"The Believer," writer-director Henry Bean's provocative study of a Jewish Nazi, was the winner of the Grand Jury Prize in the dramatic competition of the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Top prize in…
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As Sundance 2001 came to a close Sunday Jan. 28 with a subdued wrap party at the Park City Racquet Club, Fox Searchlight Pictures committed $4 million for distribution rights to Scott McGehee and…
Carla Gugino is in advanced negotiations to play the female lead in Revolution's "The One," set to go before cameras Monday in Los Angeles. Already set to star are Jet Li, Delroy Lindo and Jason…
A bruising, personal film based on the early-adolescent experience of director Allison Anders, "Things Behind the Sun" centers on the meeting between two people scarred by childhood rape…
The fourth annual Slamdunk Film Festival wrapped Tuesday with Janeane Garofalo introducing a screening of Stephen Kessler's comedy "The Independent," for which Garofalo was awarded the fest's best…
For its first half-hour or so, "The American Astronaut" looks like midnight-movie nirvana in the tradition of "Eraserhead" and "Pink Flamingos." Unfortunately that blast-off heralds an orbit to…
IT WAS NEARLY A WEEK into the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Things were chugging along in decent fashion with what seemed like the usual mix of somewhat promising first films and many other pictures…
The snow has begun to fall and so have pic prices, but sales remain slow as the 2001 edition of the Sundance Film Festival winds to a close.
Strand Releasing has acquired domestic rights to two pics that premiered at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival: Marcelo Pineyro's "Burnt Money" (Plata Quemada) and Samantha Lang's "The Monkey's Mask."
If there was a commonality among the 20 features and 41 shorts screened at this year's Slamdance Film Festival, it was one of highly individualistic distillations of reality.