Jeremy Saulnier won over his 2013 Cannes audience with the debut of Blue Ruin, about a vagrant who seeks vengeance for his parents' murder amid the backwoods of Virginia. The story of suspense and dark humor opens this weekend at Film Society.
Daily Buzz from the Sundance Film Festival culminated with Episode 10 from the festival, re-broadcasting highlights from last week's event in Park City, Utah. Earlier interviews from filmmakers including Documentary Premiere This May Be The Last Time, Stephanie Soechtig and Katie Couric's Fed Up and more...
In our 9th Episode, Film Society's Eugene Hernandez speaks with the filmmakers from World Cinema Documentary Competition filmmakers Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard about their Nick Cave feature 20,000 Days on Earth. And the episode recalls some of the highlights of the past week's show from Park City.
As the Sundance Film Festival begins to wind down with tomorrow night's awards, filmmakers and industry insiders continue to make their way to Daily Buzz from Park City. Episode 8 includes a diverse group of people here at the festival touting their work including Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch.
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.
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.
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.
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.