Meta Sundance: It's COLD Out There

It's extremely cold at Sundance this year, and I'm not the only one who is complaining.

Entertainment Weekly takes a look at the 11 most influential films to premiere at Sundance.

Cinematical's James Rocchi gives his early review of Black Snake Moan: "Black Snake Moan isn't a bad film; it's just not as well-conceived and well-structured as Hustle and Flow."

It seems like only a year ago when This Film Is Not Yet Rated premiered at Sundance. Well this year the MPAA is trying to fix their image. For the first time in its 38-year history, the group has announced that they will make its ratings rules and regulations public. It will also describe the standards for each rating, and detail the appeal process. Yahoo reports that "[The MPAA] plans to publish the identities of its senior raters.MPAA chairman Dan Glickman and CARA chairwoman Joan Graves will discuss the planned changes over breakfast Sunday with filmmakers, producers and directors at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Chicago 10 director Brett Morgen talks, Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford weighs in on Sundance as a festival vs. a market, and the press and industry speculate on what movie will be the first to be acquired in the first edition of indieWIRE video.

The Nines writer/director John August is live blogging his Sundance experience at Twitter.

BD have posted the third and final interview with The Signal director David Bruckner.

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