Today on indieWIRE, we shared Stanley Kubrick’s fanmail, spoke with “Project Nim” director James Marsh and “Weekend” actor Tom Cullen and more:
Michael Tully Shares a Scene from “Septien”
Actor and filmmaker Michael Tully spoke extensively about a scene from his film “Septien,” which played at Sundance earlier this year and will be released by IFC Films this Friday.
Our Project of the Day: Detroit’s Illegal Halloween Masquerade, Theater Bizarre
We’re always informing you about indie films currently in the making, and this one sounds particularly interesting. Theater Bizarre was an annual illegal Detroit carnival that was banned last year by the city, and now those behind the mayhem are seeking to document it.
Why Q-Tip Should Chill Out About “Beats, Rhymes & Life”
indieWIRE critic Eric Kohn reviewed Michael Rappaport’s documentary about rap group A Tribe Called Quest.
From the iW Vaults
To celebrate our 15th anniversary, indieWIRE is posting some of our favorite pieces from our archives. Here are Eugene Hernandez’s comments from 2009 on the evolving state of film festivals.
Is “Project Nim” Director James Marsh Shaping Up to Be the Next Werner Herzog?
Oscar winner James Marsh talked documentary structure, Herzog, and “March of the Penguins.”
Ingmar Bergman’s Fan Mail from Stanley Kubrick
We were pretty intrigued by the fan mail we found today from Kubrick to Bergman. Now we’re just waiting for Lars von Trier’s fan letters to Leni Riefenstahl.
“Weekend” Star Tom Cullen Turns a One Night Stand Into Art
Andrew Haigh’s “Weekend” is getting a lot of buzz on the festival circuit, and its lead actor, Tom Cullen, spoke to us in Provincetown about what drew him to the project.
Meryl Streep Gears Up for Awards Season in “The Iron Lady” Teaser
Ever since it was announced that Meryl Streep was set to embody Margaret Thatcher in “The Iron Lady,” awards pundits started placing their bets. The Weinstein Company are banking on Streep cleaning up by releasing the Phyllida Lloyd (“Mamma Mia!”) directed drama at the height of awards season in the U.S. on December 16th. Go here for the teaser.
Relativity to Release Marc Forster’s “Machine Gun Preacher” This September
Relativity Media acquired North American rights from Lionsgate to Marc Forster’s (“Monster’s Ball”) latest, “Machine Gun Preacher” starring Gerard Butler. The film will hit Los Angeles and New York on September 23.