Today on indieWIRE, we found ten documentaries spreading the Occupy Wall Street message, watched Netflix’s Qwikster plans crumble, reviewed Lucky McKee’s “The Woman” and much more!
And They Say Occupy Wall Street Has No Message: 10 Docs That Spell It Out
Bryce J. Renninger shares 10 documentaries that provide a primer on what Occupy Wall Street is about.
Netflix, Under Fire, Ditches Plans to Split Company, Kills Qwikster
Netflix will remain the brand for its DVD-by-mail business and website. Qwikster is no more.
Martin Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’ Is Secret Work-In-Progress Screening At NYFF Tonight, New Featurette Debuts
Deadline confirms what The Hollywood Reporter had already strongly suggested; that Martin Scorsese will be bowing his new one, the 3D family flick “Hugo,”
REVIEW | “The Woman” Earns Its Sundance Controversy, But Fails To Reach That Potential
Eric Kohn reviews Lucky McKee’s controversial “The Woman.”
In His Own Words: Darryl Roberts Shares a Scene From His Obesity Doc “America the Beautiful 2”
Darryl Roberts opens up about the genesis of his obesity doc “America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments,” his follow-up to “America the Beautiful,” which examined the nation’s obsession with beauty.
Iran Releases Two Filmmakers; Sentences Actress to A Year in Jail and 90 Lashes
Over the weekend, Iran released two of the six filmmakers arrested for suspicion of working for the BBC—and sentenced Iranian actress Marzieh Vafamehr to a year in jail and 90 lashes for starring in the Australian production “My Tehran for Sale,” which premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.
Magnet Takes to Christian Slater Horror Pic “Playback”
Magnet Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to the horror film “Playback,” starring Christian Slater and directed by Michael A. Nickles. The company plans to release it on VOD in February, followed by a theatrical release in March.
Director Sean Durkin Talks Food, Violence And Open Endings In “Martha Marcy May Marlene”
It may feel like you’ve been hearing about “Martha Marcy May Marlene” all year; the film, the debut of director Sean Durkin bowed at Sundance and has spent the last nine months picking up new fans at every subsequent festival, from Cannes to Toronto, and launching its young star, Elizabeth Olsen, into stardom.
Brazilian Short “I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone” Wins 2011 Iris Prize
The Iris Prize Festival has announced Brazil’s “I Don’t Want to Go Back Alone” as the winner of its top prize in Cardiff, Wales.
“Stranger Things,” “Just Between Us” Take Top Prizes at Raindance Fest
British indie drama “Stranger Things” and Croatian/Serbian/Slovenian co-production “Just Between Us” were among the winners announced Saturday night at the 19th Raindance Film Festival in London.
My Week with Marilyn Reviews: Well-Mounted Period Fantasy Earning Mostly Raves for Michelle Williams
The New York Film Festival is in full swing, reaching its midpoint Sunday with the centerpiece gala, Simon Curtis’s “My Week with Marilyn.”
Congrats to “Lights Camera Bulls**t,” This Week’s Project of the Week
Thanks to your votes, the making-films-in-Memphis drama “Lights Camera Bullshit” won this weekend’s Project of the Week contest for last week!
Marston’s “Forgiveness of Blood” Disqualified as Foreign Oscar Contender
Joshua Marston, the director of “Maria, Full of Grace,” is not Albanian. But he argues that his latest film “The Forgiveness of Blood” is.