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Indiewire’s Weekend Recap: Here Are Seven Stories You May Have Missed

Indiewire's Weekend Recap: Here Are Seven Stories You May Have Missed

In case you were away from your computer this weekend (it was Father’s Day!), here’s a tidy package of our weekend coverage that includes reviews out of the Los Angeles Film Festival, a great interview between John Waters and Darren Aronofsky (together at last) and a weekend box office report that included some suprising winners and losers.

Because it’s Friday, Here’s the Rob Zombie Woolite Commercial

We got the weekend started off right with a fantastic new commercial for Woolite from famed horror director and rock star Rob Zombie….watch if you dare.

John Waters & Darren Aronofsky Live One Night Only! At Provincetown Fest

Saturday evening at the Provincetown Town Hall, the Provincetown International Film Festival hosted the awards ceremony for their three career honorees — Albert Maysles, Vera Farmiga, and Darren Aronofsky. See the highlights from the three cinematic superstars’ talks and video from the conversation between John Waters and Darren Aronofsky.

Box Office: Docs “Page One” and “Buck” Make Decent Debuts; Searchlight’s “Art” Does Not Get By

In this weekend’s box office report, two documentaries scored big, with Cindy Meehl’s horse whisperer film “Buck” looking like it will have super strong legs this summer. “Page One,” the doc about the New York Times, had a good but lower-than-expected opening, while “The Art of Getting By” was a total dud.

LAFF REVIEW | Amber Sealey and Kent Osborne Make a Provocative Marital Drama in “How to Cheat”

In Eric Kohn’s B+ review of Amber Sealey’s LA Film Festival premiere “How to Cheat,” he concludes, “Sealey’s patient screenplay has a clean, intelligent structure that could easily become watered down for Hollywood treatment, but she defies expectations with a suitably ambiguous conclusion.”

LA Film Fest REVIEW | “You Hurt My Feelings” Is A Tender Drama With Almost No Dialogue

Eric Kohn loved this nearly dialogue-less film from Steve Collins, which also premiered at the LA Film Festival.

Toolkit | Graham Taylor Keynote at LAFF: “What’s not boring is making shit happen.”

William Morris Endeavor’s Graham Taylor had some straight talk for film industry members at the LA Film Festival keynote. Check out his whole speech, which starts by saying, “Never in the history of the movie business has there been a better time for the Independents to be entrepreneurial.”

Meet 13 LA Film Festival Filmmakers In Their Own Words

Finally, don’t forget to check out all thirteen interviews with the LA Film Festival filmmakers.

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