DAILY NEWS: Film Arts Fest; Out on Film in Atlanta
by Eugene Hernandez and Brian Brooks/indieWIRE
>> Film Arts Fest Hits 17th Year Mark
(indieWIRE/11.09.01) -- The Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema kicked
off its 17th annual event this week in San Francisco. Running through
Sunday, the event opened with Jim Mendiola's "Come and Take it Day,"
featuring Jesse Borrego, Jacob Vargas and Maria Candelaria.
It will close on the 11th at the Castro Theater with Emily Morse's look at
local politics, "See How They Run."
Among the other movies scheduled for this year's event are Sharon Rutter,
Christine Murray and Liz Pike's "Demon of the Derby: " The Ann Calvello
Story," Eric Henry and Syd Garon's popular "Wave Twisters," Kevin Epps'
"Straight Outta Hunterspoint." Marcie Aroy and Beverly Oden's "Step Show," Ron Merk's "Marco Polo: Return to Xanadu," and Harry Dodge and Silas
Howard's "By Hook or By Crook."
Celebrating its 25th Anniversary, Film Arts Foundation will be offering
films by such notable as Chick Strand, Bruce Baillie, Amanda Micheli, and Jay Rosenblatt. Additionally, film and video installations will be
presented, along with classes and places for filmmakers to gather.
Film Arts, a core part of the Bay Area's film community, has more than 3,400
members and is headed by Executive Director Gail Silva.
>> Out on Film 2001 Unveils Line up and Adds Another Day
(indieWIRE/11.09.01) -- Out on Film 2001, Atlanta's Gay and Lesbian Film
Festival is back this year adding an extra day to its program featuring
over 30 programs with narrative features, docs, cults and collections of
indie shorts. Opening the event is Julie Davis' "All Over the Guy," a
romantic comedy with a twist -- a straight man and woman attempt to set
up their gay friends hoping that their successful pairing will create an
opportunity for them to spend more time together. "Julie Johnson" by Bob
Gosse starring punk rock star/actor, Courtney Love (from the bands Hole and Bastard) and Lili Taylor will close the five-day festival.
Also scheduled for Out on Film is the six episodes (shown in one program)
from the U.K.'s Channel 4 hilarious comedy, "Metrosexuality" by Rikki
Beadle-Blair. Additional favorites include the drag spoof on the Miss USA
pageant, "Queen of the Whole Wide World" by Roger Hyde and "Bombay Eunuch," which investigates the 1.2 million eunuchs living in India. Out on Film is Atlanta's second largest queer cultural event. [Brian Brooks]
>> YESTERDAY in indieWIRE DAILY NEWS: European Film Nominees; and Kids Winners
(indieWIRE/11.09.01) -- Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Amelie" is a top nominee for
the 2001 European Film Awards, which will be presented in Berlin on December
1st. And, The 18th Annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival
closed recently with honorees chosen by CICFF's seventy member children's