Sundance 2011: You should have been there

This year’s Sundance Film Festival was filled with as much excitement as ever with films from around the world making their big debuts in small Park City theaters. With genres like documentary, short film and feature film, there is something viewable for anyone. !WAR (Women Art Revolution) follows over 40 years of the development of women’s art during the feminist movement in America. Directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson, the film is a powerful compilation of unseen artist interviews, reactions from the public and, primarily, works of art that have only come into the public eye recently (due to the efforts of Leeson and her contemporaries). On Sunday afternoon, Director Sam Levinson and his all-star cast, including Ellen Barkin, Demi Moore and Kate Bosworth, attended Another Happy Day’s world premiere. While indeed a dramatic film and a top-contender in the competition series this year, Another Happy Day has moments of pure comedic genius within the dramatically rising tension of a broken family forced together for a wedding. Levinson’s first film is incredibly powerful and raw with emotion, but the real shock of this film is unveiled by the age of the director; at just 25 years old, Levinson provides an insight and understanding beyond his years and far beyond any expectation. There’s no doubt Another Happy Day will continue on to greater success. Hours later in a theater across town,...

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