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Tribeca Festival : A Mistake : Exclusive Interview with Director Christine Jeffs

Check out more of CinemaDaily US’ video interviews on our YouTube channel Christine Jeffs is a New Zealand-born director, editor, and screenwriter. Jeffs has a 2018 master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Auckland, examining the relationship between a photographer and their subject. She began her career by working locally in post-production, most notably…

‘MoviePass, MovieCrash,’ A Film That Sets The Record Straight

The HBO Original documentary MoviePass, MovieCrash — directed by award-winning filmmaker Muta’Ali — reveals how the prodigious subscription service for cinemagoers soared and suddenly faced bankruptcy. But the film brings to light way more than a failing business, it exposes how xenophobia is still engrained in the social fabric of the multicultural United States. How…

Slamdance Film Festival Moving to Los Angeles in 2025

Slamdance is pulling up stakes in snowy Utah and heading for sunny California. After 30 years, the indie-oriented Slamdance Film Festival is quitting its traditional Park City locale, where it has played in tandem with the Sundance Film Festival. Sundance is also in the process of contemplating a move of its own. As a result…

Sundance Review / Sasquatch Sunset: Beasts in the Wild

There are ways to tell stories that aren’t strictly straightforward and require creative thinking to turn into a reality. Not all ideas are good ideas, and certainly may not appeal broadly. If someone is open to a fresh take on filmmaking and a new kind of experience, experimental cinema may be just what they love….

Sundance Review / Girls State: Gender Inequality in Politics Drives Doc Sequel

Taking the reins of representational government is a vital journey for all women in political leadership roles. But that campaign is especially essential for female students who are determined to improve gender equality in the present and future. The seven main girls who are fighting such disparity in the new documentary, Girls State, are confronting…

Sundance Review / Union: The Uphill Battle for Workers at Amazon

In the nearly three decades since its founding as a bookseller, Amazon has become a giant in the world. So many rely on two-day Amazon Prime free shipping for anything they could possibly need, and it’s become nearly impossible for brick-and-mortar establishments, not just bookstores, to compete with their prices and ability to deliver products…

Sundance Review / As We Speak: The Criminalization of Rap

Rap is a music genre like so many others, and yet it’s not regarded that way by some. An experimental survey that utilized a folk song from the 1960s got predictably skewed results when respondents thought its lyrics came from a rap song and assigned malicious real-life intent to many of its words. That rappers…

Sundance Film Festival’s Winner / ‘Daughters’ : A Heartwarming Reunion of Fathers and Daughters

©Courtesy of Sundance Institute Your relationship with your parents has a significant impact on who you became as an individual. Since most children can’t choose their parents when they’re born, it’s really impactful on a kid if their dad was incarcerated for a very long time. In “Daughters,” a heart-wrenching film that was recently shown…

Sundance Review / Ghostlight: Family, Grief, and Shakespeare

People process grief in different ways. Some may dwell on a loss without being able to process anything else, while others seek to bury themselves in work or other activity so they rarely have time to stop and remember what’s gone. Ghostlight showcases a family unit that’s grappling with a devastating tragedy and can’t quite…

Sundance Review / Black Box Diaries: Shiori Ito Leads a Brave Fight for Female Justice

Privately grappling with systemic iniquities that arise from their personal experiences linked to sexual assault is a harrowing enough experience for survivors. But journalist Shiori Ito is amplifying her courageous fight for justice for not only herself, but all victims, in the new biographical documentary, Black Box Diaries. Ito, who made her feature film directorial…

Sundance Review: “GAUCHO GAUCHO” Rides on Otherworldly Argentinian Beauty

In their last film, the acclaimed “The Truffle Hunters”, (2020) the American directors Gregory Kershaw and Michael Dweck travelled to Northern Italy’s Piedmont to capture a dying community. In that deliciously wonderful film, they pay tribute to the elderly men and their dogs who sniff out the rare Alba truffle in the forests, later to…