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    Business As Usual As London Fest Turns 54 Amidst a Challenged British Film Industry

    One year ago, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made his way to the BFI London Film Festival to make a special announcement. There would be "a dramatic transformation" of the British Film Institute via a new film center that Brown's government was to pledge 45 million pounds toward. At the ti...

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    And it's Off!: Abu Dhabi Breaks Out of the Gate with "Secretariat"

    A Disney film that opens with a verse from the Bible and features a feminist figure as its heroine doesn't seem the likeliest of candidates to kick off the fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. But on Thursday, Randall Wallace's "Secretariat," a true account of the record setting colt and h...

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    Midterm Madness | Filmmakers Capture History in "11/4/08"

    This interview was originally published during indieWIRE's coverage of SXSW 10'.

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    For Your Consideration: 10 Underdog Actors

    Last week, this column decided to take a two part break from the dominant Oscar-related dish to profile 10 deserving "underdog actresses" from this year's batch of films. Avoiding performances that have been routinely making prediction lists, the group included some that have definite (but long) sho...

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs Double Bill: LGBT Youth & Iraq in Perspective

    For our curation of Hulu's Documentaries page this week, we're presenting two separate themes: LGBT Youth and Iraq in Perspective. The first is a reaction to the recent spate of LGBT youth suicides, and also ties into this week's National Coming Out Day, October 11, while the second uses the anniver...

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    Interview | "Rachel" Director Simone Bitton

    "Rachel" by Simone Bitton is a rigorous, fascinating and moving investigative documentary that examines the death of peace activist and International Solidarity Movement (ISM) member Rachel Corrie, who was crushed by an Israeli army bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in 2003. A few weeks after her little-r...

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    In The Hamptons, Toasting "The Mischievous Pope of Independent Cinema"

    Holly Hunter, Marcia Gay Harden, Stanley Tucci, Frances McDormand, the Coen Brothers and a host of film industry insiders raised glasses to salute, in the words of David Lynch Saturday night, "the grandfather of midnight films."

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    New York Film Festival 2010: A Guide To All The Films

    As the 48th New York Film Festival comes to a close this weekend with the North American Premiere of Clint Eastwood's "Hereafter," indieWIRE is rounding up critical reaction of all the films that screened at the fest. Below are links to reviews and film pages (which include criticWIRE grades from a ...

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    FUTURES | "Nuummioq" Puts Greenland On Map With Country's First Oscar Submission

    Greenland, with just 50,000 people across its 836,000 square miles, had never produced an international feature film until Torben Bech and Otto Rosing's "Nuummioq." The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and is currently making the rounds on the festival circuit. And now...

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    Simon Rumley Celebrates His First "Red White & Blue" Film

    This interview was originally published during indieWIRE's coverage of this year's SXSW. Simon Rumley's "Red White & Blue" opens at select theaters in New York on Friday, October 8.

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