LOS ANGELES — The LA Film Festival may be in its 24th year, but the local independent film showcase is stepping up with a new fall date, starry premieres featuring the likes of Tiffany Haddish and Henry Cavill and a re-energized commitment to spotlighting documentaries and diverse filmmakers. The festival kicks off Thursday with the world premiere of "Echo in the Canyon," a Jakob Dylan-produced music documentary about the Laurel Canyon music scene of The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and the Mamas and the Papas and how it continues affecting musicians today. The event, which will be held at the thematically appropriate Ford Theatres in Hollywood will end with a live performance under the stars. It closes September 28 with the premiere of "Nomis," an independently-financed police thriller about an online predator from first-time director David Raymond. It features a notable cast including Cavill, Alexandra Daddario, Nathan Fillion and Stanley Tucci. "It's a role I know no one … [Read more...] about The LA Film Festival gets a fresh fall start
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Our friends at the Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival (PUFF) are gearing up for another festival jammed with genre goodness. Less than a month from now the festival dedicated to showcasing fantastic cinema from around the world will thrill locals at The Proscenium Theatre at The Drake. PUFF bookends their third annual festival with evil. The fest opens with Joko Anwar's Satan's Slaves and closes with Gonzalo Calzada's Lucifernia. Other standouts include The Witch in the Window and Rock Steady Row. Along with the extended feature lineup this year are a couple of short film blocks that look very cool as well. Badges are now on sale; find all the information you need at www.unnamedfilmfestival.com! The Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival is once again ready to unleash the finest independent genre cinema upon the City of Brotherly Love. Returning to the Proscenium Theater at the Drake in Center City Philadelphia from Wednesday, September 5 to Sunday, September 9, PUFF is back … [Read more...] about Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival Announces 2018 Lineup
Justin Chang Los Angeles Times Published 10:49 p.m. UTC Jul 30, 2018 The Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica della Biennale di Venezia, also known as the Venice International Film Festival, is the oldest event of its kind in the world and still one of the most important. Held every fall on the Lido, a narrow island off the coast of one of Italy’s most beautiful and historic cities, it has long been a magnet for hype and glamour, art and cinephilia, Hollywood stars and international auteurs. Some editions of the festival have been more lustrous than others, but this year’s prospects look especially enticing. In its 75th year, the festival will host the world premieres of everything from “First Man,” Damien Chazelle’s follow-up to “La La Land,” to Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut, “A Star Is Born” (that star being pop-music icon Lady Gaga). The main competition slate includes new works by “Call Me … [Read more...] about Lady Gaga, others to head to Venice Film Festival
June 13, 2018 12:21pm PT by Carolyn Giardina Indie distributor GKIDS and Annecy International Animation Film Festival will present the second Animation is Film festival, Oct. 19-21 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood. The event, which debuted in 2017, will showcase feature films, retrospectives and shorts. Last year, it opened with the premiere of GKIDS' The Breadwinner, which went on to win the festival competition and later earned an Academy Award nomination. This week, it's playing in competition at Annecy. Organizers say Animation is Film was created to fill "a gap in the U.S. market by creating a world class animation festival on par with the major events in Europe and Asia, and locating it in the world capital of filmmaking." … [Read more...] about Animation is Film Festival Returns to Los Angeles in October
The 9th annual edition of the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival recently announced its lineup and it looks great once again. The festival takes place between June 21st and 29th this year, and features some of the most exciting and promising new features from India, Bangladesh, the US, and more among its selections. Check out the press release in the gallery below, followed by some Screen Anarchy picks from among those we've already seen along with some that we are really looking forward to checking out. The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival 2018 The Female Eye & Extraordinary Lives The Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival is a cinematic treasure trove of carefully curated premieres of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi independent films, offering rare glimpses into some of the billion plus lives in the sub-continent. Now in its ninth year it expands out in three cities: London, Birmingham and Manchester. The programme of dramas, … [Read more...] about London Indian Film Festival Announces Awesome 2018 Line-Up!