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.
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.
On this episode host we'll bring you an update on upcoming film festivals including: Sundance Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, South by Southwest and more. We'll also preview the upcoming movies set to release in 2023, and give you our picks for streaming series you may have missed last year. Next week we'll have interviews with the filmmakers of the upcoming Slamdance Film Festival.
Kavery Kaul’s award-winning 1988 documentary One Hand Don’t Clap chronicling the titans of calypso and soca music will make its U.S. restoration premiere at the Museum of Modern Art this January 27th and 31st, 2023.
This week the nonprofit Sundance Institute announced the Grammy Award-winning folk rock duo Indigo Girls will perform at Opening Night: A Taste of Sundance presented by IMDbPro on January 19 in Park City. The band will also premiere their new documentary, It’s Only Life After All at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
On this episode as part of our no-rest-for-the-fest coverage of film festivals this fall, we take you to the opening night of the Bushwick Film Festival. This year the festival kicked off its 15th edition with a red carpet reception at Lot 45 in Brooklyn where NRFTW host Kayla Vera spoke with the filmmakers and stars of the evening.