The Kosovan film “Hive” which premiered at the Sundance film festival earlier this year, making Sundance history by being the first film to win an award in each of its three major categories: the Grand Jury Prize, the Audience Award, and the Director Award, will officially be released to select US theaters this November.
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd and starring Clare Dunne, Harriet Walter and Conleth Hill, the film “Herself” documents a mother of two children escaping an abusive living situation in order to create a healthier environment for herself and her loved ones. The film had a limited theatrical release on December 30, 2020 and was released on… Read more »
New England’s largest Asian American film festival kicks off its five-day screening sessions on October 20. The 13th Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) is completely virtual this year and allows its audience to view the movies within a designated viewing window from October 20 to October 24.
Boston LGBTQIA Artists Alliance (BLAA) has teamed up with the Coolidge Corner Theatre to present a screening of queer time-based media this year.
On September 30 (October 14 for the UK), “American Honey” celebrated its fourth anniversary in the US. As the writer and director of the movie, Andrea Arnold was able to fully submerge the audience into the movie by filming it entirely using handheld cameras.
Julie Ducournau’s second feature film, “Titane,” hit theaters in the United States on October 1. Much anticipation surrounded the French thriller and body horror film after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in July, winning the festival’s top award: the Palme d’Or. As a director and writer known for her debut feature horror film… Read more »
In a symbolic move on April 5th, Italy’s Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini abolished the cinematic censorship laws that have been in place since 1913. Over the past several decades, there have been hundreds of films censored, including Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1972 classic Last Tango In Paris. According to a survey by Cinecensura, an online exhibition… Read more »
Lesley University is hosting its annual film festival (LUIFF) virtually this year, beginning Saturday, April 24 through Monday, April 26. The film students of Lesley University, under the guidance of professional festival programmer Kathleen Mullen, will be showcasing three nights of compelling and captivating films on the Vimeo streaming platform. Tickets are sold at Eventbrite… Read more »
Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua announced Monday that their production scheduled to start shooting in Georgia this summer will pull out of the state. The film, Emancipation, is based on the true story of a self-emancipated slave named Gordon. Smith will play the lead character Gordon, who was also known as “Whipped Peter,” an… Read more »
Documentary film distribution platform “Still I Rise” with an aim of uplifting and amplifying female voices in film, is opening their submissions for the fellowship program by offering a $50,000 grant that awards $1,000 to $5,000 to aspiring directors. Their mission is to provide a platform for artists to hone their craft by pushing the… Read more »