January 30, 2012:My last screening at Sundance turned out to be the most surprising and inspiring one of all. I had The Ambassador on my list all week but could never seem to find the time or the ticket. The festival guide said it was... read more >
January 27, 2012:I’ve seen a lot of movies this week, buckets of triumph and tragedy. But there’s a scene midway through Detropia that tops them all for sheer American heartbreak.The new documentary, about the struggle to save Detroit,... read more >
January 26, 2012:“Watching yourself thirty feet high on the big screen is... Well, it’s quite a different experience.” That was author and essayist Kelly McMasters’ reaction to seeing the world premiere of The Atomic States of America, a... read more >
January 25, 2012:For an environmental documentary junkie like me, Monday night at Sundance was a little slice of heaven: After catching the world premiere of Mark Kitchell’s A Fierce Green Fire, I sprinted across town to see The Atomic... read more >
January 24, 2012:I’m finding that serendipity plays a big part in the Sundance experience. Yesterday a publicist tossed me a DVD of a documentary short called The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom. It’s part of the festival, but in any given... read more >
January 20, 2012:Before winning an Oscar, Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" made its first splash at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. This year, five documentaries with green themes look to follow in its footsteps.
Bruce Barcott, a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow in nonfiction, is the author of The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw, named one of the best books of 2008 by Library Journal, and The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier. He writes frequently about the outdoors and...Bruce Barcott, a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow in nonfiction, is the author of The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw, named one of the best books of 2008 by Library Journal, and The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier. He writes frequently about the outdoors and the environment for such publications as the New York Times Magazine, Outside, Harper's, and Sports Illustrated.MoreClose