In case you were away from your computer this weekend (it was Father’s Day!), here’s a tidy package of our weekend coverage that includes reviews out of the Los Angeles Film Festival, a great interview between John Waters and Darren Aronofsky (together at last) and a weekend box office report that included some suprising winners and losers.
We got the weekend started off right with a fantastic new commercial for Woolite from famed horror director and rock star Rob Zombie….watch if you dare.
Saturday evening at the Provincetown Town Hall, the Provincetown International Film Festival hosted the awards ceremony for their three career honorees — Albert Maysles, Vera Farmiga, and Darren Aronofsky. See the highlights from the three cinematic superstars’ talks and video from the conversation between John Waters and Darren Aronofsky.
In this weekend’s box office report, two documentaries scored big, with Cindy Meehl’s horse whisperer film “Buck” looking like it will have super strong legs this summer. “Page One,” the doc about the New York Times, had a good but lower-than-expected opening, while “The Art of Getting By” was a total dud.
In Eric Kohn’s B+ review of Amber Sealey’s LA Film Festival premiere “How to Cheat,” he concludes, “Sealey’s patient screenplay has a clean, intelligent structure that could easily become watered down for Hollywood treatment, but she defies expectations with a suitably ambiguous conclusion.”
Eric Kohn loved this nearly dialogue-less film from Steve Collins, which also premiered at the LA Film Festival.
William Morris Endeavor’s Graham Taylor had some straight talk for film industry members at the LA Film Festival keynote. Check out his whole speech, which starts by saying, “Never in the history of the movie business has there been a better time for the Independents to be entrepreneurial.”
Finally, don’t forget to check out all thirteen interviews with the LA Film Festival filmmakers.