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“The Most Important Thing in an Image is the Feeling That What You're Seeing is Completely True - Like an Accident.”: Bruno Santamaría on his Hot Docs Digital-Debuting Things We Dare Not Do

“THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN AN IMAGE IS THE FEELING THAT WHAT YOU'RE SEEING IS COMPLETELY TRUE - LIKE AN ACCIDENT.”: BRUNO SANTAMARÍA ON HIS HOT DOCS DIGITAL-DEBUTING THINGS WE DARE NOT DO

Executive produced by Laura Poitras and Charlotte Cook, and making its debut at this year's Hot Docs, Bruno Santamaría's Things We...

Hot Docs 2020: Decision Makers Discuss the Newly Virtual Edition of the Forum, Deal Maker and Distribution Rendezvous

HOT DOCS 2020: DECISION MAKERS DISCUSS THE NEWLY VIRTUAL EDITION OF THE FORUM, DEAL MAKER AND DISTRIBUTION RENDEZVOUS

Hot Docs was one of the first of the Spring, 2020 film festivals to forge ahead through the pandemic chaos and reemerge on the online...

 
 
 
“I Believe That Post-María Puerto Rico Functions Like a Handbook For Our Times”: Director Cecilia Aldarondo on Her Hurricane María Doc, Landfall

“I BELIEVE THAT POST-MARÍA PUERTO RICO FUNCTIONS LIKE A HANDBOOK FOR OUR TIMES”: DIRECTOR CECILIA ALDARONDO ON HER HURRICANE MARÍA DOC, LANDFALL

2017's Hurricane María was an undeniable disaster, borne most brutally by the thousands who died in Puerto Rico during the storm and...

Canon Reformation (4): Vanilla Sky, Dig!

CANON REFORMATION (4): VANILLA SKY, DIG!

Low on the list of “unexpected things in the last two months that wouldn't have occurred under pre-pandemic circumstances” but still...

 
 
 
“Stay Open to the Moose Head on the Table”: Director Lesli Linka Glatter on Homeland, Learning from Lynch and Spielberg, and Resuming Production

“STAY OPEN TO THE MOOSE HEAD ON THE TABLE”: DIRECTOR LESLI LINKA GLATTER ON HOMELAND, LEARNING FROM LYNCH AND SPIELBERG, AND RESUMING PRODUCTION

Lesli Linka Glatter began her career in the arts as a choreographer and dancer, and this early experience clearly informs her work...

IFP Week 2020 Will Go Virtual

IFP WEEK 2020 WILL GO VIRTUAL

Independent Filmmaker Project announced today that the 2020 edition of its long-running signature program, IFP Week, will be virtual....

 
 
 
Back to One, Episode 109: Brian Cox

BACK TO ONE, EPISODE 109: BRIAN COX

He was an acting legend before Succession, but Brian Cox's brilliant portrayal of Logan Roy on the smash hit HBO series just might...

The Great Escape, “Tell Me” on Criterion Channel, and More: Jim Hemphill's Home Video Recommendations

THE GREAT ESCAPE, “TELL ME” ON CRITERION CHANNEL, AND MORE: JIM HEMPHILL'S HOME VIDEO RECOMMENDATIONS

The Great Escape was a dream project for director John Sturges for years before the success of The Magnificent Seven finally enabled...

 
 
 
Trailer Premiere: Mark Jackson's LAFF-Winning This Teacher

TRAILER PREMIERE: MARK JACKSON'S LAFF-WINNING THIS TEACHER

Mark Jackson's This Teacher - a Slamdance Closing Night film as well as the final U.S. Fiction winner at the now-shuttered Los Angeles...

“Some Archival Footage Just Doesn't Work in Vertical”: Michael Jacobs on Quibi's Donald Sterling Documentary Blackballed

“SOME ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE JUST DOESN'T WORK IN VERTICAL”: MICHAEL JACOBS ON QUIBI'S DONALD STERLING DOCUMENTARY BLACKBALLED

Long regarded as the worst-run franchise in the National Basketball Association, the Los Angeles Clippers have (after brief stints...

 
 
 
IFP Announces 26 Projects Selected for 2020 Documentary, Narrative and Episodic Labs

IFP ANNOUNCES 26 PROJECTS SELECTED FOR 2020 DOCUMENTARY, NARRATIVE AND EPISODIC LABS

The Independent Filmmaker Project announced today twenty-six feature projects and series selected to participate across three labs...

“You Can Only Sit on a Zoom Call for So Long”: Tamara Mariam Dawit on Online Markets and the Hot Docs 2020 Digital Experience

“YOU CAN ONLY SIT ON A ZOOM CALL FOR SO LONG”: TAMARA MARIAM DAWIT ON ONLINE MARKETS AND THE HOT DOCS 2020 DIGITAL EXPERIENCE

Splitting her time between Toronto and Addis Ababa, Canadian-Ethiopian filmmaker Tamara Mariam Dawit is no stranger to international...

 
 
 
Watch: David Lynch's 2015 Short Fire

WATCH: DAVID LYNCH'S 2015 SHORT FIRE

David Lynch has kept typically busy during his quarantine, giving interviews about abusive workplaces and alluding to a variety of...

