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7 Netflix Original Movies That Are Worth Seeking Out

7 Netflix Original Movies That Are Worth Seeking Out
Last week, in response to the news that Netflix had finally cracked the Cannes competition lineup (a breakthrough that inspired the Federation of French Cinemas to question if a movie that skips theaters should even be considered “a cinematographic work”), I wrote about the streaming giant and how they’ve performed as a distributor. My conclusions were, uh, not super favorable. Criticizing the company’s penchant for pricing out the competition, hoarding the hottest indies on the festival circuit, and burying them on their site without the benefit of a proper release, I argued that Netflix isn’t a distributor so much as “a graveyard with unlimited viewing hours,” and that “it doesn’t release movies, it inters them.” It’s a problem that extends to the well-funded features that Netflix produces themselves, a problem that’s only going to get worse as those titles continue to get better.

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‘Print The Legend’ Trailer: Netflix’s 3D Printing Documentary

‘Print The Legend’ Trailer: Netflix’s 3D Printing Documentary
Netflix has released the trailer for Print The Legend, Luis Lopez and J. Clay Tweel‘s documentary about the 3D printing revolution. The streaming company acquired the movie at the SXSW Film Festival this March, where it was met with good reviews (Indiewire called it “a slick documentary with widespread appeal”. Watch the Print The Legend trailer […]

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Netflix Picks Up 3D Printing Doc 'Print The Legend'

Netflix Picks Up 3D Printing Doc 'Print The Legend'
Netflix's latest documentary acquisition is "Print The Legend," Luis Lopez and J. Clay Tweel's film about 3D printing that premiered at SXSW earlier this month, where it received the Special Jury Recognition Award for Editing & Storytelling. "Print The Legend" goes behind the scenes of the country's top 3D printing brands, among them MakerBot and Formlabs, as they vie for dominance in the rapidly growing field, exploring the industry's drive to enable people to produce anything -- including, in the case of provocateur Cody Wilson, a gun. The film will premiere exclusively on Netflix in all of the streaming services territories in 2014. Read More: How 'Print the Legend' Turns the Prospects of 3D Printing Into a Fascinating Corporate Drama "It’s so rare for a film to capture history in the making, and Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel have done just that in their skillful presentation of the
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Netflix Acquires 3D Printing Docu ‘Print The Legend’

Print The Legend received the Special Jury Recognition Award for Editing & Storytelling in the Documentary Feature Competition at the recent SXSW Film Festival. Today Netflix announced it has acquired the rights to the film that goes behind-the-scenes of the top American 3D printing brands as they fight for dominance in the rapidly developing, groundbreaking field of 3D printing. The film will premiere exclusively on Netflix later this year and will be available to stream in all territories where Netflix is available. The film delves into the people behind the machines and asks tough questions about the industry’s creative drive to enable consumers to produce anything from trinkets to handguns. The film’s core story is rooted in the rise and challenges of start-ups MakerBot and Formlabs as they vie to release consumer models and control the narrative of their market to compete with established industrial players Stratasys and 3D Systems.
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Netflix Acquires 3D Printing Documentary ‘Print the Legend’

Netflix has acquired exclusive rights to “Print The Legend,” a documentary about the nascent American 3D printing industry that premiered at SXSW this month.

The film explores the people and companies racing to deliver consumer 3D printing — a potentially disruptive and controversial technology that enables reproduction of everything from guns to human organs.

Print the Legend” will premiere on Netflix in 2014 in all territories where Netflix is available. The docu won the 2014 SXSW Film Festival’s special jury recognition award for editing and storytelling in the documentary feature category.

Other documentaries the streamer has acquired include “The Square,” an Oscar-nominated film about political unrest in Egypt; “The Short Game,” about kid golfers; Mitt Romney docu “Mitt”; and “The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life,” about pianist and Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer, which won the Oscar this year for documentary short.

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Netflix Nabs SXSW Award-Winning Documentary ‘Print the Legend’

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Netflix Nabs SXSW Award-Winning Documentary ‘Print the Legend’
Netflix has acquired the rights to South by the Southwest award-winning feature documentary, “Print the Legend.” The recipient of the Special Jury Recognition Award for Editing and Storytelling, “Print the Legend” will premiere exclusively on Netflix later this year. Directed, shot, and edited by Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel (“Make Believe,” “The King of Kong”) and produced by Steven Klein (“Make Believe”), “Print the Legend” goes behind-the-scenes of the top American 3D printing brands as they fight for dominance in the rapidly developing, groundbreaking field of 3D printing. Also read: Disney to Film Marvel Netflix Series in NYC as Part of Massive New.
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2014 SXSW Award Winners: Grand Jury Prize Spills onto Margaret Brown’s The Great Invisible

Margaret Brown’s exploration of a havoc-wreaking oil spill from those directly affected by the events, and Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers’ portrait of an aimless pair are the big winners at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. The Great Invisible took the top honors, grabbing the Grand Jury prize in the Docu Feature Comp, while Fort Tilden beat out the field of eight in the Narrative Feature Comp. Here are the complete list of winners.

