"Low Down" – Film Review – The Kindlings Live at Sundance

The film Low Down is based on Amy Albany’s memoir Low Down: Junk, Jazz, and Other Fairy Tales from Childhood with Elle Fanning, Glen Close, Flea, Peter Dinklage and directed by Jeff Priess. The film follows Amy’s experience and story growing up with a jazz musician and drug addicted father in the 1960s and 1970s. […]

Blind (2014) – Film Review – The Kindlings Live at Sundance

Considered  at one point for KindlingsFest 2014 “Come To Your Senses,” Norwegian film “Blind” by director Eskil Vogt  follows the story of Ingrid who has become blind in adulthood and her perceptions of reality without sight. The film explores our understandings of seeing. Do we really see those closest to us or do we only […]

God's Pocket – Film Review – The Kindlings Live at Sundance

John Slattery's directorial debut, "God's Pocket" stars the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman in one of his quieter roles as Mickey Scarpato, outsider to the Boston neighborhood known as God's Pocket. "Mickey Scarpato's crazy stepson, Leon, is killed in a construction “accident,” and Mickey quickly tries to bury the bad news with the body. But when a local […]

The Overnighters – Film Review – The Kindlings Live at Sundance

“The Overnighters" by Jesse Mosse is one of four films reviewed as part of our The Kindlings Muse at Sundance 2014. The film is described as: "Desperate, broken men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them." As with most descriptions it falls short […]

“This May Be The Last Time”– Film Review
The Kindlings Muse Live at Sundance

“Our Histories are not written, they are spoken through stories, they are told through our songs.” In this Sundance Film Review, Dick Staub and Dr. Jeff Keuss discuss and review "This May Be The Last Time." Director Sterlin Harjo’s first full length documentary explores the heritage of Native American song, told through the sound sand story […]

“Kinyarwanda" Podcast: Live from The Windrider Forum @ Sundance Film Festival.

Windrider co-founder and host Craig Detweiler interviews the director, Alrick Brown, co-producer Deatra Harris and Lori Macklin, a friend of the production of Kinyarwanda, a remarkable true story of the Mufti of Rwanda, the most respected Muslim leader in the country, who in the 1994 turmoil issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from participating in the […]

Film Review: "There Will Come A Day" – Live From Sundance Film Festival

Out of the many films reviewed in this series, "There Will Come A Day" is given the highest ratings by our three critics, Dick Staub, Josh Staub (Director of Look and Light at Disney Animation) and Jason Valles (Founder, Third Floor Inc.). An Italian Film that follows Augusta, a young Italian woman, as she moves from […]

Five Minutes on the "The Way, Way Back." Live from Sundance Film Festival 2013

Our three film critics – Dick Staub, Josh Staub (Director of Look and Light at Disney Animation) and Jason Valles (Founder, Third Floor Inc.) start off discussing the distinction between a "film" and a "movie" and which has a higher value. With that settled, we find out what they though about the film, "The Way, […]

How Do We Feel about the Film "Touchy Feely?" Live from Sundance Film Festival

The synopsis for "Touchy Feely" starts with: "What happens when a family’s delicate psychic balance suddenly unravels?" Our three film critics – Dick Staub, Josh Staub (Director of Look and Light at Disney Animation) and Jason Valles (Founder, Third Floor Inc.) – have an intricate discussion about a film that they wanted to give a 5 […]

Review: "Breath In" – Live from Sundance Film Festival

The film "Breathe In" explores the tensions of music, intimacy, responsibility and fidelity. In short, "When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever." It has been picked up for distribution and so will be coming to a […]