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A Persian Vampire Romance and Warpaint Convene at NEXT FEST

Posted Jul 18, 2014, by Eric Hynes and Nate von Zumwalt

A Persian Vampire Romance and Indie Rock Band Warpaint Convene at NEXT FEST

There’s not much one can hope to gather from the genre-spanning description for Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at…

NEXT FEST: Aubrey Plaza’s Deranged Antics in Life After Beth, Father John Misty Music Video

Posted Jul 15, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Aubrey Plaza's Deranged Antics On Display In Life After Beth, Father John Misty Music Video

Between Jeff Baena’s serpentine zombie romance and Father John Misty’s unruly video for his breakout song “Hollywood Forever…

Napoleon Dynamite’s Efren Ramirez Still Wants You to ‘Vote For Pedro’

Posted Jul 10, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Napoleon Dynamite’s Efren Ramirez Still Wants You to ‘Vote For Pedro’

Even the most prescient indie film enthusiast couldn’t forecast the spectacle. It was the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and Efren…

It’s 2014, Where’s Your Film’s Negative? Steve James On Hoop Dreams

Posted Jul 3, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

It’s 2014, Where’s Your Film’s Negative? Steve James On Hoop Dreams and Why You Should Find Out

“These works are like our children,” says Steve James, surely echoing the sentiment of any filmmaker who’s toiled over their…

July Now Playing: A Raw Portrait of Ebert in Life Itself, Brit Marling Returns in I Origins

Posted Jul 1, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

July Now Playing: A Raw Portrait of Ebert in Life Itself, Brit Marling Returns in I Origins

In January, Festival Director John Cooper called Life Itself “absolutely, positively the easiest film to program.” As…

Life After Beth, Father John Misty, Imperial Dreams, and Warpaint Set for Sundance NEXT FEST

Posted Jun 25, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Life After Beth, Father John Misty, Imperial Dreams, and Warpaint Set for Sundance NEXT FEST

Film and music go together like [blank] and [blank]. We’ll leave the platitudes to you. But if you’re stumped, today’s Sundance…

How to Save Indie Distribution in 5 Easy Steps

Posted Jun 24, 2014, by Straith Schreder, director of content strategy, BitTorrent, Inc.

How to Save Indie Distribution in 5 Easy Steps

Straith Schreder is the Director of Content Strategy, BitTorrent, Inc., which has worked with Drafthouse Films on its…

Is College Worth It? Andrew Rossi Investigates the Alarming Cost of Education in Ivory Tower

Posted Jun 13, 2014, by Jeremy Kinser

Is College Worth the Cost? Andrew Rossi Investigates in Ivory Tower

Documentary filmmaker Andrew Rossi is drawn to worlds that at first seem impenetrable. In his previous film, the riveting Page…

5 Sundance-supported LGBT films (that aren’t actually LGBT films)

Posted Jun 9, 2014, by Casey De La Rosa, Associate Director, Media Relations

5 Sundance-Supported LGBT Films (that aren’t actually LGBT films)

Each June for the past few years, we’ve spent some time looking back on the LGBT characters we know and love (see here and here

Michael Tully’s Homage to the ‘80s, Ping Pong Summer

Posted Jun 5, 2014, by Eric Hynes

Michael Tully On His Homage to the '80s, Ping Pong Summer

A lot of filmmakers have passion projects. They’ll have scripts that remain on the docket for years, waiting for right time and…

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