Piers Marchant at Sundance, Day Seven

January 31, 2020

Sundance 2020: Day 7 Number of Films: 2Best Film of the Day: His House His House: Becoming a refugee from a war-torn country after having watched your family members butchered, making your way across the ocean in a small, open boat, crammed with …

Piers Marchant at Sundance, Day Six

January 30, 2020

Sundance 2020: Day 6 Number of Films: 4Best Film of the Day: The Killing of Two Lovers The Killing of Two Lovers: Stereotypically, one hallmark of young directors on shoestring budgets is a lack of basic technical proficiency, but Robert Machoian‘s stunning film …

Piers Marchant at Sundance Day Five

January 28, 2020

Sundance 2020: Day 5 Number of Films: 3Best Film of the Day: Minari Palm Springs: A difficult comedy to write about, as it involves a plot twist (revealed early on) that is best no revealed. Let us say, then , that Max Barbakow‘s …

Piers Marchant at Sundance Day Four

January 27, 2020

Sundance 2020: Day 4 Number of Films: 5Best Film of the Day: Bloody Noses, Empty Pockets Promising Young Woman: It would certainly make sense that the world would be ready (and awaiting) a revenge thriller in the #metoo era. Unfortunately, this peculiar mish-mash …

Piers Marchant at Sundance Day Three

January 26, 2020

Sundance 2020: Day 3 Number of Films: 3Best Film of the Day: The Dissident Shirley: Josephine Decker’s much lauded Madeline’s Madeline was one of the films at 2018 Sundance where I most disagreed with many of the other esteemed critics with whom I was staying. …

Piers Marchant at Sundance Day Two

January 25, 2020

Sundance 2020: Day 2 Number of Films: 5Best Film of the Day: Never Rarely Sometimes Always Zola: Back in 2015, a Twitter user named @zola began a long, outrageous thread concerning a wild road trip she had been on with a woman she …

Piers Marchant at Sundance Day One

January 24, 2020

Sundance 2020: Day 1 Number of Films: 1Best Film of the Day: Crip Camp Crip Camp: The beauty of a good summer camp experience is the way it conflates everyone’s individual outside experience. Suddenly, you don’t have your home, your family, your friends …

Piers Marchant’s Sundance Preview

January 22, 2020

By PIERS MARCHANT for blood, dirt & angels and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Earlier in the month, as I frantically made my selections for the limited public tickets Sundance generously makes available for the press, I was struck by just how …

Someplace Far From Tulsa

January 17, 2020

Levon and Robbie

January 17, 2020