After living like a mole for a week - mainly sitting in air-conditioned, obviously dark theaters – I can answer the most frequently asked question after returning from a festival: What did you like, what was your favorite? Read more
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An ad for the Toronto International Film Festival (in short TIFF) says “Find out who this Benedict Cumberbatch guy is”
Indeed, the 38th festival which kicks off on September 5th will introduce the British actor to everyone who missed the big hype during summer when he was seen as the villain in Star Trek Into Darkness. Read more
Dangerous sports smacks up against towering ambition in this sensationally accomplished documentary to ask a universal question: How far do you go in order to be who you were born to be? Read more>>
Hugely hopeful documentary about women unleashing their potential and putting into practice small-scale, realistic solutions to enormous problems. Read more>>
Happy endings in documentary films are rare, but this story of empowerment is certainly one of them. In fact, it’s pure inspiration. Rafea is a very engaging leading lady, and her personal story provides the perfect foil for penetrating the issues of women’s rights in the Middle East, and leading in to the larger story of how the solar panel school in India, and other such projects, are liberating women social and economic repression and servitude around the world. Read more>>
2013 marks the 20th Anniversary of Sheffield DocFest and they chose to celebrate it in style. Read more
During June, 2013, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, a nonprofit association of leading professional critics and feature writers who work in print, broadcast and online media in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, has presented four EDA Awards to women directors for their outstanding achievements in documentary filmmaking. Read more>>
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists announced seven nominees for a special EDA award, created to celebrate POV’s 25th anniversary. The winner will be announced at POV’s 26th-season launch party at its headquarters in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
With this EDA award, the AWFJ will honor the best female-directed film from the curated program MoMA Selects: POV, a 25th Anniversary Retrospective, presented at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in February and March of 2013. A jury of five AWFJ members selected the nominees. Read more>>.
Compassionate Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) is a veteran Los Angeles 911 dispatcher who’s still recovering from a traumatic incident – six months ago – when she was unable to save a teenage girl from the clutches of a psychopathic murderer. Working as an instructor, she shows new recruits around the vast, high-tech Emergency Call Center that’s known as The Hive, as the same “911: what is your emergency?” greeting is methodically repeated at every desk. Read more
Keeping with his usual dark themes, South Korean director Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) makes an assured American debut with this stunning psycho thriller – a cruel, calculated coming of age story that glides elegantly through topics of sexual awakening and fractured family values Read more>>