Fortune has partnered with WorkingNation to distribute four episodes of “FutureWork,” a series of digital shorts by award-winning director Barbara Kopple. The first of the films, A Story of Yesterday & Today, which explores the demise of the Eastman Kodak… Read more
Receiving its online premiere today here at Filmmaker is Iva Gocheva‘s haunting short film, Sunday, an impressionistic portrait of a young Bulgarian woman living in New York who is grappling with all the various impacts — emotional and existential —… Read more
In Sophia Takal’s Always Shine, two actress friends (Halt and Catch Fire’s Mackenzie Davis and Masters of Sex’s Caitlin FitzGerald), leave Los Angeles for a weekend getaway in hopes of reconnecting. But as the two women’s suppressed jealousies and deep-seated resentments bubble to… Read more
“It’s harder and harder to get audiences to see independent films because I think there are other entities fighting for their entertainment hours,” said Michael Barker, co-president/co-founder, Sony Pictures Classics. “For my money, the best independent films being made today… Read more
In Werner Herzog’s latest film, Into the Inferno, the renowned auteur delves into some of the world’s most active volcanoes. The documentary, which will open in theaters in New York and Los Angeles, and launch globally on Netflix on October 28, just got its first trailer (above). “It is a fire that wants to burst forth and it could not care less about what we are doing up here,” notes Herzog about volcanoes in the trailer. Maybe so, but viewers will be curious to see what Herzog and volcanologist and co-director Clive Oppenheimer discover on their journey to visit the world’s […]
“Iggy and The Stooges reinvented music as we know it,” says Danny Fields, former Stooges manager, in the trailer for Jim Jarmusch’s documentary about the band (above). Relying on archival clips, interviews, and animation, the film traces the hard rocking history of the proto-punk band from its inception in late ’60s Michigan through the ups and downs of stardom (and drug addiction). Gimme Danger had its world premiere in the Midnight Screenings section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival before screening at The Toronto International Film Festival and The New York Film Festival. The film is scheduled to be released on October 28, 2016, by Amazon […]
Short and simple: in under a minute, Kevin B. Lee makes the case for 2016 as belonging to Kristen Stewart — she’s got four high-profile movies this year.
Director Jim Jarmusch sat down with New York Film Festival Director Kent Jones for this year’s On Cinema master class, to discuss some of his favorite films and directors, including Samuel Fuller, Abbas Kiarostami, Aki Kaurismäki, Robert Wise, Nicholas Ray, and others. You can watch the entire one-hour conversation in the video above. Jarmusch had two films at the 54th New York Film Festival: Main Slate selection Paterson starring Adam Driver, and Gimme Danger, a documentary on Iggy Pop and the Stooges, which will open at the Film Society of Lincoln Center on October 28.
Revealing enough but not too much is this first teaser trailer for Pablo Larraín’s Jackie, for me, one of the best films of the year. Natalie Portman stars as the widowed First Lady, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, in the days following her husband’s assassination. In addition to being a bold psychological portrait, it’s also a clear-eyed dissection of the Camelot myth, referenced here, ironically, through Richard Harris’ singing.
Vimeo has announced it is extending its flagship Staff Pick channel into a year-long online film festival and has added new laurels honoring films selected as Best of the Month and Year, plus weekly premieres. “The Vimeo Staff Pick channel represents the most progressive and imaginative filmmaking direct from our community of world class filmmakers,” said Peter Gerard, General Manager, Vimeo. “The iconic Staff Pick laurel has helped launched the careers of many filmmakers coming up through the Vimeo platform and we’re excited to continue to honor and elevate our Staff Picked filmmakers with two new levels of prestige, while also […]