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The BFFs Are All Right • Producer Jessica Elbaum and writer Lauren Pomerantz bring their real-life friendship to the screen in Sundance player ‘Am I OK?’
Call My Remake • French comedy-drama ‘Call My Agent!’ gets a high-profile redo with U.K. stars
Kristen Stewart Could Still Win an Oscar • Even after SAG snub, don’t count out the ‘Spencer’ star
California Dreaming • Paul Thomas Anderson brings the sophistication of the French New Wave to a tale of L.A. youth in the ’70s
Capturing Haim’s Ferocious Talent • After a screening, director Paul Thomas Anderson and singer Alana Haim, who makes her acting debut in “Licorice Pizza,” sat for a Q&A with author Rachel Kushner. Below is an excerpt from that conversation.
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BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO • HULU’S ‘PAM & TOMMY’ AIMS TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT THE COUPLE’S STOLEN SEX TAPE.
MOVING MOUNTAINS • Sundance’s Tabitha Jackson made the difficult decision to again pull the plug on an in-person event, but big-screen dreams die hard
Essential Narratives • NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS THIS YEAR TACKLE RACIAL DISPARITY, THE MATERNAL-MORTALITY CRISIS AND ABORTION
Diverse Doc Portrait • NONFICTION SECTION OPENS UP TO PREVIOUSLY UNDERREPRESENTED VOICES
Streamers Are Ready • A BEVY OF PLATFORMS EYE UPCOMING CONTENT AT THE FEST IN HOPES OF BULKING UP LIBRARIES
KEEPING UP WITH KANYE • At Sundance, directing duo Coodie and Chike offer up 22 years of intimate footage of the rap superstar
MIND THE GAP • Why Hollywood fails to invest in women-led companies
WHY ARE INDIE FILMS SO STRANGE NOW? • Sundance offers ideal platform for recent trend of rule-breaking ‘bizart-house movies’
Int’l Impact/Int’l Feature Film/Doc
Have the Oscars Become the Olympics of Cinema? • Int’l contestants are chasing awards in all categories, not just one
Oscar’s Foreign Accent Dates Back to the Birth of Cinema • Hollywood has a rich history of honoring international filmmaking artists.
How Global Festivals Help Build Awards Buzz • Cannes and Venice still lead the way when launching an awards push
Global Craft Talent and Locations Elevate Oscar Front-Runners • Films shooting around the world benefit from skilled local crews, swell locations and tax credits.
Shortlisted Films Move Past Themes of the Past • Int’l features tackle contempo topics from gender and sexuality to bullying and science fiction
Festivals Victorious in Oscar Int’l Film Category • Most of the shortlisted titles were birthed at Cannes, with a sprinkling at other fests
Doc Background Informs Dramas From Mexico and Panama • ‘Prayers for the Stolen’ and ‘Plaza Catedral’ deal with violence in home countries
‘Yak’ Talk From Bhutan • Long journey from the mountains for...