Today on indieWIRE, indie community talks film school, “Project Nim” leads the weekend, Ted Hope’s Questions for New Filmmakers, Reykjavik calls for young talent, and more:
Is Film School for Chumps?
We Ask The Indie Film Community to respond to Monday’s NYT Article, which professed to take the pulse of film school—its students, their expectations and the results of their education.
Critical Consensus: “Project Nim” Tops Busy Weekend For Indie Openers
From the Oscar-winning team behind “Man on Wire,” “Project Nim” looks to be one of the summer’s most acclaimed documentary releases, topping a crowded week on criticWIRE. The film, directed by James Marsh, tells the story of Nim, a chimpanzee…
Ted Hope’s 25+ Things I Want To Know From New Filmmakers
Hope, after moderating New Faces of Indie Film at Lincoln Center: Yes, in the future when I am involved on a panel I will insist upon diversity, and yes, I will set a limit to the number of people on the panel. But I also learned from the answers folks gave I didn’t get to ask all of them, but had I, I had the list prepared. These are those questions…
Catherine Breillat’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ Tackles Fairy Tales Through The Prism Of Sex & Class
ThePlaylist review: A little girl who dreams of being a boy. A boy who wishes to be seduced by an Ice Queen. High fantasy and tangled sexuality dovetail in “The Sleeping Beauty,” a fantastical retelling of the popular folklore involving the little girl brought to an eternal slumber…
Go here for indieWIRE’s interview with the controversial auteur.
Is “Horrible Bosses” The Real “Hangover” Sequel?
Caryn James says it is: “Horrible Bosses” is the funniest comedy since “The Hangover” – the real “Hangover,” not this year’s lame sequel. In fact, it is everything you might have wanted a “Hangover” sequel to be…
Talent Lab 2011 at Reykjavik International Film Festival
Reykjavik International Film Festival, running September 22-October 2, is seeking applicants for its Talent Lab 2011. The four day Laboratory is for young European and American talents to experience the latest in Reykjavik filmmaking and to network with film professionals who can aid and consult them on their debut features.
Maya Indie Film Series’ Best of Latino Cinema
The Maya Indie Film Series kicks off a seven city tour of The Best in Latino Themed Cinema in New York City July 29. “Seven Films, Seven Days, Seven Cities” will go from NY (July 29-Aug 4) to LA, Chicago, San Francisco, etc…
IFC Midnight Loves Them Some Joe Swanberg
IFC Midnight acquired North American rights to Joe Swanberg (“Hannah Takes the Stairs”) and Adam Wingard’s “Autoerotic.” This marks the fifth collaboration between Swanberg and IFC Films. The company plans to release the film on demand this month followed by a limited theatrical release this summer.
Go Back in Time with Sofia Coppola
This month indieWIRE turns 15. In honor of our decade and a half in the game we’ve dug through our vaults to uncover some old goodies. Every day this month check back on indieWIRE for some old classics. Here’s our 2004 interview Sofia Coppola shortly after “Lost in Translation” caught on fire.