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SUNDANCE REPORT: Head east, freeze feet, see movies

Rep Clock

December 15, 2009
Schedules are for Wed/16–Tues/22 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features are marked with a •. All times are...

Rep Clock

December 8, 2009
Schedules are for Wed/9 Tues/15 except where noted. Director and year are given when available. Double features are marked with a •. All times...

Triumph of the underdog

In praise of local indie flick Everything Strange and New

Northen high (and low) lights

Silly Gallic heavens and hollow Darwinian costume flicks at the Toronto International Film festival

Diamond in the rough

Sugar defies baseball-movie cliches -- and builds, almost unnoticeably, to exhilarating effect

It’s hard to be a man

January 16, 2009
By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks Midnites for Maniacs programmer Ficks is in Utah checking out the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Here's what's gotten his attention so...

Cue the clowns

San Francisco's burgeoning indie circus scene revives and updates an old-time antidote for trying times

Highway 51

A road map to week two of the 51st SF International Film Festival

Should you be ‘dancing?

Baseball, Gonzo pie, and autohumiliation at this year's Sundance

They need more

Leopold and His Fiction are gonna be your boys

Video Mutants: Problem solving with Jacob Ciocci of Paper Rad

January 28, 2008
I knew I’d reached some level of pixel heaven a few minutes after putting Paper Rad’s Trash Talking (Load) into the DVD player. Or...

You are your own worst enemy

January 25, 2008
By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks In his third report from the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, it's Midnites for Maniacs programmer and Guardian contributor Jesse Hawthorne Ficks...

In a dark and lonely place

January 21, 2008
By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks Back with his second report from the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, it's Midnites for Maniacs programmer and Guardian contributor Jesse Hawthorne...

Shorts are the new features!

January 18, 2008
By Jesse Hawthorne Ficks From the Sundance Film Festival: Midnites for Maniacs programmer and Guardian contributor Jesse Hawthorne Ficks reports on some fest favorites so...

Stephen Stills’s surgery successful

January 4, 2008
This just in from Stephen Stills' publicists: "Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist and legendary guitarist Stephen Stills was successfully operated on...

Year in Film: Cinema 2007

A bevy of top 10s, rants, and raves

Domestic disturbance

Emotion trumps class in Live-In Maid

Oh TV, up yours!

Animal Charm, Bryan Boyce, and TV Carnage chart the outer limits of piracy

Daniel in the lion’s den

April 7, 2006
The first time I heard Daniel Johnston’s music, I’d ordered a tape from K Records, having little idea what to expect. What arrived in...