Sundance 2014: Slamdance’s ROVER

An odd, engaging feature film about a comedic cult attempting to make a movie

One of just a handful of films in Slamdance‘s narrative feature competition, ROVER—full name being ROVER (or Beyond Human: The Venusian Future and the Return of the Next Level)—was perhaps the zaniest and most forward-moving film that crossed CH’s path in Park City. Its writing, first and foremost, excelled from concept to execution. The story, of a dispirited oddball cult attempting to portray their origin …

Sundance 2014: Drunktown’s Finest

A bleak but hopeful feature film portrays life around a New Mexico Navajo reservation

While “Drunktown’s Finest” was developed over six years of writing and a year of production and post, the creative expansion and the hurdles it leaped over en route to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival tell a greater story. The film itself—a stouthearted, emotional glimpse at life in Gallup, New Mexico, nicknamed Drunktown—weaves together the lives of three Navajo. Gallup happens to be the hometown of …

Sundance 2014: Marco F. Martinez

A straight razor shave with a master in Dove Men+Care's Park City Barbershop

In conjunction with this year’s Sundance Film Festival, grooming and skincare brand Dove Men+Care hosted a pop-up barbershop, aptly dubbed the Park City Barbershop. There, we had an opportunity to sit in the chair of Marco F. Martinez, the Master Barber and Salon Manager of The Boardroom Salon for Men—an institution sprung up in Houston, TX which has since expanded around the state. Demonstrating his …