By Indiewire Staff | Indiewire September 20, 2011 at 8:35AM
Today on indieWIRE, we spoke to Joseph Gordon-Levitt about his RECollection project, covered the imprisonment of several Iranian documentary filmmakers, dropped the trailers for the much awaited films "Wuthering Heights" and "J. Edgar," and more!
REVIEW | Joe Swanberg’s “Art History” is Less Cassavetes, More Kevin Smith
When Joe Swanberg and other “mumblecore” filmmakers began making waves on the festival circuit a few years ago, many considered John Cassavetes to be the progenitor of their seemingly lackadaisical improvisatory style.
Steve McQueen’s “Shame” Tops indieWIRE’s Poll of Toronto Critics
The Toronto International Film Festival has wrapped up its 2011 edition, and indieWIRE has entered hundreds of critics grades from 25 folks on the scene in Toronto to our criticWIRE section.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt on RECollection: Volume 1: “This is the first time that I’ve made something.”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt doesn’t seem like he’s running a collaborative multimedia studio.
Ninth Annual Festival of Film Preservation Coming to MoMA
New York City’s MoMA will host the ninth annual ‘To Save and Project’ program, their International Festival of Film Preservation from October 14 - November 19.
Watch: Andrea Arnold’s “Wuthering Heights” Gets a Quiet Teaser
Oscar-winner Andrea Arnold’s much-discussed adaptation of “Wuthering Heights” premiered at Venice to widely favorable reviews and plenty of comments surrounding the film’s decision to cast a black actor as Heathcliff.
U.S. & World Premieres and Competitions Set for 2011 Austin Film Festival
Twenty-three U.S. and world premieres are on tap for the 2011 Austin Film Festival & Conference.
Magnet Goes for Ti West’s “The Innkeepers”
Magnet Releasing has acquired U.S. theatrical and VOD rights to Ti West’s haunted house film “The Innkeepers.”
Eight World Premieres Set for Doha Tribeca Film Festival’s Arab Competition
Now in its second year, the Arab Film Competition at the 2011 Doha Tribeca Film Festival, will feature 14 films, eight of which will be making their world premieres.
Jafar Panahi’s “This is Not a Film” Co-Director is Among the Six Filmmakers Jailed in Iran
Mojtaba Mir Tahmaseb, Jafar Pahahi’s co-director on “This is Not A Film,” is among the six filmmakers who were arrested by Iranian authorities who claim that the group was spying on behalf of BBC Persia.
Chicago International Film Festival Sets 47th Competition Lineup
The Chicago International Film Festival unveiled its roster of films in competition, with 53 first-time filmmakers making the extensive list, featured in the event’s New Directors, International Feature, DOCUFEST, After Dark and short film competitions.
Kickstarter-Funded Soccer Doc Lands Home
Ranko Tutulugdzija and Nick Lewis’s sports documentary, “Rise and Shine: The Jay Demerit Story,” has been acquired for worldwide distribution by D&E Entertainment.
Updated List of Foreign Language Academy Award Submissions
The submission list for the 84th Annual Academy Awards’ foreign-language category has been been coming together, with over 25 countries having now announced their selections.
REVIEW | “Moneyball” Leaves the Math On the Bench and Hits a Triple
“Moneyball,” the long-gestating adaptation of Michael Lewis’ non-fiction tome about Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s attempt to construct a winning team with mathematical trickery, demonstrates an awareness of the challenging material from the outset.
Watch: Trailer for Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar” Finally Lands
Despite a November 9 release date, the buzz surrounding Clint Eastwood’s Leonardo DiCaprio starring biopic “J. Edgar” has been questionably low going into awards season.