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A Lego Brickumentary Interview

14 July 2015 5:41 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

During our time at San Diego Comic-Con, we got the chance to sit down with the directors of the Lego Brickumentary and a Lego brick artist. Come inside to check out the interviews!

When I was contacted by their PR rep I immediately jumped at the chance to interview Oscar-Winning, Daniel Junge and Oscar-Nominated Director, Kief Davidson. As an added bonus I also got to speak with Lego brick artist, Nathan Sawaya.

In the past Daniel Junge has worked on documentary such as Iron Ladies of Liberia, They Killed Sister Dorothy, Saving Face and Fight Church to name a few. Co-director, Keif Davidson is best known for his work on The Devil’s Miner, Kassim the Dream and Open Heart. Check out my interview with them below.

As aforementioned, I also spoke to former former lawyer turned award-winning brick artist, Nathan Sawaya.  Not only does he work on his own »

- (Mike Petty)

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Sundance Exclusive: Johnny Knoxville Says Evel Knievel Was A Superhero In Clip From Documentary 'Being Evel'

21 January 2015 11:05 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

"He was a superhero, a real living superhero," "Jackass" star Johnny Knoxville told EW about stuntman extraordinaire Evel Knievel, adding "he was the ultimate showman/salesman. He was so smart, and he was so charismatic. He could talk anyone into anything. He’s one of the great characters of the 20th century, period." Knoxville shares that sentiment in this exclusive clip from the forthcoming documentary "Being Evel," premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. Co-produced by Knoxville and directed by Daniel Junge ("Fight Church," the Oscar winning "Saving Face"), the film takes viewers back to a time when a real life superhero captured the nation's imagination in the 1970s, risking life and limb (and often broke many in the process) to accomplish fantastic, unprecedented feats. And as you'll see in this exclusive clip, with Knievel visiting Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, sometimes those attempts went horribly, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Slamdance Film Festival Selects Jury Members (Exclusive)

19 January 2015 6:12 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 21st Slamdance Film Festival has selected  jury members for its documentary, narrative and shorts competitions at the festival, which runs Jan. 23-29.

Narrative feature jury members: Richard Lorber, CEO of Kino Lorber; Todd Looby and Emily Upzcak. Documentary just members are Paige Williams, Josh Leake and Bryan Storkel.

Narrative and animation shorts jury members are Sarah Cornell, Rory Haines and Elle Schneider. Experimental and anarchy shorts jury members: Eve Cohen, Laura Merians and Dan Brawley.

Members for the micro short films competitition are Amber Benson (actress, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and writer, “The Witches of Echo Park”), Todd Berger (director, ” It’s A Disaster”), Laura Merians (cinematographer for “Björk,” “Atoms For Peace”), Kent Osborne (writer, “Adventure Time,” “Spongebob Squarepants”) and Damon Russell (producer, “Curfew” and director, “Snow On Tha Bluff”).

The fest, which takes place at the Treasure Mountain Inn in Park City, will include 13 world premieres, two North American premieres and three U. »

- Dave McNary

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