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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...
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...
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...
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'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...
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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...
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...
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

...slain rapper Tupac Shakur; the surfing chronicle ''Riding Giants,'' the first documentary ever to open the Sundance Film Festival; and ''Born Into Brothels,'' a look at the harsh lives of children of Calcutta prostitutes, which won Sundance's...
What's Happening

...weeks before it opened in 1974. The film was the winner of the Audience and the Grand Jury Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival. "Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson" -- Johnny Depp serves as narrator of the film about...

Opens Friday, Nov 18, 2011 Synopsis: Respected actor Paddy Considine moves to the director's chair for the first time with this emotionally powerful drama. Joseph (Peter Mullan) is a short-tempered alcoholic with a violent streak and just enough sense to know his life has gone terribly wrong. After getting in a fight with three men during a drunken bender, Joseph stumbles into a thrift shop run by Hannah (Olivia Colman). Joseph tosses random insults at Hannah for her strong religious convictions and desire to help others, but as he gets to know her better, Joseph develops a grudging admiration for Hannah. His feelings grow stronger when he learn just how dysfunctional Hannah's home life is -- she's married to James (Eddie Marsan), who has been subjecting her to humiliating physical and emotional abuse for years. Eventually, Hannah works up the courage to leave James, and Joseph takes her in. Tyrannosaur was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Cast: Peter Mullan, Olivia Colman, Eddie Marsan, Paul Popplewell, Ned Dennehy Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Connected an Autoblography About Love Death & Technology

Opens Friday, Sep 16, 2011 Synopsis: In this documentary, filmmaker Tiffany Shlain examines how the Internet and social networking are not only changing the way we communicate but how we see the world around us, and the global impact that's being felt as a result. Using animation and archival material, Shlain offers a witty but thoughtful look at the paradoxical human desire for both independence and contact with others, and how the ease and speed of new communication is bringing about a change in out perceptions that's not just an evolution of societal norms but may be creating a fundamental shift in the way our brains process information. At the same time, Shlain explains how her father's battle with cancer upended her own notions of human connections, and her belief that 21st century humans need to strive not for independence but interdependence. Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death and Technology was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review


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