BY Caelan in Movies on Jun 05, 2014 |
Rocks in My Pockets is an animated movie for adults that poses the question, “How do you stay sane in this crazy world?” While this particular line of thinking is nothing new, the film, funded by over 800 Kickstarter contributions, searches for answers via five women and their personal battles with depression and suicide.
Creator Signe Baumane, a Latvian-born, New York-based artist, uses both hand-drawn and painted animation paired ... Read More
BY amanda in Movies on May 15, 2014 |
Are you a human rights activist? While reading the paper, does your stomach churn in utter disgust at all the articles about the blatant disregard for human life? Do you live for truthful depictions of human struggles as captured in a two hour long motion picture? If the answer to all these questions is an impassioned YES, than it sounds like the 2014 Human Rights Watch Film Festival is for you!Beginning on June 12th and lasting until June 22nd, the 2014 Human ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Artsy on Mar 27, 2014 |
SXSW has become such a mega-star in the summer festival constellation that it can be hard to sift through the clutter and find the one band/film/event that makes it all worthwhile. I personally find the music festival way too hot to endure and the "Interactive" events a bit too chilly — but the film festival? The film festival is just right. I saw so many great films (and missed so many others...) that I wish I could have stayed another week. But for ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Movies on Mar 14, 2014 |
Fort Tilden, a new film by rising directors/writers Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, just won the grand jury prize at the SXSW film festival in Austin.
Allie (Clare McNulty) and Harper (Bridey Elliott) are my next door neighbors back home in Brooklyn... or they could be. Like a good post-Seinfeld New Yorker, I don't actually know my neighbors very well. The truth is, the writers/directors of this film should be commended for their tongue-in-cheek accuracy ... Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich in Boob Tube on Oct 18, 2013 |
Girls creator, director, star, and all around fabulous lady Lena Dunham has been selected to give a keynote address at next year’s South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival (SXSW). Along with Dunham, film producer/horror expert Jason Blum and YouTube sensation Casey Neistat will also keynote.
This news is particularly exciting, as next year will be the first time SXSW has programmed keynote addresses. As festival topper Janet Pierson explains, ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Eat Me on Oct 03, 2013 |
The Food Film Fest is one of the oddest and most fun movie events in the game. The conceit is (fairly) simple: the audience watches a series of short films on some element of food culture, and as each dish is introduced on screen, servers distribute tasting plates of the same dish to all the viewers. And after each screening, a party is held where the theme food is served (along with a whole lot of relevant-themed beer and cocktails, of course). The events, ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Music Stuff on Apr 30, 2013 |
Our favorite gender norm destroyer Peaches will be hosting a very special event this Thursday for the premiere of her new feature film Peaches Does Herself. The screening will take place at the San Francisco International Film Festival, followed by a Q & A with Peaches herself. The opera includes 23 original Peaches songs and includes a cast of crew of over 40. Peaches wrote, directed, and stars in the musical and reviewers are already singing its praises. The ... Read More
BY Sholeh Hajmiragha in Artsy on Mar 14, 2013 |
Are you interested in saving the environment? Do you love watching international short films? 48 Go Green has created the ultimate online international ecological short film festival that celebrates Mother Earth through the arts. Filmmakers are invited from 130 cities around the world including Vietnam, Paris, Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, and Belgrade, just to name a few, and range from beginning filmmakers to seasoned professionals. 48 Go ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in Movies on Jan 10, 2013 |
Back in November we got stoked on the third annual Athena Film Festival coming to New York this February. Now we’re extra stoked because the lineup has finally been released! In case you missed our post about this year’s festival, the Athena Film Festival is an event dedicated to exploring female leadership. Leading ladies on and off screen come together to raise questions about what it means to be a leader, in reality and in the fictional ... Read More
BY shannon carlin in Boob Tube on Dec 09, 2011 |
Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies is celebrating women in film, both behind and in front of the camera. Paying tribute to female directors, writers, and producers (as well as the female characters they help create), the second annual Athena Film Festival is “A Celebration of Women and Leadership.”
The festival, running from February 9-12 at Barnard’s campus, focuses on diversity in both the real world and the film ... Read More