Documentary filmmaker and Woodstock local Leon Gast received the Lifetime Achievement Award from filmmaker/director Barbara
This is one of the hardest curve balls that life can throw at a person.
Another advantage of working in genre is that there aren't just built-in audiences, there are built-in channels of distribution
A bit of 'inside baseball', but the core idea is that now that we have populist demand-style theatrical distribution models, some minimum, geographically-agnostic box office threshold should also (by no means, exclusively) be an adequate litmus test for Academy Awards consideration.
Smarter than the average indie and more emotionally engaging than a multiplex of studio movies, brand-new feature film Homecoming screened for the very first time this week, to a packed and very enthusiastic house at Laemmle's Music Hall in Beverly Hills.
People have said to us there are more important things to worry about than our civil rights during this election year, yes are there other things to worry about but don't trivialize civil rights, especially if you've never had to fight for yours!
It is time for us to be the stars of the coming-to-age movies and not just the sidekicks or comedic relief. Give the next generation of movie-watcher a chance to experience us the way that we see ourselves; as quirky, cool and sometimes awkward individuals that have a passion for random things.
If you are fortyish lesbian living in Toronto who's been to bed with every other fortyish lesbian living in Toronto, some of whom reside with cats, you can finally experience yourself on screen thanks with Portrait of a Serial Monogamist.
His first feature -- Red Lodge -- was shot in Red Lodge, Montana, a tiny town of 2,000 souls near the Wyoming border. It's a Christmastime story of two men in love trying to figure out just how much in love they are -- and if that love includes marriage.
In Nov. 2014 I attended the American Film Market for the first time. And I realized that as challenging as "producing" Paid
Imagine you direct your very first film and it gets the Best of Next Award at Sundance and the Emerging Artist Award for both director and actor at the Chicago International Film Festival. That's exactly what happened for first-time director Josh Mond and actor Christopher Abbott with the emotional, moving and the beautifully-made film, James White, out in theaters nationally this Friday.
Racial tension continues to be a complicated social issue impacting the real world. Police brutality, gun violence and social injustice remain nightly news stories that simply offer explanations and assumptions, not resolutions.
The taut drama becomes even more chilling with the knowledge that it is re-enacted everyday in some form in countless brothels in India and beyond -- more often than not, without the intervention that saved Lakshmi.