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Aubrey Plaza in a still from Emily the Criminal. (Courtesy Sundance Institute)

Sundance: ‘Emily the Criminal’

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor January 30, 2022

  Director and screenwriter John Patton Ford has made his return to Sundance with the premiere of “Emily the Criminal”. With actor and producer Aubrey Plaza joining him at the helm, the film...

Lucy & Desi, directed by Amy Poehler, premieres at the Sundance Film Festival 2022. (Courtesy Sundance Institute)

Sundance: In ‘Lucy & Desi,’ Poehler Proves That ‘I Love Lucy’ Was Never Just a Title

By Makena Reynolds, Arts Writer January 30, 2022

  The documentary about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz's relationship "Lucy & Desi" made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 22. Directed by Amy Poehler with guidance from...

Cooper Raiff and Dakota Johnson in the Sundance award-winning film Cha Cha Real Smooth. (Courtesy Sundance Institute)

Sundance: Raiff’s ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ Shines, Wins Audience Award

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor January 29, 2022

  Filmmaker Cooper Raiff makes his Sundance debut directing, producing, writing and acting in his feature “Cha Cha Real Smooth.” Largely considered a fan-favorite of the festival, winning an...

Still from Girl Picture. (Courtesy Sundance Institute)

Sundance: Bright, Predictable and Unabashedly Girly, ‘Girl Picture’ is a Portrait of Female Sexuality

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer January 29, 2022

  Stop me if you’ve heard this one before — two best friends try to navigate the roller coaster ride of teenage life as they take their first unsure steps into independence and adult sexuality....

Spencer X in a Still from TikTok, Boom. (Courtesy Sundance Institute)

Sundance: ‘TikTok, Boom’ Bites off More Than It Can Chew

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor January 29, 2022

  In “TikTok, Boom.” director Shalini Kantayya attempts to explore the massive impact Chinese social media app TikTok has had on the “the zeitgeist of the U.S.” and beyond in its rapid...

The Panola Project (Courtesy PMG)

Sundance: Directors of Short Film ‘The Panola Project’ on Highlighting Community Activist Dorothy Oliver

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor January 27, 2022

  In August 2021, The New Yorker published “An Alabama Woman’s Neighborly Vaccination Campaign” featuring short documentary “The Panola Project,” which follows Dorothy Oliver’s efforts...

Sinead OConnor in the Sundance premiere of Nothing Compares. (Courtesy Sundance Institute)

Sundance: ‘Nothing Compares’ Misses the Mark

By Paige Gardner, Assistant Arts Editor January 27, 2022

  Director Kathryn Ferguson’s debut Sundance feature documentary "Nothing Compares" is a vulnerable and intimate picture of pop star Sinead O’Connor’s rise to fame and the controversial...

Nina Menkes in a Still from Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power. (Courtesy Sundance Institute).

Sundance: ‘Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power’ Dissects Cinematography’s Impact on Female Empowerment

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor January 25, 2022

  In "Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power," filmmaker Nina Menkes takes the content of her talk "Sex and Power: The Visual Language of Cinema" and translates it to documentary, compiling clips from...

Kanye West in Jeen-Yuhs. (Courtesy Sundance.org)

Sundance: ‘Jeen-Yuhs’ is a Kanye Documentary for the Super-Fans

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer January 25, 2022

  Kanye West — he’s a rapper, producer, fashionista, father, husband and all-around cultural phenomenon. Even if you don’t listen to his music, you are no doubt familiar with his over-the-top,...

Renate Reinsve and Anders Danielsen Lie in a still from The Worst Person in the World. (Courtesy of Sundance.org)

Sundance: ‘The Worst Person in the World’ is an Observant, Funny Look at Millennial Unrest

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer January 24, 2022

  Toward the beginning of Joachim Trier’s "The Worst Person in the World," the main character, the titular worst person in the world, Julie (Renate Reinsve), is told by her boyfriend, underground...