BY Laurie in Movies on Jan 27, 2012 |
The snow is falling here again, and the Sundance Film Festival is still plowing through the town of Park City. I’ve been to 21 films so far and the main theme that I’ve noticed is the overwhelming presence of strong female leads and women directors. One of the hottest films here is Beasts of the Southern Wild, a truly original film that takes place in the swamps of Louisiana, and stars a six year old girl named Quvanzhand Wallis.
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BY Laurie in Movies on Jan 25, 2012 |
We sent our favorite photographer (and Laurie’s main squeeze) Michael Lavine to The Sundance Film Festival to check out the festival and report back to us on what’s good this year.
While deeply entrenched in the insanity known as Sundance, I spend most of my time shuttling from theater to theater, waiting in line, watching movies and then talking to strangers about said movies while waiting in another line ... Read More
BY Laurie in Artsy on Jan 29, 2011 |
Director, performance artist, writer, and actress Miranda July is the indie film world’s favorite female face. Best known for her 2005 debut feature, Me and You and Everyone We Know, and her follow-up collection of short stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, she has been near and dear to us here at BUST since before she graced our cover in 2007. So when I found out she was debuting her second feature film, The Future, at Sundance, I was excited to go ... Read More
BY Laurie in Artsy on Jan 26, 2011 |
The Woods, which premiered this week at Sundance, is a film about a band of revolutionaries living off the grid and Wi-ing away their time on a big screen TV plugged into a tree. They stuff their faces with products you would find in a Super Wal-Mart snack isle, like hot pockets, cheez-its and boxed juice concentrate.
Its a little like a contemporary Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, with all the technicolor flag defacing anti establishment ... Read More
BY Laurie in Feminizzle on Jan 26, 2011 |
Well, I was so busy running around to screenings that I did not have time to post every day like planned, so here are my 3 days squished into one report.
Sundance is a great festival, it's filled with people passionate about telling stories, and I met so many smart and creative folks, it really was worth driving in a blizzard and white knuckling it down a mountain to be here (more on that later!
Saturday started off with an invite to see the premiere of a ... Read More
BY Intern Sheila J in Artsy on Dec 01, 2009 |
There’s definitely a dearth of women filmmakers. So when you know a film comes out created by women, you know it’s special.
Before Tomorrow is one of these films. It’s written & Directed by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu. But not only is it made by Inuit women’s video collective Arnait Video Productions, it tells the tale of a relationship not often portrayed in film: the strong bond between a ... Read More