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Sunita Mani and John Reynolds appear in Save Yourselves! by Alex Fischer and Eleanor Wilson, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Matt Clegg.

‘Save Yourselves!’ Satirizes Tech and Relationships with Heart

By Abigail Bowé, Arts Writer February 1, 2020

  Warning: This article contains mild spoilers of "Save Yourselves!" We all know the stereotype of the tech-addicted young adult. Along with it comes the belief that such people run oblivious...

Yaani King Mondschein, Elle Lorraine, and Lena Waithe appears in Bad Hair by Justin Simien, an official selection of the Midnight program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. (Courtesy of Sundance Institute)

‘Bad Hair’ Reimagines a Past Era of Cinema at Sundance 2020

By Christopher Payne, Assistant Arts Editor January 26, 2020

  Warning: Contains minor spoilers for "Bad Hair" 1989, Los Angeles, a young black woman compromises her image in order to get ahead in the entertainment industry. So begins "Bad Hair," a 2020...

A still from “Miss Americana” by Lana Wilson, an official selection of the Documentary Premiers program at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. (Courtesy of Sundance Institute)

Taylor Swift Harnesses Her Power in Intimate Documentary ‘Miss Americana’

By Oakley Burt, Arts Editor January 24, 2020

  On a chilly Thursday night in the small mountain town of Park City, the Sundance Film Festival began debuting its 2020 films selected from across the globe. This year, the opening film for Sundance’s...

According to the University of Utahs campus directory, Sterling Van Wagenens office was 257B in the Art Building prior to his resignation. (Photo by Emily Anderson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Former U Professor and Filmmaker Sterling Van Wagenen Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Child

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey, Investigative Coordinator April 30, 2019

  Warning: This story includes graphic descriptions of sexual abuse. Former University of Utah film professor Sterling Van Wagenen pleaded guilty in an initial Utah County court appearance on...

Sterling Van Wagenen, who has now resigned from his position as a professor in the Department of Film and Media Arts, has been charged with sexual abuse of a child. (Photo  by Emily Anderson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Filmmaker, Former U Professor Sterling Van Wagenen Charged with Sexual Abuse of a Child

By Elise Vandersteen Bailey and Emily Anderson April 12, 2019

  Warning: This story includes graphic descriptions of sexual abuse. Former University of Utah professor and noted filmmaker, Sterling Van Wagenen, was charged on April 2 with one count of aggravated...

According to the University of Utahs campus directory, Sterling Van Wagenens office was 257B in the Art Building prior to his resignation. (Photo by Emily Anderson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

U Professor Sterling Van Wagenen Resigns After Allegedly Admitting to 1993 Molestation of a Minor

  Film professor Sterling Van Wagenen has resigned following the release of a recording during which he is heard admitting to molesting a minor in 1993, according to spokesperson for the University...

Lulu Wang Q&Q at Windrider 2019

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...

Mindy Kaling appears in Late Night by Nisha Ganatra. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

Sundance: ‘Late Night’ Dares Audiences to Resist Mindy Kaling’s Charm

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor February 6, 2019

  In “Late Night,” a new comedy that premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is at a career crossroads. She is a legendary comedian and late-night talk...

Emma Roberts and Eiza Gonzalez in Paradise Hills by Alice Waddington. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

Sundance: ‘Paradise Hills’ Is Gorgeous But Empty Feminist Science Fiction

By Josh Petersen, Digital Managing Editor February 6, 2019

  In the opening scene of “Paradise Hills,” a young bride, with her enormous veil extended like a spider web, sings a ballad of feminine subjectivity. She sings lines about self-sacrifice and...

Zac Efron, Macie Carmosino and Lily Collins in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, directed by Joe Berlinger. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

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...