Tag: documentary

Early Submission Call - Four Seasons Film Festival

Holmlands is proud to launch the Four Seasons Film Festival in partnership with Green Owl Films; in a celebration of independent film, music, art and photography. February 2018 will see our first ever film festival held at the historic Cadogan...

LA Film Fest 2017 Exclusive Clip: SKID ROW MARATHON, Running, Judging, and Then What?

Its prosaic title only begins to suggest the real-life drama contained within Skid Row Marathon. And we have an exclusive clip that illustrates that. Set to enjoy its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival this coming Saturday, June...

Exclusive Clip from Rodney Ascher's PRIMAL SCREEN

AMC's horror streaming service Shudder has entered the original content game with a series of six planned "Shudder Originals", the first of which is Rodney Ascher's (Room 237) latest, Primal Screen. Primal Screen explores how individuals are simultaneously attracted to...

Review: DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME Digs Up Explosive Film History in Yukon Territory

It tells a truly fascinating bit of cinema history involving the Gold Rush at the turn of the 20th century in Dawson City, deep in the Yukon Territory.

Review: ASCENT, Iconic Mt. Fuji Revealed in a Thousand Photographs

Mount Fuji is perhaps the most photographed volcanic mountain in the world. Its iconic, perfectly shaped appearance -- perfectly symmetrical 45 degree slopes on both sides, reaching to its slender necked caldera, often snow capped in winter -- is instantly...

Exclusive Interview: Steve James on ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL

Steve James has been consistently crafting some of the smartest, most groundbreaking, most effective works of non-fiction for decades. Vaulted to the public eye with the majestic Hoop Dreams, his works have ranged from intimate portrayals of troubled men (Stevie),...

Cannes 2017 Dispatch: NEXT VR Round Up

To call the Cannes Film Festival one of the most elitist film festivals on the calendar is not an unfair assessment. This is doubly true when it came to this year's first ever VR entry into the official program. It...

Stony Brook Film Festival line-up, Wider Bros doc world premiere, female filmmakers in abundance

Photo: To the Edge of the Sky – World Premiere, July 23, 2017 (A Wider Film Projects Film) 22nd Annual Stony Brook Film Festival Presented by Island Federal Credit Union, July 20-29, 2017 EXCEPTIONAL PREMIERES AND FILMS BY WOMEN DIRECTORS HIGHLIGHT THE...

Hot Docs 2017 Review: SHINERS, Making A Living With Polish

Opting for nothing less than an examination of the purpose and philosophy of 21st century labour -- in short, how and why do we work in an era of automation and disposable consumerism? -- Stacey Tenenbaum's re-evaluation of the humble...

Hot Docs Review 2017: RAMEN HEADS, Slurp-tastic Food Porn

What is it about ramen, Japan's robust working man's (be it salaryman, artist or labourer) meal of broth, noodles and pork, that makes its practitioners and enthusiasts become philosophers and seriocomic poets? Cinema has only encouraged this, as Itami Jûzô's gonzo, fussy,...

Hot Docs 2017 Review: HOBBYHORSE REVOLUTION Revels in the Intensity of Youth

Dressage, in equestrian terms, is the art of riding and training a horse in a manner that develops obedience, flexibility, and balance. It factors significantly into Selma Vilhunen's documentary on the most curious of Finland subcultures, one involving hobbyhorses and (mostly)...

Hot Docs 2017 Review: ALL THAT PASSES BY THROUGH A WINDOW THAT DOESN'T OPEN

I have a particular fondness for movies set on trains or in railyards, and also for documentaries about labour. Thus, it should come as no surprise, that Martin DiCicco's All That Passes By Through A Window That Doesn't Open caught...

Review: In RISK, Laura Poitras Takes Risks in Exposing Assange And Wikileaks

6 years in the making, Risk tries to keep up with whirlwind of information, highlighting Poitras's unprecedented access into wikileaks and Assange as many events around the world were unfolding.

Hot Docs 2017 Review: PACMEN Is Exquisite Schadenfreude

How many people have selfies taken with Dr. Ben Carson on their phones that they will probably never look at again? For a few shining moments, the former neurosurgeon whose stab-to-scalpel story was adapted into a television movie starring Cuba...

Hot Docs 2017 Curtain Raiser: A Deep Dive Into Toronto's Super-Sized Documentary Festival

North America's premiere documentary film festival kicks off in a few days in Toronto for its 24th edition. As is the norm, it features a daunting number of titles for lovers of standard, and not so standard, non-fiction cinema.  ...

Review: BANG! THE BERT BERNS STORY Tells Musical History From a New Angle

In recent years, several documentaries have explored the mythical world of popular music in the 1960s, including Morgan Neville's Twenty Feet From Stardom (about backup singers) and Denny Tedesco's The Wrecking Crew (about session musicians). Now comes Bang: The Bert...

Art of the Real 2017: Series Preview

Art of the Real, a nonfiction filmmaking showcase at Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York, celebrates its fourth year with 27 films in the lineup, continuing the exploration of cinematic possibilities of the film/digital medium. This year, the...

BURDEN Trailer: Controversial Performance Artist, Exposed in a Doc

Chris Burden inspired my first movie. My first scripted effort was a short 8mm film that you will never see -- I've never seen it! -- that was inspired by performance artist Chris Burden. I think I read a newspaper...

Climate Change Doc THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES: Make Plans to Watch It Now

After debuting at Hot Docs in Toronto last year, Jared P. Scott's documentary The Age of Consequences enjoyed a theatrical run in January and now it's heading to home video. We have an exclusive link for advance purchase of the...

SMASH: MOTORIZED MAYHEM : Watch This Exclusive Clip of Schoolbus Racing in Florida

This, is a thing. Give a certain type of person four wheels, an engine, and tell them they can put them on whatever size chassis they want and you can bet they are going to find a way to race...