Festivals & Events


Finding Soul at U.S. in Progress at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival

(left to right) Marie Zeniter, Ula Śniegowska, Adeline Monzier, Chantal Lian.(left to right) Marie Zeniter, Ula Śniegowska, Adeline Monzier, Chantal Lian.

Bonjouring my way down the Champs-Élysées, I arrive at Ladurée, a Parisian bakery nearly as iconic as the Arc de Triomphe. I sit among film distributors and we are presented with food almost too pretty to eat. We are in…  Read more


Cult, Underground and Independent in Flux: The Oak Cliff Film Festival

Police State, by Nick ZeddPolice State, by Nick Zedd

I arrived in Dallas for the Oak Cliff Film Festival and got picked up in a car along with Nick Zedd, the storied New York underground filmmaker who relocated to Mexico several years back. The first thing Zedd, whose own…  Read more


Deep Pockets, High Ambitions and In-Development Projects at the Riviera Maya Film Festival


The Riviera Maya Film Festival (RMFF), which takes place throughout Mexico’s beautiful, tourist-ridden state of Quintana Roo, seems to have unfathomably deep pockets at its disposal. I was flown in for its fourth edition as a representative of the True/False Film…  Read more


Chronicle of a Dream Foretold: BAMcinemaFest 2015

Richard Linkater, forefatherRichard Linkater, forefather

“Withdrawing in disgust is not the same as apathy,” comments one of the tenuously overlapping characters in Richard Linklater’s 1991 game-changer Slacker. The word itself, fairly recent at the time of production, is a moniker the speaker fully embraces. The…  Read more