Women at Sundance 07

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Kim Voynar highlights women’s achievements at Sundance:

Jess Weixlser won a Grand Jury award for her role in “Teeth”, as did Tamara Podemski for her part in “Four Sheets to the Wind”. “Hounddog” is the controversial– and generally bad– film with a standout performance by Dakota Fanning. Ellen Page and Catherine Keener deliver strong performances in “An American Crime, bolstering an otherwise dark and depressing film. “Broken English” features one of Parker Posey’s best performances in years. In “The Savages”, Writer/Director Tamara Jenkins knocks it out of the park with a great film about adult siblings, screwed up from an abusive childhood, who find themselves in the position of caring for an aging father who doesn’t even know who they are or remember their childhoods. Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman could both garner Oscar nods for this film if Fox Searchlight is smart with the marketing of the film (and they likely will be — see Little Miss Sunshine). “The Bible Tells Me So”, directed by Dan Karslake, features the stories of Chrissy Gephardt and Tonia Poteat.

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Kim Voynar

Kim Voynar was an internationally recognized film critic for a decade, covering the film festival circuit and independent cinema for Movie City News, Cinematical, IndieWIRE and Variety, before transitioning into producing films in 2010. She has served on juries and expert panels for many prestigious film festivals, including the Seattle International Film Festival, SXSW, Sarasota Film Festival, Dallas International Film Festival, Miami International Film Festival, Oxford Film Festival, and deadCENTER Film Festival. After three years producing for a Seattle-based prodco, she's now producing and consulting independently under her boutique production shingle, Lateralus, and is working on some killer projects with avant-garde music group The Residents, Will Calhoun (Living Colour), and Ken Stringfellow (Posies, REM), and consulting on some projects in the VR space with Hollywood producing legend Scott Ross (Apollo 13, Benjamin Buttons, Titanic). Her hobbies include trendsetting Seattle street style, staying up late nights pondering post-apocalytpic survival techniques, and deep thinking on virtual reality and the mathematical perfection of logarithmic spirals and fractals.