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Sundance Film Festival 2014

Sundance Film Festival 2014

As in previous years it became just a little more difficult to get tickets.  But, I am less and less concerned about this since it forces us into more offbeat movies. I enjoyed all the movies we saw this year but in many cases that is simply because it was a film at Sundance. Some of them were surprisingly bad. I'll try to point those out in my reviews.

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Telluride Film Festival 2013

Telluride Film Festival 2013

This year marked the 40th year of the Telluride Film Festival and so an additional day was added to the schedule in celebration. In each of the last three years the winner of the Oscar for best picture had its debut at Telluride: "Argo", "The Artist", "The King's Speech". This year there are two likely contenders...

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Sundance Film Festival 2012

Sundance Film Festival 2012

Sundance 2012 was as busy as ever including the all important film deals. There may have been a slight let-up in the downtown party scene, but I may not have been the best judge of that as I opted to stay in on Friday and Saturday night of the opening weekend. That was due in part to the relentless Saturday snow which became slush on the ground. I wore my favorite shoes, they are not waterproof. That Saturday snow also led to an enormous traffic jam. At about 6 pm on that day it seemed like there was one theater bus, with about 500 people on it and it was not going anywhere.

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Sundance Film Festival 2013

Sundance Film Festival 2013

After not seeing any of my favorite indie directors lined up with films at this year's Sundance and after having to settle for our second and third choice tickets I was pleasantly surprised that I thoroughly enjoyed almost every film we saw this year. I always tell people to go off the beaten track at festivals...

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Telluride Film Festival 2011

Telluride Film Festival 2011

The place to be over Labor Day Weekend, if you love movies and want to have an advance look at the films that will be released over the next few months, was this years Telluride Film Festival.  Rick Schmidt from the SECRETS team and and Festival Photographer Ray Keller made it to 18 films over four days at the 2011 Telluride Film Festival.  Most of these films will be making their way to theaters over the next weeks and months and Rick and Ray are thinking that a number of these will be Oscar contenders.


See the full report of the Telluride Festival and the film reviews.

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Telluride Film Festival 2012

As usual the passes for  the Telluride Film Festival 2012 were sold out a short time before the festival started. There did not seem to be any major upsets with large numbers of people getting shut out of a particular movie. Perhaps this was because George Clooney was not at the festival. Bill Murray was however, in support of his new film with Laura Linney, Hyde Park on Hudson.

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Telluride Film Festival 2011 - Full Report

Telluride Film Festival 2011

There was a minor email kerfuffle amongst the press corps just prior to this year's Telluride Film Festival. We received an announcement that there would be no photography at the George Clooney tributes.

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Telluride Film Festival 2012 - Full Report

Telluride Film Festival 2012

At the press conference kicking off this year's Telluride Film Festival one of our fellow reporters kindly suggested some sort of ban on people talking on or texting with cell phones while in line for movies.

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Sundance Film Festival 2011

Sundance

The news out of Sundance this year was that business is once again booming. We could tell that things were hopping well before the festival too because the online ticket system was showing many shows as sold out. We may have compounded the effect by shifting our attendance to the opening week of the festival. For the past couple of Sundance’s we had attended the less populated second half. This year, for the first half anyway, it was just plain hard to get tickets. Using the online system during our allotted time slot, weeks in advance of the festival, there were many movies already sold out. Red State, the new movie from Kevin Smith (Clerks) sold out in all time slots in 1 day, including a showing at 8:30 am on a Monday morning.

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Sundance Film Festival 2012 - Full Report

Sundance Film Festival 2012

Sundance 2012 was as busy as ever including the all important film deals. There may have been a slight let-up in the downtown party scene, but I may not have been the best judge of that as I opted to stay in on Friday and Saturday night...

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Sundance Film Festival 2011 - Full Report

Sundance Film Festival 2011

The news out of Sundance this year was that business is once again booming. We could tell that things were hopping well before the festival too because the online ticket system was showing many shows as sold out. We may have compounded the effect by shifting...

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