Archive for June, 2006

Makin’ it halfway through LAFF ’06…

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

In what appeared from first glance to be a bold move, the Los Angeles Film Festival moved from it’s central location at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and DGA to Westwood Village. It’s not unusual in LA to stay in your neighborhood and to be quite snooty about traveling across town for any reason. The Sunset […]

Los Angeles Film Festival snuck up on me…

Monday, June 26th, 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. I’ll report back with my findings as the week progresses. Tonight it’s Matthew […]

Mr. Smith goes to New York…

Monday, June 26th, 2006

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) […] loves documentaries…

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Just came across this article by Christy Lemire on Looks like docs are the best movies of the year, no surprise there!

Silverdocs photo review…

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

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 […]

Silverdocs indieWIRE wrap up…

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

Hey, I did some coverage for indieWIRE about the 2006 SILVERDOCS: AFI Discovery Channel Documentary Festival. Read it here.

Silverdocs Daily Schmaily

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

Dear Documentary Insiders, I don’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!

Silverdocs update #1

Friday, June 16th, 2006

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 – well – something happened. I’ll start at the beginning. I flew in Monday. But, I stay with my Aunt and Uncle in Baltimore. It’s only a 40-minute drive to Silver Spring. […]

Silverdocs media frenzy for documentary insider…

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

I’m leaving for Silverdocs shortly. And I’ve got a lot going on there. I’ll be blogging everyday from the festival. I’m covering the festival for Documentary Magazine. indieWIRE’s got me covering for them. And I’m repping a film that’s world premiering there! So…read my blog updates daily. Check out IDA’s mag. Read indieWIRE daily. And […]

79th Academy Awards…already?!

Sunday, June 11th, 2006

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…