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
Damn the Pandemic, Full Speed Ahead Film Review
NYC Mayor’s Office on Media & Entertainment Contacts the WORD
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.
72 Hour Shoot Out Competition Underway!
Another Reminder About What You Need to Know About What You Need to Know
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.
WORKING WOMAN Film Review – Part II
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 Lineup for Convergence at the 55th New York Film Festival
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
Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Main Slate Selections for 55th New York Film Festival
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
THE SKYJACKER’S TALE Director’s Interview: Should Director Jamie Kastner’s 2017 Film Make Him the Swashbuckling Film Director of 2007?
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.
Tribeca Film Festival Immersive Arcade 2017
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,…
THE SENSITIVES, Tribeca Film Festival 2017 Documentary Film Review and Q&A Inextricably Linked – Part 1
“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…
DOC NYC Seventh Annual Festival Awards
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…