Sundance Institute CEO Keri Putnam Resigns

Posted by - March 25, 2021
In a letter to the Sundance community, Keri Putnam, the CEO of the Sundance Institute has announced that she will be stepping down from her current position this summer. She has stated how much she's enjoyed working there and thanks everyone including Robert Redford for all the support they have given her. I am extremely

Sundance 2021’s BIGGEST Film Acquisitions

Posted by - February 11, 2021
Though the world for many of us continues to be a hellscape of Zoom calls and face masks, it's business as usual for distribution companies at Sundance this year. The festival continues to be a hive for talent and brilliant new films. Film companies have yet again spent millions to make sure they're the ones

The Goal of a Lifetime – Captains of Zaatari (Sundance 2021 Film Review)

Posted by - February 1, 2021
Who doesn’t like a good underdog story? Especially in the sports-film genre, the adrenaline and emotional rush of seeing a character go through all the tumultuous obstacles of life can be incredibly satisfying. There’s a reason why Hollywood is continuing to produce these sorts of films. They're not only accessible, but they're quite emotionally gratifying

The Power of Community – Hive (Sundance 2021 Film Review)

Posted by - January 31, 2021
Blerta Basholli’s Hive opens with a harrowing long take in a camp lined with cloth-adorned corpses. These bodies come from the aftermath of a devastating war in Kosovo, which left more than 1600 victims to this day missing and unidentified. As the film’s lead heroine Fahrije seeks for the body of her late husband, the

Mother Nature Weeps – Taming the Garden (Sundance 2021 Film Review)

Posted by - January 31, 2021
There’s a certain level of commonality within any nature documentary. Themes about the environment and sustainability is a universally known topic, and regardless of the location or specific subject of choice, there will always be something unique in the general tone and presentation of these sorts of films. In some ways, it’s the very reason
Alistair Petrie, Amelia Crouch and Simon Kunz appear in Eight for Silver by Sean Ellis, an official selection of the Premieres section at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Sean Ellis.

Full Moon Rising – Eight for Silver (Sundance 2021 Film Review)

Posted by - January 31, 2021

Campfire stories of ghouls, witches, and werewolves have been part of tradition for quite some time now. For centuries, people have huddled together and communally spread these stories of the supernatural around the globe. Even from the early days of cinema, these monsters have been consistently represented through numerous generations behind the camera. As technology

Swiping Right – Searchers (Sundance 2021 Film Review)

Posted by - January 31, 2021
During the dark quarantine witching hours of January 3rd, 2020, I created my first ever dating profile. After months of deliberation and joking about creating an actual page with my friends and followers, I finally gave in to the trend of the common Tinder profile. Part of me was incredibly insecure in creating a profile,

Living a Double Life – A Look Into The World of Superior

Posted by - January 31, 2021
Six years ago, New York-based filmmaker Erin Vassilopoulos released a short film titled Superior. The film tells the tale of an unusual flirtatious encounter between two twin sisters and a mysterious stranger. With its bold level of cinematic honesty and authenticity, the film resonated with both Sundance and Berlinale audiences alike. Since the release of