‘Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World’ is a film like none other — a documentary about the Internet from Werner Herzog, who actually admits to not really ever using it!
Werner Herzog, 73, is an award-winning director from German who has always had questions about the Intenet and the way it all connects — and where it’s going in the future. We sat down with him at 2016 Sundance Film Festival to get some insight. And we learned that if there’s a day where cars drive themselves, he wants no part of it!
Two artists have put their talent together to film a whole new world of virtual reality, and they’re showing off their proud work at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
While virtual reality headsets have been around for awhile, two artists are upping the game on it with an intense new piece that follows an undercover officer into the dark and hidden world of factory farming. Called Condition One, the VR documentary shows that “it’s here where you really get to see first hand what the conditions are,” film maker Casey Brown shared about the controversial topic. And it was no easy task by any means, as she and her partner Danfung Dennis used a custom configuration of 16 cameras that are all recording at the same time, all on on a stationary tripod to do their work. Wow! Sounds pretty intense!
Who knew that there is big money to be made in the business of tickling? That’s exactly what the new Sundance documentary ‘Tickled’ is all about and you’ll never believe the crazy real life moments in the film!
This sounds like it could be insane! Director David Farrier explains that his new documentary ‘Tickled’ is, “a documentary about the sport of competitive endurance tickling.” What?! We didn’t even know there was such a thing. David’s an entertainment journalist back home in his native New Zealand and was intrigued when he heard about a Los Angeles company that once a month flies 20 people into the city, gives them $2,000 cash, a hotel room and daily per diems, and all they have to do is tickle each other nonstop!
Yet another indie drama is making its big Sundance Film Festival debut at this one features none other than movie tough guy Michael Shannon playing a man falling hard in love with a stranger in’Frank and Lola’! Aww, so nice to see him turn the tables from his usual villain roles!
This sounds interesting! Frank and Lola is a love story where Michael Shannon – who plays the title character – plays a Las Vegas chef and one night a woman (Lola) comes into this restaurant and they get to talking and fall super hard for each other, only for him to learn that she has quite a checkered past. “When I read the script I was really taken back by the romanticism of it. It just seemed like a unique opportunity for me.” After so many gritty roles, we bet it was a fun change for him to be in a love story!
Finally! For the first time, a documentary has been put together that chronicles the life of the late great Maya Angelou. The film took four years to put together and now ‘Maya Angelou And Still I Rise’ is making its Sundance Film Festival debut.
Co-Director Rita Coburn Whack explains that the film is the “First documentary done on her life story, and it really shows her ability to live history, participated in it and documented it herself,” and promises “there are a lot of things in the film that people will be surprised about,” when it comes to Maya Angelou‘s 86 years of life. She added that throughout the four years of working on the project, they gathered over 20 interviews, including three with the late author, poet and civil rights activist before her May 2014 passing. They also talked to both President Bill Clinton and Hillary, as well as close friends of Maya like Oprah Winfrey and Common.
Well, this is interesting. A new film about a womanizer with ‘stupid thoughts’ debuted at the Sundance Film Festival and on Jan. 26, writer/director Tahir Jetter hilariously explained how he came up with such a peculiar concept. Watch the video here!
How To Tell You’re A Douchebag seems like an odd title to give a movie, but it exists and this new film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, where the writer/director and cast came together to talk about their project. Watch the video here.
What if a simple movie was able to make a difference in children’s lives? Director James Redford aims to do so with his documentary, ‘Resilience,’ which focuses on the implications of toxic stress that results from harmful childhood experiences. Watch him talk about the film here!
When James Redford arrived in Salt Lake City for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, he was ready to start a conversation. Before making his film Resilience, the director discovered that toxic stress — which results from facing violence, neglect, and abuse — has become a medical threat for children who experience it, so he wanted his next work to help change that. He’s clearly passionate about the issue, and he hopes his film will make viewers feel the same!
Leaking classified government information isn’t exactly a laughing matter, but filmmaker Bernardo Britto found the humor in it! He discussed his Sundance film, ‘Jacqueline Argentine,’ and how Edward Snowden inspired the mockumentary. Watch the interview here!
Amidst all of the serious themes that Sundance Film Festival pieces can cover, Bernardo Britto decided to take an intense topic and make it funny. Jacqueline Argentine, Bernardo’s contribution to this year’s Sundance, alludes to the crazy situation that Edward Snowden created when he leaked confidential government info in 2013, but takes a totally different approach using humor — and a girl! See Bernardo and the film’s star, Camille Rutherford, talk about it here!
Mateo Aris is NOTHING like his character in ‘First Girl I Loved,’ and it was pretty tough for him to get on-board with portraying the part! The actor dished about his role at the Sundance Film Festival, and admitted it was totally out of his comfort zone. Watch here!
First Girl I Loved is just one of many incredible films that premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and one of the movie’s stars, Mateo Arias, admitted to being pretty challenged by his role as Clifton. Watch the interview with Mateo, his two co-stars and director Kerem Senga here!
Let’s be real: we’re used to seeing Chad Michael Murray as Lucas Scott or as Jack Thompson. Well his new role is nothing like either one of those — and the director couldn’t be more happy with his transformation.
Outlaws and Angels premiered at Sundance Film Festival this week and we got to sit down with stars Chad Michael Murray, Ben Browder and Keith Loenker, as well as director JT Mollner, all who cannot wait for the world to see this movie about a group of outlaws who head down to Mexico to attempt to cross the border. The chemistry between this team is a can’t-miss one.
While ‘Viva’ may sound like an out-there story, director Paddy Breathnach’s story on why he decided to do the film, may change your mind. Watch the interview here.
Entirely filmed in Cuba, Viva takes a look at a world we have never seen — that of a man who becomes a drag queen by night in an attempt to find himself. Paddy Breathnach sat down for an interview at the Sundance Film Festival to delve into what it was like filming such a movie, especially in Cuba.
Jessie Kahnweiler is the actress/comedian behind ‘The Skinny,’ and she had no problem explaining how her own eating disorder inspired the web series. Click inside to WATCH!
Jessie Kahnweiler, 28, brought her web series The Skinny to the 2016 Sundance Film Festival along with actresses Illeana Douglas and Sadie Calvano.
When you think of a Wall Street movie you think of men — because that’s how every movie about it has been. Until now. Anna Gunn leads ‘Equity,’ the first female-led Wall Street film that premiered at Sundance over the weekend — and the stars couldn’t be more excited.
Equity stars Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas sat down at Sundance Film Festival this weekend to rave over their upcoming film that basically comes at the perfect time. On the heels of the strong, male-led film, The Big Short, Equity also takes on the powers of Wall Street. But this time, it’s about the power women — “no hoes” involved.
‘Carnage Park’ Writer/Director Mickey Keating explains what makes his survival movie unique, and how he created the ‘coolest bad guy in the world.’ Check out the hilarious interview, right here!
Mickey Keating explains how he made Carnage Park so interesting – by creating the “coolest bad guy in the world”! The film has everything: survival, a madman in the desert, and a hardcore chick that can’t be beat. Check out the awesome interview, here!
Wow! A new documentary called ‘The Bad Kids’ is making it’s big Sundance debut and it’s taking on the topic of at risk kids, and what a super special group of teachers and educators are doing to help them get through life without getting in trouble! What amazing people!
The director of the The Bad Kids Lou Pepe explains that the teens in his documentary all go to a high school in California’s rough Mojave Desert and that their principal and teachers have formed a curriculum around “empathy” and teaching them important life skills to grow into productive adults, as opposed to the usual hard core college prep subjects that most of these kids will never end up using.