12 items from 2016
This week officially kicks off blockbuster summer with the release of Captain America: Civil War. And the Marvel Studios sequel is just one of a bunch of movies you should be excited to see this season. Later this week we’ll highlight a selection of movies that might be flying under your radar this summer, indie […]
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- Ethan Anderton
Film 2016 | Kinoteka
Electronic music in film is key at this event, and if your knowledge of the subject extends little beyond that Daft Punk cameo in Tron: Legacy, it’s a chance to brush up on a history that goes right back to the mid-1930s. Sunday brunch screenings this month include key examples, such as Bride Of Frankenstein and Hitchcock classics Spellbound and The Birds (next month: John Carpenter), and theremin queen Lydia Kavina gives a concert – performing her music for Tim Burton movies such as Mars Attacks! – and introduction to the instrument at St George’s Bristol. Other highlights include a screening of Suede’s new film Night Thoughts accompanied by a Q&A, maverick composer and one-time Pink Floyd collaborator Ron Geesin in conversation, 20s Ukrainian silent film Arsenal with a live score, and a new Frank Zappa concert film.
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- Steve Rose
The traditional crafts of crochet and knitting have become one of the hottest movements in modern art. We follow a few International artists and knitters as they bring yarn to the streets and into our lives in new ways. Starting in Iceland, this quirky and thought-provoking film takes us on a colorful and global journey as we discover how yarn connects us all. For this interview TV Host Vickie Howell sits down at SXSW Film 2016 to chat, Yarn the documentary with co-directors/producers Heather Millard & Þórdur Bragi Jónsson (Thordur Jonsson). Enjoy! »
- Dave Campbell
Joe Swanberg’s keynote today at SXSW was not unlike one of his movies: Unscripted, personally revealing and brutally honest. As Swanberg worked his way chronologically through his career, he kept pointing out how he wasn’t some trailblazer, but rather that his career had just intersected with tremendous advances in technology that changed how films were made and distributed. The reality, however, is that Swanberg has consistently been at the forefront of experimenting with how to be an uncompromised filmmaker, while still carving out a career and living for himself. Using examples from his career, the director provided plenty of filmmaking principles and advice with the many aspiring Dyi filmmakers in the audience.Read More: SXSW Film 2016 Honors the Past While Facing an Exciting, Gaudy and Uncertain Future "We Need To Share Information""If we just talked to each other we’d fuck shit up," explained Swanberg. Using »
- Chris O'Falt
The Miami International Film Festival announced the winners of its 33rd edition on Saturday, with Jacques Audiard’s “Dheepan” winning the Knight Competition grand jury prize and Santiago Mitre’s “Paulina” winning the Lexus Ibero-American feature film prize.
The winners were announced at a ceremony in Downtown Miami’s Olympia Theater, which followed the festival’s closing night U.S. premiere of “The Steps,” directed by Andrew Currie and starring James Brolin and Christine Lahti.
The Miami Film Festival is the only major film festival to be produced by a college or university. This year’s edition featured 129 films from 40 countries.
“Every year we see the Festival grow and look forward to sharing the powerful and stimulating works from around the world with the community,” said Miami Dade College president Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón in a statement. “Congratulations to all of the winners and to the entire Festival team for such an inspiring cultural event. »
- Variety Staff
At the Berlinale, the 18th Panorama Audience Awards are to be presented to Junction 48 by Udi Aloni for best fiction film and Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? by Tomer and Barak Heymann for best documentary. Both films were made by Israeli directors.
Aloni has presented all of his films at the festival since 2003 and Junction 48 marked his sixth production to premiere in the Panorama section.
It is his first feature since Art/Violence, which premiered at the festival in 2013 and won the Cinema Fairbindet Prize.
Junction 48 follows two young hip-hop artists who use their music to battle the oppression they encounter in Israeli society. Israeli-American director Oren Moverman (Rampart, The Messenger) co-wrote the screenplay with Tamer Nafar. Sales are handled by The Match Factory.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Lgbt festival will feature more than 50 features in its 30th anniversary year; Catherine Corsini’s Summertime [pictured] revealed as closing night film.
BFI Flare: London Lgbt Film Festival (March 16-27) has revealed the line-up for its 30th anniversary edition.
The festival will feature more than 50 features and 100 shorts this year, as well as a series of events and an expanded industry programme.
