Archive for February, 2006

Independent Spirit Award Noms…

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Here’s a fine article by Jonny Leahan on indieWIRE about the Spirit Award nominated docs.

IDA Oscar Night and DocuDay

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

The IDA has a couple of great events this week. Come out and see a movie on Saturday or hit the Oscar reception on Wednesday. IDA’s 24th Annual Celebration of Academy Awards® Documentary Nominees Wednesday, March 1st, 2006 6:30 PM Doors open Light Hors d’oeuvres / drinks 8:00 PM Film Program 9:45 PM Dessert Reception […]

True/False Day 3 – Sunday

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

I recently discovered Current.tv as Channel 366 on DirecTV. It’s a cool thing. The station launched August 2005 and is 30% programmed by viewers. Josh Soskin and Yogi Graham were on hand for a presentation about this new channel. Check out their website for how to get your short doc on Current. T/F also announced […]

T/F by the numbers…

Monday, February 27th, 2006

From Pete Bland’s blog… If closing-night film “Homemade Hillbilly Jam” and the Big Smith concert that followed didn’t do enough to fill Columbians and other Missourians with home pride last night, the final attendance figure for True/False 2006 certainly pushed them to the brink of bursting. In only its third year of existence, the True/False […]

True/False Day 2 – Saturday

Monday, February 27th, 2006

I started with breakfast at a great little healthful joint, the Main Squeeze, and then it was over to the Artisan to see the start of the panel Me and My Shadow (subject vs. subjectivity) but I had to cut it short to make it to Jeff Feuerzeig’s The Devil and Daniel Johnston. This is […]

True/False Day 1 – Friday

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

Okay, well technically it started yesterday, but I got here today and tonight was the opening night film – so it’s Day 1 in my book. Ah…the travel day. Wake up at 4 in the morning so you can drive yourself to the airport, park your car in a parking lot, but it’s SO foggy […]

We’re talkin’ True/False ya’ll…

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

I’m so looking forward to my trip to Columbia, MO for the 3rd annual True/False Film Festival at the end of February. They announced their lineup today and it’s quite impressive, including several films right off Sundance (American Blackout, Black Gold, Awesome: I Fuckin’ Shot That! and The Trials of Darryl Hunt), a couple of […]

Through the Fire opens in a city near you…

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

When I saw Through the Fire at AFI Fest last November it made my heart race! It’s opening Friday in NY, LA, Boston and Portland. Through the Fire, Jonathan Hock’s riveting film, follows basketball star Sebastian Telfair through his senior year in high school where he has to decide whether to attend college or go […]

The International Documentary Challenge…

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Just found out about this interesting thing, The International Documentary Challenge. The International Documentary Challenge (IDC) is a timed filmmaking competition where filmmaking teams from around the world have just over 5 days to make a short documentary film! The 1st Annual IDC will take place March 22 through March 27, 2006. The early registration […]

Friends of Film Series in Los Angeles…

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

My friends at Friends of Film are showing a super series of films: Friends of Film presents: Back From the Dance Film Series Six Saturday Nights starting Feb 11, 2006 at Hollywood’s Raleigh Studios Chaplin Theater 7 pm February 11th they’re gonna show the Academy Award nominated short docs. A perfect opportunity to see ‘em […]