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Pandemic-related YEAR OF THE EVERLASTING STORM is coming

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent What have filmmakers been up to during this Pandemic? NEON has captured the activities of some very interesting cinematic point of views during this strange time, informed by illness across the globe. The Year of the Everlasting Storm is perfectly titled for what people across the planet have been throough lately. Read on... From Screenmancer  NEON has revealed the internationally acclaimed roster for its upcoming portmanteau fea...

NEON on fire with new Céline Sciamma project PETITE MAMAN

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   When filmmaker Céline Sciamma made PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, there was a use of silence or negative space, in the picture not seen since the French New Wave. That's just my critical opinion. That said, Sciamma’s work can also frighten and shake up audiences, critical viewers, and some would say, even voting members. You want to read that with a wink, because who knows what lurks in the hearts of Member Voters, to ...

CLEMENCY movie free thru 7/31 & Alfre Woodard joins BLM Global co-founder Patrisse Cullors

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent In American, or in a deeply divided America, right now, women sometimes appear to be split into "Karen" and "non-Karen" camps. But the reality is, the issues that divide are more complicated than the duality we are seeing right now. That said, actor/activist Alfre Woodward from CLEMENCY is teaming up with others to take the #BLM discussion to another level using this NEON release from 2019 as a reference point. Read on... N...

Writer Shirley Jackson Nailed By Elisabeth Moss & Michael Stuhlbarg in SHIRLEY

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent “Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon” is the innocuous language used in the 1948 iconic New Yorker short story by writer Shirley Jackson, whereby a wife and mother named ‘Tessie’ is stoned to death in her typical American small town by the friendly village folk, a longstanding tradition. ‘Old Man Warner’ insists doing away with the lottery proves the young generation are “damn fools,” and on that n...

YOU CANNOT KILL DAVID ARQUETTE is First Doc Snagged at 2020 SXSW During Pandemic

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Somehow, even though SXSW 2020 was canceled, David Arquette managed to score a win for his documentary YOU CANNOT KILL DAVID ARQUETTE. It's about? Wrestling... And not with his conscience, lol. Executive Producer and star David Arquette said, "I set out to make this film to stand up for myself, to rewrite the ending to my story, and find a place where I could be proud of my time in the ring. We couldn't wish for a better company ...

After PARASITE Score, NEON Elevates Elissa Federoff and Christina Zisa to Prexy Roles

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent With Award Season comes the impact of all Oscar winners on real people, or executives in the industry, that is. PARASITE from Bong Joon-ho exploded onto the scene during the run-up to the 2020 Academy Awards. This film even secured a place in history as the first of its kind to win Best Picture. Behind the scenes, here was the result at NEON, read on... Curated by Screenmancer Staff NEW YORK, NY: NEON announced today that Elissa Federoff ...

NEON Goes Worldwide With Amy Seimetz’s SXSW Fave SHE DIES TOMORROW

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent   While the coronavirus, or COVID-19, updates rage from crowned heads of EU to uncrowned rank and file New Yorkers, here's an apocalytpic "existential thriller" to live for... Curated by Screenmancer Staff NEW YORK, NY(3/25/20): NEON announced today that they have acquired worldwide rights to Amy Seimetz’s apocalyptic existential thriller SHE DIES TOMORROW, an official selection of the 2020 SXSW Film Festival. Inadvert...