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Apologies – I’m a little late in posting this. Last month, I helped cover the 2016 Sundance Film Festival for Filmmaker Magazine. I wrote intros for more than 30 interviews, posted more than 40 entries for the magazine’s annual “Sundance Questionnaire,” and conducted an interview with Nate Parker, the writer/director/star of The Birth of a Nation. That film went on to win the festival’s U.S. Grand Jury Prize.

My interview with Parker has since been quoted in the New York Times, CNN, and elsewhere. As of press time, I haven’t seen a single film from Sundance 2016 – but I have read enough interviews with DPs and directors from the festival to fake my way through a conversation.

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