By Indiewire Staff | Indiewire August 15, 2011 at 8:59AM
Today on indieWIRE, we recapped the weekend's news and box office numbers, learned why to shoot a movie in a small town, David Lynch added solo recording artist to his resume, and Austin Powers is back.
indieWIRE’s Weekend Recap: Here Are Nine Stories You May Have Missed
In case you were away from your computer this weekend, here’s a tidy package of our weekend coverage that includes interviews straight from the Locarno Film Festival, box-office reports, a first look at Jason Reitman’s latest and much more.
Box Office: “Senna” Scores Year’s Best Doc Debut (UPDATED)
Asif Kapadia’s acclaimed documentary “Senna” found glowing numbers in its limited debut this weekend.
Locarno Fest Fetes “Back to Stay” & “Best Intentions” in Weekend Awards
Argentine/Swiss production “Abrir Puertas Y Ventanas” (Back to Stay) won the golden leopard at the Locarno Film Festival over the weekend, capping the ten day event.
David Lynch Set to Drop Solo Album Featuring Karen O This Fall
David Lynch, recording artist? You heard that right.
Eight Great Reasons to Shoot Your Movie in a Small Town
It’s only natural: You make a movie, you think New York. Or Los Angeles. No one thinks Biddeford, Maine (Pop.: 21,000).
David Cronenberg & Pedro Almodovar Get Galas at 49th New York Film Festival
In a first for the New York Film Festival, two galas will join the Opening, Centerpiece and Closing Night galas, rounding out the total of gala screenings to five.
Summerfest: Ben Steinbauer On “Winnebago Man;” Watch Now for Free!
SnagFilms’ 3nd annual SummerFest, an online festival with free on-demand streaming, features exclusive, limited-duration runs of popular new documentaries.
indieWIRE’s Project of the Day: The “Dangerous Adventures” of Saving Disappearing Parents
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.
‘The Aviator’ & ‘Gladiator’ Writer John Logan Teams With Patti Smith To Adapt Her Memoir ‘Just Kids’
John Logan, the writer behind “Gladiator,” “The Aviator” and Steven Spielberg‘s forthcoming “Lincoln” will team with Smith in writing the script for “Just Kids.”
In the Works: Austin Powers 4, One Shot’s Leading Lady, Apes Trilogy, Patti Smith’s Just Kids
Austin Powers fans, the wait is over. The fourth installment of the stagadelic franchise is happening, complete with star Mike Myers.
Locarno Round-Up: Reviews and Interviews From Last Week’s Festival in Switzerland
indieWIRE was on the scene at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland last week, covering a number of world and international premieres throughout the 68th edition as well as interviewing some of the bigger names in attendance.
Todd Haynes and Julianne Moore Reteam for HBO Series, “Dope”
Todd Haynes has reportedly reteamed with the HBO miniseries’ executive producers, John Wells and Christine Vachon, for another go-round at HBO.