Today on indieWIRE, we featured interviews with BFI London Film Festival director Sandra Hebon on the eve of her departure from the festival and Teal Grehavens, director of "Cinema is Everywhere," shared an excerpt from Brian Kellow's new Pauline Kael biography, showcased the trailer for Werner Herzog's new documentary, and more!
FUTURES | “Cinema is Everywhere” Director Teal Greyhavens On His “quasi-academic project”
Greyhavens recently saw the U.S. premiere of his ambitious “quasi-academic project” (as he describes it), “Cinema is Everywhere,” at the Austin Film Festival, where it was very well received (Austin 360 called it “a love letter to the joy, beauty, pain and importance of a tool and art form”).
INTERVIEW | Sandra Hebron Says Goodbye To The London Film Festival
As the 55th BFI London Film Festival comes to a close today, Artistic Director Sandra Hebron will witness her final day working within the fest.
Watch: Sober, Haunting Trailer for Werner Herzog’s Death Row Doc “Into the Abyss”
“Into the Abyss,” the latest documentary from Werner Herzog, finds the “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” auteur delving into the legacy of a triple homicide in Texas.
REVIEW | “Janie Jones” Is a Familiar Father-Daughter Drama With Rock, But What’s Wrong With That?
The estranged father-daughter relationship is one of those screenplay contrivances that works better than most.
In His Own Words | David M. Rosenthal Shares a Scene From “Janie Jones,” Starring Abigail Breslin
A faded rock star is forced to take responsibility for the daughter he never knew he had in Janie Jones, a funny and touching road trip through the world of rock ‘n’ roll from writer-director David M. Rosenthal (“Falling Up”), inspired by his own experiences.
An Excerpt from Brian Kellow’s Pauline Kael Biography “A Life in the Dark”
One of the most important and divisive voices in film criticism, Pauline Kael spent over two decades writing reviews for The New Yorker.
“We Need To Talk About Kevin” Tops London Fest Winners
Lynne Ramsay’s “We Need To Talk About Kevin” led the winners at the 55th BFI London Film Festival last night, taking honors for best film.
iW’s Project of the Day: Joss Whedon Regulars Star in Indie RomCom “Lust for Love”
The story of an innocent guy’s efforts to woo women, after he realizes he’s too inexperienced to win the love of his childhood sweetheart.
Toronto’s “Nuit #1” Picked up by Adopt Films
U.S. rights to 2011 Toronto film, “Nuit #1” by Canadian filmmaker, Anne Émond have been picked up by new distribution company, Adopt Films.
27th Film Independent Spirit Awards Date Announced
Film Independent today announced the official date of the 27th Independent Spirit Awards, the annual ceremony celebrating the best in independent filmmaking.
Seville European Film Festival Presents “Shooting Stars” Showcase
The European Film Promotion have put together “Shooting Stars,” a program meant to present the young stars of four new films to international audiences.
Hanway Films Gets International Rights to “Diana Vreeland”
Submarine Entertainment has appointed Hanway Films for international sales on Lisa Immordina Vreeland’s “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel,” which recently screened at the Venice and Telluride Film Festival.
AFM Sets “Expanded” Conference Schedule (Times & Descriptions Included)
OK film insiders heading to the beach in Santa Monica, the American Film Market (AFM) is touting its “expanded Conference schedule with speakers encompassing a broad cross-section of key Hollywood and global players” converging for the 32nd Market Nov. 2 – 9.
International Documentary Association (IDA) Unveils 2011 Nominations
The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced its nominations for the 2011 IDA Documentary Awards Thursday, with five films, including “Better This World,” “How to Die in Oregon,” “Nostalgia for the Light,” “The Redemption of General Butt Naked” and “The Tiniest Place” (El Lugar Mas Pequeno) vying for the best feature category.
Sundance Selects Takes U.S. Rights to TIFF’s Best Canadian First Film Winner “Boyd”
Nathan Morlando’s “Edwin Boyd,” the winner of Best Canadian First Feature at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, has found a U.S. distributor in IFC’s Sundance Selects arm.