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The Best of Sundance 2014 For Your Netflix List

It’s that time of year again when I mourn that I was not at Sundance Film Festival due to my demanding work schedule — why can’t it be during the last week of December or in the middle of summer? Well, I assume that the corporate schedule is probably not the one that most interests […]

The Best of Sundance 2013: For Your Netflix List

Couldn’t make it to Sundance Film Festival? Join the crowd. I kept a close watch on the buzz from industry friends that I respect as well as media coverage, and here are the films that emerged from the Festival that you may consider for your theater or Netflix experience this year: Blood Brother¬†(Award: US Grand […]

The Best of Sundance 2011: For Your Netflix List

Though my schedule prevented me from traveling to Sundance again this year, I watched developments at the Festival like a hawk through the fine coverage of The Hollywood Reporter, The LA Times and my friends at the Festival. Here are the films that received most of the acclaim or were the source of buzz among […]

Religion at Sundance: The LA Times

Festival director John Cooper said he was struck by how many submissions focused on faith, and he feels it’s a reflection of filmmakers considering issues larger than themselves. “It’s America looking at itself,” Cooper says. via Religion is the soul of several independent films at Sundance Film Festival – theenvelope.latimes.com.

Reporting from "Higher Ground" at Sundance: Craig Detweiler

    My good friend, former colleague and Director of Pepperdine’s Center for Entertainment, Media and Culture reports from Sundance about the Festival’s particularly spiritual focus this year. Every year, I remind my readers that God can be found at Sundance in some surprising ways. This year, questions and affirmations of faith seem to be […]

Not at Sundance? Listen to the Kindlings Muse Podcast

My friends from the Cultural Leadership Project gather at Sundance at each year, and I was very distraught not to be with them this year. Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah was one of the singular best experiences of my life, and I intend to be there every year. If you haven’t been, and […]