Jodi McDavid, Major Research Projects Officer, along with Rubina (Ruby) Ramji , Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies are currently attending the Sundance Film Festival 2015 . Working with The Journal of Religion and Film, Jodi and Ruby have been invited to attend the prestigious festival with full press credentials to cover films that are considered to be outside the realm of mainstream.
The festival, founded in 1985 by Robert Redford, takes place annually in Park City, Utah and sees more than 40,000 people from all over the world travel there to screen films from various categories including: dramatic and documentary films, shorts, New Frontier films, installations, performances, panel discussions, and music events. Less than 300 films are actually chosen to be viewed at Sundance, yet they receive more than 10,000 submissions each year.
The Sundance report in the Journal of Religion and Film is unique in that it offers film reviews to readers in real time – after seeing the films, reviews are immediately made available to readers online so that they can share in the festival individually – they don't have to wait months before finding out what exciting films are being screened this year.
The Journal of Religion and Film is an open access journal, and is freely accessible at the following website: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/
Jodi’s past reviews
Ruby’s past reviews
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