Sanzaru, Warns You Against The Power Of Secrets

By Sanyukta Thakare SANZARU is a Gothic tale, a journey to the heart of a haunted house. A house haunted, as much by death, as by secrets.   Sanzaru does not belong in your immediate ideas of horror, there are no creepy faces or bodies lurking in the dark. Instead, we meet the demons of our minds and our pasts. The only way out is … Continue reading Sanzaru, Warns You Against The Power Of Secrets

Murmur: A Glorious Summer in the Winter of Our Discontent

By Vernon Nickerson Murmur, a film written and directed by Heather Young, making its debut at the 2020 Slamdance Film Festival, takes an intimate look at the intersections between 1. a lonely and heartsick mother who longs to love and be loved in return, 2. the substances the mother has used to numb her pain, 3. a lonely and heartsick dog who desperately wants tender … Continue reading Murmur: A Glorious Summer in the Winter of Our Discontent

SLAMDANCE TO HONOR ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER STEVEN SODERBERGH WITH 2019 FOUNDERS AWARD

  The director’s newest film HIGH FLYING BIRD to sneak preview as part of the festival honor Festival. Also Announces Opening and Closing Night Films, Special Event Screenings and Short Film Lineup   The Slamdance Film Festival  announced that Academy Award winning director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Magic Mike) will be presented with their 2019 Founders Award, given to a Slamdance alumnus who has continued to … Continue reading SLAMDANCE TO HONOR ACADEMY AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER STEVEN SODERBERGH WITH 2019 FOUNDERS AWARD

SLAMDANCE ANNOUNCES 2019 FEATURE FILM COMPETITION LINEUP

  The Slamdance Film Festival announced the Narrative and Documentary Feature Film Competition programs, as well as the lineup for its new Breakouts section, for their 25th edition, taking place January 25-31, 2019 in Park City. Slamdance continues to be the premiere film festival “by filmmakers, for filmmakers”, dedicated to fostering a community for independent emerging artists. The Directors Guild of America and Blackmagic Design … Continue reading SLAMDANCE ANNOUNCES 2019 FEATURE FILM COMPETITION LINEUP

SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES FILMS IN COMPETITION AND NEXT FOR 2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

  (1) Morris from America, Credit: Sean McElwee; (2) The Lure, Credit: Robert Palka; (3) The Fits, Credit: Paul Yee.   The Sundance Institute is offering a first look at the year ahead in independent film, culture and new ideas, Sundance Institute announced  65 films selected for the U.S. Competition, World Competition and out-of-competition NEXT category set to premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, January 21-31 … Continue reading SUNDANCE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES FILMS IN COMPETITION AND NEXT FOR 2016 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

“Loitering with Intent” A journey of Self Discovery

By: Monteque Pope- Le beau “Loitering with Intent” masterfully shows that sometimes the decisions that we make are not always the best, but sometimes they are what makes us who we are. It is a wonderful chaotic comical statement in which sometimes no matter what we do to right the past; we just can’t go home again. Rafael and Dominic are best friends and actors … Continue reading “Loitering with Intent” A journey of Self Discovery

Filmmaker Craig Efros on his new film “Hollows Grove”

      Craig has always been a student of Television, Film, Theater and horror, first as a young kid hiding in the shadows sneaking peaks at horror films his parents were watching, then to making his own short films as a child, through to studying film in college. After majoring in Film Studies at U.C.S.B., Craig started working in Post Production. For over a … Continue reading Filmmaker Craig Efros on his new film “Hollows Grove”

Disruption, A Call To Action

By Austin Winter-Chase “My Roots are in hunger and terrible poverty” Agripina Perea, Cartagena Colombia   “Disruption” is a powerful documentary by SKYLIGHT PICTURES detailing how people can create change and disrupt the status quo of society when they put the right powerful tools and education in the hands of those who need it the most women and mothers.   SYNOPSIS: A band of Latin American … Continue reading Disruption, A Call To Action

Sundance Next Film Review: A Very Talented Girl Creates “A Girl Walks Home Alone”

  By Monteque Pope-Le Beau If anyone represents the outspoken rebellious creative spirit of Sundance then that would be Writer, Director Ana Lily Amirpour.  At first sight her tiny size and overwhelming fast pace energy can take one’s breath away, but after watching Lily (that is what she likes to be called) a while you will find that there’s a great creative genius that dwells … Continue reading Sundance Next Film Review: A Very Talented Girl Creates “A Girl Walks Home Alone”

AFI DIRECTING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN

LAUNCHES 40th YEAR WITH INNOVATIVE NEW EPISODIC PROGRAM Call for Applications Begins August 21 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES (August 21, 2014) — The AFI Directing Workshop for Women (AFI DWW) announced today that it will launch an innovative new episodic program, expanding its 40-year-old directing program beyond the making of short films. Women participating in the episodic strand of the program will produce content … Continue reading AFI DIRECTING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN

An Artistic Quest For The Truth

  By: Monteque Pope-Le Beau Edited: By Colleen Page Featured Images By: Doug Despres Poster Artwork By: Lenore Chinn   There are many facets to Mr. Ed Moy. He is an accomplished journalist receiving in 2000 the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society National Print Media Award for Excellence in Journalism. He is also an actor, a screenwriter, a director and a producer. When I met Mr. Ed … Continue reading An Artistic Quest For The Truth

A Refection on a Life and The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

By Monteque Pope- Le Beau    It has been a month since The Sundance Film Festival and  I would like to say one more thing about it. 2014 marked the 30th anniversary of the Sundance Film Festival and I was one of the privilege people to be in attendance. 2014 is also the year I turn 40. As I was going about enjoying the Sundance Film Festival. I … Continue reading A Refection on a Life and The 2014 Sundance Film Festival