By Indiewire Staff | Indiewire June 21, 2011 at 8:56AM
Today at indieWIRE, "Natural Selection" star Rachael Harris chatted about her breakthrough performance, David Cronenberg's latest got a trailer, James Franco premiered his latest project in Los Angeles and much more.
LAFF INTERVIEW | “Natural Selection” Star Rachael Harris: “I really am a people pleaser.”
Directed by first-timer Robbie Pickering from his Hollywood blacklist screenplay, "Natural Selection" swept the SXSW awards in March, landing trophies for Pickering in addition to breakthrough performance nods for Harris and O’Leary. Check out the full interview here.
indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: LGBT Pride Edition
June is LGBT pride month - celebrations have been taking place around the US all month, with major festivities this weekend in SF and NYC. As our own show of support, the latest indieWIRE at Hulu Docs highlights a number of fantastic and diverse LGBT themed non-fiction films available on the site.
Small Screens: Todd Haynes’ “Poison” Celebrates its 20th Anniversary & More
This week on Small Screens Todd Haynes’ debut still packs a punch, a doc delves into the business side of the female orgasm, Uma Thurman seduces a youngster and much more.
LAFF REVIEW | Brilliant Doc “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth” Tells the Sorry Saga of Public Housing
Chad Freidrichs’ profoundly tragic “The Pruitt-Igoe Myth” compellingly tracks the dissolution of Pruitt-Igoe, using it as a powerful reference point in a broader discussion about the failure of public housing. More here.
LAFF REVIEW | “The Broken Tower” Is Lesser Franco, But James Franco Apologists Think Otherwise
“This is a slow film on purpose,” James Franco told an audience at the downtown Los Angeles premiere of “The Broken Tower,” the new movie he recently directed about the life and work of poet Hart Crane. “This is not ‘Pineapple Express.’”
Julie Taymor, Alison Anders, Richard Kelly and More at Los Angeles Film Festival Panels
Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Film Festival hosted a number of panels and other events with a wide variety of figures in the film community. In between covering various screenings, indieWIRE attended a few of these public discussions. Here are the highlights.
indieWIRE’s Project of the Day: Korean WWII Comfort Women Documentary “Within Every Woman”
Each week, we usually gather up four or five projects in progress to feature in a single column. Now it’s going to be a daily feature, so we can give the spotlight to a single project each day. Today's is "Within Every Woman,".
Yahoo! to Sponsor Sundance’s Shorts Program, Screen Shorts Online
In a move that marks the first time in recent memory that the Sundance Film Festival has invited a short film sponsor, Yahoo! will sponsor the Short Film Program at the 2012 edition of the event. Yahoo! will premiere some of the short film selections on its Yahoo! Movies page. Online viewers of the films will be able to vote for an online audience award, which will be presented at the Short Film Awards during next year’s festival. More here.
INTERVIEW | “A Love Affair of Sorts” Director on His Love Affair With Film
First time filmmaker David Guy Levy caught up with indieWIRE to discuss turning the camera on himself (with a flip camera, no less) with his debut “A Love Affair of Sorts.” The film opens in limited release this Friday, June 24.
George Clooney’s “Ides of March” Opening Venice
George Clooney’s fourth directorial effort, “The Ides of March,” will open the Venice Film Festival on August 31st. This marks the first of what will be a series of announcements surrounding the major fall festivals, which indieWIRE extensively speculated about Monday. More here.
“The Perfect Host” Director is a Psychopath… He Said So!
So something funny happened the other night at a special (and very posh) Upper East Side screening of the creepy-as-hell psychological thriller “The Perfect Host,” at The Core Club. The film’s first-time director, Nick Tomnay, admitted to being a psychopath. For context go here.
Trailer Watch: Cronenberg’s Official "Dangerous Method" Trailer
Thompson on Hollywood reports: Sony Pictures Classics scooped up U.S. rights to David Cronenberg’s "A Dangerous Method" last week and now has released the official trailer. Watch it here.