So dig it, y’all…. I’ve frequently referred to indieWIRE as a baby of whom I no longer have custody. Well, turns out someone bought my baby. SnagFilms. Dig it: SnagFilms Acquires indieWIRE
And as a part of that, here’s my new blog, Docsider!
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A few pix from the 2007 Denver Film Festival. I know, I know…6 months late. But at least I’m getting to them and they ain’t just rotting on my hard drive! See the rest here!
Late Night Lounge honcho Alex Reshetniak and filmmaker Doug Prey (Scratch, Surfwise, Hype!):
indieWIRE’s Brian Brooks, filmmaker AJ Schnack (Kurt Cobain: About a Son) and Denver Director of Festivals Britta Erickson.:
Who knew True/False’s David Wilson could hula hoop? And with a drink in hand, no less!
Saturday marked the first AFI Fest screening of upcoming IFC First Take release 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days by Romanian director Cristian Mungiu. The 2007 Cannes Palm d’Or winner (and prohibitive favorite for a best foreign language Oscar nod) has been getting rave reviews and since I missed it at the New York Film Festival last month, I decided I had to catch it here (and did so on Monday). I wish I’d seen it before the dinner so I could have told Mungiu what an extraordinary film he’s made, but I suspect I’d not have been the first. More on this moving and delicate film in another post but as for the dinner, despite a few more attendees than planned for (extra tables were the order of the evening) the dinner was a pleasant gathering of friends new and old. The wine flowed and my head hurt the next morning.
Photos top to bottom: SXSW Film Festival producer Matt Dentler; editors in chief of indieWIRE.com and Screen International (l to R) Eugene Hernandez and Colin Brown…(Colin is not a giant and Eugene is not tiny. It’s just a little forced perspective in action); The poster for the film.