sundance film festival

Culture

Zac Efron as Serial Killer Ted Bundy Is Disturbingly Hot

I know it's wrong, but damn it, it's true.
Alex Zaragoza
11.30.18
Religion

Dancing in a Mystical Virtual Reality Ritual Brought Me Closer to God

Sufism's zikr ritual is full of gyrations, drum beats, and enlightenment.
Beckett Mufson
3.13.18
Animation

Don Hertzfeldt Explains How to Go DIY and Still Make Money

The 'World of Tomorrow 2' animator tells us about how he's managed to fund his art for over 20 years.
Beckett Mufson
1.29.18
Film

[Exclusive] This Film's Epically Problematic Heist Is a Parable for Trump's USA

Bank robbery film 'American Paradise' combines gorgeous shots of the midwest with complex issues surrounding race and power.
Beckett Mufson
7.19.17
documentaries

Delightful Short Doc Shows Everything Less-Than-Delightful About Sundance

Fear and loathing is alive in Utah in John Wilson's acerbic 'Escape From Park City.'
Emerson Rosenthal
4.13.17
Film

How to See Stuxnet? 'Zero Days' Filmmakers Find an Unlikely Answer in VR

New media artist Yasmin Elayat and production company Scatter teamed up with 'Zero Days' filmmaker Alex Gibney to create 'Zero Days VR.'
Beckett Mufson
1.26.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch the First Clip from Netflix's Bizarre JonBenét Ramsey Documentary

'Casting JonBenét' is both a product of the fascination with the cold case and a meta-commentary about that fascination.
Brian Moylan
1.19.17
Film

The Future of VR Will Be Social, Culturally Diverse—Oh, and It's Already Here

Virtual reality is providing new opportunities for women and people of color, but has huge implications for human identity in the future.
Beckett Mufson
7.25.16
Film

A Melancholy Tale About the Father of Cinema, Eadweard Muybridge

Get ready to feel bad for the famous artist's less-famous kid.
Beckett Mufson
5.12.16
Film

A War Survivor's Virtual Reality Film Brings the Terror of a Conflict Zone to Life

A new film called 'GIANT,' directed by Serbian director Milica Zec, uses immersive tech to make you live out a terrifying tale.
Beckett Mufson
3.14.16
Stuff

Reggie Watts Works for Weirdo High School Kids Everywhere

The virtuoso comedian-cum-actor-cum-musician-cum-bandleader opens up about his desire to help shape the future of technology and the world we live in.
Sam Fragoso
2.4.16
Film

Sundance's Only Man-Eating Mermaid Musical Will 'Lure' You In

Polish director Agnieszka Smoczyńska's 'The Lure' is like David Cronenberg meets 'The Little Mermaid.'
Jenni Miller
2.1.16
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