Critic Evan Crean interviews screenwriter Michael H. Weber and comedian Paul Scheer about the making of The Disaster Artist, and their relationship with The Room, the uproarious cult film it’s based on.
Senior film critic Kurt Brokaw selects his favorites from the 25th edition of the NYJFF, which runs January 13-26, 2016. Among them are Ellis, Rabin, The Last Day, Dear God, and The Law.
Technology always plays a key role in film innovation, featured for the last eight years in Sundance’s New Frontier section. This year, even more than in the past, New Frontier exhibits deployed technology in a way that allowed users to put themselves in the stories.
Staff writer Neil Kendricks recaps how Robert Redford and George Lucas became icons of contemporary cinema during a candid conversation at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.
“With short films, you have to show your entire world in a split second,” said producer Rasmus Kastberg after the screening of his animated short Tupilaq at Sundance 2015. Maddy Kadish highlights this and a handful of other films from this year’s program of 60, selected from 8,061 submissions.
After 12,166 submissions turned into 10 days of festivities with 123 features and 60 shorts, the 2015 Sundance Film Festival wrapped another stellar showing. The Independent’s Maddy Kadish was on the scene and at the party where feature film winners picked up their awards.
Join The Independent’s special contributor, Dana Knight as she speaks with Johanna St Michaels about Penthouse North at DOC NYC 2014….
For this edition of Filmmakers and Their Global Lens, The Independent’s special contributor, Dana Knight spoke with veteran documentarian, Ric Burns about Enquiring…