Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

Indiewire Articles

  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Weinsteins Get Haynes' Dylan Film

    The Weinstein Company has acquired North American and UK rights to Todd Haynes' "I'm Not There," according to Variety, planning a 2007 release for the unconventional bio-pic that features a variety of actors (including Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett) portraying the mus...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    SF360: Eastwood's Battles

    One can be forgiven for thinking that Clint Eastwood seems late with his entwined combat films, "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters from Iwo Jima." Last year, after all, was marked as the year of the war movie, with Iraq documentaries hitting their fever pitch. Then there's the fact that "Flags"/"Letters" are World War II combat films, not exactly the sexiest genre to be resurrecting since, after all, isn't part of the problem in Iraq precisely that we're still depending on outmoded WWII archetypes of a "stand-up" fight? And yet, while Eastwood's films lack some of the in-the-guts currency of other recent war movies, they will almost certainl...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Sidetrack on Board with Sundance '07 Film, "Low and Behold"

    Sidetrack Films, producers of AJ Schnack's new doc, "Kurt Cobain About A Son" have signed on as co-producers of Zack Godshall's "Low and Behold," premiering in the Spectrum section at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival later this month. Described by the company as "the first narrative feature about Hurricane Katrina," the film is further described as:"A blend of documentary and fiction...the film was written by and stars Barlow Jacobs, who evacuated New Orleans when Katrina hit before returning to work as an insurance claim adjuster. He then wrote a script based on those experiences and used the money he made to finance the film.Sidetrack reps c...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    ThinkFilm Touting Two Sundance Competition Docs

    Two Sundance Film Festival documentaries are set at ThinkFilm, the company confirmed Wednesday. Earlier this year, ThinkFilm pre-bought worldwide rights to Sean Fine & Andrea Nix Fine's "War/Dance" and Robinson Devor's "Zoo," both of which will debut in the festival's doc competition later this month. "War/Dance" is described as the story of "a group of African children who overcome the brutal realities of war by participating in a national musical competition that can change their lives immeasurably." While "Zoo" -- sure to be a hot topic at the festival -- is described as, "the story of a seemingly average businessman whose secret sexual li...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    "The year of the angry documentary"

    Looking at the Oscar documentary short list in The New York Times, Charles Lyons cites a preponderence of issue-oriented docs among the 15 films, noting "a shift toward gritty, guerrilla filmmaking, a willingness to tackle controversial subjects, no matter the obstacles":"This is the year of the ang...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Reverse Shot's Top Ten List for 2006

    As per usual, this Reverse Shot Top Ten list was compiled by polling each of our loyal staff writers for their ten favorite films of the year. The first-place ranked film received ten points, the second-place nine points, and so on. Each film on the resulting list is then assigned to a writer who ...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    SXSW Film Fest to Open with "The Lookout"

    The world premiere of writer/director Scott Frank's "The Lookout" will open the the South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Conference & Festival at the Paramount Theater in Austin March 9, the organization announced Tuesday. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Isla Fisher, Matthew Goode, and Jeff Daniels, the n...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Wrapping '06 and Looking Ahead at '07: The Lists, The Notable Moments, and the Resolutions

    Happy New Year from indieWIRE. In our first article of 2007, we wrap-up a flurry of year end articles, mainly looking back at the best movies from the past year. It all started late last month with the first indieWIRE Critic's Poll, surveying 107 film critics about their favorite films of the year. ...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    AFP: French director Luc Besson awarded top Serbian film prize

    French film director Luc Besson was awarded the highest Serbian film prize, the "Golden Seal," for his "contribution to the art of cinematography." Noting that the US cinematography "has become more like an industry after a long domination," Besson said the audience "is getting bored with it." "That...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    307 Feature Films in Competition for 2006 Oscar

    Three hundred seven feature films are eligible for the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2006, it has been announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. To be eligible for 79th Academy Awards consideration, feature films have until midnight, December 31, to open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days. Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format. Nominations for the 79th Academy Awards will be announced ...

    Read More »