Feature Film Jury Awards

Narrative Feature Competition

Grand Jury Winner: Fort Tilden

Director: Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers

Special Jury Recognition for Courage in Storytelling: Animals

Actor & Screenwriter: David Dastmalchian

Special Jury Recognition for Best Acting Duo: 10,000Km (Long Distance)

Natalie Tena

David Verdaguer

Documentary Feature Competition

Grand Jury Winner: The Great Invisible

Director: Margaret Brown

Special Jury Recognition for Political Courage: Vessel

Director: Diana Whitten

Special Jury Recognition for Editing & Storytelling: Print the
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'Fort Tilden' Wins Grand Jury Prize For Narrative Feature At SXSW [Complete List Of Winners]

Fort Tilden from directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers took home the coveted Narrative Feature jury award, and True Detective took home the Film Design Award for Excellence in Title Design at SXSW.

Fort Tilden is a comedy film about two friends, Allie and Harper, and their hellish adventure to get to the beach from Williamsburg. Embracing the hipster trend, Bliss and Rogers managed to capture the viewers by winning the Grand Jury prize for Narrative Feature.

Special awards were given to Jen McGowan, who directed this year’s Kelly & Cal starring Juliette Lewis. Kelly & Cal is McGowan’s feature debut and she was awarded with the special SXSW Gamechanger Emergent Woman Director Award. Special mention for the award went to Kat Candler, director of Hellion.

Full List Of SXSW Jury Award Winners

Feature Film Jury Awards

Narrative Feature Competition

Grand Jury Winner: Fort Tilden

Director: Sarah-Violet Bliss & Charles Rogers
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SXSW: 2014 Jury and Special Award winners announced

SXSW: 2014 Jury and Special Award winners announced
The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival announced the winners of this year’s Jury and Special Award winners in a ceremony held Tuesday night in Austin, Texas, and hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael (Neighbors). Among the winners are Richard Linklater’s Boyhood (Louis Black “Lone Star” Award) and True Detective (Excellence in Title Design).

Check out the complete list of winners below:

Feature Film Jury Awards

Narrative Feature

Grand Jury Winner: Fort Tilden, Directed by Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers

Special Jury Recognition for Courage in Storytelling: Animals, actor and screenwriter: David Dastmalchian

Special Jury Recognition for Best
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SXSW Film Awards: ‘Fort Tilden,’ ‘The Great Invisible’ Win Top Prizes

SXSW Film Awards: ‘Fort Tilden,’ ‘The Great Invisible’ Win Top Prizes
The polarizing, quirky millennial comedy “Fort Tilden,” from directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, won the narrative feature grand jury prize at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, while Margaret Brown’s Bp oil spill expose “The Great Invisible” nabbed the honors for best documentary feature.

Narrative competion juror Oliver Platt presented the kudo to “Fort Tilden,” noting that the decision had been unanimous. The film stars Clare McNulty and Bridey Elliott as a pair of twentysomething roommates who find themselves in a trek across “deep Brooklyn.” Last year’s winner was the widely embraced drama “Short Term 12.”

“Sitting in that chair for the last half-hour was the best workout I could have had,” Bliss said as she accepted the prize with Rogers. “My heart is pounding so fast.”

Brown accepted the award for “The Great Invisible” onstage with her crew.

“This was a three-and-a-half year effort,” said the director,
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Fort Tilden wins top SXSW award

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Fort Tilden wins top SXSW award
Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers’ comedy earned the narrative feature competition grand jury prize while Margaret Brown’s Deepwater Horizon disaster film The Great Invisible prevailed in the documentary section.Scroll down for winners list

The awards were handed out at the festival’s ceremony on March 11 in Austin, Texas.

Actor and screenwriter David Dastmalchian earned special jury recognition for courage in storytelling in the narrative competition for Animals and Natalie Tena and David Verdaguer garnered special jury recognition for best acting duo for 10,000Km (Long Distance).

In the documentary special jury recognitions, Vessel director Diana Whitten was cited for political courage and Print The Legend directors Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel were praised for editing and storytelling.

In the short film awards, Quelqu’un D’extraordinaire director Monia Chokri won the narrative shorts strand as Person To Person director Dustin Guy Defa was cited for special jury recognition and Krisha director Trey Edward Shults earned special
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Fort Tilden wins SXSW

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Fort Tilden wins SXSW
Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers’ comedy earned the narrative feature competition grand jury prize while Margaret Brown’s Deepwater Horizon disaster film The Great Invisible prevailed in the documentary section.

The awards were handed out at the festival’s ceremony on March 11 in Austin, Texas.

Actor and screenwriter David Dastmalchian earned special jury recognition for courage in storytelling in the narrative competition for Animals and Natalie Tena and David Verdaguer garnered special jury recognition for best acting duo for 10,000Km (Long Distance).

