Director/Screenwriter/Producer Alfonso Cuarón speaks with director/screenwriter/actor Cory McAbee during the 1998 Screenwriters Lab.
Cuarón is a longtime Sundance alum, attending the 1993 Sundance Institute Guadalajara Mexican Screenwriters Lab with his project Strawberry Kiss, serving as a creative advisor during the Directors and Screenwriters Labs and juror for the Festival, and screening multiple films at the Festival including Y Tu Mamá También.
Alfonso Cuarón’s highly anticipated film Gravity stars Sandra Bullock, who directed Making Sandwiches which premiered during the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, and George Clooney, who produced the 2005 Festival film, The Jacket.
Gravity opens in theatres on October 4.
Photo by Fred Hayes
Director/Screenwriter/Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt made his feature directorial debut with Don Jon’s Addiction during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. JGL also wrote and directed the short film Sparks, which premiered at the 2009 Festival.
Don Jon’s Addiction opens in theatres on September 27.
Photos by Brandon Joseph Baker
Director Greg “Freddy” Camalier’s documentary Muscle Shoals premiered during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and later screened as part of the Sundance London Film and Music Festival.
During Sundance London, John Paul White and Gregg Allman performed at the Celebration of Muscle Shoals.
Muscle Shoals opens in NYC, On Demand, and iTunes September 27.
Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images
Sundance Institute Theatre Program is accepting submissions for the 2014 Theatre Lab held at the Sundance Resort in Utah.
The Theatre Program has been a core component of the Institute since its inception in 1981, with both the Utah Playwrights Conference/Sundance Playwrights Laboratory and Children’s Theatre Lab in the 80s and early 90s. The Program has developed into the leading play development program in the United States with various Labs across the US and world, including the Theatre Lab, East Africa Initiative, and Theatre Lab at MASS MoCA.
The Theatre Program’s year-round work has supported projects including Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas’ The Light in the Piazza, Stew’s Passing Strange, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s Spring Awakening, Doug Wright’s I Am My Own Wife, and Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori’s Fun Home.
Apply or read more about the Theatre Program here.
Photos by Ashley Gilbertson and Fred Hayes
Director/Screenwriter Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s C.O.G. is the first film adaptation of David Sedaris’s work and tells the story of a prideful young man and what’s left of him after all he believes is chipped away piece by piece.
Alvarez premiered his film during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and it opens in select cities and on VOD September 20.
C.O.G. production/press kit images from the Sundance Institute Archives
Director Andrew Dosunmu workshops a scene from his film Mother of George and speaks with one of his actors James McDaniel during the 2005 Sundance Institute Directors Lab.
Andrew Dosunmu premiered Mother of George during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and won the Excellence in Cinematography Award for Dramatic Film.
Mother of George opens in select cities beginning September 13.
Photos by Fred Hayes
Actor Lindsay Burdge and director/screenwriter Hannah Fidell share some love with Sundance Film Festival Director of Programming Trevor Groth before the screening of their film A Teacher during the 2013 NEXT Weekend Film Festival.
A Teacher premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and opens in select cities and on demand today, September 6.
Photo by Mark Davis
Naomi Watts and director Anne Fontaine chatted with the media before the premiere of their film Adore fka Two Mothers during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Adore is Watts’ fifth Sundance film, she first attended the Festival in 2004 with We Don’t Live Here Anymore.
Adore opens in theatres and on demand Friday, September 6.
Photo by Brandon Joseph Baker