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  • Stephen Frears likes his women strong

    Stephen Frears likes his women strong
    He came in from the rain wearing a scarf, tattered pants, unlaced canvas tennis shoes and a sweater somewhere between the colors of plum and rust. His hair looked like an approaching storm, and he had missed a spot shaving just above the collar. His...
  • Hollywood Sexist? Female Directors Still Missing in Action

    In 2013, Hollywood saw big box office hits with Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Sandra Bullock in "Gravity" and Melissa McCarthy (and Bullock again) in "The Heat." But none of these girl-power sagas were directed by a woman. It'...
  • Rotterdam Fetes Hubert Bals Fund's 25th Anniversary With Anup Singh's 'Qissa'

    Rotterdam film fest (IFFR) will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Hubert Bals Fund with the unspooling of Anup Singh's "Qissa" on opening night (Jan. 22). The Toronto-preeming"Qissa" is one of the thousand world cinema titles backed by the...
  • New Filmmakers Los Angeles set for January indie showcase

     New Filmmakers Los Angeles set for January indie showcase
    "A New York Heartbeat" didn't find its way to the screen as quickly as the underlying play-on-words it suggests. The independent film, which was shot on location in Pittsburgh in 2010, is a gangland tale set in 1950s New York, and began turning up at...
  • 'Veronica Mars,' Jon Favreau's 'Chef' to Premiere at SXSW Festival

    The world premiere of Jon Favreau's comedy "Chef" has been selected as the opening night film for the 21st South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival on March 7 in Austin, Texas. The festival also announced Thursday it will screen Rob Thomas'...
  • Moviemaker looking to sweep the board

    Moviemaker looking to sweep the board
    Admit it. At some point in your life, you've done an impression of Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa wailing, "Adria-a-a-a-a-a-an!" And now, thanks to Irvine resident Kevin Derek, you'll get to meet the man who directed that iconic moment. While...
  • Chaz Ebert's mission goes on

    Chaz Ebert's mission goes on
    Roger Ebert has been gone for nine months and doesn't appear to have slowed down much. His website, RogerEbert.com, is growing its readership, reports his wife of 20 years, Chaz Ebert, while it employs dozens of film critics and writers, mostly as...
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards announces filmmaker grant winners

    Film Independent Spirit Awards announces filmmaker grant winners
    It might be a little early in the year to hear the phrase “…and the winners are…” But those words rung throughout BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood on Saturday -- a happy day for a handful of fimmakers. Film Independent, which...
  • Sundance 2014: Richard Linklater to debut ambitious 'Boyhood'

    Sundance 2014: Richard Linklater to debut ambitious 'Boyhood'
    The independent-film world is known for its sprawling, epic projects -- Michael Apted’s "Up" series, or the entire editing session of “The Tree of Life.” That’s the spirit Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” seeks to...
  • Sundance Fest's John Cooper Recalls Road to Mainstream Mecca

    It's not that Sundance festival director John Cooper wasn't always a "movie guy." It's just that, prior to joining the staff 25 years ago, he had dedicated most of his creative energy to the stage. Turns out Cooper's collaborative New York theater...
  • Awards season is upon us, but who's seen the movies?

    "DENNIS RODMAN, the off-key Charles Lindbergh of North Korea!" goes the quote from New York magazine's Approval Matrix. I wonder how many young would-be historians got this remark? Before World War II, the American hero, Lindbergh, was in Germany...
  • Doing whatever it takes for a spot at Sundance Film Festival

    Doing whatever it takes for a spot at Sundance Film Festival
    There's a small but established tradition of Sundance Film Festival directors turning their festival shorts into full-length Sundance features. But few in the 30-year history of the nation's top showcase for independent film had successfully attempted...