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Sundance Review: Whirlybird Explores the Adrenaline-Fueled Aerial News Game

Matt Cipolla January 28, 2020 It’s curious to see something like Whirlybird in a time when traditional television use is 1.) on the decline and 2.) retroactively looked as a precursor to today’s voyeurism. Director Matt Yoka frames the archive footage almost…

Sundance 2020 Review: The Sky’s the Limit in Matt Yoka’s Profound “Whirlybird”

JANUARY 26, 2020 11:15 PM by STEPHEN SAITO As Tur relates this fascinating personal epiphany, “Whirlybird” is bound to leave one about television news gathering as well, as both Zoey and Marika consider throughout the years how they’ve become desensitized…

The LGBTQ Films of Sundance 2020

by Daniel Reynolds Many of the year’s best films — LGBTQ or otherwise — gain momentum at the Sundance Film Festival, the annual cinematic gathering in Park City, Utah. This year’s queer offerings are the strongest yet. Below, see the…

Sundance ’20: Senior programmer David Courier on this year’s ones to watch

By Daniele Alcinii January 22, 2020 Were there any emerging documentary filmmakers whose work stood out to you? There are also a couple of standouts in the U.S. Doc Competition: Whirlybird is the first feature from Matt Yoka. That film is a period…

Sundance 2020: The LGBTQ Films We Can’t Wait to See in Park City

By Jude Dry -January 22, 2020 Here are the most exciting stories, documentaries and short films going to Sundance this year. “WhirlyBird” Matt Yoka’s documentary “Whirlybird” focuses on the life of transgender helicopter pilot and reporter Zoe Tur. Tur is a pioneer…

‘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.…

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