It's hard to believe that 40 years ago, with Vietnam, Watergate and other lasting headlines vying for attention, people around the globe stood in thrall to chess.
Sundance Film Festival
The Weinstein Co. has closed a deal for worldwide rights to Jacob Aaron Estes' pic "The Details," which preemed Monday night at the Eccles Theater here in Sundance.
Though the crowds on Main Street were thinner, deals are continuing to trickle in for some of the Sundance fest's more sought-out films.
Alternately hilarious and discomfiting, and finally rather poignant, pic stands a decent chance of snagging niche theatrical deals before hitting home formats.
Winners of the inagural Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award include projects from Israel, Malaysia, Mexico and Romania.
Icon Film Distribution has snapped up rights to Lee Tamahori's pic "The Devil's Double" for Australia and New Zealand for a six-figure sum.
The strengths and weaknesses of the late "Great Communicator" are well articulated in "Reagan."
Photojournalist-turned-filmmaker Danfung Dennis' "Hell and Back Again" vigorously embraces a grunt's eye view of war and its aftereffects.
In one of the longest gestating bids at Sundance so far, Sony Pictures Classics is nearing a deal for domestic rights to Irish laffer "The Guard," one the most anticipated titles of the fest.
Marks the arrival of promising new helmer Elgin James.