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Sundance Film Festival Director Tabitha Jackson On How 2021 Edition Will Play Out In Park City, Online And At An Art House Near You

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The Sundance Film Festival on Wednesday unveiled more details about its 2021 edition, which will span not only its Park City hub as previously announced but also several art houses and drive-ins nationwide, along with an online viewing platform so that all can partake and enjoy the fest during the pandemic.

The initial lineup of filmswill be announced in a couple of weeks, along with the full talks and events programs. This year’s Sundance runs January 28-February 3.

Of note, the only cinema that will be operating at this point in time in Park City will be the Ray, a venue that Sundance oversees. The Eccles at Park City High School, one of the fest’s prime premiere cinemas, is currently closed. I understand an awards program will occur, though it is in the early stages of planning what its exact format will be.

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CDC should warn people the side effects from shots won’t be ‘walk in the park’

A volunteer is injected with a vaccine as he participates in a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination study at the Research Centers of America, in Hollywood, Florida, September 24, 2020.

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Public health officials and drugmakers must be transparent about the side effects people may experience after getting their first shot of a coronavirus vaccine, doctors urged during a meeting Monday with CDC advisors as states prepare to distribute doses as early as next month.

Dr. Sandra Fryhofer of the American Medical Association noted that both Pfizer’s and Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccines require two doses at varying intervals. As a practicing physician, she said she worries whether her patients will come back for a second dose because of the potentially unpleasant side effects they may experience after the first shot.

“We really need to make patients aware that this is not going to be a walk in the park,”

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Man charged in Langley Park officer-involved shooting

Police identified the officer as Cpl. Vincent Simmel, a member of the regional investigation division who has been with the department for nine years. Police said he has been placed on routine administrative leave.

The incident occurred around 6:45 p.m. Sunday outside a liquor store in the 7900 block of New Hampshire Avenue in Langley Park. Police said Simmel was in uniform and working in a part-time job at the liquor store when the store manager asked him to remove a person, later identified as Gutierrez, for “agitating the customers.”

According to police, the store manager said Gutierrez had previously been banned from the store.

When Simmel escorted Gutierrez out of the store, police said Gutierrez became upset and pulled a knife, then threatened to kill the officer. He ignored Simmel’s loud commands to drop the knife and advanced toward Simmel with the knife drawn, police said. Simmel fired and

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Snowplow driver finds two dead bodies on side of California highway near Yosemite National Park

The Mono County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) on Thursday identified the victims as a husband and wife from Burbank, California.

“It was determined that the man and woman had been murdered,” the MCSO said Thursday in a press release. “The crime appears to be specific and targeted, and there is no threat to the community of Bridgeport.”

The MCSO wrote on Facebook that shortly before 6:30 a.m. on Monday “a Cal Trans snowplow driver observed two bodies on the shoulder of Highway 395, approximately 10 miles north of Bridgeport,” MCSO said on Facebook.

Upon the discovery, about 50 miles northeast of Yosemite National Park, the highway was closed by the MCSO and the California Highway Patrol, the MCSO said.

The bodies were identified by the authorities, who then contacted the relatives.

The MCSO on Thursday identified the couple as William Adrian Larsen, 35, and his wife Yesenia Larsen, 30.

The MCSO

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CJ Sets Park Chan-wook’s ‘Decision’ as AFM Appetizer

South Korea’s CJ Entertainment, the studio behind multiple Oscar-winner “Parasite,” confirmed that it is leading its AFM sales slate with “Decision to Leave,” the newly announced title by another master director, “Oldboy” helmer Park Chan-wook.

The studio is pitching the film as a crime-romancer with dialogue in Korean and Chinese. The story involves a detective, to be played by Park Hae-il (“Memories of Murder”), who develops romantic feelings for a woman, played by China’s Tang Wei, who should be the prime suspect in a murder case he is investigating.

The studio provides no other updated information on delivery, production budget or supplementary casting. When CJ announced the film last month, it said that it would be investor and local Korean distributor of the film, but told Variety at the time that it had not settled on the international sales agency role.

In many recent instances, CJ has held back rights

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Lincoln Park carjackings: Back-to-back carjackings reported on Southport, Bosworth

Two women were carjacked within minutes of each other Wednesday in a small stretch of Lincoln Park on the North Side.

