This year’s Tribeca Film Festival had some great screenings. There were heavyweights such as the Jennifer Lopez documentary Halftime, and there was more understated fare such as the Easter horror movie Family Dinner. But the running theme for Tribeca may have been surprises. People who do not like genre...
With the autobiographical documentary BEBA , filmmaker Rebeca Huntt crafts a story that feels universal while remaining all hers. The movie, Huntt’s debut feature, explores her identity through an intimate moving self-portrait.
Get ready to roll out, because the road trip comedy 80 for Brady has just enlisted two surprising cast members. Earlier this week, it was announced (via The Hollywood Reporter) that Guy Fieri and Billy Porter have joined the ensemble cast of the Paramount Pictures and Endeavor Content production, which has reportedly already wrapped filming. Fieri, who is the Emmy-winning host of Food Network programs such as Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and Guy's Grocery Games, is expected to portray himself in a cameo appearance. Porter, who is Emmy nominated for his work on Pose, and has also appeared in American Horror Story and Cinderella, has been cast in a currently-unknown role.
Click here to read the full article. A24 is going animated whimsical with Marcel the Shell With Shoes On, Neon opens Beba, Cohen Media Group presents Apples, IFC Midnight Flux Gourmet and Abramorama a documentary The Human Trial in limited release at arthouse cinemas. These venues have been doing a bit better, slowly luring Covid-spooked key older demos back into the theater-going habit, attracting some younger viewers (and playing big franchise movies because they have to). Greg Laemmle, CEO of Laemmle Theatres, understands recovery takes time, especially with independent distributors spending less on marketing. That’s why he counts more than ever...
Click here to read the full article. Georgian director Ana Kvichidze is in production with her first feature documentary, the Georgian/French coproduction “Heart, Don’t Be Afraid.” The film is supported by the Georgian National Film Center and France’s CNC, Film New Europe reports. Vardo lives alone and unlike the witches from the fairytales, she is a kind character. She was a popular “magician” years ago, but now her livelihood is mainly pension money and food brought by neighbors. With the help of her spells, the film examines the lives of everyone in the village and witnesses their plight, from young women...
The open range can be a very lonely place for cattle range riders Hollyn Patterson and Colie Moline in Bitterbrush from director Emelie Mahdavian. In this fascinating documentary, Mahdavian provides the perfect fly-on-the-wall perspective of two women’s bonds and the difficult job of range riding in a very remote area of Idaho.
The Oak Cliff Film Festival, the yearly celebration of independent film taking place at many historic venues around the neighborhood, will show several short films by Texas student filmmakers tonight. The films, directed by graduate students at SMU and UT Austin, explore many of the difficulties of being a young...
Click here to read the full article. “Black Santa.” In two words, the progressively provocative title of Minneapolis-based Travis Wood’s Indeed Rising Voices short is likely to spark intrigue about this emergent filmmaker with a fresh perspective. The 10-minute comedy follows Henry, an Atlanta father who makes an annual tradition of working as a mall Santa Claus with his son Otis as an elf sidekick. Now in his self-conscious middle school years, Otis is embarrassed by the charade until he learns that his father has a noble ulterior motive: to help teach him how to upend stereotypes and increase positive Black...
Twenty-twenty-two was the year the deadCenter Film Festival came back to the streets of downtown Oklahoma City. The recently wrapped festival screened more than one hundred and fifty films at six theaters, including newcomers the Yale Theater and the First Americans Museum. While most events were in-person, deadCenter still offered a virtual option the following week.
It’s a great weekend for cinema fans. Get out of the heat and into a cool movie theater for the 11 th Annual Oak Cliff Film Festival (OKFF) which got underway Thursday night at The Texas Theatre, 231 West Jefferson Boulevard. The historic venue recently underwent a $2 million dollar expansion and will serve as the home base for the Dallas festival located in the Oak Cliff area. Events will also take place at The Wild Detectives bookstore-bar venue, 314 W Eighth St, Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts Turner House, 401 N. Rosemont Ave, Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S Tyler St, and The Kessler Theater, 230 W. Davis St.
BAMcinemaFest kicked off this Thursday and is back in person for the first time in three years. This time around, festival host BAM Film has doubled down on being the movie destination for Brookyn. “The audience that we’re serving here is extremely diverse, fascinating, and political,” says senior film programmer...
As the film industry continues to flourish in Louisiana, students from New Orleans Charter Science and Math High School may well be a part of its future. Recently, a team of its student filmmakers took home the Grand Prize Audience Choice Award at Film Prize Junior 2022, the South's largest student film festival.
Eric Clapton’s Nothing But the Blues, a film – which aired once in the U.S. on PBS in 1995 – has been upgraded to 4K for its long-awaited official release. In addition to the film, Reprise Records has issued a new soundtrack with more than an hour of previously unreleased live performances recorded at the Fillmore in San Francisco in 1994 during the legendary guitarist’s tour supporting From the Cradle, his Grammy®-winning, multi-platinum blues album. The film and soundtrack arrived on June 24, 2022, in a variety of formats. Watch several live clips below.