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Kickstart (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies

Posted Mar 20, 2014, by Yael Melamede, director, (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies

Kickstart (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies

Yael Melamede is the director of (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies and a co-founder of SALTY Features, an independent…

5 Things You Should Know About The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Posted Mar 11, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

5 Things You Should Know About The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Rooted in themes of death and rebirth, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom is an emotive ode to the victims of the 2010 tsunami…

The Ghosts of Mississippi

Posted Mar 4, 2014, by Marta Cunningham, director, Valentine Road

The Ghosts of Mississippi

February 23rd

No sleep. Woke up, ate. Have to have the most important meal of the day. Heading to Cleveland, Mississippi, this…

Haunted by the Past

Posted Feb 28, 2014, by Nisha Pahuja, director, The World Before Her

Haunted by the Past

Hovering above Jackson on what feels like a submarine with wings. Didn’t sleep a wink on my last night here. Instead, I drifted…

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: 20 Feet From Stardom

Posted Feb 28, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: 20 Feet From Stardom

The documentary format has long been a spotlight for the unheralded and the unsung (pun possibly intended) and that theme holds…

Creating Safe Spaces in Jackson, Mississippi

Posted Feb 26, 2014, by Marta Cunningham, director, Valentine Road

Creating Safe Spaces in Jackson, Mississippi

When I was first told that I would be making the trip down South with Film Forward to screen Valentine Road, I felt a range of…

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: The Square

Posted Feb 26, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: The Square

“It was a war in the Square. It was not a revolution,” says one of the young revolutionary subjects in Jehane Noujaim’s…

Clashing Cultures Find Hidden Parallels at a Mississippi Screening of The World Before Her

Posted Feb 25, 2014, by Nisha Pahuja, director, The World Before Her

Clashing Cultures Find Hidden Parallels at a Mississippi Screening of The World Before Her

I’m about half way through my first trip with Film Forward in Jackson, Mississippi. I have always wanted to come here. The…

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: Dirty Wars

Posted Feb 18, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: Dirty Wars

Richard Rowley’s Dirty Wars would be a fascinating work of fiction. Something like,  “A cunning, well-intentioned protagonist…

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: Cutie and the Boxer

Posted Feb 11, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

Meet the Sundance-Supported Oscar Noms: Cutie and the Boxer

“You throw yourself away to be an artist,” says Ushio Shinohara in Cutie and the Boxer, the forceful documentary that follows…

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