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Our schools are broken: An interview with director Greg Whiteley about his Sundance doc ‘Most Likely to Succeed’

Given that our education system was designed over a century ago by a group of 10 men, including founders of the industrial revolution like Henry Ford, is it still serving students of the 21st century well? This is the central question of Greg Whiteley’s new documentary, “Most Likely to Succeed,” which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film…

Sundance 2015: Female directors reign in the World Dramatic Competition

While precious few narrative films by female directors make it into the multiplex, there’s a bounty of them screening in the Sundance Film Festival’s World Dramatic Competition. Here’s are some quick takes on a few of them, hailing from countries as diverse as Lithuania and Australia. “The Summer of Sangailé” (Lithuania, dir. Alantê Kavaïté) This Lithuanian…

Sundance Review of ‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’: Harrowing but disappointing

Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” screening in the US Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, recreates Dr. Philip Zimbardo’s landmark 1971 experiment with painstaking detail. Student volunteers were divided into two groups and assigned roles as prisoners and guards and then stationed in the basement of Stanford’s Jordan Hall for six days.…

Jennifer Siebel Newsom ’96 discusses ‘The Mask You Live In’ and masculinity in the U.S.

In “The Mask You Live In,” the new Sundance documentary from Jennifer Siebel Newsom ’96, we meet boys and men from across ages, races and socio-economic backgrounds, all of whom have suffered from feeling like they had to conform to a hyper-masculine norm — a natural follow-up to her first film, “Miss Representation,” which tackled how cultural messaging about female roles negatively affects women.