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January 18, 2018

Park City, Utah -- The 34th edition of the Sundance Film Festival got off to its usual low-key start this afternoon with its usual press conference at the Egyptian Theatre on Main Street in Park City, Utah, featuring the expected honey-soft words of liberal do-goodism...

January 23, 2017

Park City, Utah -- Laura Dunn’s documentary about Wendell Berry, the celebrated American author, environmental activist and defender of agrarian values, is a perfect fit in Sundance’s New Climate program.

Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry, begins with a dizzying...

January 20, 2017

Park City, Utah -- An Inconvenient Sequel, former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore's new film about climate change, had its world premiere here tonight as the opening film of Sundance 2017, and there could not have been a better choice for the honour.

 Sundance Institute fou...

January 20, 2017

Park City, Utah -- Legendary actor, director, activist and Sundance founder Robert Redford welcomed the world to the 33rd edition of the Sundance Film Festival here today at the Egyptian Theatre on Main St. as snow fell softly outside -- the day before Donald Trump is...

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Movies I can't live without  


Toronto Star movie critic Peter Howell has written a book about his 25 favourite movies, with highly personal reviews from Apocalypse Now to The Wizard of Oz.  

Here's a sample of his review of 2001: A Space Odyssey, his all-time favourite film: 


It was billed as "the ultimate trip," and the hyperbole was justified, then as now.

Stanley Kubrick's space opus still seems like the future, 52 years after its release and 19 years after its significant title year. It never gets old and I never tire of seeing it, even after 50-plus viewings..."




01/22/15:  Sundance Film Festival begins


05/13/15:  Cannes Film Festival begins


09/04/15:  Toronto International Film Festival begins


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