From: Sundance Institute
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: A Raw Look at Ebert, Where's Your Favorite Film's Negative?, and more
Date: Thu Jul 03 21:56:23 MDT 2014
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In January, Festival Director John Cooper called Life Itself “absolutely, positively the easiest film to program.
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July Now Playing: A Raw Portrait of Ebert, Brit Marling in I Origins

In January, Festival Director John Cooper called Life Itself “absolutely, positively the easiest film to program.” As declarations go, that one could draw allegations of hyperbole. That is, until you view Steve James’ raw, often difficult-to-watch but nonetheless faithfully directed portrait of legendary critic Roger Ebert, which continues its journey to theaters Friday, July 4. Later this month, Mike Cahill makes his directorial return with another thoughtful and enigmatic drama that skirts the lines of drama and romance, as he reunites with the alluring Brit Marling for I Origins... NOW PLAYING

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It’s 2014, Where’s Your Film’s Negative?

“These works are like our children,” says Steve James, surely echoing the sentiment of any filmmaker who’s toiled over their art. We caught up with the director recently to reflect on the restoration of Hoop Dreams and to ask one simple but often neglected question: Why should filmmakers care about film preservation?... LEARN MORE

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YOU ARE HERE: Telling Human Stories Via Big Data

Humans generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data a day, more then all the data generated from the dawn of time to 2003. As part of Sundance Institute’s newly launched New Frontier Artist Residency program in partnership with The Social Computing Group at MIT’s Media Lab, four Fellows spend up to three months in Cambridge working on YOU ARE HERE, a project that endeavors to tell human stories via the big data that we create every day... READ MORE

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