'71: A Sundance Retrospective

'71: A Sundance Retrospective

Having been no more than a handful of films with a crew Q&A, and none in recent memory, I’d forgotten what an indelible experience it is.  Mr. Demange fielded a few questions, and shared a bit about his use of steadicam, his penchant for long-lens shots, and his dislike of jumbled action sequences.  These were interesting enough, but then Mr. Demange switched gears, from the technical to the philosophical, and I found myself grateful to be in that particular room on that particular evening in that peculiar town.

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Elevation and Entertainment

Elevation and Entertainment

by Brett Beasley

Reposted from Curator Magazine

Isn’t that why a “mountaintop experience” like Sundance is more important today than ever before? Like Moses at Mount Sinai or Roy Neary at Devil’s Tower in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, we are looking for an experience that—despite it lasting for a moment—transforms us permanently.

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SXSW: A conversation on silence

SXSW: A conversation on silence

by Cassandra Lawrence

Reprinted from The Blue Yarn

Spiritual retreats, or church conferences generally skew in two directions. A quiet week of conversation, reflection, and community-building anchored either by the sound of rustling trees or gentle waves. The second, cold hotels and conference centers packed with attendees, speakers, and lots of books for sale. Into the Noise doesn't do either.

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