Educated at a boarding school in the Himalayas, Tarsem saw "maybe four movies a month, 90% of them English. But sometimes we would go into town and see Indian movies."
Not content to rest on its laurels as the premier U.S. showcase for documentary films, Sundance is creating new ways to give greater visibility to the nonfiction form. As part of an ambitious…
Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt have closed deals to play opposite each other, and Kevin Kline has been offered the role of Weaver's love interest, in MGM's comic film noir "Breakers."
Almost immediately after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, state-supported film industries across Eastern Europe atrophied or disappeared, and young filmmakers like Czech director Jan Hrebejk were left…
What Gina Prince-Bythewood always wanted to do was direct. At UCLA Film School, she received the Gene Reynolds Scholarship award for directing her thesis film "Stitches." But when she left UCLA, she…
By now everyone knows that Slamdance is not the only alternative festival in Park City, Utah.
At a young age, Gavin Hood was told by his parents and friends alike: "'You'll never make any money in theater,' " he recounts dryly, " 'So take your big mouth and study law.' "
This year in Park City, you may find yourself in a cozy bus watching short films on mini monitors, as you wind your way through the snow to your next screening.
For a festival that prides itself on discovering the new, there's also a heavy sense of deja vu hanging over the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. It's not just a matter of the usual suspects -- the…
The egalitarian sentiments of Woody Guthrie's communal folk song "This Land Is Your Land" and Norman Rockwell's detail-oriented paeans to the American experience might have been melded and twisted…