sundance News of 04/09/20
Sundance: Feels Good Man Charts A Path Of Redemption For Pepe
Can a meme be redeemed? That’s the central question in Arthur Jones’ Feels Good Man — a documentary that premiered at Sundance this year charting the course of the creator of Pepe the Frog, a comic book character turned universally recognized ...
Sundance: In Miss Americana, Taylor Swift Demotes The Internet
In nearly a decade of attending Sundance, I’ve never seen a scene like the premiere of the documentary Miss Americana, detailing the last year and a half or so of Taylor Swift’s life. The crowd before letting into the theater was huge, ...
Disney’S Myth: A Frozen Tale Should Be A Case Study For Anyone Filmmaking In VR
This week, on my way to check out a little ride debuting at Disneyland in California, I stopped by Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank to check out Myth: A Frozen Tale. Myth is a new VR experience created by a team working at the studio that ...
Sundance Institute’S Co//Ab Offers Online Education And Feedback For Filmmakers
The Sundance Institute is looking to reach a broader community of up-and-coming filmmakers with a new website called Co//ab . The institute’s chief product officer Tara Hein-Phillips told me that a small pilot version of the site first ...
The Great Hack Was One Of The Wildest Movies I Saw At Sundance
The trailer is out for Netflix doc The Great Hack , an early cut of which was screened at Sundance this year. I saw that cut during the fest and it was one of the wildest of a second wave of films trying to make sense of what the hell happened ...
Netflix Reportedly Paid $10m For Campaign Documentary Featuring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Freshman Congresswomen and meme queen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is headed to Netflix. The streaming service said this week that it has snapped up ‘Knock Down the House,’ a Sundance award-winning documentary profiling the campaigns of ...
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’S Artist-Collaboration Platform HitRecord Raises $6.4m
In the early 2000s, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt was frustrated with the roles he was being offered. Instead of starring in critically acclaimed indies, he was typecast as “the funny kid on TV” due to roles like Tommy from “3rd Rock ...
Apple Makes Its First Sundance Buy With Coming-Of-Age Film ‘Hala’ From Jada Pinkett Smith
Amazon made its first deal at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on Monday, with its acquisition of the global rights to a coming-of-age drama, Hala . The film, written and directed by Minhal Baig, and executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith, tells ...
Theranos Documentary Review: The Inventor’S Horrifying Optimism
A blood-splattered Theranos machine nearly pricks an employee struggling to fix it. This gruesome graphical rendering is what you’ll walk away from HBO’s “The Inventor” with. It finally gives a visual to the startup’s laboratory fraud ...
‘The Inventor,’ A Documentary About Theranos And The ‘Psychology Of Deception,’ Will Premiere At Sundance
A feature film chronicling the misadventures of Elizabeth Holmes, the criminally charged founder of the once high-flying and now-defunct biotech startup Theranos, will make its official debut at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in ...