PREMIERES, MIDNIGHT, KIDS, AND MORE: LATEST ADDITIONS TO 2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL LINEUP

Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight, Kids and Special Events: From Documentary and Horror to Romance and Episodic (L-R) The Killing Ground, Courtesy of Sundance Institute; The Polka King, Credit: Andre Bowden Schwartz; My Life as a Zucchini, Courtesy of Sundance Institute. The final pieces of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival feature film program fall into place…

2017 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: COMPETITION AND NEXT LINEUP

Sundance Institute convenes a full slate of provocative and agenda-setting independent films at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival,  the 66 films selected for U.S. Competition, World Competition and NEXT, as well as a slate of environmentally focused programming under the Festival’s New Climate program. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and…

A Review Of the 2016 Sundance Film “For Everyone Net”

  By : Alystar McKenneh-O’Neil   For Everyone.Net connects the future of the web with the little-known story of its birth. In 1989, 33-year-old computer programmer  Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web and his visionary decision to make it a free and accessible resource sparked a global revolution in communication. Tim has declared…

A Review Of 2016 Slamdance Film “Peanut Gallery”

By : Alystar McKenneh-O’Neil   “Peanut Gallery” is a documentary about revisiting and reexamining the death of a child in a family. Even though the director Molly Gandour was there when her sister died, her parents dealt with the death of their eldest daughter Aimee, Molly’s sister, in a very congenial and dignified way. Icing…

A review of 2016 Slamdance Film “HUNKY DORY”

By : Alystar McKenneh-O’Neil   Hollywood is full of those performers who didn’t make it and end up scratching their way through the day pimping and prostituting themselves just to be able to continue the lies they tell themselves on a daily basis. I am relevant, I am loved, I am creative, I am a…

2016 Slamdance Film Review: “The Tail Job”

By: Alystar McKenneh-O’Neill “The Tail Job” is a quirky comedy about a man Nicholas, who spends the night in a cab on a goose chase, following his fiancé who he thinks is cheating. The film is well cast, especially the cabbie Trevor,  played by Craig Anderson who  uses road rage and tricks to keep the meter…

The Revolution Of The Underground

By: Mark Padilla WGN AMERICA PARTNERS WITH THE BLACKHOUSE FOUNDATION DURING THE 2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, IN CELEBRATION OF ‘UNDERGROUND,’ THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD ESCAPE THRILLER, FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCER JOHN LEGEND AND CREATORS MISHA GREEN AND JOE POKASKI The event took place at Blackhouse’s Sundance headquarters located at the Buona Vita Restaurant, 804 Main Street, Park…

2016 Slamdance Film Festival Film Review: “Last Summer”

 Heartbreaking and real. “Last Summer”, is a beautiful achievement in craft, by writer/director Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli who  endeavors to make every frame meaningful while we wind our way through the heart wrenching, emotional bondage of the loss of a child when the child is right before our eyes.  Although slow paced, the pacing serves to…