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Faith and Films at Sundance

Faith and Films at Sundance

By Kristiane Sonnenberg

February 13, 2019

  The Sundance Film Festival isn’t the first place that you’d think that a group of Christians would gather. Sundance is more known for pride, celebrity and cutting-edge films than for explorations of faith. For the organizers and attendees of the 2019 Windrider Forum, however, Sundance is a p...

Sundance: The Highly Anticipated and Controversial ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ Leaves Audiences Silent

Sundance: The Highly Anticipated and Controversial ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile’ Leaves Audiences Silent

By Alaikia Marielle

February 5, 2019

  Zac Efron and Lily Collins take the lead in “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” a highly anticipated film premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival chronicling the life and crimes of the notorious serial killer Ted Bundy. Filmmaker Joe Berlinger is known for his true crime documentarie...

Sundance: ‘Memory: The Origins of Alien’ Takes a Deep Dive into the Science Fiction Epic

Sundance: ‘Memory: The Origins of Alien’ Takes a Deep Dive into the Science Fiction Epic

By Alaikia Marielle

February 1, 2019

  Director Alexandre O. Philippe’s documentary “Memory: The Origins of Alien” takes the viewer to unexpected and sometimes disturbing places in his quest to parse out the origins of the iconic chest-burster scene in the science fiction epic “Alien.” The documentary opens in perhaps the most su...

Sundance: Naomi Watts Stars in the Psychological Thriller ‘The Wolf Hour’

Sundance: Naomi Watts Stars in the Psychological Thriller ‘The Wolf Hour’

By Alaikia Marielle

February 1, 2019

  Set in the Summer of Sam, "The Wolf Hour," which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, stars Naomi Watts ("King Kong") as June Leigh, a once flourishing feminist author stricken with crippling agoraphobia, who confines herself to her late grandmother's South Bronx apartment after the fa...

Sundance: ‘Give Me Liberty’ is a Whirlwind Film Exploring Marginalized Communities

Sundance: ‘Give Me Liberty’ is a Whirlwind Film Exploring Marginalized Communities

By Alaikia Marielle

January 29, 2019

  “Give Me Liberty” is a thoughtful and ambitious film about the real and often messy lives that real people live. Based on the experiences of Russia-born director Kirill Mikhanovsky, “Give Me Liberty” is a creative exploration of immigrants making it in America and of how marginali...

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