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PHOTOS: A Snapshot of Sundance 2015

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Take innovative world-premiering cinema, add some snow, swag and a whole lot of star power (by way of Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman and James Franco, for starters) and welcome to Sundance 2015.

Sundance: Vertical Entertainment Buys ‘Dial a Prayer’ With William H. Macy

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Vertical Entertainment has acquired North American rights to “Dial a Prayer” and plans to release the film in theaters in spring of 2015. The film stars Brittany Snow, William H. Macy and Glenne Headly. Vertical Entertainment co-presidents Rich Goldberg and Mitch Budin closed the deal during a meeting at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival with… Read more »

Sundance: Relativity Buys ‘The Bronze’ for $3 Million (Updated)

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Relativity has nabbed the bawdy comedy “The Bronze” for $3 million, sources confirm to Variety. The film features a foul-mouthed former Olympic gymnast, played by “Big Bang Theory” star Melissa Rauch, that’s very much in the tradition of “Big Santa.” There had been some back and forth about the number of screens the picture will… Read more »

Sundance: Vimeo, Indiegogo Launch Partnership (EXCLUSIVE)

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Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo and Vimeo have launched a partnership designating the video-sharing site as the preferred distribution platform for films backed on Indiegogo. Under the deal, announced Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, Vimeo will match select Indiegogo film campaigns in exchange for exclusive distribution on Vimeo On Demand. Indiegogo will also be joining Vimeo’s… Read more »

Box Office: ‘American Sniper’ Shoots for $62 Million, Johnny Depp’s ‘Mortdecai’ Flops

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“Mortdecai,” Johnny Depp’s latest film, is tanking at the U.S. box office. The comedy came in seventh when it opened to $1.5 million on Friday and looks to finish the weekend in ninth place with a dismal $4.3 million. The pic is far behind this weekend’s other new wide releasdise, Jennifer Lopez’s “The Boy Next… Read more »

Sundance Film Review: ‘The D Train’

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Funny and sad isn’t the easiest combination to pull off, and while both descriptors fit “The D Train” well enough, this dark comedy might just as well be described as edgy and soft, audacious and coy, a largely enjoyable letdown. Starring Jack Black as a chronic loser who decides to save his high-school reunion by securing the attendance of… Read more »

Michael Noer on ‘Key House Mirror,’ a Senior ‘Coming of Age Love Story’

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On Friday ”Key House Mirror” by young but established Danish director Michael Noer opened the Goteborg Film Festival, weighing in as one of eight titles competing for the Nordic Dragon Award, which carries a SKr1 million ($120,000) cash prize. The film takes place at a senior citizens’ home in central Copenhagen. Starring two legendary Scandinavian… Read more »

Will Horowitz

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