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Sundance 2017—Climate at the forefront

January 27, 2017


Humans—we have a problem. We. Are. All. Going. To. Die. Yes, this is a scientific fact. Am I still allowed to publish scientific fact? Anyway, it is indisputable. It also is the frightening reality portrayed in many of the films at this year’s Sundance lineup. With issues of climate at the forefront of the programming, […]

While the #OscarsSoWhite, #SundanceSoDiverse

January 29, 2016


(Photos by Eric Raddatz/Florida  Weekly) General Lee showed up at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Not the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard or the historical ranking official reincarnated from the Civil War but General Spike Lee, from modern-day Brooklyn, showing for the first time to the world his documentary on pop legend […]

Sundance 2015—of love and rape

January 27, 2015


  BY ERIC RADDATZ “All you need is love” (Beatles). “God is love” (Bible). “What is love?” (Night at the Roxbury.) ———————————————————– Love. In human experience, an unsurpassed feeling. A reality both true and pure that we struggle to express in ways either obvious or subtle — but that we also show in destructive, weird […]

Sundance 2014: In Redford vs. the Academy I think we know the winner

January 22, 2014


Photos by Eric Raddatz The Sundance Film Festival and Cheryl McCormick, a hardworking waitress at Belgian Waffle in Sandy, Utah, share something in common. They’ve both been at it for 30 years now. The 24-hour restaurant she works for also shares an interesting similarity. It operates with a sense of independence. “We’re the only one […]

Film festival opens with ballsy Blackfish, proves commitment to indie excellence with week-long of cinematic gems

April 8, 2013


The 15th annual Sarasota Film Festival is underway with over 200 independent films playing through the week. If the opening weekend is any indication, you are pretty much guaranteed excellent cinematic offerings. The opening night film Blackfish, has screened publicly now only three times and was a ballsy selection for the opener. The film opens […]

Sundance 2013—Sex, snow and more sex dominate at reigning king of U.S. indie film fests

January 23, 2013


BY ERIC RADDATZ Splashed across gorgeous flowing blue skies with miles of crisp pinnacling white-blanketed snow hills ablazen with parties, music, snowboarders, filmmakers, food, fun and more film celebrity than you may ever find at one place except the Oscars, is Sundance. Everyone here is connected. Everyone here is from somewhere else. Everyone here seems […]

Sunrise, Sundance: 5 things you need to know about the reigning king of indie film festivals kicking off 2013 with snow and superstardom galore

January 17, 2013


Getting to Sundance is simple enough. Head there by plane, train, bus or automobile. You will find yourself in the middle of indie madness before you can imagine it. Strategizing where to stay, party, eat and sleep is completely more complicated. Here are the basics though: 1) It is cold here. Wear layers: With highs […]