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American Factory
American Factory
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring 2,000 blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
The Report
The Report
The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to make public what many in power sought to keep hidden.
Luce
Luce
A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealised image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.
The Biggest Little Farm
The Biggest Little Farm
Filmmaker chronicles his own efforts and that of his wife, to trade in their city life for a small farm dream.
The Disappearance Of My Mother
The Disappearance Of My Mother
An ageing fashion model strives to escape the world of images and disappear for good, but her son's determination to make a final film about her sparks an unexpected collaboration and confrontation with the camera's gaze.
Give Me Liberty
Give Me Liberty
When a riot breaks out in Milwaukee, America's most segregated city, medical transport driver Vic is torn between his promise to get a group of elderly Russians to a funeral and his desire to help Tracy, a young black woman with ALS.
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America and the human condition.
Love, Antosha
Love, Antosha
A portrait of the life and career of actor Anton Yelchin.
The Brink
The Brink
Following former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon through the 2018 mid-term elections.
Brittany Runs A Marathon
Brittany Runs A Marathon
A woman living in New York takes control of her life – one city block at a time.
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Sundance Film Festival Features

The hidden palette
Kirill Mikhanovsky and Alice Austen on the conflicts they overcame to make Give Me Liberty
Bringing different worlds together
Lolo Spencer on casting people with disabilities and Give Me Liberty
Threshold of the screen
Rick Alverson on Denis Lavant's threshold move, Disney, and music in The Mountain
Following a family's flight
Emelie Mahdavian and Su Kim talk about the challenges of editing and producing Midnight Traveler
Spellbinding
Frédéric Tcheng on Liza Minnelli, Elsa Peretti, Tavi Gevinson and the Battle of Versailles in Halston
As she sees it
Ashley Connor on Madeline’s Madeline and her career as a cinematographer
Dressing up
Joanna Hogg, Tilda Swinton and Honor Swinton Byrne on the costumes in The Souvenir
A rose between thorns
Alison Klayman on Steve Bannon and The Brink
Capturing a life behind the camera
Kim Longinotto and Ollie Huddleston on Shooting The Mafia
Top End Team
Miranda Tapsell, Gwilym Lee, Wayne Blair and Joshua Tyler on Aussie rom-com
Sundance: Episode Three
Parenthood and experiemental filmmaking in Boyhood and 52 Tuesdays.
Creating the Kingdom
Ben Mendelsohn talks about Animal Kingdom, manipulation and playing Rupert Murdoch.

Sundance Film Festival News

John Cooper steps aside at Sundance
Festival director to take up emeritus director role after next year's edition
The Farewell favourite at Sundance London
Lula Wang's comedy drama takes audience award
Line-up for Sundance London announced
Late Night opens festival
The Souvenir, Clemency and Honeyland win at Sundance
One Child Nation and Brittany Runs A Marathon also in awards
Stars join 4% Challenge
Hammer, Witherspoon, Feig among stars pledging to make film with female director
Stepping back and forward at the Sundance opening press conference
Putnam on diversity push and Redford says he's ready for change
French honour for Sundance Kid
Robert Redford to receive Special César award
Sundance announces juries
Akhavan, Chazelle and Campion will head to Utah
UK filmmaker among 15 chosen for Sundance Labs
Dionne Edwards takes Pretty Red Dress to Utah
Sundance announces diverse line-up
40% of 112 features directed by women
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A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

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