By Indiewire Staff | Indiewire April 7, 2011 at 8:41AM
Today on indieWIRE Joe Wright turns violent, Cannes and Ashland festival news, project roundups and more.
Joe Wright Embraces His Inner Punk
Coinciding with the release of the violent, action-packed "Hanna," director Joe Wright met with indieWIRE to comment on his departure from the more restrained period films he is known for. "I wanted to smash it all up a bit, really," said Wright. "I felt like deconstructing myself and my filmmaking."
Speaking of "Hanna," iPop summed up last night's New York premiere.
Today's Meet the Tribeca Filmmakers interviews put the spotlight on Alexandra McGuinness (“Lotus Eaters”), “The Last Rites of Joe May” director Joseph Maggio and “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” director David Gelb.
Weekly "In the Works" Projects
This week's "In the Works" highlighted five more projects worth getting excited about, including documentaries about artists Ai Weiwei and Kenny Scharf, “Pig,” a film set to premiere at this year’s Nashville Film Festival, and "Facing East," Will Swensen's directorial debut.
Thompson on Hollywood brought us the latest festival developments, reporting on both the Ashland Independent Film Festival and Cannes' selection of a president of the Camera d’Or jury.
João Pedro Rodrigues' “To Die Like a Man" has finally found its way to U.S. theaters. indieWIRE's Eric Kohn decided the film was worth the wait. "It took some time, but 'To Die Like a Man' deserves your attention for showcasing a filmmaker with the capacity for bold narrative trickery that doesn’t come at the expense of emotional investment."