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Chicago Film Festival’s first look at some of the films showing

*LARA* Director: Jan-Ole Gerster Germany It’s Lara’s 60th birthday. She is alone. She is divorced. She has just retired from that job, where she was respected but not liked. All her youthful energies had been directed to becoming a concert ...

Chicago Film Festival: 10 Capsules

ALELI Director: Leticia Jorge Romero Uruguay/Argentina How does a family rearrange itself when a parent dies? When it’s mom who survives, will any of her three adult children have room for her? How does the group power shift: Is she ...

55th Chicago Film Festival-The New Bauhaus, a German design icon is reborn in Chicago

Chicago has long been recognized as the putative home of architecture. Little is said of the city's role at the epicenter of one of the biggest influences on design, especially as it relates to the objects and devices that support ...

57TH NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL-AMERICAN TRIAL: THE ERIC GARNER STORY

Unless you are a salamander living under a rock or a consistent viewer of Fox News, you must be aware of the Eric Garner story. To refresh your memory, Eric Garner was strangled to death on the afternoon of July ...

Chicago International Film Festival Celebrates 55 Extraordinary Years

The Chicago International Film Festival presents the most vivid array of films in its 55-year history. With presentations from October 16 to 27, the festival presents more than 150 films from around the world, with special appearances and film presentations ...

57th New York Film Festival opens with Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman

More than 300 scenes, 108 days of shooting, 117 locations, and a decade of planning culminated in the multiple Oscar-worthy masterpiece, Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, in theaters in limited release Nov.1st then streaming on Netflix beginning Nov. 27. Produced by ...

In Partnership With the Award-Winning Producing Team at Danish Documentary, The Cave Unveils the Harrowing True Story of an Underground Hospital in War-Torn Syria and the Inspirational Female Doctor R

The Cave will release in Theaters this Fall Following the recent greenlight announcements of Rebuilding Paradise from Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and The Untitled Thai Cave Rescue Project (wt) from Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald, National Geographic has announced ...

FILM REVIEW: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

She’s a literary icon whose accolades include a 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. For the African American reader who has been glued to her books since 1970, starting with her poignant debut novel The Bluest Eye, this documentary is an ...

Midwest Waterways Short Film Festival

The Midwest Waterways Short Film Festival is coming to the Roxy Theater this summer in historic downtown Lockport. This festival is a unique opportunity for film buffs and novices alike to experience the storytelling talents of the independent film industry. ...

TEEN DIRECTOR MAKES HISTORY AT 18TH TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

History was made at the 18th Tribeca Film Festival. 'Burning Cane', the debut feature narrative by 19 year old director Phillip Youmans made him the first African American to win the coveted Founder's Award for Best Narrative Feature, he is ...

18th Tribeca Film Festival: 17 Blocks Wins Best Documentary Film Editing Award

Meet Cheryl Denice Catherine Cashwell Alizea Santiago Sanford. We see the 57 year old as she mounts the stairs of an old house in Southeast Washington D.C., a house she claims to have lived in "all of my life." She's ...

First Time Directors win New Documentary Director Award

"If you stay here, you either get locked up or knocked up." Those candid words from Gemma, the film's primary focus, provide the nucleus of the narrative for the 18th Tribeca Film Festival's Best Documentary Feature Scheme Birds from first ...

Tribeca Film Festivals Opening Night – The Apollo from HBO

For the first time in its history, The Tribeca Film Festival held its Opening Night in the African American community with the World Premiere of the HBO Documentary The Apollo from Oscar-nominated director Roger Ross Williams (the Oscar-nominated bittersweet “Life, ...

The 18th Annual Tribeca Film Festival 2019 jury announced

New York - The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced the 2019 jury members who will select the winners in the film and immersive competition sections. The jurors will award work in ten different categories and honor new voices ...

TRANSIT

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." The words are those of George Santayana (b. Madrid d. Rome1952), a Spanish American essayist and philosopher who was educated at both Harvard and Cambridge and was a philosophy ...