(Mad Men's Jon Hamm, who's known Rudd since they were teenagers, later jokes to me, "He still looks like he's 16.
It's all that crazy virgin blood he's drinking.") Paul Rudd is, objectively, a big-time movie star.
Rudd is filming reshoots for next month's Wanderlust with Jennifer Aniston and director David Wain (who also directed Rudd in Wet Hot American Summer, Role Models, and The Ten).
And though he grew up in Kansas, Rudd is looking pretty Hollywood: His hair is artfully tousled, his shirt matches his khaki-green eyes, and he's wearing foundation on his already smooth, lineless skin.
And yet, as he strolls off for his hair and makeup touch-ups, stopping to chat with everyone he passes, there's a hometown quality to the proceedings.
Rudd seems to have a longstanding personal relationship with not only his director and costar (Aniston tells me he dated her producing partner in the '90s, before they even did Object of My Affection or Friends together, "when we were, like, 12"), but with most of the supporting cast and crew.
Park City, UT — The final pieces of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival feature film program fall into place today, as Sundance Institute announces the lineup for Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight, Kids and Special Events. An evolving section, this year includes episodic work, short films and live post-screening discussions. examine factors that threaten indigenous liberation in the 21st century.
The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 19-29. This noir mystery explores the ways in which memory defines the present. A series of contrasts, this series is both a condemnation of colonialism and a celebration of indigenous peoples. (Executive Producers: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Reggie Rock Bythewood, Brian Grazer, Francie Calfo, Creators: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Reggie Rock Bythewood) — After racially-charged shootings in a North Carolina town, an investigator digs into the cases alongside a special prosecutor. (Director: Jenner Furst, Executive Producers: Jenner Furst, Shawn “Jay Z” Carter, Harvey Weinstein, David C.
PREMIERES A showcase of world premieres of some of the most highly anticipated narrative films of the coming year. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same. Look for the Official Sponsor seal at their venues at the Festival.Three projects announced today are part of The New Climate, the Festival’s new environmental program: (Special Events). (Director: Maya Forbes, Screenwriters: Maya Forbes, Wally Wolodarsky) — Based on the remarkable true story of the world's only known Polka Ponzi scheme, this mix of comedy and tragedy is about Jan Lewan, a polish immigrant who believed in the American Dream. (Director and screenwriter: Danny Strong) — This portrait of the life and mind of reclusive author J. Salinger goes from the bloody front lines of World War II to his early rejections and the PTSD-fueled writer's block that led to his iconic novel, / U. A., Canada (Director: Mark Palansky, Screenwriters: Michael Vukadinovich, Mark Palansky) — A visionary inventor found dead. Continuing Sundance Institute’s ongoing commitment to presenting bold stories from within the Native American and Indigenous communities, we are proud to debut three episodes: / U. Together they seek justice while navigating the ensuing media attention and public unrest threatening the divided town. Glasser, Nick Sandow, Julia Willoughby Nason, Michael Gasparro) — After his arrest at age 16, Kalief Browder fought the system and prevailed, despite unthinkable circumstances. The Festival will debut the first two episodes of this in-depth, humanizing look at a broken justice system, followed by an extended Q&A.John Cooper, Director of the Sundance Film Festival, said, “Some of the most pressing themes that we can trace through the Festival lineup — the environment, political upheaval, social change — are distilled to their very human essences in both comic and dramatic stories. (Director and screenwriter: Jim Strouse) — Jessica James, an aspiring NYC playwright, is struggling to get over a recent breakup. (Director: Mark Pellington, Screenwriter: Stuart Ross Fink) — Harriett is a retired businesswoman who tries to control everything around her. (Director: Dee Rees, Screenwriters: Virgil Williams, Dee Rees) — In the post–World War II South, two families are pitted against a barbaric social hierarchy and an unrelenting landscape as they simultaneously fight the battle at home and the battle abroad. But with big dreams came big mistakes for the man who became the "King of Pennsylvania Polka." / U. The Festival will premiere two episodes of this 10-hour series, followed by an extended Q&A. Made in Cuba — We are proud to present these three cinematic and affecting Cuban short documentaries, reflecting Sundance Institute's longstanding commitment to international artists.These stories, and the conversations they spark, start here and will extend well beyond the mountain and the Festival in the months ahead.” Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, said, “Powerful visions of our times — past, present and future — resound throughout these sections. (Director: Alethea Jones, Screenwriter: Julie Rudd) — Four women, whose kids attend the same preschool class, get together for a "fun mom dinner." When the night takes an unexpected turn, these unlikely new friends realize they have more in common than just marriage and motherhood. She sees a light at the end of the tunnel when she meets the recently divorced Boone. When she decides to write her own obituary, a young journalist takes up the task of finding out the truth, resulting in a life-altering friendship. (Director and screenwriter: Michael Almereyda) — In the near future—a time of artificial intelligence—86-year-old Marjorie has a handsome new companion who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. This epic pioneer story is about friendship, heritage and the unending struggle for and against the land. These films were guided by the Institute’s Documentary Film Program in collaboration with La Escuela Internacional de Cine y TV (EICTV) and Guardian documentaries.Inspired storytellers are shining a light on urgent issues or providing an exhilarating escape from them. Together, they reclaim a piece of the women they used to be. Together, they discover how to make it through the tough times while realizing they like each other—a lot. / Germany (Director and screenwriter: Julian Rosefeldt) — Can history’s art manifestos apply to contemporary society? What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance? Short-Form Episodic Showcase — A celebration of the evolving landscape of content consumption, we present these short-form episodic series as new voices in the medium, defying broadcast boilerplates with a redefinition of traditional episodic conventions. The Festival is a program of the non-profit Sundance Institute®.