I love this poster that Colombian artist Hansel Obando made for the Alliance in 2020.
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A few years ago, as filmmaker Roger Ross Williams contemplated founding his own production company, he experienced a Field of Dreams kind of vision: “If you build it, they will come.”
From the Executive Director I was on the road this month for the first time in a long time. I visited partners and funders in...
In the wake of an Academy Awards show that will resonate for a very long time to come, today I choose to blur the memory of the display and reward of toxic masculinity with the purity of emotion performed in the words and actions of Questlove, Ariana DeBose and that startling and poetic exchange when Lady Gaga held space for Liza as she gently faltered in her line delivery. "I got you.” “I know.”
What is the responsibility of programmers when it comes to discerning whether a film deserves the platform and profile of a major festival?
The two Sundance Institute staffers who resigned expressed concerns about the film ahead of this year’s festival. Two senior staffers at the Sundance Institute have...
This past weekend I got cozy on my living room couch and attended my first screening of the 2022 Sundance Film Festival— the premiere of Meg Smaker’s Jihad Rehab. The film’s hapless title manages to be both inaccurate and offensive—“rehab” refers to an incarceration facility in Saudi Arabia and the casual equation of the word “jihad” with terrorism is offensive to Muslims—and foreshadows the next 108 minutes of the film.