle's "Cold in July," talks shedding "Dexter," turning from the "marriage" of TV to the "love affair" of cinema, and his latest performance as a morally confounded everyman who's at war with himself.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 20, 2014 3:12 PM
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Sundance's NEXT FEST Is Coming to Los Angeles This Summer

The Sundance Institute’s NEXT FEST summer film festival hits Los Angeles the weekend of August 7-10, set to be headquartered at the Ace Hotel Theatre, and offering feature and short film screenings, some paired with live music performances.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 20, 2014 2:47 PM
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Oscilloscope Gets 'Low Down' with John Hawkes and Elle Fanning

Oscilloscope Laboratories has scooped up North American rights to director Jeff Preiss' jazz biopic-of-sorts "Low Down," starring John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close and Peter Dinklage.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 7, 2014 3:14 PM
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Twisty Relationship Drama 'The One I Love,' Starring Moss and Duplass, Gets a Release Date UPDATED

UPDATE: The Weinsteins' boutique label RADiUS has given a day-and-date to Charlie McDowell's buzzy Sundance sci-fi relationship dramedy "The One I Love," which stars Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass as an unhappily married couple who try to sort out their issues over a long weekend at a bucolic vacation home prescribed by their marriage counselor (Ted Danson). Let's just say they discover way more than they bargained for.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • April 23, 2014 3:43 PM
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WATCH: Trailer for Jim Mickle's Southern-Fried Revenge Thriller 'Cold In July,' Starring Michael C. Hall

Writer/director Jim Mickle shook up the indie genre film world last year with his domestic horror film "We Are What We Are," and now he has done it again with his throwback thriller "Cold in July," starring Michael C. Hall. Watch the official trailer here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 18, 2014 1:52 PM
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12 Independent Films to Make Their Digital Debut via Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute's Artist Services program, which provides resident artists with exclusive creative opportunities, will digitally debut 12 independent films this Spring. Titles began premiering today, and will roll out through June 3.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 15, 2014 5:28 PM
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WATCH: You May Never Eat Again After Seeing This Trailer for 'Fed Up'

Stephanie Soechtig's potently disturbing documentary "Fed-Up," nominated for the 2014 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, sets out to dispel myths and shatter illusions surrounding the American food machine. Watch the trailer here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 9, 2014 1:48 PM
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BOND/360 Takes Sundance Audience Award-Winning Doc 'Alive Inside' (VIDEO)

Innovative independent cinema marketing house BOND/360 has announced the US distribution of the 2014 Sundance Audience Award winner for US Documentary, "Alive Inside." The film hits theaters on July 18, 2014.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 7, 2014 2:23 PM
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Why Drafthouse Films Is the Right Distributor for Sundance-Winning Doc 'The Overnighters'

Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to Jesse Moss's Sundance award-winning oil doc "The Overnighters." It portrays the plight of desperate men as they chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields while a devoted pastor risks everything to help them.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 31, 2014 12:59 PM
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