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.
Actor Will Forte talks about the transition from comedy to drama and how he landed the part in Alexander Payne's Nebraska. The film which had its U.S. debut at the New York Film Festival begins its theatrical run this weekend.
Revisit our podcast interview with Nicolas Winding Refn from this year's Cannes Film Festival, then check out our free Summer Talk with him on Sunday, July 14 and sneak preview of Only God Forgives on Wednesday, July 17! The film opens at Film Society on July 19.
In our last Daily Buzz podcast from this year's Cannes Film Festival, James Gray talks about the extensive research that went into the period details of his new film The Immigrant and his popularity in France.