By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire August 2, 2011 at 8:33AM
Today on indieWIRE we told you what not to miss in theaters this month, the director behind "The Whistleblower" shared an exclusive scene from her conspiracy thriller and much more.
Fans Want It and Theaters are Scared to Screen It, but “Electric Daisy” Refuses to Die
Most DIY distributors would love to be in Edward Bates’ position: He’s a first-time distributor who’s handling a film with an enormous, passionate and plugged-in fanbase. He has theaters selling out before the film even opens. There’s one problem: Audiences are so eager to see Kevin Kerslake’s “Electric Daisy Carnival Experience,” a documentary about the culture of electronic dance music, that theaters are scared to screen it. More here.
Photos From Cameron Crowe’s ‘We Bought A Zoo’ Including A First Look At Scarlett Johannsson
Can you tell that Cameron Crowe‘s “We Bought A Zoo” is on the way? With TIFF and Venice now just around the corner, we presume that his first feature film in six years will soon be added to the lineups of one or both festivals, as the press train is now beginning to pick up some major steam. Following news over the weekend that Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi will be scoring the film, a batch of new images have emerged for the upcoming dramedy. Go here to check them out.
“Rio Sex Comedy” Swoons to FilmBuff
Director Jonathan Nossiter’s “Rio Sex Comedy” is headed to digital entertainment company, FilmBuff. The feature, starring Bill Pullman, Charlotte Rampling, Irene Jacob and Fisher Stevens, will launch via cable and broadband video-on-demand August 30th. Full press release here.
5 Must See Films from the Sarajevo Film Festival
If there is anything that defines Southeastern European films, it is, on the one hand the region’s diversity, and on the other, particular facts that the countries share. Distinct cultures, customs and values – with certain similarities – mark the personality and soul of each place. But almost all the countries in the region share a recent past of tyranny, war, radical political change, significant poverty and unemployment. The need for funds to produce films in the region is great, but even greater is the urgent need to tell stories. The films in competition at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival - all from Southeastern Europe - were compelling, with a strong presence of new talent. Go here for the list of five must sees from the event.
indieWIRE Picks: What to Watch on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD This Week
This week on the small screen, an animated dog and its owner get up close and personal, a slacker becomes a sleuth and much more. Full list of picks here.
Watch: Trailer for Francis Ford Coppola’s Cheap-Looking Horror Bore “Twixt”
Have we been punked? The first trailer for Francis Ford Coppola’s gothic horror pic, “Twixt,” hit the web today (it’s the same footage he premiered at Comic-Con just over a week ago) and we’re sad to report it’s a cheap-looking snooze. Go here to watch it.
The 7 Indie Films You Must See This August
There’s a whopping 25 films listed on indieWIRE’s August calendar. From an apocalyptic love story to the best race-car driver who ever lived, check out indieWIRE‘s picks for the seven best options, and then check out the full calendar or iW’s summer movie preview; there’s many worthy films that didn’t make this list. Want to know what did? Go here.
Brit Marling is In Hot Demand
There is no mistaking it—Brit Marling is having a moment. Arriving at Sundance earlier this year with two films, “Another Earth” and “Sound Of Your Voice,” performing triple duties on each film—acting, writing and producing—she soon saw major buzz surround both works, with Fox Searchlight picking up rights for the pair, and the former flick earning two prizes for director Mike Cahill. Certainly not a bad way to make your entrance into Hollywood and like Noomi Rapace and Jennifer Lawrence in 2010, this year Marling seems to be the new actress that everyone wants to have a piece of. Go here to learn what she's up for.