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Christopher “Quest” Rainey and his wife Christine’a

New Directors/New Films 2017: “Quest”

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Kurt Brokaw review’s Jonathan Olshefski’s debut documentary “Quest”, a deeply personal and uplifting meditation on family love. The documentary debuted at Lincoln Center’s “New Directors/New Films” Festival which runs March 15-26.

Bolton

Tribeca 2016: Critic’s Choice

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77 World Premieres, 42 Directorial Debuts, 23 VR exhibits and interactive installations from the leading filmmakers, and 11 Award-Winning Films to watch on the last day of the Festival. That’s what Tribeca Film Festival has in store for us this year, and The Independent is there to soak it all up.

Nate Parker took Sundance by storm with his depiction of Nat Turner in The Birth of a Nation (courtesy Fox Searchlight).

Sundance 2016: Where Black Lives Matter

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Slave rebellion, a romance for the history books, and girls being their odd, tough selves combine for one potent antidote to Hollywood’s dearth of black lives on screen. Credit goes to Sundance 2016, according to staff writer Neil Kendricks, who says this festival “defiantly flies a multi-racial flag of true diversity.”

From Kahil Joseph's "Double Conscience" video installation at Sundance 2016's New Frontier section. (Photo by Neil Kendricks)

Sundance 2016: New Frontier’s VR Spectacles

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In its 10th year, Sundance’s New Frontier section abounded with cutting edge technology and immersive, VR experiences. Neil Kendricks and Maddy Kadish wore the headsets, goggles, and assorted cutting-edge tech in order to leave Park City momentarily behind and glimpse the future of storytelling.