Few film festivals in the world create bidding wars for titles quite like the Sundance Film Festival. Last year, Sundance saw the biggest deal in its history when Fox Searchlight bought “The Birth of a Nation” for $17.5 million. Though some of the films in the upcoming slate have already been acquired, many are looking to find a […]
Returning veterans and hot-potato politics will mix at next year’s Sundance film festival, the mountain-top celebration of independent cinema founded by Robert Redford in 1978. More
Three years after the premiere of their hit rom-com Obvious Child, Jenny Slate and writer-director Gillian Robespierre are returning to Sundance. More
The Sundance Film Festival has long been a bastion of values of inclusion and diversity that have suddenly become deeply politicized following the recent election cycle. What often seemed essentially harmless, platitudinous stances may suddenly take on an oppositional, even radical, dimension. More
The C&I reader favorite is the star attraction in “The Hero.” Sam Elliott recently reunited with I’ll See You in My Dreams director Brett Haley for The Hero, an independently produced drama, and there’s an early sign that their latest collaboration must be something special: Much like their previous effort, the new movie has been […]
Teenage life in the East Bay neighborhood of Richmond, the setting ofJustin Tipping’s promising debut feature film, “Kicks,” is so rough that it’s little wonder that the movie’s 15-year-old protagonist, Brandon (Jahking Guillory), fantasizes that he is watched over by an imaginary spaceman. Because Brandon is small for his age and has delicate features, he […]
Film Journal: A distinctly authentic-feeling coming-of-age story that introduces a bright new visionary filmmaker in Justin Tipping.
“Kicks” is a Cinderella story for Sneakerheads