Today on indieWIRE, we highlighted the weekend’s indie news you might have missed, Nicole Holofcener spoke about the making of “Walking and Talking” 15 years ago and much more.
indieWIRE’s Weekend Recap: Seven Stories Not to Miss from the Holiday Weekend
In case you were too busy celebrating America’s 235th birthday yesterday to check the latest indie film news, here’s a place to start.
FIRST-PERSON | Nicole Holofcener Recalls Making “Walking and Talking” 15 Years Ago
The following First-Person column was written by Nicole Holofcener in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of her first feature, “Walking and Talking.”
iW’s Online Video of the Day: New Dubstep Hitmakers Modestep Get Granny and Grampy Drunk
Every day, indieWIRE will scour the internet looking for an online video we think our audience will appreciate. “Sunlight,” the new single and video from up-and-coming Londoner dubstep band/remixers Modestep gets the iW seal of approval for producing a fun song and a video that gets its three older stars to get down to the dubstep beats (with the help of some Jack Daniels, marijuana, and strippers).
Small Screens: indieWIRE’s Picks for VOD and DVD/Blu-ray This Week
This week on Small Screens the director of “Moon” rackets up the suspense, eight French Christian monks stay put, Takashi Miike goes back in time and much more.
Graham Leggat Steps Down as Executive Director of the San Francisco Film Society
In a letter circled to colleagues Monday, Leggat cited health issues for his departure, saying, “As you know, I have relished my leadership role in this dynamic, beloved organization. Unfortunately, health issues make it impossible for me to continue to serve effectively.”
Liddell Entertainment and Roadside Partner on Glenn Close Starrer “Albert Nobbs”
Liddell Entertainment and Roadside Attractions have joined forces to acquire U.S. rights to the Glenn Close vehicle “Albert Nobbs,” from director Rodrigo Garcia (“Mother and Child”). The two companies are planning on a fall release this year. Full story here.
indieWIRE’s Project of the Day: Prisoner Rehabilitation Flick “This is Martin Bonner”
Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
Blue Ice Film and Hot Docs Partner to Acquire Revamped Bloor Cinema
Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival have teamed up with Blue Ice Film to lease the landmark Bloor Cinema in downtown Toronto, the festival’s mainstay venue for 12 years. The theater is currently undergoing renovation. It will reopen this fall under this new revitalized management, with Hot Docs programming the century-hold film house year-round. More here.
Melbourne Fest to Launch 60th Edition with “The Fairy”; Sets Lineup
It may be winter down under, but the Melbourne International Film Festival is gearing up for its 60th edition with Cannes Directors Fortnight opener “The Fairy” by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy slated to launch the event July 21st. The film pays homage to Chaplin, Keaton and Jacques Tati, to which the filmmakers add a few contemporary socio-political twists. Overall, 300-plus films are on tap for this year’s festival, running July 21 – August 7. More here.
From the iW Vaults | A Dispatch from Tilda Swinton & Mark Cousins’ Magical “Pilgrimage”
This month indieWIRE turns 15. In honor of our decade and a half in the game we’ve dug through our vaults to uncover some old goodies. Check back throughout this month for some old classics. Today have a look at Peter Knegt’s 2009 report on taking part in “A Pilgrimage,” Tilda Swinton and Mark Cousins’ “cross between a film festival, a summer camp, a circus and a dream.”