Talal Derki's "Return to Homs" represents a remarkable achievement in immersive conflict-zone filmmaking.
Sundance Film Festival
LONDON — As the lineup for the third Sundance London film and music festival is unveiled, Variety talks to John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, and Trevor Groth, Sundance's director…
Participant Media, Paramount and Samuel Goldwyn Films will distribute CNN Films' “Ivory Tower,” which premiered at Sundance. Andrew Rossi's film will have a June theatrical release in the U.S…
Participant Media and FilmBuff have licensed North American rights to Brian Knappenberger's docu "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz." The announcement came a month after the film…
Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to Kat Candler's “Hellion,” a month after its world premiere at Sundance. “Hellion” will be released later this year theatrically and on VOD. The…
Prolific documentarian Alex Gibney turns his attention to Nigerian musician and political activist Fela Kuti in "Finding Fela" with occasionally rousing, largely formulaic results.
Music Box Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to the documentary “Watchers of the Sky,” which won a special jury prize and an editing trophy at Sundance. Submarine Entertainment and CAA announced…
So rueful and wise is writer-director Alex Ross Perry's "Listen Up Philip," it comes as a shock to discover that Perry himself is not yet even 30.
Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to the documentary “20,000 Days On Earth,” featuring musician Nick Cave. Drafthouse made the deal with Hanway Films two weeks after “20,000 Days”…
Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to Sophie Hyde's “52 Tuesdays,” which won a directing prize at Sundance, from Visit Films. Kino Lorber plans to release the Australian film in the second half of…