Tag Archives: Village East Cinema

Review: ‘Child of God’

Review: ‘Child of God’

Written & Directed by James Franco Starring Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson & James Franco When the title card Child of God first appears, it’s stamped over a man that’s just been walloped by an axe to the head, writhing and growling in pain. His name is Lester Ballad and he embodies Cormac McCarthy’s eponymous

James Franco Directs 'Child of God'

Roundtable Interview: James Franco (Writer/Director) & Scott Haze (Star) – ‘Child of God’

Directed by James Franco, and based on the chilling novel by Cormac McCarthy, ‘Child of God‘, tells the provocative story of Lester Ballad (Scott Haze), a dispossessed, violent man, attempting to exist outside the social order. Consecutively deprived of parents and housing and driven by famished loneliness, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller

FIRST TIME FEST And TRIBECA FILM INSTITUE Present A 20th Anniversary Benefit Screening Of A BRONX TALE With Special Guests Robert De Niro & Chazz Palminteri

First Time Fest and Tribeca Film Institute present a special “First Exposure” benefit screening of Robert De Niro’s acclaimed directorial debut, A Bronx Tale, on Monday, February 24th, at the Village East Cinema.   Influential figures from the film and entertainment world will gather in NYC to celebrate first-time filmmakers with this thrilling 20th Anniversary retrospective

Review: ‘Hank: Five Years From the Brink’

Directed by Joe Berlinger Featuring Hank Paulson & Wendy Paulson ‘Hank: Five Years From the Brink’ Opens Friday, January 31 in NYC at Village East Cinema Prolific contemporary documentarian Joe Berlinger’s (Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) linear, yet face-valuably informative ‘Hank: Five Years from the Brink’ offers a (somewhat) comprehensive, yet wholly unprofound look into the

Interview: Liz Marshall (Director – ‘The Ghosts in Our Machine’)

Slowly but surely, blinders are being removed to reveal one of the most haunting moral dilemmas of our modern world, courtesy of one of the most important documentaries of the year.  In much the same way FOOD INC. opened audiences’ eyes to the bleak realities of the food manufacturing industry, THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE piques our awareness to

Interview: Joon Bai (Writer/Producer – ‘The Other Side of the Mountain’)

During the Korean War, a young nurse in the small town of Chunamri, North Korea, saves a wounded soldier who has been left behind during battle. Brought together by the unfortunate circumstance of war, theirs is a fateful meeting. His identity is unknown to her until he must return to South Korea. With the promise