2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL Hosts The World Premiere Of Native Narrative Short Little Chief

Little Chief, a narrative short film directed by Indigenous filmmaker Erica Tremblay (Seneca-Cayuga), will hold its world premiere as part of the Shorts Selection at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The story stars an Indigenous cast, including Lily Gladstone (Certain Women, Billions), and was produced through the Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab last year. Filmed with quiet resilience and against the bleak landscape of a … Continue reading 2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL Hosts The World Premiere Of Native Narrative Short Little Chief

The Documentary “Virgin Blacktop: A New York Skate Odyssey” Is A Chronicle Of Passion, Life And Skateboarding

  By William Engel “Virgin Blacktop: A New York Skate Odyssey” is a documentary chronicling the genesis, peak and dissolution of The Wizards, a team of nine New York teenagers united by their passion for skateboarding. The film is comprised of footage, news articles and stories spanning more than thirty years, compiled by Charlie Samuels, one of the Wizards’ most prominent members. The film has … Continue reading The Documentary “Virgin Blacktop: A New York Skate Odyssey” Is A Chronicle Of Passion, Life And Skateboarding

Mark Vadik Cinematically Depicts The story of A Harsh Life Through An Child’s Eyes

  By William Engel “A Chance in the World” genuinely uplifting drama, bolstered by several compelling performances from the cast. “A Chance in the World”, based on the autobiographical book of the same name, cinematically depicts the life story of Steve Pemberton, a child left with an abusive foster home at the age of five. In the film, Steve strives to get himself an education, … Continue reading Mark Vadik Cinematically Depicts The story of A Harsh Life Through An Child’s Eyes

Filmmaker Sue Rowe: Showing Wings Of Courage To Showcase A Violent Issue

  By:  Vernon Nickerson Edited by: Colleen Page Images by: Filmmaker Sue Rowe   The Art Of Monteque first met Filmmaker Sue Rowe during The 2016 Sundance Film Festival. She was absolutely charming and showed a profound passion for filmmaking, but little did we know at the time just how passionate about social issues she was.  Filmmaker Sue Rowe,  is a dramatic actress with depth … Continue reading Filmmaker Sue Rowe: Showing Wings Of Courage To Showcase A Violent Issue

A Review Of “Cold Nights Hot Salsa” A Film About Love And Passion

By: Austin Winter-Chase “Most meaningful undertakings are personal. My goal is to tell the story of salsa in such a way that it reaches beyond the dance world. The aspirations of Victor and Katia are just as much my aspirations. They want to reach the top and show to the world what they can do on a dance floor. In making this film I want … Continue reading A Review Of “Cold Nights Hot Salsa” A Film About Love And Passion

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES NEW, MULTI-YEAR INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT THEATRE ARTISTS FROM MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA

  Sundance Institute  announced a significant expansion of its international cultural exchange programs for independent artists with a new, multi-year initiative to support theatre-makers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). With the goal of creating new opportunities for cross-cultural connectedness and in-depth mutual artistic reflection and exploration, the Institute will expand its existing international Labs to include a pilotTheatre Lab in MENA, to … Continue reading SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES NEW, MULTI-YEAR INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT THEATRE ARTISTS FROM MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA

The 2015 L A Film Festival Review: “Maiko: Dancing Child”

  By: Vernon Nickerson Norwegian Writer and Director Ase Svenheim Drivenes has crafted a beautiful tone poem of an artist risking all for the love of her chosen profession – prima ballerina – in his film “Maiko: Dancing Child”. It is easy to see why it was nominated as Best Documentary at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. We are introduced to this story of … Continue reading The 2015 L A Film Festival Review: “Maiko: Dancing Child”