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Directors

2015 Slamdance Filmmaker Profile: Michael Steves (Director/Co-Writer –‘Clinger’)

Posted January 23, 2015 by Jason Teich

Fern Petersen (Jennifer Laporte), a driven high school senior, has her life turned upside down when her overly affectionate and possessive high school boyfriend Robert Klingher (Vincente Martella) dies in a gruesome accident. Things go from bad to worse when Robert returns as a love-sick ghost and tries to reunite with Fern – only to have his heart broken. As Robert plots […]

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Directors

2015 Slamdance Film Festival Filmmaker Profile: Steven Richter (Co Writer/Director: Birds of Neptune)

Posted January 22, 2015 by Steve Rickinson

Young sisters Mona and Rachel are left to their own devices after the loss of their parents. Confined to their childhood home and constantly surrounded by nostalgia of the past, the girls have created their own pseudo-realities. Rachel finds solace in her music and old spiritual practices while her older sister Mona turns to unconventional […]

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IN NYC

Initial Lineup for 44th New Directors/New Films Announced

Posted January 22, 2015 by Steve Rickinson

The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the initial nine official selections for the 44th edition of New Directors/New Films (ND/NF), a festival dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent. Well into its fourth decade, New Directors/New Films has been a beacon for […]

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Film Festivals (Non-NYC)

Immersive 1979 Revolution Installation to WORLD PREMIERE at Sundance

Posted January 22, 2015 by Steve Rickinson

Gaming veteran and Rockstar Games Alumni, Navid Khonsari, lights the fuse on yet another revolution, an immersive exhibit that allows audiences to explore, play, listen and engage with the real events and story-world of the Iranian Revolution of 1979.  The exhibit is based on the 1979 REVOLUTION GAME, a narrative driven-adventure video game due to release in […]

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Film Festivals (Non-NYC)

Berlinale Announces Forum: Special Screenings Program

Posted January 22, 2015 by Steve Rickinson

The Forum completes its programme with a series of special screenings dedicated to historical films and re-discoveries as well as new films that grapple with cinema and film history. The 1973 gangster film Joe Bullet was South African producer Tonie van der Merwe’s attempt to conquer a new market. Inspired in equal measure by the […]

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Directors

2015 Sundance Film Festival Filmmaker Profile: Sophie Deraspe (Director – ‘The Amina Profile’)

Posted January 22, 2015 by Alfonso Espina

Amina Arraf, an attractive Syrian-American revolutionary, is having an online affair with Sandra Bagaria, a young, brilliant and well-informed Montreal professional. Amina then launches her provocatively named blog, A Gay Girl in Damascus. As the Syrian uprising gains momentum, the blog acquires a huge following. But it’s Amina’s subsequent abduction—carried out in broad daylight in […]

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