AFI at Sundance

Yesterday was the 160th anniversary of the founding of my undergraduate alma mater Northwestern University. Prompted by a sassy alumni email, I lit a virtual candle to commemorate the day.

My other alma mater, the American Film Institute, was also top of mind because our alumni are kicking bootie at Sundance. I only wish I was there to celebrate with them and enjoy the scene. I went a few years ago and had a blast. Hopefully, I’ll be back sooner than later.

Check out the AFI alumni films in the Sundance Lineup 2011:

U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION

GUNHILL ROAD: Maya Sigel (PD ’07), Production Designer

LIKE CRAZY: Drake Doremus (D ’05), Director/Co-Writer, John Guleserian (C ’05), Cinematographer, (Drake and John were in my class! Congrats guys!) Jonathan Alberts (E ‘01), Editor

ON THE ICE: Rick Rosenthal (D ’73), Executive Producer

TERRI: Azazel Jacobs (D ’01), Director/Story, Tobias Datum (C ’02), Cinematographer, Christine No (P ’09), Associate Producer

U.S.DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

HOT COFFEE: Alan Oxman (E ’93), Producer

WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

SENNA: Jake Polonsky (C ’94), Director of Photography

PREMIERES

CEDAR RAPIDS: Miguel Arteta (D ‘90), Director

THE DETAILS: Hagai Shaham (P ’00), Producer, Jacob Aaron Estes (D ’00), Director/Writer, Sharone Meir (C ’93), Cinematographer, Jacob Aaron Mosler (P ‘00), First Assistant Director

I MELT WITH YOU: Heidi Levitt (P ’87), Executive Producer/Casting Director

SALVATION BOULEVARD: Helen Harwell (PD ‘90), Art Director

DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES

THESE AMAZING SHADOWS: Julie Dash (D ’74; S ’74), As Herself, Caleb Deschanel (C ‘69), As Himself, Amy Heckerling (D ’74), As Herself, Jennifer Phang (D ’99), As Herself, Paul Schrader (D ‘69), As Himself

NEXT

THE LIE: Thomas S. Hammock (PD ’04), Production Designer (my production designer on MOOLAH!!!!)Kevin Cannon (C ‘09), Colorist

PRAIRIE LOVE: Lawrence Schweich (C ’89), Cinematographer

RESTLESS CITY: Onye Anyanwu (P ’11), Co-Executive Producer

SOUND OF MY VOICE: Jennifer Glynn (P ’06), Line Producer, Zal Batmanglij (D ‘06), Director/Co-Writer, Rachel Morrison (C‘ 06), Cinematographer

SPOTLIGHT

KABOOM: Sandra Valde-Hansen (C ‘06), Cinematographer

LETTERS FROM THE BIG MAN: Rob Sweeney (C ’84), Cinematographer

SUBMARINE: Stuart Cornfeld (P ’75), Executive Producer

PARK CITY AT MIDNIGHT

TROLL HUNTER: Hallvard Braein (C ’95), Cinematographer

SHORTS

CRAZY BEATS STRONG EVERY TIME: Jennifer Phang (D ’99), Executive Producer

THE TERRYS: Rachel Morrison (C ‘06), Cinematography

THE LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM: John Lord Booth III (PD ’07), Production Designer

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One Response to “AFI at Sundance”

  1. Cathy Says:

    Anna-

    Fabulous!

    And CRAZY HEART Doremus et al- just won the Grand Jury Prize,
    Dramatic Competition!

    LIKE CRAZY: Drake Doremus (D ’05), Director/Co-Writer, John Guleserian (C ’05), Cinematographer, (Drake and John were in my class! Congrats guys!) Jonathan Alberts (E ‘01), Editor

    Thanks for posting!

    Cathy

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