Posts with Category: Film Festivals

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January 20, 2017  |  Film Festivals

Last year’s Sundance was noteworthy for several reasons: streaming services Netflix and Amazon were the highest purchasers, cementing their place among traditional studios; Nate Parker’s Birth of a Nation became the biggest sale of Sundance history; and sleeper film Manchester by the Sea is now poised for Oscar success. This year, Sundance is going in…

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Movies on a Mission at Mountainfilm 2016

June 2, 2016  |  Film Festivals

The AndACTION team was there to catch as many films as possible. We found that this year’s documentaries tackle a wide range of pressing issues, from prison reform and police brutality, to renewable energy and veterans’ mental health. Here are a few of our favorite films from the festival that challenge audiences to advocate for…

Cannes You Dig It?!

May 19, 2016  |  Film Festivals

With a few days still to go before the Palme d’Or grand prize is awarded, the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival has already sparked conversations about representation of women behind the camera, the refugee crisis, the future of virtual reality, and, of course, celebrities in attendance and what they’re wearing. And that’s just what’s happening…

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SXSW Films You Can’t Miss

March 25, 2016  |  Film Festivals

SXSW keynote speaker, actor, and activist Ellen Page captured the sentiment about inclusion and representation the industry is facing by saying, “People need to have opportunity, that’s what is going to make the whole industry grow and blossom.” Here are some films that plant those seeds. Tower *Grand Jury Prize Winner Look for: gun safety,…

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2016 Sundance Films Headed to a Theater Near You (and Streaming too!)

February 1, 2016  |  Film Festivals

Topics represented include racism, opportunity access, alcoholism and drug abuse, cancer, LGBT rights, feminism, freedom of speech, and dozens of others. Many of these films have already been acquired to screen at your favorite local theater, as well as streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. That means you’ll get a chance to experience them for…