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Famed Alaskan musher George Attla dies at 81

...figure. His story was turned into a movie, "Spirit of the Wind," which won the 1979 best picture award at the Sundance Film Festival.He drove his last dog team a year ago, while helping a young Huslia musher named Trevor Henry prepare for the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-16/famed-alaskan-musher-george-attla-di
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Crowd gathers in Fairbanks to remember legendary musher

...Attla's story was turned into a movie, "Spirit of the Wind," which won the 1979 best picture award at the Sundance Film Festival. In 1974, Attla wrote a book called, "Everything I Know About Training and Racing Sled Dogs."He drove his...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-02-18/crowd-gathers-in-fairbanks-to-rememb
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A decade of documentaries: Film festival celebrates 10 years in Homer

...Homer Theater owner Lynette Sutton says this is her favorite film, which claimed best director award at the Sundance film festival. The artistic community of Homer will probably love watching this eccentric couple in New York make art by punching...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-09-18/a-decade-of-documentar
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Lights, cameras bring opportunity

...Alaska more attractive to production companies; * Films made by Alaskans are being screened at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival; * Alaska's own film festival is growing rapidly; * Film production management companies are starting to develop...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/010911/ope_767771824.shtml
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Around the Peninsula

...Diving Bell and The Butterfly," a Golden Globe Winner for Best Picture of the Year; and "Station Agent," a Sundance Film Festival Award Winner-2003. These films are enlightening and inspiring from the lives of individuals with disabilities...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/041209/peo_285881865.shtml
'On the Ice'

...heart of "On the Ice," a thriller filmed in Barrow, Alaska, in 2010 with novice Inupiat actors. The 2011 Sundance Film festival entry will make its theatrical premiere Friday in New York and the Alaska cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2012-02-17/on-the-ice
Arts & Entertainment
I Origins

Now Playing Synopsis: Writer/director Mike Cahill's drama I Origins centers on medical student Ian Gray (Michael Pitt). Ian specializes in the evolution of the human eye. One day he attends a party where he meets a masked woman whose eyes transfix him, and soon the two fall in love. Years later, Ian makes a startling discovery in the lab, forcing him on a trek across the globe in order to uncover profound truths about mankind. I Origins screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Bergés-Frisbey, Steven Yeun Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Raid 2

Now Playing Synopsis: Gareth Evans returns to the director's chair along with his former leading man Iko Uwais for The Raid 2, which follows officer Rama (Uwais) as he is tasked with bringing down a nefarious and powerful criminal by going undercover and befriending the gangster's son, who is currently behind bars. Later, Rama's quest leads him straight to the corrupt politicians and vicious crime lords who have taken over his city. The Raid 2 screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Iko Uwais, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara, Tio Pakusadewo, Alex Abbad Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

A Most Wanted Man

Now Playing Synopsis: The late Philip Seymour Hoffman gives his final screen performance in this taut yet labyrinthine adaptation of John le Carré's 2008 spy novel. In the years immediately following 9/11, Gunter Bachmann (Hoffman) is a counterterrorist expert based in Hamburg who operates as a rogue agent, independently of the Grenzschutzgruppe 9 der Bundespolizei (GSG-9). He specializes in bringing down jihadists, and as the story opens, he begins to fixate on a Chechen immigrant named Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), newly arrived in town. Issa's motivations are initially unknown, but he befriends an American social worker (Rachel McAdams) who grows convinced of his harmlessness and sets about persuading Gunter of the same. Meanwhile, Gunter becomes aware of a palpable and imminent threat to national security that involves future jihad activity, and devises an ingenious plan that he hopes will both extinguish the threat and provide amnesty for Issa. The Americans and the GSG-9, however, learn of Gunter's plot and express both impatience and a general skepticism about the scheme's effectiveness. A Most Wanted Man premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Interrupters

Now Playing Synopsis: Award-winning filmmaker Steve James delivers another powerful look at life in urban America with this documentary. As gang violence became more common (and deadly) in the city of Chicago, social workers, activists, and educators founded a group called CeaseFire in 2000 to help curb the tide of aggression. CeaseFire's counselors work with at-risk youth in communities heavily impacted by violence to teach them that there are better ways to resolve personal conflicts than with guns, believing that the biggest problem isn't gangs but the notion of violent retribution so deeply ingrained in their culture. Many of CeaseFire's volunteers have backgrounds in youth gangs and understand all too well the lives of the people they work with, and in The Interrupters James spends a year following a handful of CeaseFire activists as they try to educate teenagers about the true consequences of gun violence one person at a time, sometimes with immediate success, sometimes with frustrating results. The Interrupters received its world premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Cast: Eddie Bocanegra, Ameena Matthews, Ricardo Williams, Tio Hardiman, Gary Slutkin Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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