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From Rwanda to Tribeca
The Tribeca Film Festival opens today in New York City. One of the most interesting stories coming out of the 12-day festival is the journey of the Rwandan feature film, "Grey Matter." Deborah Leiderman interviews director Kivu Ruhorahoza for The New York Times.
Oh well, whatever, never mind...
So when is the '90s nostalgia going to start? The 20th anniversary DVD release of Dave Markey's "1991: The Year Punk Broke" is a good indication that it's on its way. The music doc that tracked the onset of grunge is finally back in circulation and The Onion's A.V. Club has a series of clips from the film.
Snakes on a plane, but no one's paying attention
An Ohio air traffic controller was suspended over, yes, you guessed it -watching a Samuel L. Jackson movie on the job. The Guardian takes the responsibility of calling attention to what might (hopefully) be an under-reported tendency among America's work force. Let's be honest, some days just call for a Sam Jackson movie.
Dailies on the iPad
The Los Angeles Times reports on a new app that will allow filmmakers to access "dailies" on an iPad. This on-the-go access has a lot of room for growth, "Until a few years ago, dailies from shoots were typically stored on DVDs and then shipped to various locations, a process that became more costly as production increasingly moved out of Hollywood and projects took on multiple financing partners. More recently, dailies are delivered online and accessible on PCs and laptops, which aren’t as easy to lug around as a tablet." The app is available at the iTunes store for $4.99, with required subscriptions costing up to $15, 000 per project.
"Juan of the Dead" to revive Cuban film industry?
At one point a powerhouse of Latin American cinema, the Cuban film industry has slowed down over the years. The Guardian's Rory Carroll introduces us to Cuba's first horror film in half-a-century, Alejandro Brugués's "Juan of the Dead," which hopes to reverse that trend. The horror-comedy looks promising in the teaser trailer below: