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    Tradition and Modernity Collide in Turkey: "Bliss" Director Abdullah Oguz

    Abdullah Oguz's "Bliss" tackles the taboo subject of honor killings. When 17-year-old Meryem is found disheveled and unconscious by the side of a lake in the countryside, her family believes the worst – that her chastity has been lost. They turn to the ancient principle of “tore,” a strict moral cod...

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    cinemadaily | Tough Ladies, Cults, and Iraq: DocuWeeks Rolls On...

    Going on now at the IFC Center in New York and the ArcLight Hollywood in Los Angeles is the International Documentary Assocation's (IDA) 13th annual DocuWeeks, which gives short and feature length documentaries week-long theatrical runs so that they can qualify for Oscar consideration. Audiences hav...

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    cinemadaily | Movies in Michigan with Michael Moore

    Yesterday marked the fifth and final day of Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival. Now in its fifth year, TCFF may be Michigan's premiere film culture event. As Larry Charles and Jeff Garlin point out in this YouTube video, when the big cities and big wigs of Los Angeles and New York meet th...

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    Michael Moore Offers Surprises and a "Capitalism" Tease in Traverse City

    The Traverse City Film Festival, co-founded by Michael Moore, brought its fifth edition to a close on Sunday night after an eventful six days. Among the highlights: Moore and comedian Jeff Garlin announced they would launch a new Comedy Arts festival in Traverse City next March. Garlin, who co-stars...

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    An Austinite Makes a Canadian Film: "Beeswax" Director Andrew Bujalski

    Austin's Andrew Bujalski is the director of indie favorites "Funny Ha Ha" and "Mutual Appreciation." "Beeswax," Bujalski's latest, opens at Film Forum in NYC on August 7 (at the Nuart in LA on August 21). At the center of "Beeswax," a hit at SXSW that had its premiere at Berlin, are two twin siste...

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    cinemadaily | Ang Lee Retro Hits NY

    In anticipation of the release of his latest film, "Taking Woodstock," the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York kicked off an 11-day retrospective of director Ang Lee's films this weekend. Intimate Views from Afar: The Films of Ang Lee, running through August 11, presents all 10 of Lee's films...

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    Thrillers, Carboard "Daddy"s, the Biological Clock & Young Love Are Vying for a Screen Near You

    A thriller, a love triangle, military families, the biological clock, and tumultuous love are all subjects receiving the spotlight in five films in various stages of production. In this month's installment of the Production Report, Jason Guerrasio takes a look at Joe Maggio's "Bitter Feast," David C...

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    A Dispatch from DIY Days

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    In Theaters: Vampire Priests! Dolphin Slaughtering! Asperger's Syndrome! More!

    As July turns to August, the specialty box office will attempt not to self-destruct as a whopping ten new titles hit theaters, and two so-far success stories attempt to take themselves to the next level. For anyone not interested in Judd Apatow's attempt at channeling James L. Brooks, this is very g...

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    Moral Ambiguity In Post-War Germany: Max Färberböck on "A Woman In Berlin"

    Max Färberböck's "A Woman in Berlin" is set in April, 1945, when German women are victims of rape, and one of them, Anonyma, in her desperation and will to survive, decides to look for an officer who can protect her. She meets Russian officer Andrej, with whom she develops a complex and symbiotic re...

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