The first carjacking happened about 6:05 p.m. when two males approached a 31-year-old woman in the 2500 block of North Southport Avenue, threatened her with a gun and took her things before driving off in her black Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chicago police said.

Less than 15 minutes later, two males in a black Jeep Grand Cherokee stopped a 41-year-old woman as she pulled out of her garage with her 9-year-old son in the 2600 block of North Bosworth Avenue, police said. One male got into her black Audi A7 after the pair got out and drove away, followed by the Jeep.

Though the 41-year-old woman didn’t see who was driving the Jeep, the male who climbed into her Audi matched the description of one of the suspects who pulled

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Borat 2 star Jeanise Jones lands movie role from South Park writer

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Credit: Amazon)
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Credit: Amazon)

Jeanise Jones, the concerned babysitter from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, has bagged a role in a new satire from South Park and Brass Eye writer Jane Bussman.

Jones will play ‘god’s right hand angel’ in Reincarnated Royal, which is set to shoot in Calgary next year.

“It’s going to be a very entertaining movie,” said Jones, one of the breakout stars of the Borat sequel.

Watch: Sacha Baron Cohen on his nerve racking encounter on Borat 2

“I know the world thinks I have this angel thing in the bag, but it’s going to be very challenging playing the role. I hope the Queen of England thinks I’m an angel, ’cause I don’t want to get taken out.”

Added Bussman: “Like everyone else, we were in tears at Jeanise’s appearance in the searing documentary Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, where she inspired Borat’s daughter Tutar

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Peacock Preens With 22 Million Subscribers As Pandemic Hits Comcast Q3 Film, Park Revenues

The pandemic giveth and it taketh away for Comcast
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, which saw its broadband offerings and newly launched streaming service thrive in the third quarter, even as some of its legacy businesses – theme parks, movies –were hit hard.

The net outcome was positive, however, substantially outstripping analysts’ consensus expectations. Investors sent shares up 3.6 percent in early trading Thursday.

Overall, the company topped expectations on earnings per share (65 cents vs. consensus of 52 cents), revenue ($25.5 billion vs. 24.7 billion) and broadband subscriber adds (633,000 vs. 534,000). Despite beating those expectations, profits were down 37 percent, to $2.02 billion, and revenue was down 4.8 percent.

The broadband subscriber adds were the best in the company’s history. CFO Michael Cavanaugh said the company expected to see revenue continue to accelerate there in Q4 thanks to “strong subscriber growth” and work-at-home purchases

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Voters to decide Fairview Park Schools levy, North Olmsted charter amendments

FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio — The 2020 presidential General Election includes numerous community issues — such as a new-money school levy and charter amendments — to be decided on Nov. 3.

There’s Issue 72, which finds the Fairview Park City Schools going to the ballot for the district’s first new operating levy in 14 years.

If approved, the continuous 7.9-mill operating levy would raise $3.2 million annually, with homeowners paying an additional $23.04 monthly per $100,000 in home value.

The district has advertised that a failed Issue 72 — which means a $1.6 million deficit starting next school year — would have direct negative consequences beginning in the second semester of the current school year.

This would include suspending all athletic and extracurricular activities, starting with winter sports. Also, bus transportation would be cut to state minimum standards regarding radius to school.

The 2021-2022 school year would find the district making

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Colorado East Troublesome Fire burns in national park, nears Estes Park

The fate of Estes Park is now a race between fire and ice, as a snowstorm is due to hit Saturday night and last into Sunday, and is likely to halt the fire’s spread. In anticipation of continued fire growth before then, however, eastern areas of Estes Park have been added to mandatory evacuation orders — the western side of town had been evacuated Thursday — and firefighters were taking steps to defend the town.

Some reports show the fire may have moved significantly closer to Estes Park overnight — perhaps as close as one mile, with firefighters calling in more resources Saturday. In a morning video briefing Saturday, Paul Delmerico, operations section chief on the fire, said the fire is “just west” of the Bear Lake area in Estes Park.

The high winds are preventing fire suppression aircraft from flying, and firefighters are using satellite imagery to locate the

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