In what appeared from first glance to be a bold move, the Los Angeles Film Festival moved from itâ€™s central location at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and DGA to Westwood Village. Itâ€™s not unusual in LA to stay in your neighborhood and to be quite snooty about traveling across town for any reason. The Sunset [...]
Archive for June, 2006
Los Angeles Film Festival kicked off last Thursday with a gala screening of The Devil Wears Prada. Nothing says independent quite like that. Anyway, after studying the catalog, the true indies screening in and out of the documentary competition look pretty good. Iâ€™ll report back with my findings as the week progresses. Tonight itâ€™s Matthew [...]
If you missed the Audience Award winning doc at Silverdocs come to the New York Screening Wednesday night: INDIEPIX.NET & WOODSTOCK IN THE CITY proudly present a screening of: CAN MR. SMITH GET TO WASHINGTON ANYMORE? Wednesday, June 28, 7:30 pm at Makor Screening Room, 35 West 67th Street, NYC, NY (click here for directions) [...]
Just came across this article by Christy Lemire on CNN.com. Looks like docs are the best movies of the year, no surprise there!
Silverdocs was an incredibly busy time, but I managed to snap a few photos. Jim Jarmusch and Martin Scorsese hang out for a conversation about film. A special poster outside the AFI Silver Theater. The Marquis at the Silver kept changing, featuring World Premieres and Special Events. Nick Broomfield chats with AFI Fest’s Nancy Collette [...]
Hey, I did some coverage for indieWIRE about the 2006 SILVERDOCS: AFI Discovery Channel Documentary Festival. Read it here.
Dear Documentary Insiders, I donâ€™t want to use this weblog as a complaining station, but could someone please give me more hours in the day! Al Gore, Martin Scorsese, World Premiere docs, Doc Talks and more, who has time to write?! Promising an update soon. Yours, SJ PS: Read the chutry experiment – he’s writing!
The 4th Annual Silverdocs/AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival started Tuesday night. I had planned to go to the opening night film and party. But â€“ well â€“ something happened. Iâ€™ll start at the beginning. I flew in Monday. But, I stay with my Aunt and Uncle in Baltimore. Itâ€™s only a 40-minute drive to Silver Spring. [...]
Iâ€™m leaving for Silverdocs shortly. And Iâ€™ve got a lot going on there. Iâ€™ll be blogging everyday from the festival. Iâ€™m covering the festival for Documentary Magazine. indieWIREâ€™s got me covering for them. And Iâ€™m repping a film thatâ€™s world premiering there! Soâ€¦read my blog updates daily. Check out IDAâ€™s mag. Read indieWIRE daily. And [...]
I just realized while I was ordering in Chinese that I was sitting home on a Saturday night reading the documentary Oscar rules. It’s about that time…