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  Human Factors, written and directed by Ronny Trocker, screened as part of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition. Here's Barb Bretz with her take.

The film, is very ‘European’ in style and setting. Language is German and French with English subtitles.

Sundance 2021: 'Together Together'

Feb 4, 2021
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 Together, Together premiered in the U.S. Dramatic category.  Barb Bretz has this review:

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  One For the Road was chosen as an opening night film at this year’s festival. Barb Bretz has this review.

The co-writer and director Baz Poonpiriya, is an up-and-coming Thai director whose 2017 film Bad Genius, won a record-breaking 12 categories at the 27th Suphannahong National Film Awards in Thailand.

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The film CODA, written and directed by Sian Heder, who previously appeared at Sundance with the film Tallulah walked away as the big winner of Sundance 2021. Here’s Mark Harrington with his take...

Sundance 2021 - 'Summer of Soul'

Jan 29, 2021
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Well known for his gig as musical director for the Tonight Show and drummer for its in-house band, Roots, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson made his directing debut on the opening night of Sundance 2021 with the documentary Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution could not be Televised).

According to a black journalist who’d worked for the New York Times, 1969 was the pivotal year when the word ‘Negro’ changed to ‘Black’. Along with that change came revolutions in civil rights, culture, clothing, hair fashion and music.

In the final segment of The Sundance Reel 2020, Director Catherine Gund discusses her documentary, AGGIE

In this segment of The Sundance Reel, Director Kareem Tabsch, discusses his film Mucho Mucho Amor.

In our opening segment of the Sundance Reel on Friday, Salt Lake Tribune Movie Critic Sean Means, talks to Leslie Thatcher and Mark Harrington about his favorite films in this year’s festival.

In this segment of The Sundance Reel, Director Eugene Ashe discusses his film Sylvie’s Love.

In this segment of The Sundance Reel, Directors Bill Ross and Turner Ross, talk about their film Bloody Nose Empty Pockets.

Shalini Kantayya, Director of Coded Bias, a film about the problems with artificial  intelligence and algorithms, talks to Leslie Thatcher and Barbara Bretz on The Sundance Reel

In this segment of The Sundance Reel, Director Tara Ellis and actor Jayne Eastwood discuss their Indy Episodic series Hey Lady!

In this segment of the program, Leslie Thatcher and co-host Katy Wang visit with Sam Soko, the Director of Softie.

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In this segment of The Sundance Reel, Director Kim Snyder, talks about her film Us KIDS.

Leading off The Sundance Reel on Wednesday, hosts Leslie Thatcher and Katy Wang talk to Director Michael Angelo Covino and Screenwriter Kyle Marvin about The Climb.