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Sundance 2022 Feature Films Take On Abortion Rights

Jan. 22 was the 49th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights, and it could be the last, pending yet another Supreme Court decision. As anti-abortion...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Dos Estaciones’

It might be said that terroir is at the heart of Juan Pablo González's stark and subtle drama Dos Estaciones. It is, in many ways, a film about the crafting of tequila...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Resurrection’

Andrew Semans’ Resurrection explores themes of power and control, pride, gaslighting and motherhood as a woman faces a manipulative figure from her past.

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power’

As a filmmaker, now I am asking myself, where does the camera go? What am I looking at? Am I showing what it feels like to be looked at? Am I showing...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘You Won’t Be Alone’

In the opening sequence of Goran Stolevski's haunting and philosophical new film You Won't Be Alone, a mother comes face-to-face with an awful spirit, a witch, a legend, an old wives' tale,...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Marte Um’

Gabriel Martins's Marte Um (Mars One) opens with a slim teenager, Deivinho (Cícero Lucas), gazing up at the stars he longs to reach. He is seemingly unaffected by the fireworks going off...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Master’

Hey, did you hear? Your alma mater's founders sold slaves to keep the doors open. It was built by slaves. It was named for a slave trader. Its law school was paid...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Speak No Evil’

An invite to the Dutch countryside turns into a trip from Hell in Speak No Evil.

#StuartSelfies From Sundance Past

For years one of our favorite "Friends of the Magazine" (FOM), Stuart Graves has shared his adventures running around Main Street in Park City searching for celebrities during the Sundance Film Festival...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Fire of Love’

While researching the Icelandic landscape for her film The Seer and the Unseen (2019), director Sara Dosa and her team came across spectacular footage from volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft, which led...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘The Princess’

Perhaps you've heard this story. How, once upon a time, a beautiful, young woman—a nanny of all things!—met and married a prince in an incredibly lavish ceremony observed by the whole world....

Review: ‘The Messenger’ at Pioneer Theatre Company

During a climactic scene of The Messenger, a world premiere now at Pioneer Theatre Company, my friend leaned over to me and whispered “this is like if doomscrolling were a play.” To...

Utah County’s Squeaky Clean Comedy Scene

In Utah County, the jokes have been rated G for all audiences. A Mormon, a Catholic and an atheist walk into a comedy club…and the Diet Cokes they order are the dirtiest punchlines...

‘The Messenger’ Explores a Public Health Crisis (No, Not That One) at Pioneer Theatre Company

When Jeff Talbott was writing his new play The Messenger, he had contemporary issues in mind, from political polarization to media bias to gender dynamics. But even he never could have predicted...

Wait For It: ‘Hamilton’ SLC Performances Set To Resume Jan. 18

If you have a ticket to see the touring Broadway performance of Hamilton at the Eccles Theater this week (Jan. 12–16), hang onto it. Broadway Across America said in a statement that...

Sundance and Slamdance Film Festivals Cancel In-Person Screenings for 2022

Well, it’s official. We just can’t have nice things these days. That dastardly old Omicron variant has given COVID a whole new flavor to kick off 2022, and the surge it’s set...
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