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‘Whirlybird’ shows a filmmaker swinging for the fences at Sundance

Entertainment | January 23, 2020 JAY MEEHAN With adrenaline driving the narrative from both the air and the ground, the never-ending breaking news cycle and the competition to capture its most intriguing visual aspects for L.A.’s prime-time news make for a…

2020 Sundance movies: 39 buzzy films to check out at the festival

By KENNETH TURAN FILM CRITIC JAN. 23, 2020 5 AM As to what’s screening at Sundance itself, the news is good. Having had the opportunity to sample a variety of what’s in store, I was struck not only by the continued remarkable strength…

‘Whirlybird’ Clip: Sundance Documentary Trains Its Nightsun On L.A.’s Breaking News Revolution (And Its Toll) From Above

‘Whirlybird’ Clip: Sundance Documentary Trains Its Nightsun On L.A.’s Breaking News Revolution (And Its Toll) From Above

By Patrick HipesJanuary 22, 2020 9:20am EXCLUSIVE: Here’s the first look at Matt Yoka’s Whirlybird, which has its world premiere in the U.S. Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday. The A&E Indiefilms feature film follows Zoey Tur and his then-wife…

Our 20 Most-Anticipated Sundance Film Festival 2020 Premieres

The Film Stage○January 20, 2020 While much of the joy found in the festival comes from surprises throughout the 11 days, below one will find our 20 most-anticipated titles. Check out our picks and for updates straight from the festival, make…

ASCAP announces 2020 Music Cafe lineup

Entertainment | January 7, 2020 ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) announces an eclectic music lineup for its 22nd Annual Sundance ASCAP Music Café, taking place Jan. 24-31 at 751 Main St. during the acclaimed Sundance Film Festival.…

NEWS Sundance 2020 to premiere new work from Benh Zeitlin, Julie Taymor, Ai Weiwei, Liz Garbus

BY JEREMY KAY 4 DECEMBER 2019 The Fox Searchlight pair of Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts Of The Southern Wild follow-up Wendy and Force Majeure remake Downhill will join Focus Features’ Carey Mulligan drama Promising Young Woman and Ai Weiwei’s latest documentary Vivos in the 118-strong selection of features announced for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.…

Sundance unveils a diverse LGBTQ-inclusive lineup for the 2020 film festival

By Jeremy Blacklow, Director of Entertainment Media | December 4, 2019 The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced on Wednesday the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and once again, many LGBTQ-inclusive titles were amongst…

Sundance 2020 lineup includes Taylor Swift documentary

By Nadine DeNinno December 4, 2019 | 5:29pm  Taylor Swift is coming to Sundance. The singer’s documentary “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana” is part of the 2020 lineup for the film festival, according to a Wednesday announcement, along with 118 feature films scheduled for the…

‘Influence’ Reps Canadian Documentary in Sundance 2020 Line-up

By Pat Mullen The Sundance Film Festival included a chorus of heavy-hitters in its 2020 line-up. The Park City, Utah film festival unveiled the feature line programming today.  U.S. Documentary Competition: Whirlybird / U.S.A. (Director: Matt Yoka, Producers: Diane Becker, Matt Yoka) —…

2020 Sundance Film Festival announces feature film program

By Scott Renshaw December 4, 2019, 1:59 PM Sundance alums and high-profile documentary subjects highlight the program announcement for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, opening Jan. 23, 2020 in Park City. […] Whirlybird (Director: Matt Yoka, Producers: Diane Becker, Matt Yoka) — Soaring…

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