PUNCH 9 FOR HAROLD WASHINGTON is an enthralling cinematic tour de force about Chicago’s first African American Hizzoner, who was a riveting political tour de force. By Gregg W. Morris
NYC Commissioner Anne del Castillo tells the WORD that the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment AKA MOME, as well as the rest of NYC City government, is doing whatever they can to keep media, entertainment and nightlife communities informed about the City’s response, available resources and opportunities to assist relief efforts.
A succinct reminder about the 72 Hour Shoot Out 2020: The Film Lab is partnering again with Backstage Magazine to support ethnic and gender parity in the arts through the Film Lab’s annual 72 Hour Shootout filmmaking competition, a global filmmaking competition for everyone from novices to established filmmakers. Because of the pandemic, making films where you are bivouacked, sheltered, quarantined (voluntary and involuntary), marooned – et.al. – can be the paths for great shooting.
Orna, played by Liron Ben Shlush, is the reason her boss, Bennie, played by Menashe Noy) is financially successful in a new venture. But he subjects her to sexual harassment, sexual violence. Her husband needs her earnings to help him keep his new restaurant open. She is the principal caretaker for their children. She’s done so much for others but, yet, she is alone. Can she pull herself together to take back control of her life?
The sixth edition of the highly anticipated annual program delves into the world of immersive storytelling via interactive experiences, featuring virtual reality, augmented reality, live labs and demos, and more
Twenty-five features include new films from Sean Baker, Noah Baumbach, Serge Bozon, Robin Campillo, Claire Denis, Arnaud Desplechin, Philippe Garrel, Greta Gerwig, Alain Gomis, Valeska Grisebach, Luca Guadagnino, Agnieszka Holland, Hong Sang-soo, Aki Kaurismäki, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Lucrecia Martel, Ruben Östlund, Dee Rees, Joachim Trier, Agnès Varda & JR, and Chloé Zhao
Bravura story telling by Canadian Director Jamie Kastner about Ishmael Muslim Ali, one of four men convicted of murdering eight people at a swank golf course in St. Croix , U.S. Virgin Islands, 1972, and who 12 years later hijacked an American Airlines passenger jet to Cuba where, after a short stay in an island prison, was granted political asylum.
Article by James Kelly, Senior Editor and Special Correspondent May 4, 2017 Virtual Reality’s ability to immerse its audience into 360 degree worlds appeals to untold millions, even people who are otherwise uninterested in computer software or video games, and,…
“Whenever we are confronted as a society with an illness that we don’t understand, we put the blame on the people who are sick,” says Director Drew Xanthopoulos in an interview about the making of his trancendent, full length documentary…
The Islands and the Whales, Off the Rails, Short Beside Manner won Grand Jury Prizes. Death By a Thousand Cuts won Audience Award. Wrapping November 17, this past Thursday, the festival started November 10 at the IFC Center, SVA…