Actors, filmmakers and advocates stopped by Film Society's Daily Buzz for Wednesday's Episode 7 from the Sundance Film Festival. Whiplash made a splash Opening Night at the festival and its filmmaker joins the live broadcast from Park City in addition to actor Brady Corbet, doc filmmaker Sam Green and Film Society's own Matt Bolish.
The ever-eclectic series features recent work by Hong Sang-soo, Bernardo Bertolucci, Jane Campion, Ti West, and Denis Villeneuve, plus rarely-screened older gems by Christian Petzold, Raúl Ruiz, and much more!
Katie Couric spoke to Film Society's Daily Buzz about Fed Up a new documentary about the U.S. food industry playing at Sundance. Kurt Russell joined for The Battered Bastards of Baseball and filmmakers Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia talked up Web Junkie in Episode 6 from the Sundance Film Festival.
In a surprising occurrence, Steve McQueen and Alfonso Cuarón's films tied for the evening's top prize at this past weekend's Producers Guild of America awards ceremony.
Issues of race and cultural preservation perhaps appropriately surfaced in the Martin Luther King Day edition of Film Society's Daily Buzz. Filmmakers from Sundance films Dear White People, This May Be the Last Time and Love Is Strange talk over their films with Film Society's Eugene Hernandez in Park City.
Park City experienced a bit of L.A. style Sunday. The City of Angels Mayor Eric Garcetti traveled to Sundance to promote the city to a film industry that has often traveled to other locales. Also on Daily Buzz from Sundance, Catherine Keener and filmmakers from Land Ho!, Roger Ebert doc Life Itself and War Story.
The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards took place Saturday evening, with "Dallas Buyers Club," "Blue Jasmine," "12 Years A Slave," and "American Hustle" winning the top film prizes.
Film Society's Daily Buzz again spoke with Sundance filmmakers debuting their new films on Main Street, with Episode 3 devoted to the harsh reality of an unreal virtual world in Valerie Veatch's Love Child and the tribulations of youth in Kat Candler's Hellion and Michael Tully's Ping Pong Summer.
Stories of a well-connected mobster, the underside of North Dakota boom towns and the life of a charismatic labor leader were highlights of Episode 2 of Film Society's Daily Buzz at the Sundance Film Festival Friday, ushering in the first full weekend of the festival.
Joss Whedon's cinematic adaptation of Williams Shakespeare's classic Much Ado About Nothing has been selected by Film Comment magazine as one of 15 films in their Essential Cinema series of articles.