This week on Indiewire we’re continuing to give you the opportunity to meet more of the Tribeca filmmakers before the festival starts on Wednesday. Also this week: an NYC video store legend is set to shut its doors forever; Jody Hill chats about what may or may not be the conclusion of “Eastbound & Down”; the makers of the rock-doc “Hit So Hard” pick their 10 favorite music documentaries; and tips on how to find investors for your independent film.
Click through below for all the best news, reviews, interviews, and features from Indiewire this week!
Woody Allen To Open Los Angeles Film Festival With ‘Love’
The North American premiere of Woody Allen’s latest ‘To Rome With Love’ will open the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival, it was announced today.
‘Walking Dead’ Writer Robert Kirkman’s ‘Thief of Thieves’ Headed to AMC
“The Walking Dead” is going well for AMC; the finale drawing in a record 9 million viewers.
Watch: No Subtitles? No Matter! International Trailer for Jacques Audiard’s ‘Rust & Bone’ Is Very Promising
The first trailer for “Rust & Bone” — Jacques Audiard’s follow-up to “A Prophet” starring Marion Cotillard and “Bullhead” breakout Matthias Schoenaerts — hit the web today and it’s a thing of beauty.
‘The Simpsons’ Springfield Location, Revealed?
And it’s in… Oregon? Sort of.
Another One Bites the Dust: Greenwich’s Beloved World of Video to Close Its Doors After 29 Years
Manhattan’s beloved video store, World of Video, also announced they will be closing shop.
What to See, What to Skip: New Reviews This Week
As summer inches closer, the weekends are getting ever more crowded with new releases and this week is no exception.
Capsule Options: Here’s 12 Reviews of New Indie Releases
Capsule Options is a new weekly column intended to provide reviews of nearly every new indie release.
‘Lockout’ Illustrates the Diminishing Returns of Luc Besson
Luc Besson’s filmography has been spotty for years, littered with equal amounts of sensationalistic pop art and flashy duds, a tendency that extends beyond his directing credits.
How Pablo Larrain’s ‘Post Mortem’ Turns History Into Horror
Everyone and everything is either dead or dying in Chilean director Pablo Larraín’s “Post Mortem,” a chilling exploration of the 1973 Pinochet coup soaked in metaphor but rooted in dreadful fact.
Is ‘Eastbound & Down’ Ending? Even Show Co-Creator Jody Hill Isn’t Sure
There have been plenty of obstinate and hopelessly self-involved male characters at the center of popular TV programs, but it’s safe to say there has never been one quite like Kenny Powers, the struggling baseball player played by Danny McBride on HBO’s “Eastbound & Down.”
Robert Osborne Discusses the TCM Film Festival and Why You Must See Movies On the Big Screen
The third edition of the TCM Classic Film Festival kicks off today in Hollywood with a lineup sure to make savants of historical cinematic achievements drool, with new restorations ranging from “Cabaret” to “Rio Bravo.”
Meet the 2012 Tribeca Filmmakers
Indiewire invited Tribeca Film Festival directors to tell us about their films, including what inspired them, the challenges they faced and what they’re doing next.
FUTURES: ‘Cabin in the Woods’ Stoner Breakout Fran Kranz on How to Get Into the Joss Whedon Club
The Joss Whedon fanclub is already no doubt familiar with California bred actor Fran Kranz, thanks to his winning turn as geeky programmer Topher Brink in Whedon’s now-defunct, high-concept Fox TV series “Dollhouse.”
Andrew Jarecki Reflects On ‘Capturing the Friedmans’ and Why It Needs a Sequel
In 2003, Andrew Jarecki’s “Capturing the Friedmans” quickly became a landmark achievement in the history of non-fiction film
Rock On: ‘Hit So Hard’ Filmmakers Name Their Top 10 Music Docs of All Time
“Hit So Hard: The Life and Near Death Story of Patty Schemel,” P. David Ebersole’s documentary about the life of Patty Schemel, the drummer of Courtney Love’s seminal rock band Hole, opens in New York today after playing at festivals worldwide, including SXSW and Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Here’s 8 Great Teacher/Student Films, In Honor of ‘Monsieur Lazhar’
For better or worse, the teacher/classroom genre is a Hollywood staple.
Is It Time To Give Up the ‘TV’s Like a Novel’ Comparison? Not Yet.
It’s been four years since “The Wire” ended, and we’re still arguing about it.
Why ‘Littlerock’ Tops This Week’s 5 Blu-ray/DVD Picks
This week on Blu-ray/DVD: An award-winning breakout from the 2010 festival circuit; a revealing portrait of the iconic Charlotte Rampling; one of the most controversial films to play at last year’s Cannes Film Festival; the biopic that won Meryl Streep her third Oscar; and the latest from Werner Herzog.
6 Techniques To Research and Locate Film Investors
I was in Manhattan’s Four Seasons Hotel, sitting across from a Wall Street guy who had already rejected me twice about investing in my latest independent film, “Em.”