Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

Features

  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    DISPATCH FROM TORONTO | Hometown "Demi-Gods of Metal" Kick Off Toronto's Hot Docs Fest

    The 15th edition of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival started off with a (head) bang in Toronto Thursday night, showcasing the Canadian premiere of Sacha Gervasi's "Anvil! The Story of Anvil." Taking the stage of the historic Winter Garden to introduce the film, Hot Docs' Executive Director Chris McDonald proudly declared the festival "the finest collection of documentaries anywhere." With 174 films from 36 countries screening over 11 days, Hot Docs has grown into the largest documentary festival in North America, blasting out of the shadow of the Toronto International Film Festival to become a major industry event in i...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    SHORTS COLUMN | Jury, Audience, and Industry Buzz Agree: Docs Rocked Aspen Shortsfest 2008

    The jurors at this year's Aspen Shortsfest, which took place April 2 - 6 in Aspen, Colorado, were so enamored with the shorts in the documentary competition category that they couldn't pick just one. Instead, they split the prize between two British films, "Elegy for the Elswick Envoy" and "Peter an...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts" Director Scott Hicks

    Director Scott Hicks' documentary "Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts" traces an eventful year in contemporary composer Philip Glass's life as he stages the opera "Waiting for the Barbarians," writes his eighth symphony, scores several films, travels the world and maintains a family with his fourth wife, Holly. Given unprecedented access to Glass' working process, family life, spiritual teachers and long time collaborators, Hicks gives us a unique glimpse behind the curtain into the life of a surprising and complex man. Koch Lorber Films opens the film Friday, April 18 at New York's IFC Center with subsequent release dates to be anno...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Shotgun Stories" Writer/director Jeff Nichols

    Writer/director Jeff Nichols' thriller "Shotgun Stories" tracks a feud that erupts between two sets of half brothers following the death of their father. Set against the cotton fields and back roads of Southeast Arkansas, these brothers discover the lengths to which each will go to protect their fam...

    Read More »
    MORE: Interviews
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    DISPATCH FROM TEL AVIV | Doc Aviv's 10th Anniversary Presents a Strong Israeli Scene

    The appearance of Shimon Peres on stage for the opening night of Doc Aviv's 10th anniversary was an early indicator that the Israeli documentary scene deserves attention. The 84-year-old former Prime Minister, who now serves in the more ceremonial role of President, addressed the packed house at Tel Aviv's Performing Arts Center. Often such an occasion is susceptible to formulaic remarks. Think of the political welcome letters that preface most festival catalogues. But Peres surprised this jaded festival goer with his eloquent perspective on the role of documentary film. Speaking in Hebrew (translated on headsets for international guests), he...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    DISPATCH FROM SARASOTA: Festival Celebrates Tenth Anniversary with Fun, Sun, Glamour, and Of Course,

    Sunny, warm weather and a sea of smiling faces greeted attendees of The Sarasota Film Festival as the southwestern Florida event wrapped its tenth anniversary and continues to grow in prominence as an important part of the film festival circuit. With screenings of over 105 features, tributes to film...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    indieWIRE INTERVIEW | "Body of War" Co-Director Ellen Spiro

    Director Ellen Spiro, whose slew of documentaries have played in film festivals and won awards across the world, most recently teamed up with ex-talk show host Phil Donahue for "Body of War." "War" chronicles the story of Tomas Young, a young U.S. soldier who returns from Iraq paralyzed from a bulle...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    EVENTS | "American Teen" to Open Sundance at BAM Series; 22 Features Slated

    Twenty-two feature films and 36 shorts including dramatic winner "Frozen River" and doc winner "Trouble the Water" from January's Sundance Film Festival will screen at the third annual Sundance Institute at BAM series taking place May 29 - June 8, the Sundance Institute and Brooklyn Academy of Music...

    Read More »
    MORE: Lineups
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    DISPATCH FROM DALLAS | AFI Dallas Goes for the Robust and Finds a Niche in Year Two

    At first glance, the AFI Dallas International Film Festival appears to have a lot in common with the similarly nascent Tribeca Film Festival. Both gatherings are in their first decades of existence, emphasize locality by spotlighting the works of filmmakers from their own communities, and rely on major corporate sponsorship to stay afloat. However, AFI Dallas senior programmer James Faust and programming coordinator Sarah Harris compare their eleven day event, which concluded its sophomore run last weekend, to September's far sturdier Toronto International Film Festival. "Dallas isn't as big or metropolitan," Faust said, "but, structurally, t...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    DISPATCH FROM DALLAS | Sprawling Young Texas Fest Offers Noteworthy New Films: "The Last Lullaby," "

    The AFI Dallas International Film Festival opened last week with Helen Hunt's directorial debut, "Then She Found Me," a warm account of aging femininity. If the title were altered to "Then They Found Me," it might make a suitable tagline for the festival's lively second year, which has attracted qui...

    Read More »

Recent Posts


  • Review: Big Business and Violent Rebellion ...Shadow and Act
  • Bend it Like Jaden - When "Racebending" ...Shadow and Act
  • Quentin Tarantino Says 'Kill Bill: The ...The Playlist