Sundance Film Festival

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  • Interview

    June Diane Raphael Has a Hit 'Ass'

    The very funny Raphael dishes to Backstage about her Sundance buddy comedy with Casey Wilson "Ass Backwards," taking classes in clowning, and the walk of shame procedural she and Wilson are working on.

  • News

    Sundance Short Film Jury Award Winners Announced

    The short film jury prizes were presented this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, where actor Joel Nagle won a special jury award for his performance in “Palimpsest.”

  • Interview

    Robin Weigert and Maggie Siff Play Head Games in 'Concussion'

    Writer-director Staci Passon's debut feature finds Weigert playing a gay married mother who moonlights as a hooker, while Siff is her neighbor and client. We spoke to all three women in Park City about the importance of silence, orchestrating sex scenes, and being sexy and mysterious.

  • News

    The Sundance Experience: Jan. 21

    Learning how to navigate the Sundance Film Festival just in time to leave it.

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    Backstage Gets 'Touchy Feely' at Sundance (Slideshow)

    “Pose for photos with me!” Alycia Delmore shouted. The bar was open and the joint was packed during the Jan. 19 Sundance premiere party for director Lynn Shelton’s “Touchy Feely,” where Delmore, Allison Janney, and Josh Pais joined partygoers (and certain journalists) in a photo booth that proved ...

  • Interview

    Robert Baker Goes Virtual at Sundance After Dark

    Baker kicks off a busy year with "Virtually Heroes," in which he plays a video game character undergoing an existential crisis, before he's seen in "The Lone Ranger" and "The Devil's Knot."

  • Interview

    Unhappily Ever After in 'Escape From Tomorrow'

    Shot without permission in Disneyland and Disneyworld, Randy Moore’s surreal drama about one father’s descent into madness is bound to stir up some litigation from Disney. Actor Roy Abramsohn spoke to Backstage about the film—and how he’s prepared for his performance to be lost in legal ...

  • News

    The Sundance Experience: Jan. 21

    If an interview didn't record, did it ever happen? Also, meeting up with the director and stars of "Concussion."

  • Interview

    Sundance Is Going Swimmingly for Kaya Scodelario

    The star of Francesca Gregorini's disturbing, mesmerizing "Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes" chats with backstage about staying underwater for 28 seconds, putting on an American accent, and being excited to work on a great script.

  • News

    The Sundance Experience: Jan. 20

    Our first day of Sundance found us going to parties, having dinners, and seeing flicks such as "Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes" and Daniel Radcliffe in "Kill Your Darlings."