“Leaving Neverland” Director Responds To Michael Jackson Family's Claim That His Film Is A “Public Lynching”
“What is the other side of the story?” Dan Reed told BuzzFeed News. “That there were people that Michael did not abuse?”
At this year's Sundance Film Festival, everyone waited for the #MeToo moment to lead to money on the table for women directors.
It was a quieter year at the annual film festival in Park City, Utah, but there were still plenty of powerful, moving, and surprising films worth talking about.
Because we could all use a little comfort right now.
These actors and filmmakers blow our hair back.
Justin Chon's LA riots–set Gook isn't your parents' Asian-American movie.
Meet the HoloHamm.
Dee Rees's terrific Mudbound shouldn't get caught in the shadow of last year's troubled Sundance find.
In the best thing to happen yet in 2017, Kesha plays a character named "Spirit Girl."
Kumail Nanjiani's winning The Big Sick brings something fresh to the comedian-grows-up genre.
John Legend says the newly minted POTUS could understand "what the struggle for equality has been over the years..."
Nick Offerman, Nasty Girl.
"I marched for Civil Rights. I marched against the war. Now I march for my kids."
"Two days after that meeting, he appointed someone to head the [Environmental Protection Agency] that I don't think should be heading the EPA," Gore told the audience after the premiere of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. "But this story has many chapters yet to unfold here."
BuzzFeed News shared a sauna with Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who've put Daniel Radcliffe in the strangest role in his career.
The Sundance Film Festival winner As You Are presents a sexually fluid trio of teenage characters.
White Girl is ostensibly the story of a college girl who moves to Queens for the cheap rent, hooks up with a Puerto Rican drug dealer, and ruins his life, interspersed with graphic sex and indiscriminate drug use. But it’s actually a trenchant critique of the privilege afforded young, beautiful, white women, and the wreckage they can leave behind.
We watched a lot at the annual film festival in Park City, Utah so you didn’t have to — and these are the films worth talking about. In no particular order!
The scripted feature film Christine and the documentary Kate Plays Christine have two pointedly different takes on what happened with Christine Chubbuck, a reporter who killed herself on television in 1974.
Prepare to be mesmerized.
The stars and director of Southside With You, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, talk with BuzzFeed News about the challenges of playing the president and first lady before they became the most famous couple in the world.
Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation and Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester by the Sea set the Sundance Film Festival aflame.
O.J.: Made in America is part true crime, part cultural history, and the most powerful and essential documentary about race, class, and gender in America in years.
The 2016 Sundance Film Festival opens with a cancer saga that shows how difficult it can be to fit real pain into what's become a familiar formula.
So many exciting movies at this year’s Park City–set independent film festival, which is happening now. Here they are, grouped by recurring themes.
With his latest movie, World of Tomorrow, Don Hertzfeldt made Sundance Film Festival history. The animator talks to BuzzFeed News at the start of what’s looking to be his biggest year yet.
A new film looks at pregnancy through two very different women — one a black teenager, one a white schoolteacher — but foregrounds class and economic issues instead of race.
The Wolfpack, about a family of brothers who rarely left their Manhattan apartment while growing up, was one of the biggest breakouts at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It raises as many questions as it answers.
Keep your eyes peeled for these movies about New England witches, amputated legs, '70s sexual awakenings, and gym romances. They're all coming soon to a theater (or television) near you.
Several films exploring black lives both past and present resonated strongly with Sundance audiences, regardless of race. “Black stories are human stories … and belong to everyone,” Shari Frilot, senior programmer for the Sundance Film Festival, told BuzzFeed News.
We watched a lot in Park City, so you didn't have to — and these are the films worth talking about.
At this year's Sundance Film Festival, The Witch, The Nightmare, and Entertainment challenge old ideas of how horror films can look and feel.
From a teenage girl's sexual awakening to gay men in a three-way, from incredibly flexible gymnastic sex to a mother having her way with a teddy bear, the 2015 Sundance Film Festival unabashedly explored areas of human sexuality rarely seen in feature films. Warning: MAJOR SPOILERS!
