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The Fits premieres in Sundance 2016 | NEXT

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North American Premiere Sundance 2016 | NEXT  THE FITS Written + Directed by Anna Rose Holmer Starring Royalty Hightower, Makyla Burnam + Inayah Rodgers     "Beguiling" - VARIETY   "Captivating" - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER   "Sweat, blood, and dancing" - INDIEWIRE   "Royalty Hightower, gives a commanding, physical performance" - VANITY FAIR   ...

THE EYES OF MY MOTHER @ Sundance

Cast: Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Clara Wong, Flora Diaz and Olivia Bond Francisca has been unfazed by death from an early age—her mother, formerly a surgeon in Portugal, imbued her with a thorough understanding of the human anatomy. When tragedy shatters her family’s idyllic life in the countryside, her deep trauma gradually awakens some unique curiosities. As she grows up, her desire to connect with the world around her takes a distinctly dark form. Shot in crisp black and whit...

KIKI, NYC's Voguing scene, Sara Jordeno's feature debut (U.S. Doc Competition)

    **Official Selection - 2016 Berlinale Panorama**     A dynamic coming of age story about agency, resilience and the transformative artform that is voguing, KIKI offers riveting and complex insight into the daily lives of a group of LGBTQ youth-of-color who comprise the "Kiki" scene, a vibrant, safe space for performance created and governed by these activists. Following members of the scene as they prepare for and perform at exuberant Kiki ba...

25th Anniversary NY Jewish Film Festival How to Win Enemies Premiere

By Maria Esteves – January 25, 2016 The 25th Anniversary New York Jewish Film Festival 2016 (NYJFF16) N.Y. Premiere of HOW TO WIN ENEMIES (COMO GANAR ENEMIGOS), directed by Gabriel Lichtmann was held at the Walter Reade Theater, Thursday, January 21st followed by a Q&A session with director Lichtmann, moderated by digital marketing associate Alexander Hunt, Film Society of Lincoln Center. Questions posed to Lichtmann by Hunt included: The film's...

Why SPOTLIGHT Is Front Runner, #OscarsSoWhite, The Big Five & A Contentious Award Season

by Quendrith Johnson, (Awards Intelligencer, 1/19/2016) If Oscar-winner Sean Penn can go interview El Chapo, then the state of journalism really is in trouble — oh, nevermind, this is just indicative of how movie people perceive and interpret the craft. A cocky Penn goes on CBS with Charlie Rose to call out those who ‘don’t think I’m a real journalist,’ while having committed a de facto ethical violation of the profession by grandsta...

Berlinale: Panorama 2016 Complete:

      Indignation / Panorama 2016 USA 2015 DIRECTOR: James Schamus Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon © Winesburg Productions, LLC.     Opening Films of Main Programme and Panorama Dokumente, Strong Showing from Latin America, and Films from Korea and China   The selection for this year’s Panorama is now complete: 51 films from 33 countries have been picked, of which 17 w...

Chi Raq by Spike Lee joins the Berlinale 2016 Competition

Chi Raq by Spike Lee joins the competition The Competition of the 66th Berlin International Film Festival is now complete. 18 of the 23 films in the Competition programme will be vying for the Golden and Silver Bears (see also press releases from December 4 and 11, 2015, and January 11, 2016). 19 films are world premieres.   The following countries are participating in the entire programme: Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Mexico, the Neth...

Forum 2016: Making Experience Tangible

Akher ayam el madina | In the Last Days of the City Forum 2016 EGY/DEU/GBR/ARE 2016 / DIRECTOR: Tamer El Said Khalid Abdalla © Zero Production The 46th Berlinale Forum will show a total of 44 films in its main programme, of which 34 are world premieres and nine international premieres. This year’s Special Screenings will be announced in an additional press release.   One regional focus of this year’s programme is the Arab region. Films sho...

Sundance Premiere: Robert Greene's KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE, starring Kate Lyn Sheil (U.S. Doc Competition)

2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL - U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE  A film by Robert Greene  SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 - MONDAY, JANUARY 25     What does it mean to tell somebody else's story? In this ingenious blend of documentary and psychological thriller, Robert Greene (ACTRESS) follows Kate Lyn Sheil (House of Cards, LISTEN UP PHILIP) through her creative process as she prepares for her next, tragic role: Christine Chubbuck, a Flori...

UNCLE HOWARD Directed by Aaron Brookner World Premiere: Sundance Film Festival (US Documentary)

  Watch the Trailer: Featuring: Howard Brookner, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, James Grauerholz, Jim Jarmusch, Sara Driver, Brad Gooch, Robert Wilson, Matt Dillon, Madonna, and more Directed by: Aaron Brookner Producer: Paula Vaccaro Co-Producers: Sara Driver, Alex Garcia Executive Producer: Jim Jarmusch Genre: Documentary Run Time: 96 minutes   Synopsis: UNCLE HOWARD is an intertwining tale of past and present. New York filmmaker How...

