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    iPOP | This Week on the Scene: Provincetown, Nantucket and More!

    iPOP was all over the place this week, stopping by to mingle at the Provincetown and Nantucket Film Festivals and checking out some cool premieres.

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    Weekly indieWIRE Clicks: The Best News, Reviews & Features

    This week on indieWIRE Conan O'Brien won over the critics, L.A. welcomed the world premiere of James Franco's latest directorial effort, we predicted what will likely make it into festivals this fall and much more.

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    INTERVIEW: Here's the Story Behind That Theater's No Refund Policy for "Tree of Life"

    Nonprofit arthouses aren't known for their rabble rousing, but "The Tree of Life" refund policy at Avon Theatre in Stamford, CT has become a viral meme after an audience member posted a Twitpic. We called Adam Birnbaum, Avon's director of business development and film programming, to get the full st...

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    Beyond "Columbo": Five Must-See Peter Falk Performances

    As reminiscences for Peter Falk pour in, the actor leaves no legacy greater than "Columbo," the detective series that featured a typically calculated Falk throughout the 1970s and occasional made-for-TV movies thereafter. However, focusing on "Columbo" masks Falk's much broader range. Here, indieWIR...

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    Al Franken & Silverdocs Honor Legendary Documentarians DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus

    Yesterday here at the Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival, hundreds gathered in the large theater at the AFI Silver for the Guggenheim Symposium to honor the careers of DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, the cinema verite filmmakers behind such classics as "The Energy War" (which took viewers into Ca...

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    Daily indieWIRE Clicks: Indies, Teenagers, Princess Di, Getting Serious About Slavery in Film & More

    Today on indieWIRE the overseas specialty market gets a hard look, Princess Di lives on in a controversial new documentary, "One Day" gets a new trailer and much more.

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    31st San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Announces Lineup

    The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, reportedly the oldest and largest Jewish film festival in the world announced their lineup. The 31st SFJFF is opening with the North American premiere of "Mabul," an Israeli family drama directed by Guy Nattiv, and will close with "100 Voices: A Journey Home,"...

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    Worldwide Box Office: From "Melancholia" To "Beginners," How The Indies Are Faring Overseas

    The specialty marketplace has been heating up in North America, in large part thanks to the huge per-theater-averages for Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris," Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" and Mike Mills' "Beginners." In a continuing feature on indieWIRE, the focus will turn to how a few indepe...

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    Golden Bear Winner, "A Separation," Wins Top Award in Sydney

    Ashgar Farhadi's Iranian drama "Nader and Simin, A Separation" won the top award, the Sydney Film Prize, at the just-wrapped Sydney Film Festival. The Golden Bear winner beat out high profile entries including Palme d'Or winner "The Tree of Life, "Sleeping Beauty," "Take Shelter" and Miranda July's ...

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    SF Film Society Unveils Plans for New "Supremely Stylish" Year Round Facility

    The San Francisco Film Society and SF-based Japanese entertainment group New People unveiled plans for a "supremely stylish state-of-the art 143-seat theater" in the city's Japantown neighborhood. SFSS, which organizes the annual San Francisco International Film Festival, said the announcement marks...

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