Sundance Film Festival

The Russell Simmons #MeToo documentary featuring women who claimed the music mogul sexually assaulted them received a standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend. Titled “On The Record,” the project features testimony from Drew Dixon, Sil Lai Abrams and Alexia Norton Jones about their experiences with Simmons. We previously reported, Abrams said she dated Simmons on and off in the […]

“American Factory” will be the first project released globally under the Obamas production deal with Netflix. The original documentary is set to debut on the streaming giant on August 21, presented by Barack and Michelle’s Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media. Under the terms of their Netflix deal, the Obamas will produce “scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries and features” […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Michael Jackson had a feeling the years-old child molestation allegations against the pop superstar would resurface at some point. So they say they weren’t entirely surprised to learn that a forthcoming HBO documentary would feature two of his accusers. “I thought, ‘Oh here we go again,'” Jackson’s oldest […]

The director of the controversial Michael Jackson documentary “Leaving Neverland” has responded to the backlash from the estate of the late King of Pop. The doc debuted at Sundance Film Festival last week, and focuses on Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who both allege they were molested by the music icon as children. As reported by New Musical Express, Jackson’s […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A documentary film about two boys who accused Michael Jackson of sexual abuse is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival later this month. The Sundance Institute announced the addition of “Leaving Neverland” and “The Brink,” a documentary about Steve Bannon, to its 2019 lineup on Wednesday. A description of […]

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Director Dee Rees wanted to get to the big questions in her enthralling period epic “Mudbound.” Specifically: What is it to be a citizen and what is it to fight for a country that doesn’t fight for you? The film, which premiered Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival, had […]

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nate Parker continued his victory lap around the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night when “The Birth of a Nation” took both the U.S. drama grand jury prize and the Audience Award. The historical slave rebellion drama had already broken the acquisition record when Fox Searchlight scooped it up for […]

Worldwide rights to actor-director Nate Parker’s slave-rebellion drama The Birth of a Nation, were picked up by Fox Searchlight at the Sundance Film Festival for $17.5 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film, which premiered Monday afternoon in Park City, Utah, to multiple standing ovations, has become the highest price paid for a film […]

Originally titled Bandes des Filles (“band of girls” or “gangs of girls”) in its native France, Girlhood‘s story specifically follows Marieme. We’re introduced to her as…

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The campus rape epidemic is given a face, dozens of them in fact, in “The Hunting Ground,” director Kirby Dick’s sobering investigation into the systematic silencing of sexual assault victims which premiered Friday at the Sundance Film Festival. Through an expert juxtaposition of personal accounts and damning statistics, the film […]

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Through archival footage and interviews with her family, closest confidants and collaborators, Nina Simone comes to life again — still enigmatic but more easily understood — in the new documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?” which premiered Thursday night at the Sundance Film Festival. A classically trained pianist, accidental singer, passionate […]

A$AP Rocky is among the notable stars appearing in the new film Dope, written and directed by Rick Famuyiwa (The Wood, Brown Sugar).  The film…