Werner Herzog's premieres his new documentary LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD in Sundance

Werner Herzog's new documentary LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD. The film is premiering this Saturday (1/23) at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.    TRT: 98 Minutes About the film: Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. Presented by NETSCOUT, a leader in service assurance and cyber security, Werner Herzog explores – in a playful ye...

Sundance 2016: WEINER, An Inside Look at the Disastrous NYC Mayoral Campaign of Anthony Weiner, Has World Premiere in U.S. Docum

**2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL - U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION**   WEINER     Thrilling, Wild Inside Look at an Unprecedented Political Meltdown Has World Premiere at Fest; Film Recently Acquired by Sundance Selects & Showtime Films     With unprecedented access to Anthony Weiner, as he mounts his New York City mayoral campaign, WEINER is a thrilling look inside his impending political meltdown. What begins as an unexpected comeback from being a...

Six European films receive FSS at the Sundance Film Festival

Land Of The Enlightened by Pieter-Jan De Pue Promotional campaigns for six European films are being boosted with Films Sales Support (FSS) from European Film Promotion (EFP) at this year's Sundance Film Festival (January 21 - 31, 2016). Dedicated to the discovery of new independent cinema from around the world and as gateway to the North American market, the Sundance Film Festival is one of the important festivals in the US. €25,000 towards sales compa...

Kim Snyder's Powerful Witness to A Small Town in the Aftermath of Unthinkable Violence Has World Premiere at Fest

2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL - U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION NEWTOWN Kim Snyder's Powerful Witness to A Small Town in the Aftermath of Unthinkable Violence Has World Premiere at Fest     There are no easy answers in Kim A. Snyder's searing new documentary NEWTOWN - no words of compassion or reassurance that can bring back the 20 children and six educators who lost their lives during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Instead, Snyder gives us exclus...

World Premiere of KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

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2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL  U.S. DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION "KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE" WORLD PREMIERE  SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 Temple Theatre 3700 North Brookside Court  Park City, UT Attending: ctress/Subject Kate Lyn Sheil (House of Cards, The Girlfriend Experience), director Robert Greene, cinematographer Sean Price Williams, producers Susan Bedusa and Douglas Tirola, co-producers Bennett Elliot and Danielle Rosen, executive producer Christos V. Konstantakopo...

Meet the misfits of BRAHMAN NAMAN! | Sundance 2016

  MEET THE CHARACTERS OF BRAHMAN NAMAN World Premiere Section: World Dramatic Competition Directed by Q. Written by Naman Ramachandran Cast: Shashank Arora, Tanmay Dhanania, Sid Mallya, Vaiswath Shankar, Chaitanya Varad, Sindhu Sreenivasa Murthy   We'd like to introduce you to the colorful characters of BRAHMAN NAMAN. It’s the 1980s and Naman (Shashank Arora, star of Cannes hit TITLI) is a know-it-all nerd driven by the whims of his raging hormones. Heading up...

Women Make Movies at Sundance Film Festival 2016

                WORLD DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION SECTION NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE    SONITA Directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami       ...

Joy, Review: Mop to the Top

Joy, Review: Mop to the Top Is it possible to watch a film based on a true story and feel that some of the scenes are unreal, artificial or contrived? It is. Probably more so, when the writer/director takes liberties galore with the original story and tries to universalise it, adding smart anecdotes and witticisms where honest narrative might have worked better. Joy is one such example. It’s a genre-defying tale, and that’s welcome. Half-baked plot points and half-hearted characte...

BGP At Sundance 2016

        FIGHT VALLEY  (Action; Fighting) Now available for international licensing Action MMA film FIGHT VALLEY!   Featuring the TOP UFC Female Fighters including: Holly Holm - UFC Bantaweight Champion Miesha Tate - #1 Contender & Challenger for the Cham...

Slamdance premiere for OH, I GET IT Documentary exposing the challenges facing queer comedians in the world of stand-up comedy

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Seattle directors Sara McCaslin and Danny Tayara will be premiering their latest short film OH, I GET IT     The short doc takes issue with the ...

Why SPOTLIGHT Is Front Runner, #OscarsSoWhite, The Big Five & A Contentious Award Season

by Quendrith Johnson   If Oscar-winner Sean Penn can go interview El Chapo, then the state of journalism really is in trouble — oh, nevermind, this is just indicative of how movie people perceive and interpret the craft. A cocky Penn goes on CBS with Charlie Rose to call out those who ‘don’t think I’m a real journalist,’ while having committed a de facto ethical violation of the profession by grandstanding for Ro...

Exodus to Shangai - The Synopsis

Exodus to Shanghai tells a story of two brave lovers, Fannia and Bruce, who stand up to the Nazis and fight against their evil. With the help of music, martial arts and wisdom, they make their escape to Shanghai on the Orient Express, saving many Jews along the journey.   Together with Dr. Ho, the Chinese Consul in Vienna in 1938, who helped thousands of Jews to flee Vienna and escape to Shanghai with free Exit Visas, they make their Exodus to Shanghai.   A Dead Nazi is a Good Na...
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