Archive for November, 2005

Sundance 2006 doc lineup…

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

From IndieWIRE: The complete list of documentary competition titles is published below. Spectrum, Park City at Midnight, and Frontier lineups will be announced Wednesday, November 30th at 1:00 a.m. ET and the Premiere’s section lineup will be announced on Thursday, December 1st at 1:00 a.m. ET. The festival’s short film lineup will be released on […]

Independent Spirit Award documentary nominations 2006…

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

From Best documentary: Alex Gibney’s “Enron: The Smarest Guys in the Room“; Werner Herzog’s “Grizzly Man“; Scott Dalton and Margarita Martinez’s “La Sierra“; Mark Becker’s “Romantico” and David Zeiger’s “Sir! No Sir!” The Truer Than Fiction Award, presented to an emerging director of nonfiction features: Rachel Boynton for “Our Brand Is Crisis“; Garrett Scott […]

Sundance 2006 competition lineup announcement…

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

I’ll post soon. In the meantime go here.

A friend of At Risk Films in theaters now…

Monday, November 28th, 2005

39 Pounds of Love is currently playing in NYC. Opens in LA Dec 2nd. Why do I keep talking about this movie?!

Good Night, and Good Luck…

Friday, November 25th, 2005

Yesterday I saw Good Night, and Good Luck and I was struck by Edward R. Murrow‘s speech that both begins and ends the film. Murrow’s investigative journalism was controversial and innovative in the 50s and 60s. He attacked his stories with a passion that was rooted deeply in his heart and morals, to bring real […]

Movie theater irritation #12

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

People who take their shoes off.

Movie theater irritation #11

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

People who talk at FULL volume WHILE the movie is showing.

Wal-Mart movie and alternative distribution channels…

Monday, November 21st, 2005

On Saturday night a few friends and me went to the Media Action Project in Los Angeles to see Wal-Mart: the high cost of low price, the new documentary from Robert Greenwald. Greenwald’s previous works include, Unprecedented, Unconstitutional, Uncovered and Outfoxed. All of these films have used alternative means of distribution to get past the […]

When do I find out if my film got into Sundance?

Friday, November 18th, 2005

I was talking with a friend the other night about a film she is involved with, her fiancé wrote the project. They are waiting to see if the film got into Sundance. Now is the time for waiting. American, World and Competition films announced Nov 28th. All Feature films announced Nov 29th. All Short films […]

IDA Award Winners 2005

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

International Documentary Association Names Top Docs of 2005 FAVELA RISING and OUR BRAND IS CRISIS Share Honors in Features Category LOS ANGELES, November 16, 2005 – The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced today that FAVELA RISING, OUR BRAND IS CRISIS, THE CHILDREN OF LENINGRADSKY, CNN PRESENTS, and THE STAIRCASE have earned Distinguished Documentary Achievement Awards. […]