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Ava DuVernay: A New Director, After Changing Course

In January, DuVernay became the first African-American woman to win Sundance's best directing award for her second feature-length film, Middle of Nowhere. It's about a young woman who puts her life and dreams of going to medical school on hold while her husband is in prison.


Screens and Stars Glow at Sundance

This year's Sundance Film Festival has been a haven for stars -- and those who would like to be stars. Critic-at-large John Powers discusses the festival's scene -- and its movies. Among the standouts: Wrist Cutters: A Love Story and Old Joy.


Rating Sundance

Critic-at-large John Powers gives his take on the offerings at this year's Sundance Film Festival, which wrapped up over the weekend.


Actor, director Robert Redford

Actor, director, and founder of the Sundance Institute, Robert Redford. On Sunday he will receive an Honorary Achievement Award during the Academy Awards. This interview originally aired on January 12, 1998.


Highlights from the Sundance Film Festival.

Fresh Air film critic John Powers talks to Terry Gross about this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The festival, held annually in Park City, Utah, concluded this past weekend. John Powers is film critic for Vogue Magazine.


John Powers Discusses Sundance 1999.

Film critic John Powers talks about some of this year's winners at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Top honors for drama went to "Three Seasons" and for documentary it went to "American Movie." He also talks about some of his favorites.


From the Archives: Robert Redford Discusses Sundance.

Actor, director, and founder of the Sundance Institute, Robert Redford. He discusses his work in films, and his work promoting independent films, with the festival he founded, the Sundance Film Festival. The Park City, Utah based festival runs Jan 21-31. Stations, This was originally broadcast before last year's festival on 1/12/98.

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