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Sundance 2007 Review – Zoo

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

Just when you thought I couldn’t possibly write any more about Sundance. Here’s a guest review from Darianna Cardilli. Let’s face it: every year at Sundance there’s a shocking documentary – a televised gangbang, fraternity rape cases, etc. which earn it the moniker “Shockdance”. So when I read in theprogram that there was a doc […]

Where the Sky is Big…

Friday, February 16th, 2007

I’m in Missoula, Montana for the 4th annual Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. People keep asking me if it’s cold here. It is. I got in last night and hoofed it the Wilma Theatre. It’s the real home of the fest. It’s got about 1100 seats and I think almost all of them were full […]

Save PBS and NPR!!!

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Reading this makes me cry. Please sign the petition and tell everyone you know to do the same. You can copy the note below including the link and send it out in an emil. Thanks, Sarah Jo President Bush just proposed drastic cuts to NPR and PBS. We’ve stopped similar cuts in the past, but […]

Sundance 2007 – one day early

Friday, January 19th, 2007

I’ve arrived the first weekend, I’ve stayed through the closing night party, but I’ve never gotten to Sundance a day early. It might be the best thing I do this whole trip. I fled LA Wednesday morning on 2 hours sleep and a California Pizza Kitchen tuna salad. Sundance starts at the Delta terminal. Everyone’s […]

You too can survive the perils of elevation and too many people…

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Mark Bell posted a pretty good Sundance survival guide on Film Threat.

Movies and food in 2007…

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

We made it through another holiday season full of top 10 lists. Here are a few that caught my eye. I didn’t do one this year. Either I didn’t see as many films as I normally do or I just didn’t like that much stuff. I’m hoping 2007 really grabs me. I hope Sundance floors […]

Can Mr. Smith Get to Chicago? Yes!

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? opens Friday, December 22 at FACETS Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? opens Friday, December 22 at FACETS Chicago.

I need a blogging assistant…

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Oooh…it’s been busy around here! I haven’t had time to report on all the doc doings. IDFA blew past, I couldn’t make it this year, but there’s excellent coverage at indieWIRE and some cool stuff here and here. Sundance announced their short films today. Short docs are really one my favorite things. I’m excited to […]

Sundance 2007 – it’s on…

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

There are always so many announcements this time of year. The slate for the Independent Film and World Cinema Competions for the 2007 Sundance Film Festival came out today. See doc lists below.

2007 Independent Spirit Awards…

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

This morning Film Independent announced the nominations for the next installment of the Independent Spirit Awards. The whole list should be up soon…