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  1. War Story: Sundance Review

    12:52 pm PST 02/19/2014
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    Catherine Keener stars in director Mark Jackson's second feature film. READ MORE

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  2. Happiness: Sundance Review

    1:32 am PST 02/06/2014
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    Director Thomas Balmes captures a vanishing way of life in remote Bhutan in this Sundance cinematography award-winning documentary. READ MORE

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  3. The Lock Charmer (El cerrajero): Sundance Review

    3:29 pm PST 02/02/2014
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    The second feature of Argentinean director Natalia Smirnoff ("Puzzle") stars Esteban Lamothe as the titular protagonist. READ MORE

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  4. Viktoria: Sundance Review

    7:03 am PST 02/01/2014
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    Talented Bulgarian newcomer Maya Vitkova's feature debut stars Irmena Chichikova as the mother of a child without a belly button. READ MORE

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  5. Finding Fela: Sundance Review

    7:05 pm PST 01/29/2014
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    Oscar-winner Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) grapples with an enigmatic persona in his politically charged doc about Nigerian musician Fela Kuti. READ MORE

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  6. God Help the Girl: Sundance Review

    8:52 pm PST 01/27/2014
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    Stuart Murdoch of Belle & Sebastian makes his debut as writer-director with this musical about three post-adolescent friends adrift in a Glasgow summer. READ MORE

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  7. Difret: Sundance Review

    12:24 pm PST 01/27/2014
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    The debut feature of Ethiopian director Zeresenay Berhane Mehari, which has Angelina Jolie on board as an executive producer, is headlined by local star Meron Getnet. READ MORE

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  8. 52 Tuesdays: Sundance Review

    9:23 pm PST 01/26/2014
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    A Sundance award winner for directing, Australian newcomer Sophie Hyde’s film concerns a 16-year-old girl’s efforts to define herself, triggered by her mother's gender transition. READ MORE

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  9. 20,000 Days on Earth: Sundance Review

    10:39 am PST 01/26/2014
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    Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s docufiction essay on iconoclastic Australian rocker Nick Cave won awards for direction and editing in Sundance’s World Cinema competition. READ MORE

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  10. Imperial Dreams: Sundance Review

    11:52 pm PST 01/25/2014
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    Los Angeles filmmaker Malik Vitthal’s feature stars British “Attack the Block” actor John Boyega. READ MORE

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  11. We Come as Friends: Sundance Review

    4:25 pm PST 01/25/2014
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    The latest documentary of Austrian director Hubert Sauper explores the numerous complexities of the world's newest country, three-year-old South Sudan. READ MORE

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  12. The Case Against 8: Sundance Review

    10:22 am PST 01/25/2014
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    Documentary team Ben Cotner and Ryan White follow the milestone lawsuit against the state of California after Proposition 8 unconstitutionally revoked same-sex marriage rights. READ MORE

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  13. The Sleepwalker: Sundance Review

    10:38 pm PST 01/24/2014
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    Christopher Abbott and Brady Corbet co-star in a U.S.-set film from Norwegian writer-director Mona Fastvold. READ MORE

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  14. Nick Offerman: American Ham: Sundance Review

    8:03 pm PST 01/24/2014
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    Nick Offerman offers ten lessons for leading a more Offerman-ish life in his stand-up film. READ MORE

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  15. Lambert & Stamp: Sundance Review

    5:37 pm PST 01/24/2014
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    James D. Cooper’s celebratory documentary traces the roots of The Who via its affectionate portrait of the idiosyncratic management team that helped define the band. READ MORE

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  16. Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory: Sundance Review

    5:27 pm PST 01/24/2014
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    Michael Rossato-Bennett's documentary explores how music can help Alzheimer patients. READ MORE

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  17. Happy Valley: Sundance Review

    4:16 pm PST 01/24/2014
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    Amir Bar-Lev looks at the reaction of football fans to the Penn State abuse scandal. READ MORE

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  18. Killers: Sundance Review

    2:26 pm PST 01/24/2014
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    The bloody sophomore feature of the Indonesian Mo Brothers stars "The Raid 2" co-stars Kazuki Kitamura and Oka Antara. READ MORE

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  19. Ping Pong Summer: Sundance Review

    11:26 pm PST 01/23/2014
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    Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson and John Hannah support a cast of young newcomers in this 80s-set comedy. READ MORE

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  20. We Are the Giant: Sundance Review

    8:09 pm PST 01/23/2014
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    In his latest documentary, director Greg Barker looks at the Arab Spring through the prism of a handful of first-hand participants in Libya, Syria and Bahrain. READ MORE

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