Is our nostalgia for the 80s replacing our nostalgia for the 50s? Michele Meek suggests so, using a resurgence of interest in Keva Rosenfeld’s 1987 documentary, <i>All American High</i>, as her primary example. It screens March 9th and 12th at SXSW.
Fort McMurrey’s oil production represents 20 percent of Canada’s GDP says the trailer to the interactive reality doc, <i>Fort McMoney</i>. As a result, everything there is larger than life. The real-time game, divided in episodes, is back on and anyone can dip their toe in the oil through February 16th.
From creepy to awesome, women made their mark on and off screen at Sundance 2014. The moments were many but we’ve opted to share 10 of our favorites with you. Enjoy!
Partway through Homer’s The Odyssey, the hero Odysseus is advised, in the midst of epic challenges, “Even his griefs are a joy long after to one that remembers all that he wrought and endured.” The line is grandiose and majestic, but it somehow feels relevant to young filmmaker Danny Powell, whose first feature, Homer and… Read more »
The Interactive Reality Conference on November 24th was organized by IDFA Doclab’s Caspar Sonnen and Veerle Devreese of The Flemish Culture House (de Brakke Grond) and hosted by Ove Rishoj Jensen. It presented a diverse collection of speakers who demonstrated the range of activity on the frontier of interactive documentary: from the launch of a… Read more »
In addition to attending film festivals to screen or network on behalf of an independent film, a diverse array of industry professionals attend film markets. At film markets, the focus is on commerce. The goal of attending can be to make production and distribution deals, learn about new products or segments of the industry, or… Read more »
Montréal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC) just wrapped up its 42nd edition. Following up on his evening-in-the-life of FNC Temps 0 section programmer Julien Fonfrède, The Independent’s Patrick Pearce decided to find out what’s going on in the festival’s Canadian-dedicated Focus section by speaking to a few of the directors featured in it. In 2012,… Read more »
“That day is not good for him—he’s really tied up,” writes my usually agreeable Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC) communications point person. Now in its 42nd year, this Montréal festival is a broad sweep of contemporary cinema with a dozen sub-programs from “the year’s best films” in Présentation Spéciale to “gems from around the world”… Read more »
Although it certainly offers some degree of diversity, over the years the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has become known for its glitzy premieres of star-studded films that vie for Oscars. Godfrey Reggio’s experimental film, Visitors is nothing like the rest, making for an especially delicate, unique, and welcome treat. Those familiar with Reggio’s work,… Read more »
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) first presented the Asian Film Summit in 2012 and it was proclaimed a success. The one-day event, housed at the posh Shangri-La Hotel, returned again this year and attracted many delegates who are turning their eye to a massive market that offers many opportunities for collaboration and alternative sources… Read more »