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    Unsatisfied with "Public" Offers, Ondi Timoner Opts to Do It Herself

    Eight months after receiving the grand jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival - the second time she's won the coveted documentary award - filmmaker Ondi Timoner is bringing her latest film to theaters herself. After raising money for the release and tapping Richard Abramowitz to execute the plan, ...

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    Rebel Rebel: Why "Taking Woodstock" Gave me Goosebumps

    In May, I was lucky enough attend the Cannes Film Festival where I saw Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock." I sat in my very crappy seat way up in the balcony of the press screening watching the film and found myself completely cracking up. I can't exactly put my finger on it, but the film brought me back ...

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    Unmasking Anna Wintour: R.J. Cutler On His "September" Subject

    "I had no relationship to this world before the film," "The September Issue" director R.J. Cutler told indieWIRE earlier this week. "I'll be honest with you. To me Vogue was a magazine that my Mom read when I was a kid that I just couldn't find my way through. I couldn't even find the table of conte...

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    TIFF List: Toronto's Complete 2009 Lineup

    The 34th Toronto International Film Festival - running September 10-19, 2009 - has completed its program, with 273 features and 64 shorts from 64 countries to screen over the ten-day event. That total marks 22 more feature films than last year, and 72% of the feature films are world, international, ...

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    cinemadaily | Plenty of Praise for Koreeda's Latest

    Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda's latest, the family drama "Still Walking," gets a limited release this Friday, August 28, courtesy of IFC Films, and according to Time Out's Joshua Rothkopf, "We are in the presence of a new classic... To submit to the quiet tensions of the modern-day Yokoyama cla...

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    cinemadaily | "Taking Woodstock" and Others Celebrate Forty Years

    Perhaps aiming to be the filmmaker with the most diverse catalog in history, Ang Lee has turned his sights onto the epic weekend music festival that occurred in upstate New York forty years ago. Lee's "Taking Woodstock" is, gulp, a comedy, foreign territory for Lee in recent years. It features the...

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    Michael Moore, Concerts, Free Screenings & A New Prize Highlight TIFF Docs for '09

    Within this year's doc line up at the Toronto International Film Festival is a familiar elephant in the proverbial room, with Michael Moore's latest, "Capitalism: A Love Story," set for its North American premiere - at North America's preeminent film festival - sure to capture headlines, accolades, ...

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    Authenticity, Emotionality, and Technology: Ondi Timoner on "We Live in Public"

    EDITORS NOTE: This interview was originally published as part of indieWIRE's coverage of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The film opens in theaters this Friday.

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    cinemadaily | "Goodbye Solo" Flies to DVD

    Ramin Bahrani's third released feature, after "Man Push Cart" and "Chop Shop," comes to DVD today. Its release, though modest, has solidified Bahrani's status as one of the most respected new directors in independent cinema. The new film, "Goodbye Solo," is set in Winston Salem, North Carolina. It follows two men as they forge an impromptu relationship within the confines of a cab. Solo (Souleymane Sy Savane) is the cab's driver, a new immigrant. William (Red West), in his seventies, jumps into the cab and tells Solo to take him to the top of a mountain so windy that the snow blows up. As the two discuss the trip, a world of (mis)unders...

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    Talking TIFF: Fest Co-Director Cameron Bailey On Toronto '09

    "I'm getting slightly more sleep this year, that's the major difference," Toronto International Film Festival co-director Cameron Bailey told indieWIRE regarding his sophomore year on the job. "But only a little bit. It's still a really demanding job. The only difference is I know what's coming this...

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