We’re thrilled to announce Sundance alum Kerry Washington will present Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler with the Vanguard Award at our ‘Celebrate Sundance Institute’ benefit!
As previously announced, the benefit will also honor the life and work of Roger Ebert. The Vanguard Leadership Award in Memoriam will be presented by Robert Redford and accepted by Ebert’s wife, Chaz.
Join us Wednesday, June 5th as we celebrate creative independence! http://bit.ly/YGpEMB
Photos by (l to r) Fred Hayes, Jemal Countess, Brandon Joseph Baker, and Clayton Chase.
Sundance Film Festival Director John Cooper, director Sarah Polley, and Festival Programming Director Trevor Groth get creative as they pose for photographers on the press line for the premiere of Polley’s film Stories We Tell during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Stories We Tell opens in NYC on Friday and expands to select cities on May 17.
Photo by Vivien Killilea
Susanne Bier accepts the World Cinema Audience Award for her film Brothers during the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Bier screened her 2010 film In a Better World at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, it went on to win an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Susanne Bier’s new film Love is All You Need, starring Sundance alums Trine Dyrholm and Pierce Brosnan, opens in theatres on Friday, May 3.
Photo by Fred Hayes
Michael Shannon poses for photographers on the press line for the premiere of The Runaways during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
Shannon stars, alongside Sundance alums Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta, and David Schwimmer, in the upcoming film The Iceman.
The Iceman opens in select cities on May 3.
Photos by Jemal Countess
Sundance Earth Day Selection: 2013 Edition
Today marks the 43rd Earth Day, and Sundance Institute’s #ArtistServices program is currently offering some special documentaries for home viewing that confront vastly different (but equally alarming) stories addressing urgent threats to the environment. To observe Earth Day this year, we’re offering a hand-picked selection of sustainability-themed Sundance favorites for you to enjoy.
(L to R) If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, The Cove, Chasing Ice, and Crude.
Check out the full list of films here.
Junger’s new documentary Which Way Is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, is screening in limited theatres and can be seen on HBO April 18.
In Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? Sebastian Junger gracefully weaves together footage of Hetherington prior to his untimely death with moving interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues to capture his compatriot and friend’s unique perspective, compassion, and intense curiosity about the human spirit.
Photo by Fred Hayes