By Indiewire Staff | Indiewire September 27, 2011 at 9:23AM
Today on indieWIRE, we prepped you for the upcoming New York and Hamptons Film Festivals, looked at the ever-declining selection on Netflix, and more!
Charlton Heston’s Son on “Ben-Hur”: “I thought my dad was a professional chariot driver.”
William Wyler’s epic “Ben-Hur,” gets the deluxe treatment in Warner Bros.’ 50th-anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition.
Attention, Documentary Producers: ArcLight Cinemas Wants to Give You $10,000
ArcLight Cinemas is launching their first documentary film festival and the winning film’s producer will receive $10,000.
indieWIRE’s 5 Hidden Gems from the 2011 New York Film Festival
The New York Film Festival, which begins September 30, offers plenty on the surface.
Watch: In the “Human Centipede II” Trailer Not Much is Shown, a Whole Lot Implied
Chances are, you know if you’re the audience for Tom Six’s “The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence),” so the first full-length trailer that dropped overnight won’t sway you either way.
Fantastic Fest Lauds “A Boy,” “Bullhead,” “You’re Next” & More at Awards Ceremony
Fantastic Fest awarded honored its winners Monday evening, with Japanese filmmaker Yoshihiro Nakamura’s “A Boy and His Samurai” winning the Audience Award at the event and Michael R. Roskam winning both the Best Picture prize for “Bullhead” and the Best Director nod in FF’s “Next Wave” Spotlight Competition.
The Decline of Indies on Netflix: Were They Amputated With the Long Tail?
Netflix was founded on the principle that it provided access to movies—all movies, including the most obscure indie titles.
iW’s Project of the Day: Feuding Brothers on the Outskirts in “A Pale Shadow”
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.
Here’s the Project of the Week Winner: “I Used to Be Darker;” Vote Again!
Thanks to your votes, the new film from “Putty Hill” director Matt Porterfield won Project of the Week contest for this week!
“Butter,” “The Rum Diary” and “Coriolanus” Included in Hamptons Film Festival’s Full Lineup
This year’s edition of the Hamptons International Film Festival has unveiled its full lineup.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone Talk Book of Mormon, South Park, Scientology on 60 Minutes
Matt Stone and Trey Parker talk to 60 Minutes about the success of their Tony-winning Broadway musical, "The Book of Mormon," as well as their starving artist days and the rise of South Park.
Let It Play: An Interview with “Weekend” director Andrew Haigh
British filmmaker Andrew Haigh’s Weekend has become one of the indie breakouts of 2011. Why that’s especially noteworthy is that it happens to be a romance between two men—and one that doesn’t shy away from the ins and outs of gay sex.
Simply the Worst: Cameron Crowe’s “Vanilla Sky”
A little more than a decade ago, "Almost Famous" cemented writer-producer-director Cameron Crowe’s status as the reigning king of feel-good movies.
Why Being Visible Matters
Who knew aside from folks on the inner world of documentary film that Ken Burns had an equal partner on his most recent epic documentary series?