During our coverage at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, our incredibly gifted photographer Corey Ransberg, captured some interesting highlights at parties, talks and in the press line at one of the most popular film festivals of the year.

Our trip to the snowy mountains of Park City was a blast and here is a collection of great photos to add to our yearbook!

Clemency

Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard). As she prepares to execute another inmate (Aldis Hodge), Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill.

World premiere Sunday, January 27th at Sundance in Park City, Utah.

 

Danielle Brooks
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Film Composer and Executive Producer Kathryn Bostic
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Alfre Woodard
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[L to R] Wendell Pierce, Alfre Woodard, Richard Gunn, Chinonye Chukwu, Michael O’Neill, Richard Schoff, Danielle Brooks, and Aldis Hodge
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Danielle Brooks
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Alex Castillo
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Film Composer and Executive Producer Kathryn Bostic and Alfre Woodard
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Alfre Woodard
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Representation in Hollywood with The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill

Despite years of effort to bolster diversity in front of and behind the camera, challenges remain in achieving real equality and inclusion in Hollywood. The Atlantic presented a discussion led by staff writer Jemele Hill about how Hollywood can get this right.

Jemele Hill
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Jemele Hill
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Velvet Buzzsaw

Velvet Buzzsaw is a satirical thriller set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles, where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce.

World premiere Sunday, January 27th at Sundance in Park City, Utah.

 

Jake Gyllenhaal
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Jake Gyllenhaal and Dan Gilroy
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Charlie Heaton
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Zawe Ashton
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Rene Russo
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Billy Magnussen
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Natalia Dyer
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Tom Sturridge
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The Wolf Hour

An exquisitely tense, densely layered world featuring Academy Award Nominee Naomi Watts in a tour de force performance that displays every fiber of her emotional range as an actor. June (Watts) was once a celebrated counter-culture figure, but that was a decade ago. She now lives alone in her fifth-floor South Bronx apartment, having all but cut herself off from the outside world. It’s the notorious “Summer of Sam” and June only has to look out of her window to see the violence escalating with the brutal summer heat. The city is on a knife’s edge, a pressure-cooker about to explode into the incendiary 1977 New York blackout riots.

World premiere Saturday, January 26th at Sundance in Park City, Utah.

 

Naomi Watts
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Kelvin Harrison Jr.
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[L to R] Jeremy Bobb, Jennifer Ehle, Naomi Watts, and Kelvin Harrison Jr.
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Maritza Veer
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The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Against all the odds, in The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, a thirteen-year-old boy in Malawi invents an unconventional way to save his family and village from famine. Based on the true story of William Kamkwamba.

World premiere Friday, January 2th at Sundance in Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Aïssa Maïga
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Cast and crew with Aïssa Maïga and Chiwetel Ejiofor Photo Credit: Corey Ransberg
Chiwetel Ejiofor
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Relive

Los Angeles detective Jack Radcliff fields a distressed phone call from his niece Ashley and rushes to the rescue—only to find the girl and her parents dead in an apparent murder-suicide. Then, just as the police department declares the killings an open-and-shut case, Jack gets another call from Ashley. With the cell-phone connection acting as a link between the past and the present, Jack urges Ashley to collect clues that will help him to solve her murder and change her fate.

World premiere Sunday, January 27th at Sundance in Park City, Utah.

 

Storm Reid
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Storm Reid
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David Oyelowo
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Shinelle Azoroh
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Jacob Estes
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Native Son

In this modern reimagining of Richard Wright’s seminal novel, a young African-American man named Bigger Thomas takes a job working for a highly influential Chicago family, a decision that will change the course of his life forever.

 

KiKi Layne
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Suzan-Lori Parks
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Ashton Sanders and KiKi Layne
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Sanaa Lathan
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Ashton Sanders, KiKi Layne, Sanaa Lathan, Nick Robinson, Rashid Johnson and Suzan-Lori Parks
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The 2nd Annual MACRO Lodge at Sundance Presented by Shea Moisture
The Black Creators Midnight Brunch Honoring ColorCreative. Sponsored by Color Of Change, The Open Society Foundations, and Firelight. Friday, January 25th in Park City, Utah.

 

Lil Rel Howery and Terri J. Vaughn
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Lena Waithe
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