By Indiewire Staff | Indiewire August 11, 2011 at 9:12AM
Today on indieWIRE, we announced IFP's Project Forum's participants, profiled TIFF's programmers, interviewed "Senna" director Asif Kapadia, and much more!
Christine Vachon, Rose Troche, Bruce LaBruce Among the 150 in IFP’s Project Forum
New projects from Christine Vachon, Bruce LaBruce, David Robert Mitchell (“The Myth of the American Sleepover”), and Rose Troche are among the 150 that made the cut for this year’s Project Forum, hosted by IFP during Independent Film Week (September 18-22) at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center.
iW’s Online Video of the Day: Jason Sudeikis and Tyler Labine Get Up Close & Personal in “Orgy”
We weren’t so hot on the tame trailer for the upcoming comedy “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy.” It was all buildup and no payoff. So it was a pleasant surprise when we came across a just-released clip from the film film that fulfills on the promise of its title: namely that people actually get it on.
Abel Ferrara, David Mamet and David Fincher Featured in Film Noir Series at San Sebastian
The 59th San Sebastian Film Festival will include a repertory series, ‘‘American Way of Death: American Film Noir 1990-2010’,’ devoted to the modern-day American film noir.
Meet the Toronto International Film Festival Programmers, In Their Own Words
We’re happy to present the Toronto International Film Festival as the first non-U.S. event in our ongoing series spotlighting festival programmers.
Toronto Film Festival Announces Participants In Four Industry Programs
The 36th Toronto International Film Festival announced the participants in four industry programs today – returning programs Telefilm Canada PITCH THIS!, Talent Lab, and Producers Lab Toronto, and new initiative Rising Stars.
FUTURES | Asif Kapadia, Director of Racecar Doc “Senna”: Off With the Talking Heads!
Asif Kapadia is no newcomer. The filmmaker won a BAFTA for his 2001 visually ravishing epic “The Warrior” and helmed the Sarah Michelle Gellar horror flick “The Return.” So why are we profiling him? His Sundance award-winning sports documentary, “Senna,” marks his first stab at documentary filmmaking, and he nails it.
LOCARNO REVIEW | Why Julia Loktev’s “The Loneliest Planet” Earns Its Leisurely Pace
In “Day Night Day Night,” Julia Loktev told the quietly experimental tale of a young would-be suicide bomber nervously wandering through the crowd of Times Square, impressing some critics if not much of an audience beyond that. Her long-awaited follow-up, “The Loneliest Planet,” deals with noticeably broader terrain and even includes a mid-size star (Gael Garcia Bernal). Both of those factors yield something closer to a conventional viewing experience than the intentionally prosaic momentum of her previous outing.
LOCARNO REVIEW | “Tahrir” Provides an Intimate View of Cairo Protests
A welcome contrast to the Western media’s bird’s eye view of the seismic January revolution in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, the energetic verité documentary “Tahrir: Liberation Square” dives right into the action.
First Look At ‘American Psycho’ Director Mary Harron’s "The Moth Diaries"
It has been six years since we’ve heard from Mary Harron, at least on the big screen. The director who made waves with the one-two knockout of “I Shot Andy Warhol” and “American Psycho” stumbled with the workmanlike and disappointing “The Notorious Bettie Page” and spent the next few years largely working in television.
Director Lone Scherfig Talks About “One Day,” Anne Hathaway, and “The Way We Were”
One Day has a rigid structure that some directors would find impossible. Emma and Dexter - played by Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess - live through two decades of tumultuous friendship and love, although we only see them on July 15th each year. But this romantic drama plays to Danish-born director Lone Scherfig’s strengths.
Dubai Film Connection Extends Deadline, is Open to Arabic and French Scripts
The Dubai International Film Festival has extended its submission deadline for the fifth cycle of the fest’s co-production market, Dubai Film Connection. Until August 22, scripts written in English, Arabic and French will be accepted, allowing a broader range of filmmakers to participate.
Tribeca Accepting Submissions for Doc Fund, Sloan Filmmaker Fund, All Access & Latin America Fund
The Tribeca Film Institute is now accepting submissions for their following programs: The TFI Documentary Fund, TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund, Tribeca All Access and the TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund.