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Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #24: Chad Hartigan Gets Inside the Mind of Middle-Aged Man Starting Over in 'This Is Martin Bonner'

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Meet the 2013 Sundance Filmmakers #24: Chad Hartigan Gets Inside the Mind of Middle-Aged Man Starting Over in 'This Is Martin Bonner'
Chad Hartigan was born in Nicosia, Cyprus, and graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts with fellow filmmakers Aaron Katz, Zach Clark, Brendan McFadden, and Karrie Crouse. "They and all the other students were my mentors," he told Indiewire. In 2008, he wrote and directed his first feature, "Luke and Brie Are on a First Date," which had its world premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival before screening at several others. A Latin-American remake entitled Luna en Leo is set for release in 2013. "This Is Martin Bonner" is Hartigan’s second feature film. What It's About: "Martin Bonner has just moved to Reno for a new job in prison rehabilitation. Starting over at age 58, he struggles to adapt until an unlikely friendship with an ex-con blossoms, helping him confront the issues he left behind." What It's Really About: "The difficulties of starting over at a late stage in your life.
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Cold Weather: Trieste Kelly Dunn in conversation with Aaron Katz

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Director Aaron Katz's third film Cold Weather focuses on Doug and Gail, a brother and sister duo leading ordinary lives in Portland.  Then, Doug's ex-girlfriend goes missing, and mystery ensues. Doug is played by Cris Lankenau and Gail is played by Trieste Kelly Dunn...who happens to be me. I had the chance to catch up online with Aaron to talk about the film, directing actors, and craft service.

 

By Trieste Kelly Dunn

 

 

Aaron. How's living in Pittsburgh?

Great. I really love the city. How's everything in Los Angeles?

It's sunshine and roses every day. Are you excited about the premiere of Cold Weather? A film people are calling "the best film of 2011."

I'm excited. I'm really looking forward to a lot of friends, family, and hopefully strangers coming out to see it.

 

 

Yeah, me too.
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Cold Weather's Katz & McFadden Talk Characters, Genre, Free Collaboration

Cold Weather's Katz & McFadden Talk Characters, Genre, Free Collaboration
Toh's Sophia Savage flip-cammed Cold Weather writer-director Aaron Katz and writer-producer Brendan McFadden. Here's her report; video is below): Cold Weather opens in Los Angeles February 11 at Laemmle's Sunset 5. This genre-bender is a meditation on human relationships dressed as a mystery-thriller. The film plays by its own rules, refusing to be rushed by short attention spans or pressured by mainstream expectations. The 2010 SXSW hit reminds us that any budget when combined with the will to get a great film made is better than a big budget and the will to fit in. Plus, collaboration is not only free--it's a recipe for indie success. Here is indieWIRE's review and a scene explained by Katz. Below, Katz and McFadden talk about their inspiration for ...
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Exclusive: Aaron Katz Talks Cold Weather

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Exclusive: Aaron Katz Talks Cold Weather
Director Aaron Katz takes us behind-the-scenes of this upcoming Portland-based mystery featuring Cris Lankenau and Trieste Kelly Dunn

After dropping out of college in Chicago, Doug (Cris Lankenau) returns home to rainy Portland, Oregon to live with his more stable and responsible sister, Gail (Trieste Kelly Dunn). Unsure of what to do next, Doug spends his days sleeping until noon and rereading old detective novels, while Gail goes about the daily routines of her quiet life. Eventually Doug manages to find a job working the night shift at an ice factory. There he meets Carlos (Ra&#250l Castillo), a longtime employee who moonlights as a DJ. Carlos is initially skeptical of Doug. He's seen all kinds of people pass through the job. But the two become friends after Doug lends him a copy of his favorite book, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

Doug has not quite settled into his new
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Indie Film Focus - IFC Films 'Cold Weather,' 'Heartbeats,' 'The Imperialists Are Still Alive' updates and images.

We love supporting indie flicks, as such, we are pleased to offer you new images and info on several IFC Films releases. First up, Aaron Katz directs and writes "Cold Weather," a mystery comedy which stars Cris Lankenau, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Raul Castillo and Robyn Rikoon. Brendan McFadden & Ben Stambler produce. The film premiered to critical acclaim at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival, followed by a much-lauded screening at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival...read more about the film. Next, Xavier Dolan follows his directorial debut made on "I Killed My Mother" with "Heartbeats," a comedy romance where he stars along with Marie Camille and Niels Schneider (also from "I Killed My Mother")...
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Indie Film Focus - IFC Films 'Cold Weather,' 'Heartbeats,' 'The Imperialists Are Still Alive' updates and images.

We love supporting indie flicks, as such, we are pleased to offer you new images and info on several IFC Films releases. First up, Aaron Katz directs and writes "Cold Weather," a mystery comedy which stars Cris Lankenau, Trieste Kelly Dunn, Raul Castillo and Robyn Rikoon. Brendan McFadden & Ben Stambler produce. The film premiered to critical acclaim at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival, followed by a much-lauded screening at the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival...read more about the film. Next, Xavier Dolan follows his directorial debut made on "I Killed My Mother" with "Heartbeats," a comedy romance where he stars along with Marie Camille and Niels Schneider (also from "I Killed My Mother")...
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IFC films warms up to 'Cold Weather'

IFC Films has picked up North American as well as various foreign rights to "Cold Weather." The film by Aaron Katz was well-received when it bowed at the SXSW fest in March. Katz also wrote "Cold Weather" which tells of aguy in his twenties who finds himself entwined in the mystery of his ex-girlfriend's disappearance. The film stars Cris Lankenau, Trieste Kelly Dunn and Raul Castillo. Producers are Brendan McFadden, Ben Stambler, and Parts and Labor's Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy.
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SXSW Favorite "Cold Weather" Heads To IFC

SXSW Favorite
Aaron Katz's "Cold Weather" - which was a favorite with critics when it debuted at SXSW this past March - has been acquired by IFC Films for North American and multiple foreign rights including Asia, the Middle East and East-Central Europe. Written, directed and edited by Katz, and produced by Brendan McFadden, Ben Stambler, and Parts & Labor's Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy, the film stars Cris Lankenau, Trieste Kelly ...
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2010 SXSW Film Festival Line-Up Announced; Includes Cyrus, MacGruber, Get Low, and Kick-ass

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Not all of the great film festivals are outside of the U.S. Even if you can’t book a ticket to Cannes or Berlin, you should be able to afford a flight out to Austin, Texas for SXSW, which is a festival for not only movies, but music and video games as well. Like the years before, the line-up for the 2010 SXSW Film Festival is the goods. Matthew Vaughn’s Kick-Ass will open up the fest and then there will be other great-looking films throughout including The Duplass Brothers’ Cyrus, SNL’s hard-r adaptation of MacGruber, Tim Blake Nelson’s Leaves of Grass, and Floria Sigismondi’s The Runaways, just to name a few. If you’re going to this year’s SXSW, let me know so I can steal your identity and go in your place.

The 2010 SXSW Film Festival will run from March 12-20. Check out the
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SXSW 2010 Features Lineup Released

Less than a week worth of recovering from the Sundance Film Festival, and we are already looking forward to our next, big film fest coverage. That would be the South by Southwest Film Festival held annually in Austin, Texas. Last year, Scott and I brought you all kinds of coverage from the Lone Star State, and this year doesn’t look to be much different.

With that, the announcement came last night of the feature films that will be playing at the SXSW Film Festival. Previous announcement were already made about films like Cold Weather, Electra Luxx, Hubble 3D, Lemmy, Saturday Night, and The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights making their debut. Kick-ass was recently announced as the opening night film, as well.

Among the other films being presented this year are some Sundance darlings, a few, highly anticipated premieres, and MacGruber.

Check out the full list
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SXSW 2010: Full Line-Up Revealed!

I was so excited at seeing the SXSW line up last night that I completely forgot to post it and started searching the interwebs for cool content to go with it. Oops. Yes, I wish I was there but alas, it wasn’t mean to be (though don’t despair. We’ll be bringing you wicked awesome coverage).

But enough rambling, you want to know what’s all playing. Well, for a start there’s the much anticipated McGruber (trailer), the Duplass’ semi-mainstream comedy Cyrus, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs (trailer, review), Daniel Stamm’s horror flick Cotton and that’s on top of the previously announced titles which include Electra Luxx (Carla Gugino as a pregnant porn star? Bring. It. On.) and Kick-Ass (trailer). That’s already a great line-up but dear me, some of the other titles are pretty awesome too.

