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Sundance to honor film critic Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Critic Roger Ebert is receiving an award from Robert Redford's Sundance Institute for his support of independent cinema. Sundance leaders said Thursday that Ebert will receive their Vanguard Leadership Award at a benefit for the institute June 5 in Los Angeles.


Sundance Films Fall Short of Expectations

The disconnect between expectations going into this year’s Sundance Film Festival and results coming out has been pronounced.


Lionsgate, Winfrey, Perry push 'Push'

Film News: Trio to release Sundance winner -- Lionsgate has acquired Sundance Film Festival winner “Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire.” Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry will team up to help promote the film.


Sundance: Making sense of it all

See who left Utah with deals and awards, a critic's wrapup by Owen Gleiberman, star chats, and more.


Push Takes Top Prizes at Sundance

Push Takes Top Prizes at Sundance

Mariah Carey can finally put Glitter behind her. Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire, starring Mariah, Paula Patton (wife of R&B singer Robin Thicke), newcomer Gabourey Sidibe and Mo'nique, took home the top prize for U.S. dramas at the annual Sundance Film Festival last night in Park City, Utah.


Sundance: Owen Gleiberman's wrapup

EW critic on the mood (inviting), mission (still matters), and fisticuffs (unfortunate, but there is a moral to the story).


'Marriage' wed to Slamdance grand jury award

Mo Perkins' "A Quiet Little Marriage" copped the grand jury award for best narrative feature at the 15th annual Slamdance Film Festival.


Anchor Bay nabs Kutcher's 'Spread'

North American rights go for around $3.5 mil -- Anchor Bay has bought U.S. and Australian rights to David Mackenzie's comedy "Spread" starring Ashton Kutcher for around $3.5 million. Pic preemed this week at the Sundance Film Festival.


Sundance Watch: In the Loop Sells to IFC

Sundance Watch: In the Loop Sells to IFC

In its second buy of the Sundance Fest, IFC is acquiring U.S. rights to Armando Iannucci's comedy In the Loop. The distrib also bought the Nazi horror pic Dead Snow. William Morris was expected to close the deal today.


Sundance Watch: John Anderson Pounds Jeff Dowd

Opinions fly at the Sundance Film Fest but so did fists Wednesday morning when critic John Anderson, who was covering the 8:30 screening of the agit-prop environmental doc Dirt! The Movie for Variety at the Holiday Cinemas, told producer's rep Jeff "The Dude" Dowd that the movie "was poor, too simplistic, too redundant," says Dowd, who accompanied him over to the nearby Yarrow.


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