In the documentary special jury recognitions, Vessel director Diana Whitten was cited for political courage and Print The Legend directors Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel were praised for editing and storytelling.

In the short film awards, Quelqu’un D’extraordinaire director Monia Chokri won the narrative shorts strand as Person To Person director Dustin Guy Defa was cited for special jury recognition and Krisha director Trey Edward Shults earned special recognition for cinematography.

Kehinde Wiley: An Economy Of Grace director
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SXSW Review: How 'Print the Legend' Turns the Prospects of 3D Printing Into a Fascinating Corporate Drama

The technological possibilities of 3D printing may provide ideal fodder for the imagination, but that doesn't necessarily make for great drama. The chief accomplishment of "Print the Legend," the lively overview of various leading figures invested in advancing the 3D printer revolution from directors Luis Lopez ("Chevolution") and J. Clay Tweel ("Make Believe"), involves its capacity to do more than just show off the fancy new toys. Instead, "Print the Legend" delves into the industrial challenges facing the printer's development in addition to the numerous personal and professional hurdles that the field has already encountered. In short, it's less a movie about the gadget than the cutthroat business around it. However, the filmmakers expertly illustrate the dazzling possibilities of 3D printing from the swift opening, when a number of visionaries sing the praises of the device's progressive abilities. "If the last evolution was about bits," one inventor says, "this one's about.
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SXSW Film Review: ‘Print the Legend’

SXSW Film Review: ‘Print the Legend’
A technology that promises (some would say threatens) to permanently transform our lives and businesses gets compelling behind-the-scenes treatment in “Print the Legend,” Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel’s skillful overview of the major players in the 3D printing industry, the ingenious and highly competitive products they’ve turned out, and the controversy they’ve stirred up vis-a-vis the gun-control debate. Still, as cutting-edge as these innovations may be, the dramatic trajectory here — the initial thrill of a successful collaboration giving way to the forces of hubris, conflict and betrayal — could hardly be more timeless or universally applicable. Reminiscent of such classic studies of geek entrepreneurship as “Startup.com” and “The Social Network,” though it’s ultimately a softer-edged, more optimistic film than either, this well-handled documentary should maximize its modest theatrical potential on the basis of its remarkable access and early-bird take on a fascinating subject.

In covering the technology known as stereolithography,
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SXSW 2014 Review: Print The Legend Is A Fascinating Snapshot Of The Men Behind An Emerging Technology

What is the most important invention of the 21st century? The smart phone? Hybrid cars? Twitter? Filmmakers Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel would have you believe it is the 3D printer. These desktop devices allow users to print immediate prototypes, greatly reducing manufacturing processes and improving workflow. While their documentary Print the Legend doesn't exactly succeed in proving the claim of most important invention, it does succeed wildly at capturing a fascinating moment in innovation. This is the best documentary on startup culture since Startup.com, and it is a brilliant snapshot of a moment in history. While 3D printing has existed since the tech boom of the 1980s, the technology has always been too costly for anyone but the most lucrative corporations. That is,...

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DVD Round Up, Feb. 1, 2010: ‘B-Girl,’ ‘Wushu,’ ‘Fireball’

Chicago – The DVD Round-Up is back with a collection of foreign films, indie flicks, a documentary, and a Kathy Griffin stand-up special. The key word for 2010 is diversity and there’s no DVD column more embracing of the variety of titles at your local store than the Round-Up.

Kathy Griffin: She’ll Cut a Bitch” and “You, The Living” were released on January 12th, 2010.

Chevolution” was released on January 19th, 2010.

B-Girl,” “Fireball,” “Import Export,” and “Wushu” were released on January 26th, 2010.

Kathy Griffin: She’ll Cut a Bitch”

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Synopsis: “The Emmy-Nominated special comes to DVD! Two-time Emmy Award-winning and self-proclaimed “D-Lister” Kathy Griffin’s latest comedy special takes you backstage in Hollywood — from the Emmys to the Grammys and even to Cher’s Malibu mansion! Appearing before a sold-out crowd at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon, Griffin is in top form
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Tribeca '08: Trisha Ziff on "Chevolution"

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By Stephen Saito

[For complete coverage of the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, check out Ifc's Tribeca page.]

Che Guevara probably never envisioned his image on a crystal-encrusted T-shirt as he traversed the Cuban countryside with thoughts of political upheaval. But there's the rub of featuring front and center in the most reproduced photograph of the 20th century.

"Che died, but thousands of Ches were born," remarks Diana Diaz during "Chevolution," a documentary making its world premiere in the Encounters section of this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Diaz is the daughter of Alberto "Korda" Diaz, a Cuban photographer who took the iconic shot of the revolutionary that originally went unused by the newspaper it was commissioned for and existed only as a print on Korda's wall. It wasn't until after Guevara's death in 1968 that the image called "Guerrillero Heroico" found its way into his memorial service and became the inspiration for protests and pop art the world over. For the past three years, Trisha Ziff
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