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SUNDANCE FILM FEST 2015 Preview with Festival Programmers

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The 2015 Sundance Film Fest is about to kick off, and we talk with festival programmers David Courier and Hussain Currimbhoy about the documentaries that are set to debut and blow minds for the year to come. WESTERN, CITY OF GOLD, PERVERT PARK, RACING EXTINCTION, FINDERS KEEPERS, THE WOLFPACK, MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED, WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE, SEMBENE!, LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE AND ANGER, MERU, HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD, and DREAMCATCHER are all previewed ahead of their world premieres, and we learn about the process of curating the world’s most influential film festival in this special episode of BYOD, hosted by Ondi Timoner.

GUEST BIO:
Like each of the Feature Programmers, David Courier selects films across all the sections of the festival but his focus is U.S. and World Cinema documentaries. He is also the writer and producer of the Sundance Awards Ceremony and oversees Public Programming for all of Sundance Institute throughout the year. David started his career at Sundance in 2000 as a Documentary Screener and advanced from there. He is the former Co-Director of Programming at Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival. Prior to festival programming, David worked in film development for a number of production companies. He has served on the Advisory Board for the IFP and on the nominating committee for the IDA Awards, the Cinema Eye Honors and the Gotham Awards. A native of Buffalo, NY, David graduated from Columbia University with degrees in English and Theatre.

Hussain Currimbhoy joined the Sundance programming team in 2014, specialising in documentary. Hussain was the Director of Programming for the Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK from 2008, but before that he worked in international fiction and documentary programming for some of Australia's best festivals including the Adelaide and Melbourne film festivals. After graduating from the Victorian College of Art in 2002, Hussain set up his own touring short film festival and found himself curating film programmes for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Hussain has a BA in film from Curtin University and has written and directed 8 short films, many of them which have played at several international film festivals. Hussain appears as a guest speaker at film festivals and film schools around the world and has published several essays on film. Hussain was born in Canada, and has spent time living and working in
Australia, Japan, The Netherlands, and the UK.

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EPISODE BREAKDOWN:
00:01 Welcome to BYOD.
00:30 Introducing David Courier and Hussain Currimbhoy.
03:00 Female documentary directors at Sundance.
06:30 Sundance 2015 documentary film highlights.
10:00 WESTERN, clip.
14:40 CITY OF GOLD and PERVERT PARK.
24:00 RACING EXTINCTION, FINDERS KEEPERS and THE WOLFPACK.
34:00 THE WOLFPACK, clip.
37:00 MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED, WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE and SEMBENE!
46:00 LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE AND ANGER, MERU and DREAMCATCHER.
54:50 HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD.
59:10 Thanks and goodbye.
59:20 MERU, clip.