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'The Raid 2' Gets a US Release Date (RED BAND TRAILER)

Sony Pictures Classics and Stage 6 Films will release 'The Raid 2' in the US on March 28. The film will have its World Premiere at the upcoming 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Check out the film's intense Red Band trailer.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 23, 2013 12:54 PM
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Sundance 2014 Reveals Zach Braff's Kickstarted Film 'Wish I Was Here' Now Added to Premieres Section

Sundance has added one late-breaking title to its Premieres section of the upcoming 2014 fest: Zach Braff's "Wish I Was Here," which he funded partially via Kickstarter. Meanwhile, Kevin Smith's cult classic "Clerks" has been added as a From the Collection midnight screening. The 2014 Festival runs January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 18, 2013 1:58 PM
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Sundance Picks 12 Projects for 2014 January Screenwriters Lab

It's a big deal to get chosen for the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab, which has long been run by Michelle Satter, who founded the Feature Film Program back in 1981. As usual, the immersive, five-day writers’ workshop takes place at the Sundance Resort in Utah in January (January 10-15, 2014), where 12 projects from Sundance's international screenwriting fellows, selected from the United States, Latin America, Europe, and China, will get support from veteran writers on their feature film scripts.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 17, 2013 2:29 PM
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Steve James Promises Surprises in Roger Ebert Documentary 'Life Itself,' Set to Premiere (and Livestream) at Sundance 2014 (EXCLUSIVE)

The critic Roger Ebert was a fixture at Sundance, such a fixture that the towing of Ebert’s car on once-sleepy Main Street in Park City years back was bellweather evidence that Sundance was outgrowing its ski town origins. Now, nine months after Ebert’s death from cancer in April, "Life Itself," the new bio-doc directed by fellow Chicagoan Steve James ("Hoop Dreams") will debut in Sundance’s Documentary Premieres section. TOH! talked to Steve James about putting Ebert on the screen.
  • By David D'Arcy
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  • December 11, 2013 1:48 PM
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Sundance Watch: First Trailer for John Michael McDonagh's 'Calvary,' Starring Brendan Gleeson

The first trailer for John Michael McDonagh's "Calvary" has arrived, reuniting the director with his "The Guard" star Brendan Gleeson. The film, a dark comedy about a priest having some congregation problems, is set to premiere at Sundance. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 11, 2013 12:07 PM
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Sundance 2014 Unveils Shorts Program Lineup

Sundance has revealed its final 2014 programming announcement, for the short films lineup selected to screen at the upcoming edition of the fest, running January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • December 10, 2013 4:00 PM
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Sundance 2014: Buzzy Premieres Lean Toward Comedy, Documentary All-Stars Unveiled, Redford Books Failure Workshop

The Sundance Film Festival has unveiled the films selected to screen in its out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections. This is where the better-known directors and stars show up for red carpet walks in front of the Eccles Theater, and where much of the acquisition heat will be focused.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • December 9, 2013 4:00 PM
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Preview: Seven Documentary Tropes at Sundance 2014

The docs are announced for Sundance 2014. In a world where newspapers vanish by the day, the subjects that they take on bear watching.
  • By David D'Arcy
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  • December 6, 2013 1:22 PM
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Sundance 2014 Unveils Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, New Frontier and Sundance Kids Lineups

Sundance has unveiled the films selected to screen in the 2014 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, New Frontier and new ‘Sundance Kids’ section of films for younger audiences. The fest takes place January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • December 5, 2013 4:00 PM
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Sundance First Looks: Sexy Christina Hendricks in 'God's Pocket,' Kristen Stewart Gets Tough in 'Camp X-Ray'

With yesterday's announcement of the Sundance 2014 competition lineup, a slew of new images have arrived. Check out a first look of Kristen Stewart in US Dramatic competition title "Camp X-Ray," and Christina Hendricks in her "Mad Men" co-star John Slattery's directorial debut "God's Pocket," both below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 5, 2013 1:10 PM
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