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    iW BOT | The Weinsteins Win With Woody and "A Girl" Tops Chart

    Despite record-breaking audiences for swimmer Michael Phelps's bid for record-breaking Olympic gold medals, the semi-wide release of Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" managed to crack the overall top ten, grossing $3,755,575 in 692 theatres. Though its $5,427 average wasn't enough to claim t...

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    iW NEWS | BAMcinematek Presents "Best of NewFest"

    BAMcinematek, the repertory film program at BAM Rose Cinemas, will present "The Best of NewFest: The 20th Anniversary New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Film Festival," this Friday through Sunday, August 22-24. The program will spotlight a selection of the 2008 programming, including are festival award winners "Pageant," directed by Ron Davis and Stewart Halpern (Audience Award For Best Feature), and "The Lost Coast," directed by Gabriel Fleming (Best U.S. Narrative Feature Award). Other films include Lonnie Tristan Renteria's "Ebony Chunky Love," Shamim Sharif's "The World Unseen," Morgan Jon Fox's "OMG/HaHaHa," James Vasquez's...

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    iW NEWS | Reykjavik Announces Honorees, Programs

    The 5th Annual Reykjavik International Film Festival has announced that it will run from September 25-October 5, 2008, and will honor filmmaker Constanin Costa-Gavras with its lifetime achievement award. Costas-Gavras and Shirin Neshat will be the festival's guests of honor, with Neshat's work being showcased throughout the eleven day event. The festival also announced a new program, "Sound on Sight," which will highlight the relation between music and films. On October 2nd, music supervisors, film producers, composers, network programmers and record company executives from the two entertainment sectors will meet to "discuss practical aspe...

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    REVIEW | Tomb of the Mommy: Azazel Jacobs's "Momma's Man"

    Considering that Azazel Jacobs, the director of "Momma's Man," is the offspring of American avant-garde filmmaker extraordinaire Ken Jacobs, one would be forgiven for expecting his film to be more experimental and abstract than the seemingly conventional narrative that plays out. Yet buried beneath ...

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    The Legacy of Jerry Wexler

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    iW NEWS | Celluloid Takes Rights to Venice's "Plastic City" and "Birdwatchers"

    Rights to Venice competition titles "Plastic City" by Yu Lik-wai and Marco Bechis' "Birdwatchers" have been picked up by Celluloid Dreams. Set in Liberdade, Sao Paulo, Brazil, "Plastic City" recounts a futuristic multi-ethnic neighbourhood with the largest Japanese immigrant community in the world. ...

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