Sundance 2018: Believer documentary captures inception of Utah’s LoveLoud movement, led by Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds

Dan Reynolds. Photo Credit- LoveLoud Foundation.

The new documentary film Believer, which premieres today at the Sundance Film Festival, is a much different film from what Don Argott, director and a guitarist who plays in a proto-metal band, intended. The film is presented by Live Nation Productions that will soon be part of HBO Documentary Films. The original intent was a … Read more

Sundance 2018: Quiet Heroes emerges as Utah testament to compassion, love, inclusion in extraordinary circumstances

For most of the 1980s, “officials in the state of Utah did nothing but sit back and watch people die of AIDS. That is not a hyperbole,” Ben Williams, one of Utah’s best known gay historians, wrote in a QSaltLake magazine several years back. Unfortunately, Utah was no exception at the time. Few people across … Read more

Sundance 2018: Our New President film is ‘fake enough to be frighteningly true’

Fake realities will create fake humans. Or, fake humans will generate fake realities and then sell them to other humans, turning them, eventually, into forgeries of themselves. So we wind up with fake humans inventing fake realities and then peddling them to other fake humans. – Philip K. Dick, I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon … Read more

Sundance 2018: Utah film industry’s connections strengthen as model for independent film community

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Utah’s connections to the Sundance Film Festival (Jan. 18-28 in Park City and Salt Lake City) run deeper than what many people likely will see in the press coverage. Not only has the international festival been established as one of the most significant cultural events every year in the state, it has fostered film literacy … Read more