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Joe Swanberg Finds Inspiration At Home With His Latest Comedy Happy Christmas

Posted Jul 23, 2014, by Jeremy Kinser

Joe Swanberg Finds Inspiration At Home With His Latest Comedy Happy Christmas

There are prolific filmmakers–Woody Allen famously cranks out a new movie each year–and then there’s Joe Swanberg, who makes…

Listen Up Philip, The Guest and Conversations with Bret Easton Ellis, Nicolas Winding Refn

Posted Jul 21, 2014, by Eric Hynes and Nate von Zumwalt

Listen Up Philip, The Guest and Conversations with Bret Easton Ellis, Nicolas Winding Refn

Alex Ross Perry’s brand of misanthropy is remarkably endearing. It also happens to permeate his intimate comedy Listen Up…

Director David Charles on The Gary Baseman Documentary “Mythical Creatures”

Posted Jul 21, 2014, by Gary Baseman & David Charles

Director David Charles on the Gary Baseman Documentary Mythical Creatures

David Charles is a filmmaker, writer, and graphic novelist who has written and directed interactive and non-traditional…

NEXT FEST: The Zellner Bros. Help Unearth Mysteries of Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Posted Jul 8, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

NEXT FEST: Zellner Bros. Unearth Mysteries of Fargo in Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter will screen at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, August 9, as part of…

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…

New Frontier Artist Residency Program Launches at with Support from The Rockefeller Foundation

Posted Jun 30, 2014, by Kamal Sinclair, Sr. Manager, New Frontier Story Lab

New Frontier Launches Artist Residency with Support from The Rockefeller Foundation

Over eight years, New Frontier has cultivated a community of inventive minds, creative technologists, and talented storytellers…

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…

5 Q’s: Directors Lab Fellows “Daniels” on Crass Humor and Casting a Dead Man

Posted Jun 24, 2014, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Manager

5 Q’s: Directors Lab Fellows “Daniels” on Crass Humor and Casting a Dead Man

“It’s gonna’ be our Apocalypse Now, where we disappear into the forest for weeks and lose our minds and discover who we are as…

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