Kalyanee Mam's bold new documentary, A River Changes Course, shot in a breathtakingly beautiful, cinema-verite style, breaks new ground in presenting the lives of Cambodians marching from their ancient culture into a globalized economy.
The wealth of movies exploring LGBT experiences is especially rich at this year's Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off today with a diverse, star-dusted lineup of queer movies. Here, festival director John Cooper, a gay father, offers his take on this year's achievements in queer cinema.
It's a coup for any film to get into Sundance, and this year is no exception. One such film is K.I.T., produced by Lauren Schnipper. I spoke with Schnipper about the film and what Sundance can do for emerging filmmakers.
Reading story after story of girls and women being brutally attacked and raped, I've realized that I don't want one more teenage girl to have to step up and be brave in front of the camera. Or to speak out on behalf of victims everywhere. I want the violence and rape to stop.
It became clear that I could make a living creating fetish porn, and I jumped at the opportunity. But for me, porn has never been just a business -- it's about providing access for hundreds of thousands of people like me whose fantasies live outside the bounds of conventional sexuality.
We as filmmakers, more than ever, must become as creative and strategic in our distribution, outreach, funding, audience engagement, and evaluation as we are in our filmmaking.
As ASF's founder and executive director, and being Adrienne's widower, I am personally very grateful for the many loyal celebrity friends and supporters who believe in our mission while helping to keep Adrienne's memory and spirit alive.
Female action stars are hot, but can they really save lives? Director and writer Fiona Mackenzie thinks they can. Not just in the movies, but in real life. This conviction inspired her new film, Alpha Numeric.
This Friday, The Sessions, starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, and William H. Macy, will be released, beginning what is likely a path towards multiple Oscar nominations.
Sure, it's about losing your virginity -- but Jon Kasdan's new film, The First Time, is about something bigger: the thrill of the new that you used to get as a teen, when you'd escape the orbit of your own high school into the universe of another one, where no one knew who you were.
This weekend will be a critical marker for the burgeoning independent Black film movement. Opening in theaters in select cities this Friday, Middle of Nowhere is a compelling drama about a young newlywed who puts her happiness on hold as she eagerly awaits for her husband's early release from a five-year prison sentence.
My head a little feverish, my heart pumping, I felt the intensity of emotion reverberate throughout my body. It's incredible that a few 14-minute films can provoke such a powerful reaction.
The Invisible War reveals how the military disciplinary process has fostered a culture in which sexual assault against a victim on active duty is considered an "occupational hazard" of serving in the U.S. armed forces.
On a summery Sunday afternoon in Beverly Hills, I was suddenly thrust into the watery bayou swamps of southern Louisiana, and engrossed in a story, and a world, which has not left my thoughts since for even a moment.
This month, Sderot, a city less than a mile away from Gaza, which has for the last decade been under an intermittent barrage of rocket attacks, hosted the annual Cinema South Festival.
Rhys Ernst's films are a tactile fusion of art and queer theory with tones of subtle surreality that nudge at gender identity and real life fabulousness.