A scene from "I Origins" with Michael Pitt and Astrid Bergs Frisbey. Photo by Jelena Vukotic, courtesy of Sundance Institute

COMMENTARY: The prophets of Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah (RNS) The annual Sundance Film Festival is like a tribe huddled around a campfire listening to the stories. These stories function like burning bushes, as prophetic calls to action.

Sundance Diary: Imagining the world as it ought to be

PARK CITY, Utah (RNS) It’s said that Hollywood films comfort the afflicted while Sundance films afflict the comfortable. Film offers a vicarious entry to the world the way it is, and the films I saw at Sundance 2013 left me longing for the world as it ought to be.