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  • From little films, big laughs grow

    From little films, big laughs grow
    It's taken a few years for the Chicago Comedy Film Festival to find its footing. Back for its fourth year this weekend, the lineup is noticeably stronger. As always, the focus is on small indie comedies. I got a look at three. 'The Yank' (8 p.m....
  • Alison Thompson's Harsh Look at Indie Market at London Fest

    "We're in the most difficult time in which I've worked in my entire career," veteran sales agent Alison Thompson told a packed audience of producers, financiers and other industry delegates in London Oct. 15. The assessment of the film sales landscape...
  • Stephen Collins plays a pedophile priest in short film 'Penance'

    Stephen Collins plays a pedophile priest in short film 'Penance'
    In an eerie echo of his off-screen turmoil, actor Stephen Collins, who is currently under investigation for alleged child molestation, portrays a pedophile priest in an independent short film that has played at film festivals recently. The 11-minute...
  • Robert Redford to Receive Film Society of Lincoln Center's Chaplin Award

    The Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Gotham nonprofit that presents the New York Film Festival, has tapped Robert Redford to receive its 42nd annual Chaplin Award. The laurel, which honors the film industry's most notable talents, will lionize Redford...
  • Lucas Museum gives most detailed version yet of its vision

    Lucas Museum gives most detailed version yet of its vision
    Pledging to "challenge the way people think about museums," the coming Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will feature "popular art from illustration to comics, an insider’s perspective on the cinematic creative process, and the boundless potential of...
  • As the Indie Biz Booms, Budding Filmmakers Need to Stand Out

    One of my guilty pleasures is to read the dozens of mini reviews of new indie films that run Fridays in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. I admire their commitment to support the indie scene with reviews, but it's daunting (if darkly amusing)...
  • Three Game-Changing Female Producers Make Sure Passion-Driven Films Hit the Screen

    Perhaps the least interesting thing about Megan Ellison, Gigi Pritzker and Molly Smith is that these game-changing film financiers happen to be the scions of three of America's wealthiest families -- a status that's more Trivial Pursuit factoid than it is...
  • 'Weekend' a home movie of sorts for Thomas Dolby

    'Weekend' a home movie of sorts for Thomas Dolby
    The world of moneyed Northern California liberals — a specific genus of the 1 percent all its own — is satirized from within in the seriocomic indie "Last Weekend" (at the Siskel Film Center through Oct. 9). It is Labor Day weekend and as...
  • Gregory Segal Heading Indie Heretic Films

    Independent production company Heretic Films has named producer and entertainment attorney Gregory Segal as its new president. Segal has represented the company as its attorney on "Low Down," starring Elle Fanning and John Hawkes, Kevin Pollak's upcoming...
  • '1001 Grams' and 'Heaven Knows What' Head Tokyo Festival Competition

    TOKYO -- The Tokyo International Film Festival unveiled a 15-film competition section with five world premieres and a strong contingent of films from other autumn festivals. Pick-ups from Toronto include Bent Hamer's Norwegian Oscar contender, drama...
  • Tokyo Intl. Film Fest Unveils Competition Section, New Samurai Award

    TOKYO -- The Tokyo International Film Festival unveiled its lineup for its 27th edition, unspooling Oct. 23-31, at a presser today in Tokyo. The 15-film Competition section includes five world premieres, nine Asian premieres and one international...