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Annika Andersson is a Contributing Writer for ZEALnyc and writes about film and related events. So why would a highly esteemed
The last person I would ever think about over a sunny holiday weekend is Donald Trump. Especially after watching a movie about a group of orphans in a land far, far away.
Set in the surreal, celluloid and white powder coalesce spurring the imagination in a way unparalleled by any other film event.
In 1996, filmmakers Leslee Scallon and Michael Trent made a $50,000 film only to be turned down by every festival. So they organized a festival of their own - it featured their film and fifteen other starless, low-budget indies.
Imagine this scenario: You recently got divorced, are now a single mother, your father has passed away and you are running a startup. You have exactly six weeks of funding left when your business partner has a heart to heart conversation where he politely bows out of the business.
Menahem Golan -- half of the Go-Go Boys team that stormed Hollywood in the 1980s and departed in disgrace -- just died in Israel at age 85 of natural causes.
It may not be easy to imagine a modern fable, almost a fairy tale, set in post-war Laos, where unexploded bombs and grenades
Going to a club and handing a cute lesbian a flyer that says, "Come to our fundraising event!" feels so basic compared with treating your movie like a person, giving it a Twitter handle, and then wondering, "What would my movie tweet today? What does it have to say?"
Eric Diebner: You really have to live and breathe this industry and pay your dues. For me there is nothing like it. I enjoy
I miss fresh voices. Different voices. Independent film was the voice of the counterculture, the proletariat, the marginalized. If I can't find them at my arthouse cinema, where can I find them?