The Sundance Film Festival created an entire section of climate change films


Climate change is near and dear to Robert Redford — and now it’s near and dear to his Sundance Film Festival, too.

Sundance unveiled its initial list of titles Wednesday, and while its documentary lineup is sure to get people talking thanks to films about JonBenet Ramsey, the Hulk Hogan-Gawker trial and the uprising in Ferguson, Missouri, the festival is also making headlines with a special New Climate program.

New Climate titles — such as Marina Zenovich’s Water & Power: A California Heist, Jeff Orlowski’s Chasing Coral and Jiu-liang Wang’s Plastic China — appear in the festival’s various sections, including both the U.S. and World Cinema Documentary competitions.  Read more…

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The 2017 Pirelli calendar features actresses in #NoMakeup glory


Last year’s Pirelli calendar made headlines for its stunning yet silly portrait of a nearly naked Amy Schumer drinking a coffee.

For the 2017 edition, titled “Emotional,” photographer Peter Lindbergh went in a different direction.

He visited five cities to photograph powerful actresses including Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, Penélope Cruz and Nicole Kidman, all of whom embraced the makeup-free look.

The idea behind the photos was, “to create a calendar not around perfect bodies, but on sensitivity and emotion, stripping down to the very soul of the sitters, who thus become more nude than naked,” Lindbergh said in a press release. Read more…

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