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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.