Sundance Film Festival

Technology and Hip-Hop Culture Converge at Sundance Film Festival

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This year’s Sundance Film Festival was a hotbed of great new films from around the world as well as a chance for new and experienced filmmakers to showcase their art. This year, technology played a major role in the festival from an underwater VR experience to several explosive documentaries that focused on the challenges of […]

Russell Simmons #MeToo Documentary Heads to HBO Max Amid Oprah’s Exit

Russell Simmons #MeToo Documentary Heads to HBO Max Amid Oprah's Exit

The On the Record documentary about the women who accused Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct, had a home at Apple TV before Oprah Winfrey parted ways with the project. But it secured a home at HBO Max following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Oprah explained that she was motivated to exit because Drew […]

Exclusive: Ron Howard Talks His ‘Rebuilding Paradise’ Documentary

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In the fall of 2018, the Camp fire wreaked havoc on the Northern California town of Paradise, destroying more than 14,000 homes, ending 85 lives, displacing tens of thousands of residents, and earning its place in history as the most destructive wildfire in California history. The fire served as a political flashpoint, drawing attention to […]

Blackhouse Announces Star-Studded Sundance Events

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As Sundance Film Festival prepares to kick off this weekend, stars, celebrities, artists, and filmmakers are descending upon snowy Park City to showcase some of this year’s most highly-anticipated films, works of art, and special events. At the heart of the festival is the iconic Blackhouse, put on by The Blackhouse Foundation, an organization that […]

Sundance 2020’s Diverse Lineup Promises Something for Everyone

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With less than three weeks to go until the first day of the 2020 Sundance Film festival, organizers are revealing details about this year’s film, music, and panel lineup as well as special events that promise to showcase what’s next in movies, television, and cultural influence. The iconic festival, which takes place January 23 – […]

Sundance Film Festival Showcases Record Number of Women and Minority Filmmakers

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As Sundance wraps up its final week of movie premieres, events, lounges, and exhibits, many in the entertainment industry will leave Park City with a newfound sense of fame and in all likelihood, greater opportunities for future career endeavors. For the first time in the festival’s history, a record number of participants were minorities and […]

‘Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men’ is a Hip-Hop Culture Classic

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In 1937, John Steinbeck published Of Mice and Men, a novella about two men searching for an opportunity during the Great Depression and ultimately growing and finding themselves along the way. Despite the controversy surrounding the book (namely language and other adult themes), Of Mice and Men went on to become a literary classic that […]

Jay-Z To Receive Special Award From Gay And Lesbian Alliance

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This year’s GLAAD Media Awards will be presenting a special honor to Sean “Jay-Z” Carter for the LGBT message in the song “Smile” from his 4:44 album, which focused on his mother’s struggle with identifying her sexuality. The awards, which will be held April 12 in Los Angeles and May 5 in NYC, will recognize […]

Jay-Z Talks About Meeting Kalief Browder At Sundance Film Festival

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Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter made a special appearance at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to discuss his timely documentary Time: The Kalief Browder Story. The six part series delves into Browder’s life, his time behind bars as well as his untimely death. The 16 year old, who was arrested for stealing backpack, spent almost three years […]

Breaking Barriers: Ava DuVernay Directs Things Her Way

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Straight outta Compton and Lynnwood CA, ground-breaking director Ava DuVernay‘s roots to Selma runs deep like the waters of Montgomery, Alabama. Summers spent in Hayneville influenced DuVernay’s Selma, as she relived experiences through the accounts witnessed at the historic Selma march by her father as young boy. After graduating with a B.A. from the University […]