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Marion Barry’s Nine Political Lives Hung on Two Points

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Posted by: on December 8, 2014 | Comments (0)

Marion Barry, ‘Mayor for Life’ of Washington D.C., was a man who reflected his time and his place. He led some of the first lunch counter sit-ins in the country while a chemistry student at Fisk University in Nashville. Then when the Civil Rights Movement finally coalesced, he left behind the pursuit of a doctorate [...]

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BHOPAL – India: 30 Years Later

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Posted by: on December 5, 2014 | Comments Off

Thirty years ago, on the night of December 2, 1984, the Union Carbide factory in Bhopal, India, leaked 30,000 tons of poisonous gas. More than 3,500 people died that night or in the next few days from the poison. Over the last 30 years, another 25,000 people have died from debilitating ailments directly related to [...]

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Night out @ the museum: Trento screening of Out of the Depths

Posted by: on November 18, 2014 | Comments Off

Confirming its roots in arthouse horror, The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto (MART) in Italy held a special screening of Luca Caserta’s foreboding short “Out of the Depths”  on November 15. After the short, the museum conducted a round table discussion on independent filmmaking, social media and web distribution.The lecturers [...]

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IndiePix x Korean American Film Festival NY

Posted by: on November 12, 2014 | Comments Off

The 8th annual Korean American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY) makes its Brooklyn debut at the sought-after Wythe Hotel Cinema, November 14-16, 2014 in Williamsburg. KAFFNY’s unique 3-day program provides an unparalleled platform in New York City to see the newest local and global talent in short and feature films, made by filmmakers of the Korean diaspora and [...]

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This Halloween, Out of the Depths: A Conversation with Luca Caserta

Posted by: on October 27, 2014 | Comments Off

  Dal profondo  is a short horror movie that recalls the foreboding films of 70s-era Roman Polanski and the literary works of Lovecraft, Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe. Having played at the Cannes Film Festival’s edgy Short Film Corner in 2013, the 20-minute pic is set to satisfy a unique and mixed audience of [...]

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NetFlix Doesn’t Carry What I Want …

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Posted by: on October 16, 2014 | Comments Off

Recently KQED, the public station in San Francisco, CA, ran an article entitled: “For Cinephiles, Netflix Is Less and Less an Option” — see this link. The article is a very detailed story about the search for a very prominent, if somewhat older, black independent film, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song. NetFlix wasn’t the resource that [...]

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The “Satellite” Challenge

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Posted by: on October 13, 2014 | Comments Off

In the audio commentary to Satellite, the new IndiePix Films DVD release, Director Jeff Winner comments (at about 57:00) that: “we see them trying to figure out their responsibilities in this new world they have created, to themselves and other people … we want them to work things out but we see them making choices [...]

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The Sony hack: an opportunity to think outside the box »

It’s an interesting time at Sony. November’s hacking has, in a complex and challenging way, given the company an opportunity to think outside the box when it comes to how a distributor can release a film. Now that the traditional theatrical rollout for The Interview has been canceled, the opportunity is there for an exploration of [...]

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Zoomtilt Introducing Zoomtilt & Their Mission in Indie Film »

We’ve made new friends at the independent filmmaker supporting company Zoomtilt, who below share the story that inspired their mission to aid independent filmmakers in a new and unique way: A few years ago, my friends Dan and Jake had a great idea for a script. It was about two brothers who were wildly different [...]

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