Sundance Institute Releases Independent Theater Study Conducted By Jesse Cameron Alick Emerging From The Cave: Reimagining Our Future in Theater and Live Performance

Study provides insights about the future of the industry and the enormous challenges theater faces moving forward from over 70 theater professionals and live performance professionals Complete study available now at emergingfromthecave.com In early 2021, nearly a year into a global pandemic, Sundance Institute commissioned Jesse Cameron Alick, the newly-appointed Associate Artistic Director for the…

Delta Variant Surges in Colorado as the Bands Play On

By Rae Ellen Bichell GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Dr. Rachel LaCount grasped a metal hoop at a playground and spun in circles with her 7-year-old son, turning the distant mesas of the Colorado National Monument into a red-tinged blur. LaCount has lived in this western Colorado city of 64,000 nearly her whole life. As a…

2021 Slamdance Film Festival Review Of “Bleeding Audio”: It Is The Holy Grail Of Alternative Punk Band biography…And So Much More!

By Vernon Nickerson Chelsea Christer’s reality drama-documentary “Bleeding Audio” will be a hot ticket for fans of fan favorite punk rockers “The Matches” as soon as tickets are available. If, like most feature length films in the COVID era, it is streamed, that platform had best be prepared to be shredded. Officially, “Bleeding Audio” is…

MoJo Signs Director Patricia Chica As She Completes Filming On ‘Montréal Girls’

MoJo Global Arts, the company founded by Morris Ruskin, Jordan Walker-Pearlman and Joseph Mellicker, has signed Canadian/El Salvadorian filmmaker Patricia Chica as production in Montreal resumes. Award-winning director Patricia Chica just wrapped  filming on Montréal Girls, a dramatic feature developed with her writing partner Kamal John Iskander and Canadian production company Objectif 9. The storyis inspired…

Sundance Institute Selects 2020 Art of Editing Fellows

8 filmmakers have been chosen to participate in the Sundance Institute’s inaugural Art of Editing Lab and Fellowship. This is a new Lab developed after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, expressed digitally this year on Sundance Co//ab. The Fellowship evolved out of the Documentary Film Program’s standing commitment to supporting new voices in nonfiction…

PBS Television Series POV Announces Historic 33rd Season, Spotlighting Community Activists and Essential Workers Around The World

    Critically acclaimed films tackle social issues, from economic inequity to voter suppression: 80 percent directed by women and two thirds by filmmakers of color. America’s longest-running documentary series premieres July 20 on PBS with Linda Goldstein Knowlton’s We Are The Radical Monarchs—free educational resources for every film   POV’s 33rd season premieres on…

The Days of Uncertainty

By Jannie Vaught Vernal Equinox has finally arrived and with it “The Days of Uncertainty.” As the world is placed on hold from a sweeping illness from day to day we never really know or understand the full effect. It has emptied our grocery stores, closed us in our homes and had us elbow bump…

A Message From The Art Of Monteque

  Dear The Art Of Monteque Community, These are unprecedented times. With an overwhelming number of closures and cancellations in regards to COVID-19, The Art Of Monteque Team understands how difficult it can be to navigate this new and frightening world. The uncertainty is the most consistent part of our present condition. At this difficult…