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On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the IFP and its Film Week, filmmaker Maxi Cohen contributes the following guest essay on that moment of inception. — Editor Sandra Schulberg and I were in the train station after the 1978 Rotterdam Film Festival. I had presented Joe and Maxi, a film about my relationship with my father1, and Sandra had presented two movies produced for the PBS Visions series, The Gardener’s Son by Richard Pearce and Over-Under-Sideways-Down by the Cine Manifest collective. Marc Weiss had helped to arrange U.S. Indie Films in Rotterdam which they dubbed “Hollywood without Make-Up.” [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
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Though the traumatic events of Field’s childhood permeate almost every page, they do not define her. [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
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As a longtime docuphile who prides myself on keeping up with the latest developments in cinematic nonfiction both at home and abroad, I’m embarrassed to admit I’d never heard of the Open City Documentary Festival before an invite to the eight-year-old London fest landed in my inbox. But between OCDF’s touted focus on documentary first and foremost as an art form, and my morbid curiosity about/solidarity with any film festival functioning amidst the chaos of Brexit, I was immediately sold. And, fortunately, this year’s OCDF did not disappoint when it came to showcasing a nonfiction lineup filled with under-the-radar artistry [...]
Tue, Sep 18, 2018
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Ms. Blunt plays the titular nanny, who brings more than just a spoonful of nostalgia with her. [...]
Mon, Sep 17, 2018
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Mr. Cage uses his outsize performing chops to excellent effect in this idiosyncratic revenge fantasy. [...]
Mon, Sep 17, 2018
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The director Nicole Holofcener discusses a scene in which the lead character (Ben Mendelsohn) breaks into his former home. [...]
Mon, Sep 17, 2018
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“Black Panther” and “A Star Is Born” are likely to make the final cut for best picture, while the best actress race is extra-crowded this year. [...]
Mon, Sep 17, 2018
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“The Predator” unseated “The Nun,” a surprise hit last weekend, after drawing negative attention over an actor’s status as a registered sex offender. [...]
Sun, Sep 16, 2018
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Nicole Kidman in “Destroyer,” Natalie Portman in “Vox Lux” and other star turns are at the heart of a film festival filled with female-centric stories. [...]
Fri, Sep 14, 2018
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“Mary Queen of Scots,” featuring Ms. Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I, is one of many movies to explore a notorious battle for power. Here’s a guide. [...]
Fri, Sep 14, 2018
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IFP, Filmmaker‘s publisher, announced today that Rachel Weisz and Jon Kamen will receive, respectively, the Actress Tribute and Industry Tribute at the 2018 IFP Gotham Awards, to be held November 26 at Cipriani Wall Street, New York City. From the press release: “We are thrilled to be honoring Rachel with the Actress Tribute this year. Throughout her career she has carefully chosen projects ranging from thought-provoking independent films to thrilling studio blockbusters. Rachel consistently seeks out complex roles and delivers unforgettable portrayals of spirited and intelligent characters. We look forward to celebrating her lasting contributions to the art of film,” [...]
Fri, Sep 14, 2018
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I was technical director of the Independent Feature Film Market from 1986 to 1993, and a member of the Independent Feature Film Market Committee from 1989 to 1993. I attended all prior IFP markets too, starting with the first one, a sidebar to the New York Film Festival. Those early IFFMs were a DIY affair, as scrappy, often broke indie filmmakers maneuvered to squeeze every advantage out of this novel new showcase, navigating its opportunities and inventing new ones. Nothing like it had existed before on the American indie scene. Two memories in particular are dear to me. The first [...]
Fri, Sep 14, 2018
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When Ingmar Bergman wrote the script for his six-part, five-hour miniseries Scenes From a Marriage in 1973, his wife told him that it was far too personal to connect with a wide audience. She was right about its specificity, but wrong about its appeal — when the show premiered on Scandinavian television it was a smash hit, leaving the streets deserted every night that it was on. Bergman re-edited the material into a feature film of around half the length for theatrical distribution in the United States, where it became a hit on the art house circuit on the heels [...]
Fri, Sep 14, 2018
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With tomorrow’s kickoff, IFP, Filmmaker‘s publisher, celebrates the 40th anniversary of its IFP Week and its own 40th anniversary year. The Fall print edition of Filmmaker includes a commemorative supplement, produced by IFP, which contains, in addition to many fantastic archival photos, this article by Paula Bernstein on the event’s history. Tickets to some of the public events at IFP Week are still available and can be purchased here at the link. — Editor “Only one year out of film school, I soaked it all up like a sponge,” says Oscar-winning producer Adele Romanski, recalling her first time attending IFP [...]
Fri, Sep 14, 2018
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Nicole Holofcener narrates a sequence from her film featuring Ben Mendelsohn. [...]
Fri, Sep 14, 2018
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