The latest from David O. Russell beat out indie darling Beasts of the Southern Wild to take home four awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Female Lead (Jennifer Lawrence). Other major awards went to John Hawkes and Helen Hunt for The Sessions, Amour, and The Invisible War.
We cap off our Sundance podcasts with an interview with David Lowery, who had his hand in three of the most talked-about features at this year's festival: he wrote and directed Ain't Them Bodies Saints, co-wrote Yen Tan's Pit Stop, and co-edited Shane Carruth's Upstream Color.
The Sundance Film Festival typically begins with a question. Which film on this year's slate will achieve the level of success found by one of last year's hits. And so, Sundance 2013 begins with festival goers asking: "What will be this year's Beasts of the Southern Wild?"
In today's FilmLinc Digest we have a healthy dose of independent film, a look forward to the Athena Film Festival's celebration of women in film, and some sad news on the passing of a Film Society friend.
The filmmaker behind December's Indie Night film speaks about his directorial approach, conflicting defintions of what is art and what is a hobby, and the largely unrecognized San Diego arts scene.