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    Film Movement Lures "Free Men" to N. America

    North American rights to "Free Men" by Ismaël Ferroukhi ("Le Grand Voyage") have been picked up by Film Movement. The French thriller, based on real events, about a Muslim Algerian immigrant living in Vichy France, will screen at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

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    George Kuchar, Filmmaker and Provocateur Who Inspired John Waters, Dead at 69

    indieWIRE has just learned of the passing late last night of George Kuchar, whose body of film and video work inspired many filmmakers, many of them his students and not the least of which is John Waters. He is survived by his twin brother, Mike, with whom he resided in San Francisco.

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    Warren Beatty to Receive BAFTA's Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award

    BAFTA Los Angeles is honoring Warren Beatty with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at this year's BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on November 30.

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    Here’s the Project of the Week Winner: “Exotic World and the Burlesque Revival”

    Thanks to your votes, the burlesque documentary "Exotic World and the Burlesque Revival” won last week’s Project of the Week contest. Congratulations to director Red Tremmel.

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    "Human Centipede 2" World Premiere Headlines Final Wave of Films at Fantastic Fest

    Austin's Fantastic Fest, one of the world's largest genre film festivals, will open with the world premiere of Tom Six's eagerly anticipated gross-out flick "The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence." The announcement comes with the unveiling of the final slate of programming, which includes "Clown," t...

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    Jeff Lipsky and Cycling Film King Tim Grady Form Distributor Adopt Films

    October Films co-founder Jeff Lipsky is once again a distributor, teaming with cycling film magnate Tim Grady to form Adopt Films. Their first title will be Marie Losier’s award-winning documentary “The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye,” slated for a U.S. release in first-quarter 2012.

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    Johnnie To's "Life" Picked Up in Venice

    North American rights to thriller, "Life Without Principle" by Hong Kong director/producer Johnnie To have been acquired by The Indomina Group, the company's vice chairman and CEO Jasbinder Singh Mann said Wednesday, coinciding with its world premiere in Venice. The film will have its North American...

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    London Film Festival Sets Full Program For 55th Edition

    The BFI London Film Festival has announced the full program for its 55th edition, with a total of 204 fiction and documentary features, including 13 World Premieres, 18 International Premieres and 22 European Premieres taking place over the 16 day festival.

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    Strand Nabs Controversial "Michael"

    U.S. rights to Markus Schleinzer's "Michael" have been picked up by Strand Releasing. The film debuted earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival and will have its North American premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

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    Raindance Film Festival Announces Official Line-Up

    London's Raindance Film Festival has announced its 2011 lineup, which includes over 90 UK premieres from 36 countries, more than 30 international premieres and a whopping 137 short films.

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