Directors Amy Bench and Annie Silverstein (one of Filmmaker‘s 2014 25 New Faces) have collaborated on the short doc Breaking Silence, which premieres today at DOC NYC before release on the PBS app beginning November 15. Winner of both a Jury… Read more
Written by critic Nick Pinkerton, Sean Price Williams’s directorial solo feature debut, The Sweet East, enters limited release from Utopia on Dec. 1. The trailer captures the comedy’s scrappy, often-scabrous nature. Click here to read Vadim Rizov’s review from Cannes… Read more
Good Condition is an eight-minute meditation on loneliness, technology and new beginnings. It marks the second collaboration between filmmakers Frank Mosley and Hugo De Sousa after their 2022 comedy short film The Event. This time, they embark on an eerie… Read more
We’re happy to share the first trailer for Leslie Tai’s debut documentary How to Have an American Baby, which next plays at the San Diego Asian Film Festival on Nov. 3 before making its New York City premiere on November 14th… Read more
Martina Radwan’s Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow will have its world premiere at DOC NYC in the U.S. Competition section on November 10. In advance, we’re pleased to share the film’s trailer. From the press release: This film tackles the emotional and ethical challenges that arise when a determined, idealistic and thoroughly unprepared American cinematographer decides to support three Mongolian orphans, while traveling back and forth. Told over the span of six years, Tomorrow, Tomorrow, Tomorrow is a deeply personal film and an honest portrait of how storytellers and their characters impact each other. As the filmmaker and central character, Martina grapples […]
Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival, Cord Jefferson’s American Fiction is a scathing adaptation of Percival Everett’s novel Erasure. Jeffrey Wright stars as Monk, a frustrated Black novelist who sets out to write a book purposefully full of outrageous Black stereotypes. American Fiction enters limited theatrical release on December 15 before expanding on December 22.
Koyaanisqatsi director Godfrey Reggio returns with his first feature in a decade, Once Within a Time, opening this Friday at New York’s IFC Center from Oscilloscope Labs. In Filmmaker‘s Fall, 2014 issue, Reggio, co-director Jon Kane and DP Trish Govoni discussed the “perfect image” of his last feature, Visitors, which was comprised of just 74 black-and-white shots, each running 70 or so seconds. Made during the COVID-19 pandemic, the animated Once Within a Time is a very different work, described as “a bardic fairy tale about the end of the world and the beginning of a new one, tinged with […]
Full of what can only be described as “lovingly filmed food porn,” Trần Anh Hùng’s The Taste of Things won best director at this year’s Cannes. Here’s the first trailer for the film (originally titled The Pot-au-Feu in English), which stars Benoît Magimel and Juliette Binoche. The Taste of Things opens from IFC Films on February 9, 2024 in limited release, with expansion to follow on February 14.
Fresh off its world premiere at Telluride, the first trailer is here for Greek filmmaker Christos Nikou’s sophomore feature and English-language debut, Fingernails. The high-concept film stars Jessie Buckley and Riz Ahmed as a couple living in a not-so-far-off dystopian future who find the validity of their love under investigation at the Love Institute. The film is produced by Cate Blanchett, who reached out to Nikou after being impressed by his debut, Apples. Per Variety, Nikou cites Charlie Kaufman as a major influence and The Truman Show as “the best film ever made.” The film premieres in New York and Los Angles theaters on […]
Here’s the first full trailer for Todd Haynes’s May December, which Netflix acquired at Cannes this year for a reported $11 million. At that time, contributor Blake Williams wrote that the “campy, provocative and sexy May December was the most fun I’ve had at this year’s festival, and stands as the filmmaker’s strongest work since Far from Heaven (2002), if not Safe (1995).” The film will show this Friday as the opening night selection for this year’s NYFF. May December will receive a limited release on November 17 prior to joining the streaming platform on December 1.