Dan Mirvish isn’t known for pulling any punches. After all, he co-founded the Slamdance Film Festival—Sundance’s edgier cousin—which pokes at Redford’s event by taking place in the same mountain town at the exact same time. Mirvish also has a reputation for sharing no-BS advice with other filmmakers, as he has in his book The Cheerful Subversive’s Guide to Independent Filmmaking and on this very site.
Jon Fusco and yours truly, Liz Nord are headed to Park City, Utah for the 34th Sundance Film Festival. We are joined by NFS Managing Editor Erik Luers on this episode, and together we share everything you should know to get ready for the big event, whether you’ll be there in person or not. In gear news, Kodak makes a big gamble on a new version of old tech and in Ask No Film School, Charles Haine reveals the most useful film production apps on the market.
Out of 110 selected feature-length films—100 of which are world premieres—it can be near impossible to choose from among Sundance Film Festival's plentiful program of high-quality work. Good thing we have such diverse interests among us, and have seen an awful lot of films between us. If your tastes align with those of your favorite NFS writer, you're in luck. Our core team members who will be covering Sundance from the ground in Park City this week have each chosen two of our most anticipated.
...and that list was complied before an excellent crop of movies on race in America came out that you can watch today: 13th, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, MUDBOUND, GET OUT, WHOSE STREETS? and more. #wintergoals#mlk (2/2) https://t.co/4FFmnfE3Q0
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