Tim Curry and the Wisconsin Democrats will put their hands on their hips and do the time warp again this Halloween… well, kind of. In honor of the two spookiest days of 2020 (Halloween and Election Day), Curry and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin will be hosting an online fundraising campaign honoring Rocky Horror Picture… Read more »
Thanks to the pandemic, indie film lovers and creators have the opportunity to view more indie films at home and over a longer period of time. The Phoenix FearCon, based out of Arizona, has established its indie horror film festival through festivee.com, an online platform, so now viewers worldwide can fulfill their frightful desires. The… Read more »
Entering its 12th year, the Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) will hold its screening virtually from October 21– 25, 2020. A co-production of the Asian American Resource Workshop and ArtsEmerson, the BAAFF is New England’s Largest Asian American Film Festival with a mission to empower Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences… Read more »
EnergaCAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced this week that Falling, written and directed by Viggo Mortensen with cinematography by Marcel Zyskind, will be the festival’s opening film on November 14. The film has already closed the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and screened at the 2020 Festival de Cannes, San Sebastián… Read more »
This weekend the New York Film Festival will continue its extended schedule on drive-in screens around New York and computer screens around the world with Spike Lee’s documentary on David Byrne’s Broadway show, American Utopia. Lee, along with eleven camera operators and cinematographer Ellen Kuras (who shot Lee’s Bamboozled), capture the thrill of live performance… Read more »
Film at Lincoln Center recently announced the 25 films that comprise the Main Slate of the 58th New York Film Festival, which will run from September 17 – October 11. The festival has an expanded schedule in order to provide additional access to the festival via drive-in screenings at The Brooklyn Army Terminal and Queens… Read more »
We find ourselves in a global pandemic, quarantined in our homes, and collectively isolated from our loved ones. Members of the Black community are facing police violence and murder at an unwavering rate and the Trump Administration continues to avoid acknowledging these atrocities; yet, thousands of protesters have turned up in order to speak out… Read more »
The 2018 American Film Market just wrapped up in Santa Monica, California. This year saw comparably stronger sales for small, independent films. Courtney Sheehan was at the AFM, and writes about the importance of relationships and risk-taking, key themes that emerged in the conference sessions on production and distribution.
Courtney Sheehan reports on digital media pioneer Katerina Cizek, who has brought a new documentary project to the Toronto International Film Festival. Cizek is leading the co-creation of the MIT Open Documentary Lab, a research center for emerging new media technologies. Sheehan discusses Cizek’s newest film project and the exciting innovations in documentary filmmaking that are being explored.
What has been an absence of cinematic dialogue about gun access and violence in the United States was filled with both documentaries and fiction features at Sundance 2016. The Independent’s Maddy Kadish and Neil Kendricks debate the merits and emotional impact of several titles.