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Rick Alverson and Tim Heidecker on the Confrontational Humor of The Comedy

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 2:19 PM

Rick Alverson’s The Comedy, starring Tim Heidecker, is now available on VOD and digital platforms. We spoke to the pair about the millennial generation, passivity and isolation in the modern age, and those infamous walkouts at Sundance.

By Karen Kemmerle

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Sexy Baby Connects the Dots Between Pornography and Mainstream Society

(2) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 7:50 PM

One of the scariest movies at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival had nothing to do with ghosts or goblins. Rather, Sexy Baby is a documentary that examines how our hyper-sexualized society is affecting girls and women of all ages. See it this weekend in NY and LA.

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My Great American Video Store Documentary

(4) Comments | Posted September 21, 2012 | 12:10 PM

James Westby [Film Geek (2006), The Auteur (2008), Rid of Me (2011)] is an independent filmmaker in Portland, Oregon. He waxes nostalgic about his video store experiences—as both customer and employee—which set the stage for his latest project.

By James Westby

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Future of Film: Resurrecting Abe Lincoln's Bodyguard (Via Twitter)

(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2012 | 2:14 PM

What happens when a 19th century bodyguard is sent 150 years into the future to help with an indie film’s marketing campaign? He holsters his gun and sits down at the keyboard: meet Ward Hill Lamon.

By Brad Cook

Saving Lincoln

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Future of Film: What Is a Movie's Sell-By Date?

(1) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 4:49 PM

What matters in today’s film distribution models? The producer of Little League doc “Boys of Summer” considers the questions of shelf life, seasonality, and creating a long tail audience.

By Ariana Garfinkel

Photo courtesy of Tribeca Film

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Celeste and Jesse Forever Injects New Life into the Rom-Com

(0) Comments | Posted August 8, 2012 | 5:45 PM

By Karen Kemmerle

In Celeste and Jesse Forever, co-writers Rashida Jones and Will McCormack inject new life into the often tired romantic-comedy genre. As the film begins, an unhappy couple, Celeste (Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg), are in the process of divorcing....

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Future of Film: 'Gathr Is the Love Child of Netflix and Kickstarter'

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 12:12 PM

By Scott Glosserman

Editor’s note: Two weeks ago, we published our first in a series of pieces on crowd-sourcing platforms that are helping filmmakers get their work into theaters without a traditional wide release. Today, Scott Glosserman shares some background on his motivation for developing the new platform

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Paul Dano on Dream Girl Zoe Kazan Coming to Life in Ruby Sparks

(1) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 8:15 PM

By Karen Kemmerle

In Ruby Sparks, the latest feature from Little Miss Sunshine’s Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the impossible comes true. The film stars Paul Dano as Calvin Weir-Fields, a writer who experienced Salinger-like success at a young age...

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Oscar Nominee Demián Bichir Takes Flight in The Runway

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2012 | 4:26 PM

Fresh from his Oscar-nominated performance in 2011’s A Better Life, the charming Demián Bichir talks about working with director Ian Power, filming in West Cork, and checking things off his professional bucket list. Now on VOD, The Runway is a family summer treat.

By Karen Kemmerle

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Future of Film: As Hollywood Shifts, Are Paradigms Colliding?

(3) Comments | Posted July 20, 2012 | 3:57 PM

Hollywood’s appetite for adaptations, remakes and sequels is growing. But the absence of mid-budget films from lists of the world’s highest-grossing films, which has become increasingly conspicuous in recent years, indicates that Hollywood’s model is changing.

By Zachary Wigon

The ten highest-grossing films in the world last year were:

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Lauren Greenfield on How The Queen of Versailles Went From Versace to Walmart

(0) Comments | Posted July 19, 2012 | 6:21 PM

Photographer-turned-director Lauren Greenfield discusses her buzzed-about feature debut, which chronicles the overreaching of America, as told through the lens of the wealthy Siegel family. We promise: you will watch with dropped jaw.

By Karen Kemmerle

The Queen of Versailles

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Stella Days: Martin Sheen Is Keeping The Faith

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2012 | 4:50 PM

By Karen Kemmerle

Starring Martin Sheen and Stephen Rea, the film Stella Days is set in a small town in Ireland in the 1950s that is thrown into upheaval by the intrusion of the modern world. The advent of such conveniences as electricity, television, and water heaters engender...

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Ethan Hawke: An American in Paris

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2012 | 3:45 PM

By Karen Kemmerle

The Woman in the Fifth, a new film from budding auteur Pawel Pawlikowski, follows in the tradition of previous Pawlikowski gems such as Last Resort and My Summer of Love -- visually stunning, actor-oriented and fearless in their subject...

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Lola Versus: Daryl Wein's Ode to the 21st Century Girl

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 2:06 PM

By Karen Kemmerle

Lola Versus enjoyed its world premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival, which couldn't have been more fitting for a movie about New York shot entirely on location. The main character Lola (the beguiling Greta Gerwig) is jilted by her fiancé Luke (

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Future of Film: The Real Culture Wars or Hollywood Vs. Silicon Valley

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 12:51 PM

It’s no secret there is a disconnect between the technology/digital media industry and the filmmaking community. As CEO of Plexus, which runs Go Watch It, we are focused on (legally) connecting films and audiences. We have a foot in both doors, and are well situated to...

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Tony Kaye on Detachment

(1) Comments | Posted March 4, 2012 | 12:52 PM

By Kristin McCracken

In Tony Kaye’s new film Detachment (available on VOD and in theaters beginning March 16), Oscar winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) stars as Henry Barthes, a substitute teacher in an urban public high school...

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Future of Film: Tips For Connected Documentarians

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 11:54 AM

By Ben Moskowitz

This is an emerging field. But for filmmakers hacking on Web-based stories, it basically boils down to this:

You have to commit to the fact the “thing” you are making is not a linear, unchanging video with a discrete runtime (even if your users will experience it...

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Some Returns Are Only Physical

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 12:11 PM

By Zachary Wigon

The Dardenne Brothers-esque mode of deep character development paired with naturalistic aesthetics and a slow-paced story has become one of the more popular modes of storytelling amongst American independent filmmakers in recent years, and that mode is on full display in Liza...

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Future of Film: Alternative Cinema Strikes Back

(0) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 11:42 AM

By Karen Kemmerle

Who wants their moviegoing experience to consist only of big screen blockbusters at multiplexes? One of the websites I check daily is Alt Screen, a handy site that provides a comprehensive guide to almost all of the alternative film screenings in the New York City...

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Fresh Meat: Horror Ingenues

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2012 | 7:08 PM

By Karen Kemmerle

Tribeca Alum Ti West knows how to pick his leading ladies: Vanessa Horneff in The Roost; Jocelin Donahue in The House of the Devil; and now, Sara Paxton in The Innkeepers.

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