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    Stephen Palgon on "Fantasyland": "I was instantly intrigued..." (Watch it Now, Free)

    Director Stephen Palgon's "Fantasyland" is the story of a season on baseball's lunatic fringe, a window on a world where marriages and jobs often run a distant second to fantasy baseball, and where competitors will make trades during childbirth, sex, and funerals.

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    Brett Gaylor on "Rip": "The basic message is that culture belongs to everyone" (Watch It Now)

    In his film, "Rip! A Remix Manifesto" - available in its entirety at the bottom of this page courtesy of SnagFilms - filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, examining the work of Girl Talk, a "mash-up" artist whose career is based entirely on work sampled from oth...

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    Tribeca Sets 2010 Shorts Lineup

    The 2010 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), has announced its line-up of short films. Of the 2717 short film submissions received this year, the Festival has selected 47. They will be presented in six thematic programs and among them are 21 world premieres, a record number for the Festival, which includes a short narrative directed and written by Kirsten Dunst. Selections also include films directed by Ken Jacobs, Max Hoffman, James Cromwell and Joshua Bell, performances by Anthony Hopkins, Harry Dean Stanton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Lukas Haas, Brian Geraghty, David Thewlis, Bobby Cannavale, Mariska Hargitay, Jesse L. Martin, Christopher Meloni, Sam...

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    indieWIRE This Week: SXSW, New Releases and More

    THIS WEEK IN NEWS: indieWIRE was in Austin to cover a successful SXSW. A host of upcoming film festivals and series were announced. And some wonderfully received films made their way into theaters.

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    Jeff Lipsky: "Why I am encouraged and excited..."

    Why am I encouraged and excited about the future and potential profitability of independently produced films, independently distributed? Why am I returning to the fold? What is the most important responsibility of a distributor-for-hire? Some thoughts.

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    Dallas Film Fest Announces Lineup and Bold Opening Move

    The 2010 Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF), which runs from April 8-18, will play host to 153 feature films and shorts with a total of 170 screenings, including six feature film world premieres. In a bold move, the festival's opening night will feature screenings of eight films in an effort ...

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    cinemadaily | Bestseller Turned Int'l Blockbuster "Girl With the Dragon Tatoo" Thrills US Today

    As Hollywood is abuzz with a potential David Flincher remake/English-language adaptation (And we begin to wonder, "Who will be his 'girl'?"), U.S. audiences in select markets will get a chance to see the "original" (Swedish) film version of Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," directed by Niels Arden Oplev. In the film, the eponymous bad-ass hacker who dresses in punk-bondage garb, a Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace), follows an investigative journalist, Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist), who has fallen upon hard times. In the course of her own stalking of Blomkvist, Salander becomes intrigued by the story he is working on, and...

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    White v. Hoberman: A Feud Ignites!

    The latest skirmish in the ongoing feud between controversial New York Press film critic Armond White and Village Voice film critic J. Hoberman emerged in recent days with the publication of White's review of Noah Baumbach's latest, "Greenberg" and scathing summary of the past week.

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    iPOP SXSW | Austin Pictures Are Worth a Thousand Words

    As quickly as it begins, the Film Festival portion of SXSW (and the albatross that has become the Interactive event) gives way to Music. Still, the screenings continue, and the raucous premieres at Austin's Paramount and the steady stream of filmmakers, aspiring actors and the famous are still aroun...

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    Kicking and Screaming: Noah Baumbach Grows Up with "Greenberg"

    Growing up is hard to do -- particularly for Noah Baumbach's raft of characters. From the aimless postgrads of his 1995 debut "Kicking and Screaming" to the excruciatingly immature parents in "The Squid and the Whale" and "Margot at the Wedding" to one thrill-seeking vulpes in his script for Wes And...

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