”I’m just a soul whose intentions are good.” A documentary about the High Priestess Of Soul will air on Netflix. UPDATE: the documentary will begin streaming on June 26.
“We’ve put young boys and men in a straightjacket, forcing them to conform to a construct and disconnect from who they really are,” The Mask You Live In writer-director Jennifer Siebel Newsom told BuzzFeed News.
The annual event, held in Park City, Utah, is basically a cineaste's dream come true.
Rick Famuyiwa, the director of Dope talks to BuzzFeed News about how he rediscovered his voice and created his best film yet. “When you’re making films with people of color in them … each one has to almost speak for the entire race.”
In The D Train and The Overnight, male sexual fluidity is just a fact of life. Warning: SPOILERS for two upcoming films ahead.
“I loved that this wasn’t the stereotypical basketball, drug dealing, shoot ‘em up, something that you would expect a basketball player to come up with,” Chris Webber told BuzzFeed News.
Leslye Headland, the writer-director of the Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie film that just premiered at Sundance, discusses the state of the rom-com, the "misogyny" of Woody Allen, and how she wrote an uplifting movie while depressed.
Three edgy films about adolescence — The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Me & Earl & the Dying Girl, and Dope — are the breakout hits of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
“I think women are gonna love it,” the Knock Knock writer-director told BuzzFeed News at the Sundance Film Festival.
3 1/2 Minutes is the story of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was killed at a Florida gas station for not turning his music down. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house during this screening. UPDATE: On Jan. 31, HBO announced that it had purchased the documentary. On Oct. 5, HBO announced it will debut Monday, Nov. 23 at 9 p.m. ET — the three-year anniversary of Jordan Davis' murder.
Director Alex Gibney's exposé of the church includes allegations about Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and its leadership, and the church is firing back.
In True Story and I Am Michael, which are both premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, the 36-year-old actor struggles to perform within his own enigmatic persona.
Jason Segel's great as David Foster Wallace in The End of the Tour. But the film raises questions about how we portray real people on screen.
"I feel bad for anyone that paid for the movie hoping for boobs," The Overnight's writer-director Patrick Brice told BuzzFeed News at the Sundance Film Festival.
This is what it feels like to be one of the only black people in the audience while watching gripping black stories at the film festival. “Power to the people!”
With humor and humanity, Tangerine vividly captures a world unknown to most audiences.
At a Sundance Film Festival panel, the creators of Girls and The Mindy Project discussed how male creators don't face the same confusion between creator and creation. And yes, Woody Allen came up.
"My parents raised me with the entitlement of a tall, blond, white man."
At the Sundance Film Festival's New Frontier Exhibitions, I flew like a bird, watched giant monsters fight, and met Reese Witherspoon in the woods.
Redford's A Walk in the Woods will premiere at the festival he founded, marking the second time he has been a part of Sundance as an actor in its nearly 40-year history.
A new virtual reality project allows participants to witness an encounter at a party that leads to a sexual assault, from both a man's and a woman's perspectives.
Do Park City like a local.
There are all kinds of movies for all kinds of people at this year's premier Park City-set independent film fest. Here they are, grouped by recurring themes.
How the underdog cast and crew — led by a hard-partying septuagenarian eye surgeon — of a low-budget, offbeat buddy comedy became the surprise toasts of the festival.
Charlie McDowell's feature film debut, The One I Love, manages to tell a familiar story in a new (and very complicated) way. The filmmaker, screenwriter, and stars Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass explain how it all came together.
“I don’t give a fuck, it’s a waste of my time, and I guess I’ll keep writing movies about how lame you are.” The alt-comedy icon made his directorial debut with the Sundance film Hits, which delivers a few brutal shots at fame and Facebook in the 21st century.
The documentary WHITEY “was not an easy film to make,” according to director Joe Berlinger, who says that the possibility that Whitey Bulger was not an FBI informant should have been brought up at his trial.
We saw a looooot of movies at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and these are the ones that you'll be hearing about this year. In no particular order!
I was at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, for the past week. I heard a lot of weird stuff.
There are cat cocktails. A cat-tail, if I may.
The Sundance documentary Ivory Tower investigates the college industrial complex — and comes to some sobering conclusions.
