Earth Day Films from the Sundance Institute

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  I got an email today from The Sundance Institute - it is offering people five films - handpicked -  to watch for Earth Day - today. Click here to access the films - though you may have to register first. As a disclaimer I haven't seen the films but knowing the quality of Sundance documentaries I'll let you be the judge. If all else fails, see Rio 2, a stunning fable for Earth Day.  … [Read more...]

Windrider Forum a perfect introduction to Sundance, filmmaking

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Ever since I was assigned to Los Angeles in 2002, I have wanted to come to the Sundance Film Festival. Colleagues and friends from Family Theater/Angelus Student Awards and Fuller Theological Seminary were making plans to attend and create some kind of event for students. In 2004, John and Ed Priddy, award-winning film producers, in collaboration with the above, began the Windrider Forum. They had discovered The Branch, a Christian church in Park City, and the pastor generously provided space -- … [Read more...]

Sundance is full of inspirational films and people

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As the films continue to premiere and the voting for audience awards moves forward, it occurs to me that Sundance is a place you don't want to come unless you are willing to have your worldview questioned. Some will argue that Sundance has a reputation for a liberal agenda, and this is somewhat true if your lens is fixed on the political. But if your lens is made up of human stories about people's ethical and moral choices as well as the subtle religious and overtly spiritual themes, there is … [Read more...]

Cannes 2012 Ecumenical Jury Prize “The Hunt” & “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

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