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    'Room 237' Goes to IFC Midnight; Doc Investigates Theories on Kubrick's 'The Shining'

    IFC Midnight has picked up Rodney Ascher's documentary, "Room 237," for North American distribution. The film, which premiered at Sundance, is about theories and controversies surrounding Stanley Kubrick's film "The Shining," based on Stephen King's novel.

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    Cannes Critics' Week Celebrates First-Timers, Shuts Out Americans and Women from Competition

    The Cannes Critics' Week will be packed will first-time filmmakers, save one...

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    Focus Forward Partners with Tribeca, LA Film Fest and Other Fests; Opens Filmmaker Challenge Submissions

    Focus Forward is a global documentary initiative that looks at the human power of ideas and innovation through three-minute films that can educate and inspire. GE and CINELAN's Focus Forward is now accepting submissions for their $200,000 Filmmaker Challenge, in celebration of nine Focus Forward doc...

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    Robert Redford Presents on the Sundance Channel; Curated Indie Series to Begin with 'The Crucible'

    The Sundance Channel will feature a series of indie films curated and introduced by creative director Robert Redford.

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    Poster Watch: Timur Bekmambetov's 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter'

    True confession. While I have not read Seth Grahame-Smith's book "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," the name Timur Bekmambetov has me interested in this movie. The Russian/Kazakh director of "Night Watch" and "Wanted" is a virtuosic visualist who runs his own VFX co...

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    SFIFF Bestows Graham Leggat Award to "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Director Zeitlin; Film to Play Cannes in Un Certain Regard

    It's a great day to be Behn Zeitlin. Not only did his Sundance Grand Jury prize-winning "Beasts of the Southern Wild" land in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, but the San Francisco Int'l Film Festival (April 19 - May 3) is bestowing upon him their inaugural Graham Leggat Award at their Film Society awar...

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    Focus World & Tugg Team for 'Extraterrestrial' Theatrical and VOD Release

    Focus Features' VOD label Focus World is partnering with Tugg to release Nacho Vigalondo's "Extraterrestrial" in theaters and through VOD beginning June 15. "Extraterrestrial" is set to play theaters in Brooklyn, Seattle, North Hollywood, and Texas' Alamo Drafthouse cinemas, and will expand to where...

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    Anderson's 'Moonrise Kingdom' Characters Reveal Themselves in Multi-Site Scavenger Hunt

    One recent marketing trend involves luring potential moviegoers into engaging with your product via interactive engagement. Call it marketing via scavenger hunt.

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    'Prometheus' Celebrates Fassbender's Fascinating Robot; Fox Confirms Film Not Yet Rated

    While Fox confirms to TOH! that Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" (June 8) has not yet been submitted for a rating (dashing rumors of a PG-13), the studio has released a new video celebrating the birthday of David the robot, played by the ever-fascinating Michael Fassbender. (Think HAL on st...

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    Cannes Announces 2012 Short Film Selection: 'The Chair,' 'Night Shift,' 'Yardbird,' 'Souffle,' 'Silent' & More

    The official selection of short films competing at Cannes is listed below. The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, over which Jean-Pierre Dardenne resides, will reward the best films from the Short Film Competition and the Cinéfondation Selection. Cannes will announce its main competit...

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