The film programme will be split into three programmes - Hearts, Bodies and Minds - which will highlight three distinct themes: Lgbt content in British film and new British talent, transgender representation, and Queer Science and new technology.
The first of those, Lgbt content in British film and new British talent, will feature titles including Tomer and Barak Heymann’s documentary Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?, Andrew Stegall’s Departure, and Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures.
The second strand, Transgender representation on screen, will feature »
Read More: Watch: Michael Shannon Faces Otherworldly Dangers in 'Midnight Special' Clip Starting today at 8:15am Est/5:15am Pst, you can watch a live stream of the Berlinale press conference for Jeff Nichols' "Midnight Special." Nichols is expected to attend the conference, as well as various cast members from his secretive new sci-fi outing. In the film, Michael Shannon plays the father of Jaeden Lieberher's Alton, an eight-year-old boy with special powers. As religious extremists, local law enforcement and the federal government all try and hunt down the boy, the father must embark on a dangerous quest to bring his son to safety. Kristen Dunst, Adam Driver, Joel Edgerton and Sam Shepard co-star. You can watch the live stream right here, on the official Berlinale Live Videos website (not embeddable). The film will next screen at SXSW and will open in the U.S. »
- Kate Erbland
With just a little over a month to go before the 2016 South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, organizers have put the final touches on its impressive slate by announcing the remaining programs that will round out its 23rd edition, including Midnighters, Festival Favorites, Shorts Programs and Special Events. The 10 genre movies playing the Midnighters section join the 13 Festival Favorites, 5 Special Events and additional feature titles as part of the 139 total features screening at SXSW Film 2016. Read More: Ethan Hawke, Jake Gyllenhaal and More Headline 2016 SXSW Features Lineup "Deep and dark character studies, crazy Japanese Manga come to life, daddy-issues, handicaps, survival, revenge and even a little remastering are all on display this year," said SXSW Producer & Senior Programmer Jarod Neece in an official statement. "You’ll hear from veteran directors and producers perfecting their craft to filmmakers that are about to burst »
- Zack Sharf
Goteborg– Swedish producer Tomas Eskilsson has since 1992 headed up Swedish regional film centre, Film Väst, in Trollhättan, one of Europe’s best-know regional film hubs.
He has masterminded the co-production of 450 features; this year he ranks No. 2 on the Göteborg International Film Festival’s list of the most powerful people in the Swedish film industry (No 1 is head of the Swedish Film Institute, Anna Serner).
This comes after one of the most successful year openings he has had. In 2015, Film Väst films won 14 Guldbagga awards – Sweden’s national film prize; one film sold more than 1.6 million domestic tickets, Swedish director Felix Herngren’s “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.” It was nominated for an Oscar (Love Larson and Eva von Bahr’s make-up and hairstyling). Recently, another, a film from another Swedish director ,Hannes Holm’s ”A Man Called Ove,” broke through the one-million-admissions mark in »
- Jorn Rossing Jensen
Pablo Larraín's latest release, The Club, has been the recipient of a variety of awards including the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize, Best Film at Fantastic Fest, Chile's official Academy Award submission for Best Foreign Language Film 2016. Diving into the secretive world of religious exile, Larraín investigates the shrouded lives of 4 men with existence-shattering pasts, whose futures are both stifled and protected by the Catholic Church.
These four priests, along with their care-taker, Hermana Mónica, live in seclusion in the small seaside town of La Boca, Chile, where they spend their days acting out a slew of both sacrilegious and holy activities. The laws of their outcast prevents most interaction with any of the townspeople, redirecting the men’s affection to training and betting on their beloved greyhound, Rayo.
The fathers, abandoned by the church, receive a newcomer to the house, a fellow priest who brings with him »
- Isabel Zayas
As we continue into the awards season in early 2016, more guilds are announcing their nominees/awards for the outstanding films of 2015. Next up is the Directors Guild of America, one of the heavy weights and usually strong indicators of what's to come. The DGA announced nominees for the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film 2015, and they've chosen a near perfect set of nominees this year. To top it off, they announced an entirely new category - outstanding directorial achievement by first-time filmmakers, featuring some of my own favorite films this year: The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Son of Saul, Ex Machina, and The Gift. It's fantastic to see these films by budding filmmakers highlighted by the DGA. Full list below. The nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film 2015 (alphabetically): › Alejandro G. Iñárritu for The Revenant › Tom McCarthy for Spotlight › Adam McKay for The Big Short »
- Alex Billington
12 items from 2016
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