Robert Redford pledges Sundance Film Festival will remain neutral despite Trump protest

This image released by the Sundance Institute shows Cate Blanchett in a scene from

The actress has a film in competition at the Sundance Film Festival and so she'll join comedienne Chelsea Handler and director Ava DuVernay for the civil rights rally, a sister march of one being held in Washington, D.C. featuring Katy Perry and Madonna, among many others.

With these highlights (and most likely many more interesting movies that will be discovered), let's all live vicariously through the Sundance coverage out there and make notes to see these films whenever they reach theaters everywhere. "The pendulum swings back and forth... so we don't occupy ourselves with politics". Festival director John Cooper said plans for the initiative were in the works last summer, before the election.

"Every film is political", added Lowery.

Oil gains as USA stockpiles fall while IEA sees OPEC cutting
According to Birol, as crude oil prices recover, shale producers could expend their output by as much as 500,000 barrels per day. The dollar index - one of the main factors influencing dynamics in crude pricing was among the supportive signs for the market.

"I'm trying to find stories that feel or have a sense of authenticity or truth to them", Freeland said. Groth's final recommendation, The Force, is a documentary focused on the Oakland Police Force as it goes through federal reform, and he describes it as watching like a "Scorsese or Michael Mann film".

He said: "We do not take a position".

Environmentally-oriented films are generally a Sundance staple, but festival officials saw an influx of films focusing on climate change this year, including a sequel to Al Gore's documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."

China economy grew 6.7% in 2016
China's real estate investment rose by 6.9% year-on-year in 2016, marking the strongest annual growth in seven years. The figures showed a 0.2 percentage point decrease in growth compared with 2015.

The ticket purchasing system was partially restored approximately 45 minutes later; shortly after 12:00 PM Pacific, the festival clarified that the Salt Lake City Box Office is functional, but the Park City systems remain down. "The question is, with the amount of people and the growth that's going on, at some point there's going to be a clash". "So I think they're trying to create something that other people are going to copy".

The 80-year-old actor made the shock reveal at the opening press conference of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Here Are The Latest iPhone 8 and MacBook Rumors
The lineup will represent the 10th anniversary of the first iPhone , which Apple launched in June 2007. Apple is set to report its December quarter results on January 31.

Related news:

Hot News

'No unusual signs' from North Korea military despite provocative statements
Jan 22, 2017 - 00:50
Previously, Trump tweeted, "It won't happen!" about North Korea's race to develop a nuclear weapon to strike the US. North Korea is believed to be able to reprocess plutonium at Yongbyon for nuclear warheads.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Women's March being held in St. Louis, other cities on Saturday
Jan 21, 2017 - 00:47
In Massachusetts, demonstrations are also planned for Falmouth, Greenfield, Nantucket, Provincetown, Northampton, and Pittsfield. The faculty notification about the march stresses that "people of all colors and identities are invited".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Julio Jones to play in NFC Championship Game
Jan 21, 2017 - 00:47
Jones participated in a walk-through session early Wednesday before missing the regular practice. He's second this year with 1,409 yards and fourth in yards per catch.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ian Wright: This Man United defender would run through a brick wall
Jan 21, 2017 - 00:45
The 31-year-old has become a key player at Old Trafford since joining from Wigan in 2009. Eric Bailly has insisted that he does not ever want to leave Manchester United .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Protests continue in TN against Jallikattu ban, CM meets Modi
Jan 20, 2017 - 01:05
Shankar Venkateshan, a local adviser of Naam Tamilar Party in Ambernath said that they will protest till the ban is lifted. He said the court should take suo motu cognizance of the development and provide relief to the pro-Jallikattu agitators.

Oakland Raiders Apply for Las Vegas Move
Jan 20, 2017 - 00:58
The National Hockey League awarded an expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights, to the city last June. It is expected to be close to the Las Vegas Strip and tens of thousands of hotel rooms.

Scientists confirm 2016 as the hottest year on record
Jan 20, 2017 - 00:57
Arndt said the 0.07 difference for 2016 is actually one of the largest NOAA has seen between record years. Many parts of the world recorded their hottest ever temperatures (represented by red on the map).

Kinder Morgan reports quarterly profit of $170 million
Jan 20, 2017 - 00:56
In other news, Director Fayez Sarofim purchased 700,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 24th. According to ZACKS data, different Brokerage Firms rated KMI stock about their BUY, SELL or HOLD recommendations.

Who Looks More Presidential - Donald Trump Or His Madame Tussauds Wax Figure?
Jan 19, 2017 - 00:54
In New York, Trump's wax figure will join other presidents and notable names in the World Leaders Gallery. A Donald Trump waxwork has been unveiled at Madame Tussauds ahead of his presidential inauguration.

Obama defends sanctions imposed on Russian Federation
Jan 19, 2017 - 00:54
Reuters has not independently verified the claims contained in the dossier. However, he also said on Twitter on December 22 that the U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Bank Of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz Gives The Loonie The Body Slam
Jan 19, 2017 - 00:53
The effects would be muted due in part to a cut in the US corporate tax rate, which would hurt Canadian export competitiveness. The Bank of Canada is broadly expected to keep interest rates unchanged at 0.5 percent on Wednesday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Woman sentenced to death for killing daughter for 'honour'
Jan 18, 2017 - 01:19
Bibi also received a 14-year jail term and was fined one million rupees ($9,300) under separate counts related to the killing. The deceased was first strangled and then set on fire by Bibi a week after she eloped and married a man of her choice.

Apple Plans MacBook Pro With Kaby Lake and 32GB Desktop Class RAM
Jan 18, 2017 - 01:18
Now that Intel has officially launched its seventh generation Kaby Lake processors for desktop, Apple intends on using them. Although Apple's line of Macs saw a sales decline in 2016, Kuo believes that shipments will return to growth in 2017.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Donald Trump's childhood home goes on auction block
Jan 18, 2017 - 01:17
Real estate investor Michael Davis purchased the house in December for $1.39 million, according to property records. In October, the owner canceled an auction due to the significant last-minute interest in the house.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NVIDIA Shield TV Receives Important Update To Android 7.0 Nougat
Jan 17, 2017 - 00:47
Performance-wise, Nvidia claims it has three times the performance of any other streaming device on the market. This will be available for supported apps such as Live Channels as explained in NVIDIA Shield's support page.