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  1. ‘Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words’: Film Review

    11:45 am PDT 03/15/2016
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    Director Thorsten Schuette's doc splices together archival footage of the ever-articulate rock star Frank Zappa to recount the story of his life. READ MORE

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  2. 'Hooligan Sparrow': Sundance Review

    11:34 am PST 02/03/2016
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    This jarring documentary on women's rights in China amid governmental intimidation premiered at Sundance. READ MORE

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  3. 'The Lovers and the Despot': Sundance Review

    2:04 am PST 02/03/2016
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    An alluring and informative documentary about the 1978 kidnapping of two of South Korea's most famous film-industry figures by North Korea's movie-crazy Kim Jong-il. READ MORE

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  4. 'Jacqueline (Argentine)': Sundance Review

    12:02 pm PST 02/02/2016
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    Filmmaker Bernardo Britto debuts with this doodle of a movie starring French actress Camille Rutherford as a low-fi, Edward Snowden-like fugitive in Argentina. READ MORE

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  5. 'Much Ado About Nothing' ('Aqui no ha pasado nada'): Sundance Review

    10:28 am PST 02/01/2016
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    The latest feature from Chilean director Alejandro Fernandez Almendras (Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner 'To Kill A Man') is headlined by 'Nasty Baby' star Agustin Silva. READ MORE

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  6. 'A Flag Without a Country': Sundance Review

    10:26 am PST 02/01/2016
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    Kurdish-Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi directed this docu-fiction hybrid about two Kurds in Northern Iraq who teach children in a Syrian refugee camp. READ MORE

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  7. 'Film Hawk': Sundance Review

    12:13 am PST 02/01/2016
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    An intimate look at the life of a man who shepherded the careers of and selflessly championed filmmakers such as Kevin Smith and Edward Burns. READ MORE

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  8. 'Sophie and the Rising Sun': Sundance Review

    6:16 am PST 01/30/2016
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    A Japanese stranger causes unrest in a small Southern town. READ MORE

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  9. 'The Land': Sundance Review

    7:24 pm PST 01/29/2016
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    Writer-director Steven Caple Jr. puts a quartet of Cleveland teens in over their heads when they use a stolen drug stash to finance their skateboarding aspirations. READ MORE

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  10. 'Becoming Mike Nichols': Sundance Review

    6:17 pm PST 01/29/2016
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    A short, funny and illuminating interview-based documentary that will leave theater and film mavens satisfied and hungry for more. READ MORE

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  11. 'Mr. Pig': Sundance Review

    1:35 pm PST 01/29/2016
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    Maya Rudolph helps Danny Glover find a home for his gargantuan hog. READ MORE

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  12. 'The Eagle Huntress': Sundance Review

    12:51 pm PST 01/29/2016
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    Documentary director Otto Bell follows a 13-year-old girl from Mongolia who is set to become the first woman to participate in an exclusively male tradition. READ MORE

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  13. 'Holy Hell': Sundance Review

    11:14 am PST 01/29/2016
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    A longtime cult member and many fellow defectors tell their story. READ MORE

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  14. 'Uncle Howard': Sundance Review

    9:27 pm PST 01/28/2016
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    The life and work of Howard Brookner, a rising force in independent filmmaking cut down by AIDS in 1989 at age 34, gets poignant contextualization in this portrait by his nephew. READ MORE

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  15. 'Agnus Dei' ('Les innocentes'): Sundance Review

    2:27 pm PST 01/28/2016
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    French director Anne Fontaine ('Two Mothers') returns to Sundance with a pregnant-nuns film inspired by a true story. READ MORE

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  16. 'Nuts!': Sundance Review

    2:20 pm PST 01/28/2016
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    This doc, which premiered at Sundance, is about a country doctor who claimed to have come up with a surprising cure for male impotence. READ MORE

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  17. '31': Sundance Review

    2:14 pm PST 01/28/2016
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    Malcolm McDowell bets on the fate of hostages in his labyrinth of death. READ MORE

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  18. 'Carnage Park': Sundance Review

    11:52 am PST 01/28/2016
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    Being kidnapped during a bank robbery is the least of her problems. READ MORE

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  19. Sundance Channel Global Takes Five Park City Festival Titles

    2:56 am PST 01/28/2016
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    The international arm of the Sundance network nabbed 'Mammal,' 'The Fits,' 'Spa Night,' 'Jacqueline' and 'Mi Amiga Del Parque' for multiple international territories. READ MORE

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  20. 'Ali & Nino': Sundance Review

    6:56 pm PST 01/27/2016
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    In stark contrast to director Asif Kapadia’s most recent documentary 'Amy,' this feature feels like something from MGM's 1930s release schedule or an offspring of 'Doctor Zhivago' fifty years ago. READ MORE

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