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  • Festival Alternatives Exist for Indie Filmmakers

    The Sundance Film Festival remains the quickest way for American indie filmmakers to win big. Like landing on Boardwalk and Park Place, it can often pave the way for fortune and success. But as the entertainment industry evolves and marketplace grows more...
  • 'Short Term 12' beats long odds

    'Short Term 12' beats long odds
    Just after graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, Destin Daniel Cretton took a job at a local short-term care facility for at-risk teenagers, hoping to save money to make short films on his own while he figured out what to do next....
  • New York Times Stages Online Indie Film Fest With L.A.'s Film Independent (Exclusive)

    The New York Times is hosting its first indie film festival on the Internet, streaming four titles on NYTimes.com for free during September, extending bicoastal relationship with Los Angeles-based nonprofit org Film Independent. Old Gray Lady lined up...
  • Review: The exceptional 'Short Term 12' comes by its pain honestly

    Review: The exceptional 'Short Term 12' comes by its pain honestly
    "Short Term 12" is a small wonder, a film of exceptional naturalness and empathy that takes material about troubled teenagers and young adults that could have been generic and turns it into something moving and intimate. Named for the foster care...
  • Latvia Sends 'Mother, I Love You' on Oscar Run

    GDYNIA, Poland -- Latvia has selected "Mother, I Love You" as its foreign-language film Oscar candidate. Janis Nords' movie, which is about a 12-year-old boy whose spiral of lies spins out of control, premiered at the Berlinale in Generation Kplus, and...
  • Woody Allen Tapped For Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

    Woody Allen will be honored with the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. The kudo will be presented to Allen at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. "There is no one more worthy of this...
  • Jean-Pierre Melville's 'Two Men in Manhattan' reaches U.S. fans

    American culture was more than a fascination for Jean-Pierre Melville; it was a defining component of the French director's persona and life's work. There was the surname he adopted, the Stetson hats he favored, the Cadillac he piloted through the streets...
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.'s 'Life of a King' Gets U.S. Distribution

    Millennium Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to "Life of a King," a drama that stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as a chess-playing ex-con. The film premiered in June at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Jake Goldberger directed from a script he co-wrote with...
  • The strength of Afghan women unveiled in 'Patience Stone'

    The strength of Afghan women unveiled in 'Patience Stone'
    The patience stone (syngue sabour) of Persian mythology is a magical black stone that receives the problems of those who confide in it. According to myth, when the stone has absorbed all the pain and suffering of the person, it will shatter and free the...
  • 'Crystal Fairy' brings free spirit to screen

     'Crystal Fairy' brings free spirit to screen
    It almost seemed like a typo when the Sundance Film Festival announced not one but two films made by Sebastián Silva in Chile with American actor Michael Cera. Yet it was no mistake, as the pair have indeed collaborated twice, with "Crystal Fairy" an...
  • L.A. Film Festival: 'Venus Vs.' filmmaker on tennis star-activist

    L.A. Film Festival: 'Venus Vs.' filmmaker on tennis star-activist
    This post has been updated. See bottom for details. Most people know Venus Williams for her ferocious backhand and overall power on the tennis court, but the 33-year-old athlete has also been an effective activist, specifically when it comes to the...