The first season of Lena Dunham’s Girls had its sneak preview at SXSW in March this year, but the show was such a success that it’s going to be already in early January 2013 that season two kicks off. The newly released first trailer for the new season is below, and I for one am excited to see what Filmmaker‘s ridiculously successful former intern will be offering up in the new year.
Here’s Larry Clark on Nowness talking about his career, his new film Marfa Girl, crooks in the movie business, the MPAA and becoming a vegan. “Life begins at 69,” says the 69-year-old Clark. “And I’m not talking about the sex act.”
Filmmaker Iva Radivojevic keeps a wonderful Tumblr where she posts short films derived from her world travels and couples them with broader musings on cinema, art and politics. Last year, Radivojevic made fantastic documentary shorts shot during the Occupy Wall Street protests. Now, just uploaded, is a very different kind of short that uses cut-out animation to both isolate the sounds and sights of a small Mexican town as well as function as a kind of representation of memory. Here’s how she introduces it: In April I took a little trip down the Mexico. I purposely left the camera at […]
Jamie Stuart has been Filmmaker‘s videographer for years, but became known to a broader audience in late 2010 when he captured snowbound New York in his short film Idiot with a Tripod. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Stuart was out again filming the impact of extreme weather on the city, and has now released the short film Eternal Storm, to which he adds the following notes: I don’t know if it’s right to create art out of this experience, yet. I don’t know what the time limit is. But I have created something that I hope people can appreciate. And art always […]
Jacob Krupnick, the director of Girl Walk // All Day — the first film to play at Brooklyn’s reRun Theatre under its new programming partnership with IFP and Filmmaker magazine — is not only wowing audiences with his infectious, joyful dance movie, but is also showing his serious side with a short film made for the New York Times, a collaboration with photographer Pieter Hugo and composer Adam Horovitz, aka The Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock. In an email announcing the film, Krupnick wrote: For much of the last month, I’ve been working on a project about a sliver of the American […]
Here’s a short film by Errol Morris made for the New York Times in which he speaks to young voters about their voting plans, or lack thereof.
The whole idea of remaking Evil Dead just seems wrong, but this upcoming movie has the backing of both Sam Raimi (who has a co-writer and producer credit on the film) and Bruce Campbell, who’s also a producer — and declared last year, “The remake’s gonna kick ass – you have my word.” This NSFW trailer has a number of elements in it that will be all too familiar to fans of the original, but I’m not sure if that’s necessarily a good thing. What do you think?
If you’ve come anywhere near the blog or print magazine recently, you’ll know that Filmmaker — myself, and much of our staff — are in love with Joachim Trier’s feature, Oslo, August 31st, which opened this weekend from Strand Releasing. I sat down with Trier last month for a short chat, posted below. We talk about the movie’s inspirations, the Louis Malle film based on the same book, adaptation, and then Trier gives some very solid and inspiring advice to young directors. Also, read my interview with Trier from the Winter, 2012 issue.
With a focused, intense, and somewhat mysterious screen persona, actress Kate Lyn Sheil has stood out in a number of recent independent films, including Silver Bullets by Joe Swanberg and Sophia Takal’s Green. At SXSW this year she arrives with four titles, including Amy Seimetz’s Sun Don’t Shine and Bob Byington’s Somebody Up There Likes Me. Here I talk with Sheil about how she got into acting, being a movie fan, her influences and the particular pleasures of independent film.
Yesterday I posted Ira Glass’s amazing rant about producing Mike Birbiglia’s debut feature, Sleepwalk with Me, premiering here at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Now, here’s Birbiglia himself discussing the medical condition that prompted the film, the challenges of transferring material from his comedic monologues to film, and pizza…