Sundance Film Festival

Dakota Fanning ‘Very Good Girls’ Nudity Seems Very Gratuitous

Dakota Fanning, who turns 19 next month, wastes no time getting naked on the big-screen in her new movie “Very Good Girls.” She jumps ahead of contemporaries like Selena Gomez who are plunging into more risque films. The drama, written and directed by Naomi Foner, also stars Demi Moore, Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Barkin, Clark Gregg and Peter Sarsgaard....

Benh Zeitlin, First-Time Filmmaker, Wins Top Sundance Award

Benh Zeitlin, a first-time filmmaker, won the top prize at the Sundance Film Festival for his stirring picture “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” “This project was such a runt, this sort of messy-hair, dirty, wild child, and we just have been taken care of and just eased along until we were ready to stand up on our own,” he told reporters after the ceremony. “It’s just great that it happened here. This is the right place for the world to meet the film.” Quvenzhane Wallis, a third grader, stars in the film. She plays an eight-year-old girl who lives in Mississippi River delta in Louisiana....