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Independent (Movie Genre)

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  • Dowdle brothers overcome catacomb challenges to shoot new film, 'As Above, So Below'

    If you had to guess which movie director was recently the first to be granted access to the nonpublic areas of the catacombs six stories beneath the streets of Paris, you might say, Luc Besson, Leos Carax or another of France's most prominent names. Mais...
  • Venice: Good Films To Release 'Short Skin' in Italy (EXCLUSIVE)

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Indie distributor good Films will handle the Italian release of "Short Skin." Films Boutique has acquired for international sales for the feature. Lead produced by Tuscany's La Regle du Jeu in an unusual three-way Italy-Iran-...
  • Int'l Festival Heads Criticize China Over Beijing Indie Event Closure

    HONG KONG -- More than a dozen international film festival heads have signed a petition denouncing the Chinese authorities' halting of the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival. The petition is signed by leading festival bosses including: Christoph...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Aug. 11-15, 2014)

    The Expendables 3 (Lionsgate) In the moviegoer's hierarchy of needs, a PG-13 "Expendables" is about as essential as a Joel Schumacher remake of "Tokyo Story." Or, to put it in terms more appropriate to its target audience: You need "The Expendables 3"...
  • Film entrepreneur draws mixed reviews

    Film entrepreneur draws mixed reviews
    Wade Bradley sells the Hollywood dream. But unlike the stories on screen, the ending isn't always happy, some of his investors claim. Bradley's Media Society Inc. solicits wealthy people to invest in a slate of independent films that it produces and...
  • Will Gay Drama 'Love Is Strange' Shatter Hollywood's Glass Ceiling?

    "Love Is Strange" is one of the rare movies anchored by gay characters not defined by sex. The story is set in a post-gay-rights Manhattan where marriage is legal for George (Alfred Molina) and Ben (John Lithgow), longtime partners who get hitched in a...
  • LACMA to Honor Quentin Tarantino, Barbara Kruger at 2014 Art + Film Gala

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has announced its 2014 Art + Film Gala, set to take place on November 1, honoring artist Barbara Kruger and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. "LACMA is the intersection of art and film in Los Angeles," said Michael Govan,...
  • Music Supervisors Wax Eloquent On Art, Craft of Complex Profession

    Some of music supervision's leading lights visited Variety recently to talk shop. Participants included Guild of Music Supervisors president Maureen Crowe ("Chicago," "The Bodyguard"); Anton Monsted, senior VP of Fox Music, who helped craft Baz Luhrmann's...
  • How Robin Williams Inspired a Generation to Seize the Day

    It was "Dead Poets Society" that did it. That was the movie that pushed me over the edge from casual moviegoer to full-blown film junkie, the one that sent me back to the video store night after night looking for my next fix, desperate to discover other...
  • Omaha breathes new life into old neighborhoods

    Omaha breathes new life into old neighborhoods
    Admit it. The last time only time? you thought about Nebraska's biggest city was when Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning yelled "Omaha!" about 40 times in a playoff game last January. That was fun, sort of. Imagewise, pro sports haven't been...
  • Luc Besson's 'Lucy' To Open Locarno Film Festival

    ROME - Luc Besson's Scarlett Johansson-starrer "Lucy" will open the 67th Locarno Film Festival on August 6, out-of-competition. Touted by EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert as the biggest-budget pic Besson's shingle has ever produced, "Lucy" is the tale...
  • A new doc about hunger and the individuals fighting it comes to Chicago

    By Nina Metz Tribune reporter The Midwest Independent Film Festival, which brings directors and producers to Chicago for screenings the first Tuesday of every month at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, spotlights the documentary "The Starfish Throwers"...