There’s Clay Liford scifi drama Earthling (trailer
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SXSW Announces Full Film Competition Slate

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Late yesterday the SXSW Fim Festival, which runs from March 12-20 in Austin, TX, announced the full lineup of films that will be screening at this year’s event. And baby, it’s quite a list. Mixing big name films with intimate indie gems, the sheer number of films and the vast array of talented filmmakers is sure to be a hit with attendees and critics alike.

This lineup includes premieres of studio films such as Universal’s MacGruber, Lionsgate’s teen superhero actioneer Kick-Ass and smaller films like Tim Blake Nelson’s Leaves of Grass, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs, Michel Gondry’s The Thorn in the Heart and Steven Soderbergh’s And Everything Is Going Fine. With so many films to watch, it will be very difficult to find time to seem them all during the events nine days. But hell, we’re going to try.

For more on
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2010 SXSW Film Features, Fantastic Fest Midnight Titles Announced

The 2010 SXSW Film Festival and Conference has announced its initial slate of titles. The list is rife with hot world premieres (Kick-Ass), films fresh from Sundance (The Runaways, Cyrus), hot titles from the 2009 editions of Tiff and Cannes that haven't had much U.S. play (Enter the Void, Dogtooth, Trash Humpers), interesting documentaries (Lemmy, The People v. George Lucas) and much, much more. Simon Rumley's Red, White & Blue, which has received much praise on Twitch based on its Iffr screenings, will have its North American premiere.

Midnight programming courtesy of Fantastic Fest is also back with titles like Higanjima, Monsters, Serbian Film, Outcast, and a yet to be announced special film. Keep eye out for SXSW coverage at Twitch, but for now, pursue the massive list below (descriptions courtesy of SXSW).

Headliners

Big names, big talent:  Headliners bring star power to SXSW, featuring red carpet premieres and gala film
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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2010: Aaron Katz's Cold Weather

For those who haven't embrace the Mumblecore movement yet, you might want to reconsider with Katz' latest. The recent release of the gorgeous trailer is what got this film on my list - I can't help it's what You Can Count on Me might look like today, with a little Van Sant thrown in for good measure. - #63. Cold Weather Director/Writer: Aaron KatzProducers: Brendan McFadden (Dance Party, USA Quiet City), Ben Stambler, and Parts and Labor's Lars Knudsen and Jay Van HoyDistributor: Rights Available. Photo Exclusive: Featuring Cris Lankenau. The Gist: This is about a former forensic science major and avid reader of detective fiction who gets involved in something unexpected after he returns to his hometown of Portland, Ore. (more) Cast: Cris Lankenau and Trieste Kelly Dunn. Why is it on the list?: For those who haven't embrace the Mumblecore movement yet, you might want to reconsider with Katz' latest.
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2007 Indie Spirit Award Winners: Juno makes triple play

[/link] and the gift she gave to Jason Reitman. Juno picks up a trio of awards and trailing with two awards each is another Fox Searchlight flick The Savages and the Cannes Julian Schnabel and his cinematographer were well rewarded for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly's aesthetic brilliance. Here is the complete list of noms and winners below. Best Feature: Juno         Best Director: Julian Schnabel         Best First Feature: The Lookout           Best Documentary: Crazy Love         Best Foreign Film: Once         Best Female Lead: Ellen Page           Best Male Lead: Philip Seymour Hoffman         Best Supporting Female: Cate Blanchett         Best Supporting Male: Chiwetel Ejiofor Best Screenplay: The Savages         Best First Screenplay: Juno           Best Cinematography: The Diving Bell and the Butterfly           John Cassavetes Award: August Evening         August Evening Writer/Director: Chris Eska Producers: Connie Hill, Jason Wehling Owl and the Sparrow Writer/Director: Stephane Gauger Producers: Nguyen Van Quan,
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2007 Indie Spirit Nominations: Abandoned But Not Forgotten

  • Underrated, overlooked, and mostly unknown, I’ve decided to highlight my four favorite award sections separately from today’s lengthy list of Indie Spirit noms. Why? because a). I haven’t heard of half these films and want to further research them, b). I want to add the missing titles to the Ioncinema.com database and c). I think it’s in the best interests of indie film lovers to familiarize themselves with the budding/future talent. Commencing with the John CassavetesJohn Cassavetes
[/link] award noms (the name of this section says it all) which is given to the best feature made for under $500,000; and followed by the noms for my favorite category the Someone to Watch Award and the listings for the Truer Than Fiction Award the Producers Award.August Evening is a two-time nominee thanks to the votes going to actor Pedro Castaneda. Owl and the Sparrow was actually
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