DAILY NEWS: Docfest Linuep; "Groove" in NYC; Latino Fest Correction
by Eugene Hernandez /indieWIRE
>> 3rd New York DOCFEST Set to Open with “Saluzzi” and Close with Verite Doc
(indieWIRE/5.26.00) — The third annual Docfest, New York’s International
Documentary Festival, will kick off in Brooklyn next week with the US
premiere of Daniel Rosenfield‘s “Saluzzi: Composition for Bandoneon and
Three Brothers.” The screening at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Rose Cinemason May 31st will be followed by a gala opening night party that will include
a performance by Argentinian musician Dino Saluzzi. The festival will
continue through June 6th at the Director’s Guild of America Theater on 57th
St. in Manhattan, offering 17 films, 8 of which are US Premieres.
Closing the Festival this year will be the US Premiere of Peter Wintonick‘s
survey of verite filmmaking, “Cinema Verite: Defining the Moment.” Joining
Wintonick on stage for a conversation after the screening will be acclaimed
doc-makers Bob Drew, William Greaves, Ricky Leacock, Albert Maysles, DA Pennebaker, Michel Brault, Barbara Kopple, Frederick Wiseman, and Jean-Pierre Beauviala.
Other screenings include: Nina Davenport’s “Always a Bridesmaid“; Jem Cohen
and Peter Sillen’s “Benjamin Smoke“; Peter Wintonick’s “Cinema Verite:
Defining the Moment“; Paul Wilmshurst’s “DIce World” (US Premiere); Pola
Rapaport’s “Family Secret” (US Premiere); Deann Borshay’s “First Person
Plural“; David and Laurie Gwen Shapiro’s “Keep the River on Your Right: A
Modern Cannibal Tale“; Jane Treay’s “One Man, Six Wives and Twenty-Nine
Children” (US Premiere); Marina Goldovskaya’s “The Prince is Back“; Irene
Langemann’s “Russia’s Wonder Children” (US Premiere); Barak Goodman and
Daniel Anker’s “Scottsboro: An American Tragedy“; Gidi Dar’s “Shine, An
Exemplary Citizen” (US Premiere); Elizabeth Barret’s “Stranger with a
Camera“; Michael Camerini and Shari Robertson’s “Well-Founded Fear“; Michel Negroponte’s “W.I.S.O.R.”; and a Special Tribute to CBS Sunday Morning.
Complete program descriptions follow.
[For ticket and general information call the Festival Hotline at
(212) 668-1575, visit www.docfest.org or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.]
>> “Groove” Celebrates NYC Premiere
(indieWIRE/5.26.00) — Cast and crew were joined by family and friends at
Wednesday night’s New York premiere of Greg Harrison‘s “Groove,” which was acquired by Sony Classics shortly after its debut at Sundance 2000. The post-screening party at TWILO was a crowded and sweaty affair that, like a key sequence in the film, offered an appearance by acclaimed DJ John Digweed.
Harrison’s fanily surveyed the scene from a booth stocked with delivered
pizzas, while other guests mixed and mingled. Among the “Groove” folks on
hand were Harrison, producer Danielle Renfrew, actress Lola Glaudini, actor Hamish Linklater, actor Ari Gold, Wade Hampton and others. Sony executives were of course on hand, among them Barbara Sintes, who will be leaving the company this week to move to France.
The party came on the heels of Sony’s launch of a special website to promote
the new film (www.groovethemovie.com). Notable on the new site is a diary
of director Harrison’s recent press tour that took him to Denver, Dallas,
Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Boston, Phildelphia and Atlanta in a matter
of 10 days. Among the music oriented sections of the site are an area that
demystifies the rave scene, a streaming audio and video area, and another
that offers a look at a day in the life of DJ Christian Smith.
[indieWIRE will publish a conversation with “Groove” director Greg Harrison
closer to the film’s release date.]
>> CORRECTION: New York International Latino Film Festival Website
Yesterday, indieWIRE incorrectly listed the URL for the New York
International Latino Film Festival website. The correct URL is:
http://www.nylatinofilm.com. We apologize for the error.