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Hong Kong 2017: Edward Yang Retrospective Unveiled, Including New TAIPEI STORY Restoration

All seven of Taiwanese filmmaker Edward Yang's feature films will be screened at this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival, to mark the 10th anniversary of the filmmaker's death, it was announced today.    That Day, on the Beach (1983),...

DARKNESS RISING: Raven Banner Will Handle International Sales For Horror Sci-fi

Our friends at Raven Banner Entertainment are handling international sales for Darkness Rising, Austin Reading's feature film debut. They are presently in Berlin at EFM presenting the film to potential buyers.    Reading has done a slew of work in...

HAVE A NICE DAY: Watch A Clip From The Berlin Selected, Chinese Noir Animation

Fans of international animation will do well to keep a close eye on Berlin this week, where Chinese director Liu Jian's animated neo-noir Have A Nice Day is slated to have its premiere February 17th. A hard rain is about...

Osaka Asian Film Festival Announces Full 2017 Lineup

Set to kick off on March 3, there's now less than a month to go before Osaka throws open the doors on its annual celebration of Asian cinema. As previously announced, Hong Kong/Malaysian action effort Mrs K is set to...

SXSW 2017 Announces Midnighters, Shorts and More: Expect MAYHEM

SXSW is mayhem. Mayhem, I tell you! And this year it will also screen Mayhem, a new film by Joe Lynch (pictured above). The midnighters program at SXSW has been announced and it consists of eight world premieres, including Joe...

TIFF Midnight Madness And Vanguard Programmer Colin Geddes Hangs Up The Gloves

Word has come from the Toronto International Film Festival that veteran programmer Colin Geddes is hanging up those programming gloves and moving on after serving the festival for twenty years.    Geddes, a friend to the ScreenAnarchy family since our...

Mel Gibson And Vince Vaughn Join S. Craig Zahler's DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE

From the crop of American filmmakers who have impressed the Screen Anarchy family in recent years with their debut feature films, S. Craig Zahler's Bone Tomahawk was no exception. It was dark, nasty and the violence in the latter half...

SXSW 2017 Announcement Features New Flicks from Katz, Wright, Malick & More

SXSW is coming up quick! The fest runs March 10-18 and the good folks in Austin announced the bulk of their lineup today. There are still a few of the program's 125 films to be announced, but what we now...

Osaka Asian Film Festival 2017: Opening and Closing Films Announced

Taking place within one of Japan's most colorful and vibrant cities, Osaka Asian Film Festival acts as a showcase for the best new cinema from across the region. Now in its 12th year,  a wide variety of Asian films will...

Rotterdam 2017 Review: SUPER DARK TIMES Is Super Well-Made

In Kevin Phillips' feature debut Super Dark Times the story plays like a reversed version of Rob Reiner's 1986 classic Stand By Me. In that film, a group of teenagers head out on a trip to find the dead body...

XX: Canadian Theatrical And Digital Release News For Female-Driven Horror Anthology

Oh, Canada. If you are as excited about the female-driven horror anthology XX as we are here in the Great White North then here is some news about when and where you can watch it. Consider this your patriotic duty...

IFC Midnight Acquires 78/52, The PSYCHO Shower Scene Doc

Tremendous news for our friends from the documentary 78/52. Alexandre Philippe's documentary about the infamous shower scene from Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho has been picked up IFC Midnight for U.S. distribution.    The title refers to the number of setups (78)...

SUPER DARK TIMES: Check Out The Poster For Kevin Phillips' Stunning Debut

I'm going to be blunt. Doing what I do for a living - between this site, programming Fantastic Fest and other events, and production / sales work at XYZ Films - I often get to see things very early in...

From Sundance to ChefDance: A Tradition of Culinary & Cultural Sustenance on Main Street

During an event like Sundance, one certainly hopes for good film. But what about good food?

Frontières 2017: Call For Submissions in Now Open!

Filmmakers of the World, the time has come to get your aspiring new film projects in for Frontières@Fantasia in Montreal this July and your work-in-progress projects to Frontières Goes to Cannes in May.    Some of the best places to...

Rotterdam 2017: Recommendations And Anticipations

This evening (or morning if you're West of the Atlantic), the International Film Festival Rotterdam starts. In the next ten days, Rotterdam venues will be filled with roughly 600 films, shorts and other events for film-lovers to attend. And as...

Rotterdam 2017: Trailer For SEXY DURGA Hints at the Darkness Within

Among the titles competing for the International Film Festival of Rotterdam's (IFFR) prestigious Tiger award is Sanal Kumar Sasidharan's Sexy Durga. The film recently won an award at India's NFDC Film Bazaar and Sasidharan's previous film, 2016's An Off-Day Game...

I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE Trailer: People Are Assholes

Macon Blair is best known to audiences for his incredible performances in Jeremy Saulnier's films (Blue Ruin, Green Room). Given their work, it seems fitting that Blair would eventually get behind the camera. His directorial debut (which premieres at Sundance...

Rotterdam 2017 Reveals Its Complete Line-up And Schedule

As we all careen into the second half of January already, it means we won't have to wait long before this year's International Film Festival Rotterdam begins. And indeed, yesterday the festival revealed its entire schedule on-line. Ticket sales will...

Slamdance 2017: Watch The Trailer For The Demon Yakuza Short Film, HELL FOLLOWS

As the Slamdance Film Festival draws closer it is time to give everyone a taste of the madness that it is about to fall upon the audiences when they watch Brian Harrison's short film Hell Follows. Here is the trailer...