Sundance Film Festival
The festival is held in January in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and at the Sundance Resort. It is an event for new work from American and international independent movie makers. The festival has competition for American and international drama and documentary movies, feature films and short films.
2015[change | change source]
The 2015 Sundance Film Festival took place January 22 to February 1, 2015. What Happened, Miss Simone?, a documentary about American singer Nina Simone, opened the festival. A comedy-drama movie, Grandma, was the closing night movie. It stars Lily Tomlin.
Success of festival[change | change source]
Many notable independent movie makers first got noticed at Sundance, including Kevin Smith, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, Todd Field, David O. Russell, Steve James, Steven Soderbergh, Darren Aronofsky, James Wan, Edward Burns, and Jim Jarmusch.
The festival has also given more attention and a larger audience to such movies as Saw, Super Troopers, The Blair Witch Project, Spanking the Monkey, Reservoir Dogs, Primer, Little Miss Sunshine, Clerks, Sex, Lies, and Videotape, The Brothers McMullen, Afternoon Delight, Napoleon Dynamite, and Whiplash.
References[change | change source]
- Stambro, Jan Elise. "The Economic Impacts of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Held in Utah from January 19, 2012 to January 29, 2012" (pdf). Bureau of Economic and Business Research. University of Utah. http://www.sundance.org/pdf/press-releases/Economic_Activity_Report_Sundance_Film_Festival_2012.pdf. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
- "2015 Sundance Film Festival". Sundance. http://www.sundance.org/festivals/sundance-film-festival. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
- Baig, Nishat (27 January 2015). ""What Happened, Miss Simone?" Opens The 2015 Sundance Film Festival". The Northstar Group. http://thesource.com/2015/01/27/what-happened-miss-simone-opens-the-2015-sundance-film-festival/. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
- "Sundance Fest's closing-night film, 'Grandma,' a heartfelt comic showcase for Lily Tomlin". http://www.usnews.com/news/entertainment/articles/2015/01/30/sundance-closing-night-film-grandma-showcases-lily-tomlin. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
Further reading[change | change source]
- Anderson, John. Sundancing: Hanging Out And Listening In At America's Most Important Film Festival. Harper Paperbacks, 2000.
- Biskind, Peter. Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance, and the Rise of Independent Film. Simon & Schuster, 2004.
- Craig, Benjamin. Sundance – A Festival Virgin's Guide. Cinemagine Media Publishing, 2004.
- Smith, Lory. Party in a Box: The Story of the Sundance Film Festival . Gibbs Smith Publishers, 1999.
- von Roon, Alexander. "Grass and dark Tunnels: Sundance is a Marketing-Tool for the US Film Industry", Berliner Zeitung 2000.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Sundance Film Festival – official site
- Sundance: A Festival Virgin's Guide – detailed festival history and information for attendees
- "Sundance Film Festival". indieWire. http://www.indiewire.com/festival/sundance_film_festival.