2013 Sundance Film Festival: technology and film culture mix in Park City

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In many ways the epicenter of American independent film is still the Sundance Film Festival, and this year we saw film culture and tech culture merge in a number of different ways. From Ashton Kutcher's take on Apple's co-founder in Jobs, to Upstream Color, the latest from sci-fi auteur Shane Carruth, the festival was full of surprises and standout moments. We've got all our coverage for you right here.

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Jan 26 1:55p

'Jobs' review: Ashton Kutcher surprises with a feverish take on Apple's co-founder

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Jan 22 2:41p

Shane Carruth’s ‘Upstream Color’ is a trippy, sci-fi take on the forces that bind us together

Nine years ago, Shane Carruth won Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize for Primer, a complex science fiction tale about the ramifications of time travel. Famously filmed on a $7,000 budget, Primer went on to gain a cult following for its incredibly strong and incredibly twisty plot (spoiler: this is as close as you can get to understanding it all).

Upstream Color is only Carruth’s second film, shot on a decidedly larger budget and coming to theaters in April (it debuted this week at Sundance). Think...

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Jan 21 9:16a

How one man made a film at Disney World without Disney's permission

There's a palpable buzz at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and much of it is swirling around an obscure, black-and-white movie that may never see a commercial release. That's because Randy Moore's Escape from Tomorrow is more than just a film; it's an exercise in guerilla moviemaking, and a meditation on our own gawk-fueled culture.

The movie debuted at Sundance on Friday to largely glowing reviews, though its incredible backstory began three years ago, when Moore decided to shoot a film...

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Jan 19 6:32p

Watch these Sundance short films to learn the dangers of catnip and zombies

In what's becoming an annual tradition, YouTube has partnered with the Sundance Film Festival to offer a small selection of short films through its Screening Room channel. This year you'll be able to watch a dozen short movies that will be making their debuts at Sundance; they've been selected from the 64 shorts to be screened at the festival starting this weekend. It's not a huge selection, and you won't be able to see Ashton Kutcher's portrayal of Steve Jobs, but there's quite a range of...

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Dec 03 5:25p

Ashton Kutcher's portrayal of Steve Jobs to debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January

This coming January is likely to be the first time that anyone outside of a production facility will get a look at jOBS, the new biopic of Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher. The movie, which was initially announced in April of this year, covers 30 years of Jobs' life from 1971 to 2000 as an entrepreneur and leader of such companies as Apple, NeXT, and Pixar. It also stars Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons, and Matthew Modine.

The movie is not based on Walter Isaacson's...

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