It’s India’s Independence Day, and sectarian violence is raging across the countryside. A man (Hussain Dalal), his shirt covered in blood, stumbles through verdant undergrowth and comes upon an isolated bungalow, apparently deserted. He is frightened and anxious, and warily searches the house to make sure no one is there. There are clues that inhabitants have come to a bad end; lamps are overturned, the radio is blaring, and there’s a pool of blood on the floor. He settles in to wait out the riots.
Who Are You People? stars Ema Horvath (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, What Lies Below), Devon Sawa (Gasoline Alley, Final Destination), Yeardley Smith (The Simpsons, Maximum Overdrive), Peter Parros (Real Genius, Knight Rider), Siddharth Dhananjay (Bloodshot, Undone), Reid Miller (Joe Bell, You), with John Ales (Euphoria, True Story), and Alyssa Milano (Brazen, Charmed). Who Are You People premiered at the Mammoth Film Festival where Horvath won Best Actress.
On this episode we bring you two exciting filmmakers on their way to the Slamdance Film Festival: Shujaat Saudagar, director of The Underbug and Marek Kozakiewicz director of Silent Love.
By Daniel Mendes, TheCinebuff.com Jerry is a mild-mannered, soft-spoken Chinese immigrant living in a humble apartment in Orlando, Florida, and enjoying his retirement. Jerry is frequently visited by his three children, and maintains a good relationship with his ex-wife, Kathy. One day, however, he receives a mysterious phone call that upturns his quiet life. The … Continue reading Spy Dad-STARRING JERRY AS HIMSELF
By Maribeth Thueson When Marek Kozakiewicz began filming his observational documentary Silent Love, he thought it would be about 35-year-old Agnieszka and her 14-year-old brother, Milosz. Agnieszka had left their Polish village years before to work in Germany, but after their mother dies (their father died years before), Agnieszka returns to Poland to raise Milosz … Continue reading Silent No More-SILENT LOVE
Inspired by the lawsuits filed in Florida challenging the state's abortion ban on the basis of religious freedom, Under G-d is a documentary short film about the national Jewish response to the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization U.S. Supreme Court decision woven through the lived experiences of impacted Jewish women and the various lawsuits currently being launched by rabbis, Jewish organizations and interfaith leaders to challenge the overturning of Roe v. Wade, state by state.
This week the nonprofit Sundance Institute announced Justice will have its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival in the Special Screenings section. The film is directed by Doug Liman and produced by Amy Herdy, with Story Syndicate’s Liz Garbus and Dan Cogan executive producing. The news of the project and its addition to the lineup is being revealed for the first time ahead of its premiere screening on January 20 at 8:30 p.m. MT. In director Doug Liman’s first documentary feature, Justice presents never-before-seen evidence and key interviews with those closely involved in the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.
Gaspar Noé’s infamous director’s cut, entitled IRREVERSIBLE: STRAIGHT CUT, will open theatrically on February 10th in Los Angeles (Landmark’s Nuart Theatre), New York City (IFC Center), and additional cities throughout the U.S. Starring Monica Belucci and Vincent Cassel, Noé has taken the notorious revenge film and ‘re-reversed’ it so that it now plays in chronological order. A restored version of the original film will play concurrently in select cities, and makes for an interesting double feature.
By William J. Hammon, founder ActuallyPaid.com In just under a week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will officially announce its nominations for the 95th Oscars. In 10 of the 23 categories, the competition was narrowed in late December to shortlists of 10-15 entries after the respective branches completed preliminary voting and consideration … Continue reading The Need for Human Contact – THE RIGHT WORDS & ALMOST HOME
The First Step follows media personality Van Jones as he works across party lines on landmark criminal justice reform and a more humane response to America's addiction crisis. Attempting to be a bridge builder in a time of extreme polarization takes him deep into the inner workings of a divisive administration, internal debates within both parties, and the lives of frontline activists fighting for their communities.