Last year's Sundance festival served as evidence, yet again, that audiences -- and distributors -- were willing to embrace inexpensively made films with no star power behind them. Take, for example…
The Aristocrats: Paul Provenza and Penn Jillette's inside look at the world of comedians; 100 of them tell the same dirty joke. (contact: Peter Adam Golden) Brick: Dramatic Competition contender…
Back in November, when indie acquisitions execs were throwing around names of titles likely headed for Park City, Marilyn Agrelo's "Mad Hot Ballroom" was considered among the shoo-ins. The docu will…
John Harkrider knows more about big-time money than most novice directors. As a young attorney for the powerhouse Wall Street firm Skadden, he helped put together multi-billion-dollar…
Lu Chuan's "Kekexili: Mountain Patrol" is that rare thing in China: a film about conservation that manages to avoid sounding like a pious edict from central government.
From neophyte directors caught in the middle of bidding wars to anxious acquisitions execs running red lights in their SUVs on their way to a public screening, Sundance has always toed a fine line…
John Cooper Backstory: Former playwright who joined the festival staff 15 years ago; he's now director of film festival programming. Programs: All festival sections. Trendwatch: “There's definitely…
Gregg Araki “This is my eighth film, and my sixth at Sundance,” says writer-director Gregg Araki of “Mysterious Skin,” an adaptation of Scott Heim's novel. “I'm really excited to go back, partly…
There are lots of reasons for wanting to make a movie. In the case of Mike Traeger's "The Moguls," that reason was anger.
If Matthew Vaughn is a bit disappointed that his directorial debut, "Layer Cake," grossed a fine but not outstanding £4.4 million ($8.3 million) in the U.K., then he's not letting on.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$5.1M Cumulative:$148.5M Fox 20.68%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$3.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures 7.18%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$2.3M Cumulative:$21.7M Disney 25.48%