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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…

The legacy of The Stanford Prison Experiment lives on at Sundance

Often cited as one of the most influential studies in human behavior and social psychology, the Stanford Prison Experiment has spawned numerous films and cultural references over the past four decades. Just this past week, “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” a film based on the events of the study, had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

A weekend at the Sundance Film Festival with SFS

That’s what Sundance was for me: storytelling, having conversations with once-nameless strangers, sleeplessness remedied by caffeine and late nights hearing about the films everyone else had seen. I left with ideas for my own projects, a list of films to catch this year, and a twinge of regret for leaving a magical place where I could live in a surreal world of storytelling for a few days.

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.…