Filmmakers: Goings on at 2013 Sundance Festival


PARK CITY, Utah -- Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich doesn't think the focus of his life would be that much different if Bill Clinton hadn't showed up at his cabin door with soup and crackers during a bout of seasickness in the early 1960s.

The Sundance Film Festival documentary "Inequality for All" features Reich discussing problems and solutions for the economic disparity between the super-rich and average Americans.

The film includes a recollection of how Reich met Clinton when both were picked as Rhodes scholars to study at Oxford in England. On the voyage over, Reich became ill and wound up sticking to his cabin -- until Clinton came knocking. Clinton introduced himself and offered chicken soup, saying he heard Reich was under the weather.

Thirty years later, Clinton hired economist Reich as his labor secretary.


Last year, filmmaker Ava DuVernay became the first black woman to win best director at Sundance for her acclaimed film, "Middle of Nowhere." This year, DuVernay held court at the restaurant Silver as BET and the African American Film Festival Releasing Movement, which is devoted to getting more black films in theaters, held an intimate dinner that included some of the top black talent attending the festival.


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