“We Read Adam's Blog Every Day. So It Was Like a Daily Script”: Pia Hellenthal on Her Social Media-Themed Doc, Searching Eva

“WE READ ADAM'S BLOG EVERY DAY. SO IT WAS LIKE A DAILY SCRIPT”: PIA HELLENTHAL ON HER SOCIAL MEDIA-THEMED DOC, SEARCHING EVA

Having made my “Best Yet-to-be-Distributed Docs 2019” list, Pia Hellenthal's Searching Eva, currently streaming on Mubi USA and with...

 
 
 
Sundance Institute Announces 22 Documentary Fund Grantees

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES 22 DOCUMENTARY FUND GRANTEES

The Sundance Institute announced today the 22 projects from filmmakers all over the world that will receive funding from its Documentary...

Quarantine Reading: David Mamet's Three Uses of the Knife

QUARANTINE READING: DAVID MAMET'S THREE USES OF THE KNIFE

As a publication about film, we find ourselves in the peculiar position of publishing during a moment when theatrical access to movies,...

 
 
 
Are Virtual Theaters Here to Stay?

ARE VIRTUAL THEATERS HERE TO STAY?

When Toby Leonard, programming director at Nashville's Belcourt Theatre, returned to the space for the first time since the COVID-19...

A Virtual Promotional Tour: Setting Up a Home Zoom Studio for Spaceship Earth

A VIRTUAL PROMOTIONAL TOUR: SETTING UP A HOME ZOOM STUDIO FOR SPACESHIP EARTH

I'm sitting in my living room doing press for the release of Spaceship Earth. Normally I'd be at a distributors' office or running...

 
 
 
Filmmaker‘s Quarantine Mix Tape, Volume 1

FILMMAKER‘S QUARANTINE MIX TAPE, VOLUME 1

It's 9:00 PM on a Friday night about two weeks back (could have been three, but who keeps time anymore?) when I found myself turning...

On What Would Have Been the Launch of Cannes, a Celebration of 26 Film Festivals - and 26 Festival Directors

ON WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN THE LAUNCH OF CANNES, A CELEBRATION OF 26 FILM FESTIVALS - AND 26 FESTIVAL DIRECTORS

Film festivals are all about a community coming together to celebrate an art form that we all love. They were one of the first group...

 
 
 



Supreme Court Rejects Church's Challenge Of California's Coronavirus Rules

Supreme Court Rejects Church's Challenge Of California's Coronavirus Rules

Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's liberal bloc in a 5-4 decision issued late Friday. The lawsuit had argued that the state's limits on attendance discriminated... Read more ...

Elon Musk's historic SpaceX mission makes successful launch

Elon Musk's historic SpaceX mission makes successful launch

Elon Musk, with an assist from NASA, opened up space for private business Saturday when two veteran astronauts shot off in orbit on the first-ever manned commercial space... Read more ...

Supreme Court sides with California's religious gathering limit, rejects...

Supreme Court sides with California's religious gathering limit, rejects church's claim

In a 5-4 decision Friday, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of California Gov. Gavin Newsom's guidance to restrict religious gatherings. Read more ...

Trump warned protestors would've faced 'vicious dogs' and 'ominous weapons'...

Trump warned protestors would've faced 'vicious dogs' and 'ominous weapons' if crowd breached White House fence during George Floyd rally

President Donald Trump spoke out on the protest over George Floyd's death that gathered demonstrators in Washington DC, specifically across from the White House. Trump posted a... Read more ...

Weston McKennie wears 'Justice for George' armband during Bundesliga match

Weston McKennie wears 'Justice for George' armband during Bundesliga match

The 21-year-old midfielder brought the Justice for George campaign overseas during his team's match on Saturday. Read more ...

Allegheny County's COVID-19 cases increase by 27, but no new deaths

Allegheny County's COVID-19 cases increase by 27, but no new deaths

Allegheny County reports 27 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, but no new deaths, which continues a trend of fewer and fewer cases and deaths Read more ...

Protests over death of George Floyd happening in downtown Pittsburgh

Protests over death of George Floyd happening in downtown Pittsburgh

A group of protesters is gathering in downtown Pittsburgh Saturday afternoon in response to the death of George Floyd. Read more ...

Trump blames violent protests on ‘Antifa & radical left,' says they have...

Trump blames violent protests on ‘Antifa & radical left,' says they have little to do with George Floyd's death

The violent protests engulfing many US cities are being staged by Antifa and the radical left, US President Donald Trump has said, claiming they just want to cause trouble and... Read more ...

PHOTOS: Protests erupted in New York City as police clashed with...

PHOTOS: Protests erupted in New York City as police clashed with demonstrators over the killing of George Floyd

Protests erupted in Brooklyn Friday night over the killing of George Floyd, who died when a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck on Monday. The officer, Derek... Read more ...

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz compares George Floyd riots to ‘military operation'

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz compares George Floyd riots to ‘military operation'

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said rioters in Minneapolis had begun to resemble a “military operation” and that he was actively weighing whether to accept military and intelligence... Read more ...