sundance ’08

Watching and Reading: February 8, 2008

WATCHING MediaStorm presents Rape of a Nation, Marcus Bleasdale’s photos from the D.R.C. Growing Up Online Is the Internet changing the experience of childhood? Frontline looks at the way kids are spending their time online.. READING Pirates of Sundance: Columbia Law prof Tim Wu recommends indie filmmakers look to BitTorrent for distribution. Via Slate.com Rabbi

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Watching and Reading: February 1, 2008

WATCHING Patti Smith talks about the new film Patti Smith: Dream of Life by Stephen Sebring (via Salon.com). Classic moments from the Sundance Film Festival (via The Sundance Channel). READING Salon.com film critic Andrew O’Heir writes about his favorite narrative and documentary films from Sundance. Michael Moore wants multiplexes to air more documentaries and foreign

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Sundance Documentary Awards Announced

The Sundance Film Festival Documentary Competition winners were announced on Saturday, January 26. AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION Documentary Grand Jury Prize Trouble The Water Directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal Documentary Audience Award Fields of Fuel Directed by Josh Tickell Documentary Directing Award Nanette Burstein American Teen Excellence in Documentary Cinematography Phillip Hunt and Steven

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Watching and Reading: January 25, 2008

WATCHING Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita Frontline looks at the stem cell research debate. Comedian Mark Malkoff lived in an IKEA store for six days and six nights. READING Sundance 2008 DealsFrequently updated list of films that have found distribution at Sundance (From Spout blog) POV alum Alex Rivera (The Sixth Section, 2003) is

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A Day in the Life of Filmmaker and Cinematographer Ellen Kuras

POV correspondent Kris Wilton spent the day with cinematographer-turned-documentary-director Ellen Kuras at the Sundance Film Festial on Sunday, January 20. Ellen Kuras is a legendary director of photography who has worked with an impressive array of directors, including Spike Lee, Martin Scorsese, and Michel Gondry on some of the most stunning films of the last

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