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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

Farewell: Kate Button

Farewell: Kate Button

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor April 28, 2021

  After my freshman year — once I hesitantly declared my English major — I was still largely lost and confused about what I wanted to be when I grew up. There were so many areas that I was...

Still from Judas and the Black Messiah, an official selection of the Premieres section at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. (Photo by Glen Wilson | Courtesy of Sundance Institute)

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ a Rebuke of Government and Call for Community 

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer February 2, 2021

  “If this building caught on fire right now, what would y’all be worried about?” Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya) asks a crowd of white working-class protestors, whom he hopes to recruit to...

Still from Writing with Fire (Courtesy Sundance)

Sundance Documentary ‘Writing with Fire’ Investigates Caste and Gender Norms in India

By Paige Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor February 1, 2021

Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh’s "Writing with Fire" premiered Jan. 30 after five intense years of filming, editing and traveling. This powerful documentary depicts a team of 24 female journalists...

Still from Superior, a selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. (Photo by Mia Cioffi | Courtesy Sundance Institute)

‘Superior’ Submerges Viewers Into an ’80s Fever Dream

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer February 1, 2021

  In “Superior,” Marian (Alessandra Mesa) turns to her estranged identical twin sister, Vivian (Ani Mesa), for refuge. The pair must learn to navigate their new proximity to one another while...

A still from How it Ends by Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones. (Courtesy of Sundance Institute | Photo by Daryl Wein)

‘How it Ends’ Brings Joy and Optimism to the Apocalypse

By Kate Button, Arts Writer, Copy Editor January 31, 2021

  Filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic and featuring apocalyptic and nihilistic optimism, “How it Ends” seeks to answer the question, “How should you spend the last day on earth?” On...

Still from I Was a Simple Man. (Photo by Eunsoo Cho | Courtesy Sundance Institute)

‘I Was a Simple Man’ is a Hypnotic Meditation on Colonization, Mortality, and Nature

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer January 30, 2021

  “Dying isn’t simple, is it?” asks Grace (Constance Wu) constantly throughout this story. The question sticks to Masao (Steve Iwamoto) as his impending death forces him to confront complicated...

A still from the short film BJs Mobile Gift Shop, which will premiere at Sundance in Jan. 2021. (Courtesy Brandon Hoeg)

Sundance Film Festival Releases & Adjusts Its Pandemic Plan

By Cade Anderson, Arts Writer January 26, 2021

  As COVID-19 vaccines start to roll out, a new year begins and the Earth spins closer and closer to spring, we have cause for optimism. But the nights are still long — unemployment and homelessness...