Venice Film Fest 2017: Netflix Programs

Netflix is at the 2017 Venice Film Fest with Ritesh Batra’s “Our Souls at Night,” starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, which is world-premiering out of competition. The festival is also screening two episodes of “Suburra,” Netflix’s first Italian original production. Netflix also has the documentary-scripted hybrid series “Wormwood” and Jon Alpert’s “Cuba and the […]

Venice Film Fest 2017: Horizons

HORIZONS “Disappearance,” Ali Asgari (Iran, Qatar) “Especes Menaces,” Gilles Bourdos (France, Belgium) “The Rape of Recy Taylor,” Nancy Buirski (U.S.) “Caniba,” Lucian Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel (France) “Les Bienheureux,” Sofia Djama (France, Belgium) “Marvin,” Anne Fontaine (France) “Invisibile,” Pablo Giorgelli (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Germany) “Brutti e Cattivi,” Cosimo Gomez (Italy, France) “The Cousin,” Tzahi Grad (Israel) […]

Venice Film Fest 2017: Out of Competition/Special Events

OUT OF COMPETITION Special Events “Casa D’Altri,” Gianni Amelio (Italy) “Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D,” John Landis (U.S) “Making of Michael Jackson’s Thriller,” Jerry Kramer (U.S.) FICTION “Our Souls at Night,” Ritesh Batra (U.S.) “Il Signor Rotopeter,” Antonietta De Lillo (Italy) “Victoria and Abdul,” Stephen Frears (U.K.) “La Melodie,” Rachid Hami (France) “Outrage Coda,” Kitano Takes […]

Enigma of Jean Touch in Turin: Docu about Pioneering French Filmmaker Jean Rouch

It concerns the pioneering French filmmaker Jean Rouch, who is considered one of the founders of cinéma-vérité in France, and the making of his forgotten film “Enigma,” shot in Turin

Provincetown Film Fest 2017: Awards for Narratives and Documentaries

The 19th Annual Provincetown International Film Festival concluded Sunday, with the HBO Audience Awards going, for narrative feature, to Courtney Moorehead Balaker’s Little Pink House, and for documentary, to I Am Evidence, directed by Trish Adlesic and Geeta Gandbhir. Based on a true story, Little Pink House stars Catherine Keener as a nurse who leads […]