Most people think of the Sundance Film Festival as Hollywood glamour and celebrities. And it is during the first few days. But that crowd quickly disperses and the majority of the festival becomes fans and independent filmmakers. From the Starbucks to the grocery store, there are producers and directors rubbing elbows with film buffs. The […]
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Left to fend for herself when her SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are captured by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, Lore, a fourteen-year-old German girl must lead her four siblings on a harrowing journey across a devastated country. When she meets the charismatic and mysterious young refugee Thomas, Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of […]
Amidst all the filmmakers and gentlemen in suits, there were a few digital experts. One was a kid, 23 years old, and the other was a wily veteran in his 40s. They were unique in the crowd at Variety’s Future of Film Summit. It seems Hollywood can barely spare a moment to play on the internet, needing […]
**I attended a special early screening of Hitchcock by the OC Film Society. A non-profit membership club that pre-screens dozens of top flight movies – recent selections include Lincoln, Argo, & Brave.** It was supposed to be a film about Alfred Hitchcock, the famous director played by Oscar-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins, but it was Helen Mirren […]
It was a crowded reception at Co Co Sala for the screening of “Tree of Life” which was being hosted by the Environmental Film Festival. A few of us gathered around the movie poster for the movie which was a beautiful print covered in little square images each one a clip from the movie. I […]