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Los Angeles Asian Pacific 2019: YELLOW ROSE to Open Festival

I live in Texas, so when I see the words 'yellow rose,' I immediately think of the famed folk song "The Yellow Rose of Texas." This is a film site, of course, not a music site, and so we're talking...

Udine 2019: Anthony Wong to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 21st Far East Film Festival

Hong Kong favourite Anthony Wong Chau Sang is to be honoured with the Golden Mulberry Award for Outstanding Achievement at this year’s Far East Film Festival in Udine, Italy.   The controversial performer has been a ubiquitous presence in the...

Kinoki Film Festival Presents Official Selection And Special Screenings Of Its 2019 Edition

The Kinoki Film Festival is a yearly celebration hosted by the Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO), one of the most recognized universities in Mexico. From March 28 to April 5, the 14th edition of Kinoki will have Brazil as the spotlight country,...

SXSW 2019: The First Footage From Pollyanna McIntosh's DARLIN' Teases Terror

With SXSW now in full swing, it's about time that some of the hotly anticipated features start to share teases to whet the appetites of filmgoers. One of my must-see films this year is Pollyanna McIntosh's directorial debut, Darlin'. A...

Boston Underground 2019 First Wave Promises Satan, Lo-Fi Sci-Fi, Industrial Music & More

Boston Underground Film Festival 2019 is the 21st edition of New England's premier celebration of the bizarre and the insane, and year after year, it's only gotten better. From March 20 - 24, a rain of cinematic madness will drench...

SXSW 2019: First HUMAN NATURE Trailer Explores a Big Tech Revolution

The documentary explores a technology with tremendous potential. How and when should it be used?

Tribeca 2019 Full Lineup Hits

It has already been announced that Roger Ross Williams's (of Life, Animated and God Loves Uganda fame) will be opening NYC's Tribeca Film Festival 2019 edition with his latest doc The Apollo about the eponymous Harlem theater. Today comes the...

Giveaway: Win a DVD Copy of THE STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK

RLJE Films will release Henry Dunham's directorial debut, the thriller The Standoff at Sparrow Creek on DVD and Blu-ray on March 5th. ScreenAnarchy has three (3) copies of his film on DVD to give away to our readers in the...

Check Out The Shivers Special, Playing In Konstanz, With TRIPLE THREAT Included!

Film festivals can be grand, a place to discover new films, see the ones you've heard about, and chat about your favorites with complete strangers. The Shivers festival in Konstanz is such an event. I visited it last November, and...

THE HARVESTERS (DIE STROPERS): Altered Innocence Acquires Un Certain Regard Title

Our new friends at Altered Innocence caught our attention last year when they acquired the homoerotic giallo film Knife + Heart. While they were preparing for that theatrical relase (3/15/19) they picked the US rights for the South African drama...

Renny Harlin's BODIES AT REST to Open 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival, Full Line-Up Announced

The world premiere of Hong Kong thriller Bodies at Rest, starring Nick Cheung and Richie Jen, and directed by Finnish filmmaker Renny Harlin, has been announced as the opening film of the 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival. Francois Ozon’s...

Gasper Noe's CLIMAX: Raven Banner Announces Canadian Theatrical Dates And Cinemas

Climax, the latest film from the notorious Gasper Noé is making it's way back to Canadian cinemas starting on March 1st. If you missed any of its festival appearances our friends at Raven Banner Entertaiment pretty much have the country...

AMI Trailer: When Your Phone Prompts You to Commit Murder, Maybe It`s Time to Put it Down

AMI is a new psychological thriller from director Rusty Nixon and IndustryWorks Studios, who is also handling international sales of the film at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. A trailer has been released just in time for the market...

THE CLEANER Exclusive: New Concept Art Emerges Ahead of EFM

Back in 2017 one of my favorite pitches from the Frontieres coproduction market was for Jan van Gorkum's horror comedy The Cleaner.    In the Dutch production The Cleaner, a dark comedy and horror flick, the central character Barry, a...

SXSW 2019: Watch GIRL ON THE THIRD FLOOR Teaser

If you're going to be in Austin for SXSW, you're going to have an amazing time, because this year's program --- the Midnighters in particular --- looks awesome.  One of the films playing --- Girl on the Third Floor --- is the directing...

SXSW 2019: PET SEMATARY, Midnighters, and Much More

Genre fans will find a lot to like in the latest announcement from SXSW Film. As previously announced, Jordan Peele's Us will open the fest. Now, we've learned that Pet Sematary from Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (Starry Eyes) will be the...

Osaka Asian Film Festival to Open With RANDEN: THE COMINGS AND GOINGS OF A KYOTO TRAM

Osaka's annual celebration of Asian cinema, Osaka Asian Film Festival, launched into its 14th year today by announcing their opening film. Actor and director Suzuki Takuji (A Band Rabbit and a Boy) will present the world premiere of his latest,...

Sundance 2019: THE HOLE IN THE GROUND Poster and Trailer Debuts For Midnight Selection

Lee Cronin's debut feature film The Hole in the Ground just had its world premiere at Sundance in the midnight program and response has been good so far.    If you are eager to have a look for yourself A24,...

Frontières 2019: Cannes Buyers Showcase And Frontières@Fantasia Open For Submissions

The call went out before this past weekend, Frontières' co-production market and buyers showcase are now accepting submissions.    The Buyers Showcase, a presentation of works-in-progress films, happens during the Cannes Film Festival in France. The always popular co-production market,...

Sundance 2019: Trailer for Short Film HOW DOES IT START Explores A Girl's Desire to Understand Desire

Most societies are uncomfortable with pre-teens having knowledge of, or even curiousity about, sex and sexual desire, especially girls (though we're sexualized enough from an early age, but that's a story for another day). Recent feature films such as The...