Director Craig Johnson and co-writer Mark Heyman felt their film The Skeleton Twins, starring Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, was good — but they were still overwhelmed by its reception at the Sundance Film Festival.
Desiree Akhavan's Appropriate Behavior is one of the most unique films at this year's Sundance Film Festival. BuzzFeed talks with her entire family about the love and occasional awkwardness that marked the journey to Park City.
BuzzFeed shadowed the Star Trek star, the subject of the new feature documentary To Be Takei, as he and husband Brad Takei braved the wilds of the Sundance Film Festival.
From a Chihuahua in snow boots to Christina Hendricks' new fluffy BFF, here are the up-and-coming pups we met at this year's festival in Park City, Utah. Movies? What movies?
After premiering at Sundance, the film sold to Focus Features for roughly $2.75 million, but producer Stacey Sher says the film's crowdfunding backers won't see that money, noting, "It was never about investment."
The actor stars in the Sundance movie Cold in July as yet another man surrounded by murder. But this time, he's a much different kind of killer.
And announced her new film Inconceivable.
This year’s festival showcased a bunch of movies about twentysomething women in free fall. But, like Dunham’s HBO comedy, race is still an issue that's not on the table.
Shot over 12 years and starring a young non-actor alongside Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, this amazing achievement perfectly captures growing up in America.
These tiny snow bunnies are going to melt your frozen heart.
“I’m so glad that God made me gay, because I don’t know if I would’ve been so open-minded, if I was just a normal straight white guy from Mississippi.” Ahead of the Sochi Olympics, the former NSYNC singer on his new documentary and Russian homophobia.
Spoiler alert: Most of them involve interesting uses of fur.
The Emmy winner is moving on from Breaking Bad with Hellion, an intense new movie at the Sundance Film Festival. And in it, he's found his own partner-in-crime.
Wetlands features every single bodily fluid created by men and women. And that's just scratching the surface.
The actress formerly synonymous with Bella Swan plays a guard at Guantanamo Bay in this intense dramatic film.
"I'm looking for the grown-up underwear of a woman in charge of her sexuality and not afraid of change."
But at Sundance's kick-off press conference, he wondered whether All Is Lost's distributors were "incapable." Burn!
David Gordon Green is executive producing Land Ho!, the road-trip flick that features two older men who go on a wild romp in Iceland, and BuzzFeed has a first look.
From a drama starring two recent SNL favorites to a documentary about Mitt Romney to plenty of zombies, there are all kinds of movies for all kinds of people at this year's premier Park City-set independent film fest. In no particular order!
While preparing to head to the Park City festival for a whopping 11th time, the veteran actor-director-producer talked to BuzzFeed about his new movie with Elisabeth Moss and offered tips to optimize the Sundance experience.
The CIA operatives who tracked bin Laden, subjects of the Sundance documentary Manhunt, on the liberties Zero Dark Thirty filmmakers took adapting their stories.
An incredibly powerful, tragic, and timely Sundance documentary about what happened after a school shooting in Oxnard, California.
All of the stuff that happened to me. Paris Hilton & Lil Jon included, obv.
Because he's Adam Brody and of course they are. Be still, my 17-year-old heart.
Twenty-six-year-old writer-director Ryan Coogler explains his personal connection to the project.
Defying all expectations, The Way, Way Back becomes the festival's first mega-sale in years.
People say a lot of weird shit at Sundance.
Fab or drab? Find out who made the list!
The old saying holds true: Beautiful people take beautiful pictures. I don't know if that's an old saying, just go with it.
Jenny Lewis talks about those Rilo Kiley reunion rumors and what it was like scoring the film Very Good Girls, premiering at Sundance today.
As usual, all the big names came out to Sundance for a week of free stuff and movies. Here's who I caught up with on Main Street in Park City.
The first annual Catdance Film Festival was held in Park City, Utah, this past week, and I was lucky enough to attend. This is what goes down at a film festival dedicated to cats.
The Summit, a documentary that premiered at Sundance, tries to untangle the truth about the day in 2008 when 11 climbers died.
The years of uncontrolled glitz may be in the past, but the festival is still capable of making waves.