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Sundance turns lens on Syrian civil war, jihadism

Park City - In early 2014, the Islamic State group entered the northern Syrian city of Raqa, declaring it their capital and beginning a reign of terror marked by grisly public executions.

Sundance goes green as VR makers aim to save the planet

Park City - When consumers get excited about advances in virtual reality, they are usually thinking about videogaming, new and immersive movie-watching or -- let's face it -- pornography.

Ex-leader of Maldives plans return to save sinking nation

Park City - He faces jail in the Maldives, but former president Mohamed Nasheed says he wants to contest elections and guide his island nation away from environmental catastrophe.

Al Gore beats the climate drum as Trump takes office

Park City - A decade after "An Inconvenient Truth" sent shockwaves around the world with its dire warnings of environmental catastrophe, Al Gore is sounding the alarm on climate change again.

Op-Ed: 'Beatlemania' is relived in Ron Howard film 'Eight Days A Week' Special

San Francisco - Literally right from Sacramento she returned to San Francisco's Sundance Kabuki Theater to see again, the Ron Howard documentary "Eight Days A Week: The Beatles - The Touring Years."

Ovation, tears for James Foley film at Sundance festival

Park City - A documentary about James Foley, the US journalist slain by the Islamic State group, premiered to a standing ovation on Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, leaving few dry eyes in the audience.

'Flight of the Conchords' star gets vampy in latest movie Special

Toronto - 'What We Do In the Shadows' was a big hit at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. Its co-creator, 'Flight of the Conchords' star Jemaine Clement, says naturalism played a vital part in making the movie.

Music helps elderly remember, documentary reveals at Sundance

Park City - It won't cure dementia or Alzheimer's disease, but music can nevertheless help sufferers "wake up" their memories, reveals a moving documentary presented at the Sundance Film Festival.

Review: 'Fruitvale Station' a balanced, powerful look at Grant tragedy Special

It would have been so easy to make this movie preachy, or sentimental, or one-note. But writer-director Ryan Coogler boldly sidesteps these traps in his debut, “Fruitvale Station” – a raw, moving depiction of Oscar Grant's last day alive.

Dog eats $500, owner hopes for replacement money from government

A dog in Montana seemingly has expensive taste in what he'll eat. Recently, a golden retriever ate five $100 bills. Portions of the bills have been put back together, and the owner is hoping the U.S. government will replace the bills.

Trailer released for Dave Grohl's Sound City documentary

The trailer for the upcoming documentary about the legendary Los Angeles recording studio Sound City has been released online, featuring an all-star who's who of rock 'n' roll. The film will debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in January.

'West of Memphis' world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival Special

Park City - In an exclusive interview, a witness for the prosecution discusses the documentary West of Memphis, which is a gut-wrenching account of the "West Memphis Three" and the failure of the justice system that put the boys behind bars for 18 years.

Tracy Morgan collapsed due to 'high altitude' and lack of water

Park City - Comedian and "30 Rock" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a Utah hospital after collapsing on Sunday evening from “high altitude” and lack of water.

Missed a Sundance film? Watch it online

If you can't make it to check out the premieres at the Sundance Film Festival every January, you now can watch streaming versions of Sundance movies, new and old, via six online outlets.

Nova Scotia film to premiere at Sundance Film Festival

Halifax - Filmed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Hobo With a Shotgun will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah on Jan. 21.

American Idol Castoff Sundance Head Gets Tragic Family News

It was a tough night for American Idol contestant, Sundance Head, but being kicked off the show was the least of his concerns.

Son Recognises His Father in "A Very British Gangster"

When Mike Reachill went to Park City to watch a film during Sundance Film Festival he didn't expect to see his father on screen.

Sundance and iTunes join forces

Nearly half of film fest's short pictures to be sold through Apple's store, will compliment films streamed for free on Web
 

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