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    Box Office: "September" Skyrockets; Finds 5th Best Doc Debut Ever (UPDATED)

    R.J. Cutler's Anna Wintour doc "The September Issue" made a very fashionable entrance into theaters this weekend. According to final numbers provided by Rentrak, the Roadside Attractions release - which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival - grossed a massive $220,416 from six ...

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    Film Movement Pets "Mine" in North America

    SXSW doc audience winner "Mine" by Geralyn Pezanoski has been picked up by North American film distributor Film Moviement, with a planned limited theatrical run before being made available on DVD and VOD. Film Movement's president Adley Gartenstein and vice president of acquisitions and distribution...

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    QuickShots | Iran Looks to L.A., Fest openers, Oscar Changes and Penelope Cruz

    Jafari project the first Iranian production filming in the U.S. since the Islamic Revolution in 1979

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    Bong's "Mother" Heads To North America

    Magnolia Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to Bong Joon-Ho's "Mother." The film - a thriller about a mother's primal love for her son - debuted at Cannes in Un Certain Regard earlier this year and is set to screen at upcoming editions of the Toronto International Fi...

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    European Film Awards Set People's Choice Nominees

    The European Film Awards have selected ten films to compete in their annual "People's Choice Award" category. Beginning September 1st, film fans across Europe can vote for their favorite at this website, additionally entering to win a chance to attend the 22nd European Film Awards on Saturday, Decem...

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    Box Office: "Issue" Finds Huge Friday Numbers; "Woodstock" Mild

    R.J. Cutler's Anna Wintour doc "The September Issue" is headed for some impressive opening weekend numbers, according to Friday estimates. The Roadside Attractions release took in a massive $77,232 from six New York City screens last night, averaging $12,873. It even managed $2,600 from a midnight ...

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    QuickShots | Directors Lab, "Kunstler," NC Tax, "Punch" & the "Heathers" Show

    Film Independent's 9th Annual Directors Lab

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    Haneke Wins FIPRESCI's Annual Grand Prix

    Michael Haneke's "The White Ribbon" (Das Weisse Band) has been named the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) Grand Prix For Film of the Year. Set in a village in Protestant northern Germany on the eve of World War I, "Ribbon" is the story of the children and teenagers of a choir run...

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    Toronto Adds Two Premieres

    Two late additions to the 34th Toronto International Film Festival were announced today, joining the now 273 features strong lineup for the September 10-19 event. The North American premiere of Iranian filmmaker Hana Makhmalbaf's "Green Days" joins the Vanguard program, while Zhuangzhuang Tian's "Th...

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    "Woodstock" Has Solid Opening Night

    Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock" opened last night for the first of its two nights of limited release before expanding to 1,300 screens Friday. The Focus Features release - based on Elliot Tiber's account of facilitating the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969 - grossed $11,676 from its du...

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