Film review of Critically Acclaimed “Cut Throat City”

By Vernon Nickerson What would happen if a diverse POC cast made a 21st century redux of Les Miserables? It would be “Cut Throat City”. From director RZA and writer P.G. Cuschieri comes the explosive “Cut Throat City”, the story of four boyhood friends from New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward who return after Hurricane Katrina…

Latest Additions to Sundance Film Festival Talks & Events

Opening Night Welcome Details, Panel Additions; Patton Oswalt to Host Awards Night  Festival Kicks Off Thursday, January 28th & Runs Through February 3rd Sundance Institute announced the latest additions to the programming slate of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday, January 28th at Festival.Sundance.org and via a network of Satellite Screens across…

Sundance ‘21 Goes Beyond Film

Opening Night Welcome, Awards Night, Conversations & More, Available Free & Worldwide Sponsors, Foundations Host Virtual Main Street Venues The lineup for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, taking place on a Sundance-built and feature-rich online platform, goes well beyond feature and short films, episodic work and the VR/XR of New Frontier — it also encompasses a…

2021 Sundance Film Festival Announces Additional Films

Judas and the Black Messiah, Captains of Zaatari Join World Premiere Features; Passes and Tickets on Sale Now The nonprofit Sundance Institute today adds two more world premiere feature films  to the 2021 Sundance Film Festival lineup. The 2021 Festival will take place digitally via a feature-rich, Sundance-built online platform and in person on Satellite…

2021 Sundance Film Festival Will Meet Audiences Where They Are

Festival Offers Robust Online Platform and Announces Screening Partnerships with Independent Cinemas and Cultural Organizations The nonprofit Sundance Instituteunveiled plans for the seven-day 2021 Sundance Film Festival, offered digitally via a custom-designed online platform (festival.sundance.org) alongside drive-ins, independent arthouses, and a network of local community partnerships. The online expression of the Sundance Film Festival will…

AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi Full Film Festival Lineup

AFI announce the full lineup for this year’s virtual AFI Fest presented by Audi! The festival features 124 titles – 53% are directed by women, 39% are directed by BIPOC and 17% are directed by LBGTQ+. This year’s reimagined virtual festival runs online Oct. 15-22. The newly announced films will play in the World Cinema,…

OLIVIA MUNN TO STAR IN ALEPPO FOR MILU ENTERTAINMENT

  It has been announced that award-winning actress Olivia Munn (X-Men Apocalypse, The Newsroom) is attached to play the lead in the drama feature ALEPPO for MiLu Entertainment. The announcement follows her recent casting as the lead in the much-anticipated action title REPLAY at the 2020 Virtual Cannes Market. Munn will also lead the thrilling…

Latest Additions to 2020 Sundance Film Festival Announced

The Social Dilemma Joins Documentary Premieres; Born into Brothels and High Art Are From The Collection Films Special Event Love Fraud Confirmed as Day One Screening   Sundance Institute adds three feature films to the 2020 Sundance Film Festival’s robust slate of independent work today, alongside previously announced work. The Institute also confirmed that previously-announced…

2020 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL TO OPEN WITH WORLD PREMIERE OF LYNNE SACHS’ FILM ABOUT A FATHER WHO, AN EXPLORATION OF HER FATHER IRA SACHS SR.

Photo selects: (Ieft, top) A scene from Film About a Father Who directed by Lynne Sachs. The Opening Night film will have its world premiere at the 2020 Slamdance Film Festival. (right, top) A scene from Special Screening Animation Outlaws. Photo courtesy of Kat Alioshin. (center) A scene from Breakouts film Shoot to Marry. Photo…

Official Selection Features of Slamdance 2020

Presenting the Feature Film Programs of Slamdance 2020: NARRATIVE FEATURES 1986 (Germany, Belarus) North American Premiere Director/ Screenwriter: Lothar Herzog While Elena repeatedly has to drive into the ‘forbidden zone’ of Chernobyl in order to make deals for her father, her life seems more and more contaminated by a destructive force… Cast: Daria Mureeva, Evgeni…

2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL: 118 FEATURE FILMS ANNOUNCED

Drawn From a Record High of 15,100 Submissions Across The Program, Including 3,853 Features, Selected Films Represent 27 Countries    The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent feature films selected across all categories for the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival hosts screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at…

AFI FEST 2019 PRESENTED BY AUDI ANNOUNCES FULL FESTIVAL LINEUP

Full Lineup Features 51% Women-Directed Films Cinema’s Legacy Lineup Includes Documentaries on Filmmaking Legends Milos Forman, Terry Gilliam and Agnès Varda New Auteurs Lineup Includes 17 Features Directed by Women, Inaugural AFI Conservatory Showcase Features All Three Student Academy Award® Narrative Winners, and Shorts Section Hosts a Conversation with Meet the Press’s Chuck Todd The American…