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  • 'Timbuktu' director Abderrahmane Sissako shines a light on extremism

     'Timbuktu' director Abderrahmane Sissako shines a light on extremism
    Filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako admits he was naive to think he could shoot his award-winning drama "Timbuktu" in the ancient Mali city so soon after the French military had driven out Islamic extremists. "I first went to Timbuktu to prepare and work...
  • Film with Baltimore producer picked up at Sundance

    Film with Baltimore producer picked up at Sundance
    "Misery Loves Comedy," a documentary whose producers include Baltimore's Becky Newhall, was screened last week at the Sundance Film Festival and purchased for distribution by Tribeca Film. The documentary, directed by actor Kevin Pollak, features dozens...
  • Comedy, thriller among film choices at Posnack JCC

    Comedy, thriller among film choices at Posnack JCC
    Two films, "24 Days" and "Zero Toleration" highlight this week's screen presentations at the ongoing six week Posnack Jewish Community Center Film Festival running now though March 3. The French film "24 Days" recalls the tense hours and days in 2006...
  • Sundance 2015: No second-guessing with the films or winners this year

    Sundance 2015: No second-guessing with the films or winners this year
    I believe in the Sundance Film Festival, and as with anything else I'm fond of, I feel the occasional need to second-guess it. But not this year. True, this was a Sundance where some of the shuttle bus drivers were so new to town that I ended up...
  • Sundance 2015: 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' wins big at awards

    "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a dramedy about a high-school senior and his relationship with a leukemia-afflicted classmate, was the big winner at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's film, which uses animation and...
  • 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' sweeps Sundance Awards; director says film celebrates father

    Sundance breakout "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl," a quirky, heartfelt story about a pair of high school film-lovers who befriend a girl with cancer, won both the U.S. dramatic audience award and the grand jury prize at the 31st Sundance Film Festival...
  • Sundance First Look: Viola Davis is a grieving mom who becomes a vigilante in 'Lila and Eve'

    Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez are grief-stricken mothers in "Lila and Eve," which premiered Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival. Lila Wolcott (Davis) is broken when her 18-year-old son is gunned down in the street — an innocent victim in...
  • Ewan McGregor plays Jesus and the devil in Sundance epic 'Last Days in the Desert'

    Epic is not usually a term associated with films coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, which makes director Rodrigo Garcia's imagined story of Jesus's journey through the desert even more striking. Shot by "Gravity" and "Birdman" cinematographer...
  • Sundance Fest's closing-night film, 'Grandma,' a heartfelt comic showcase for Lily Tomlin

    Writer-director Paul Weitz knew what he was after when he was writing "Grandma," the official closing-night selection at the Sundance Film Festival. "I just wanted to see a movie where (Lily Tomlin) was in every scene," he said after the film's...
  • Sundance 2015: Fitness and money in rom-com get 'Results'

    Sundance 2015: Fitness and money in rom-com get 'Results'
    Writer-director Andrew Bujalski has been one of the leading figures of the micro-budget independent film scene for more than a decade. From his early films “Funny Ha Ha” and “Mutual Appreciation” to the mini-masterpiece of “...
  • Lawyer E. Randol Schoenberg likes being film fodder for Ryan Reynolds

    Lawyer E. Randol Schoenberg likes being film fodder for Ryan Reynolds
    Like wars, movies about real, living people have a home front. All is quiet on that front for Los Angeles attorney E. Randol Schoenberg, who starred in one of the great battles in art-law history, as he awaits the release of “Woman in Gold,”...