Archive for the 'Film Festival Reports' Category

TIFF my day three…

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

After one too many parties Monday night and waking up to a wet and dreary Toronto morning I decided to sleep in and missed Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing. But not until I checked to make sure there was another screening. I finally got out the door for D.O.A.P. It’s not a doc, but […]

TIFF my day two…

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006

Yesterday was Monday, and while it marked day 5 and the middle of the festival for folks that started their TIFF experience on the first day, I wanted to start my first full day off early. So with a few hours sleep under my pillow I shot out into the world at 8:30 for the […]

PS: It’s cold!

Monday, September 11th, 2006

If you haven’t left for Toronto yet, bring a jacket and a scarf for that matter!

TIFF my day one…

Monday, September 11th, 2006

Sunday at 3:44 in the morning after a 3-hour nap I started in Los Angeles and ended up in my hotelroom in Downtown Toronto at 7:00 at night. It was a long day with not much to show for it but a couple episodes of This American Life that I listened to on the plane […]

Getting TIFFed off…

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

I booked my trip to Toronto for the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival. I’ll be there September 12-16. Everyone I tell that to says, “Ooooh…that’s late.” So maybe I won’t be breaking any news that late in the festival, but with Miramax already picking up the Dixie Chicks doc before it has its premiere at […]

Wrapping up LA Film Festival…finally…

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Wednesday afternoon there was an incredible audience for Mario’s Story. It was the second screening of the competition doc, but it still felt like a home-town crowd. The film follows Mario Rocha, a young man sentenced to life in prison for a murder he did not commit. The filmmakers have been following him for 7 […]

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 […]

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.