South by Southwest reveals the 109 feature films in this year's festival, Streisand will perform at the Academy Awards for the first time in 36 years, Ben Affleck's Argo picks up momentum with major wins at the PGA and SAG Awards, and more news in our FilmLinc Digest!
Sony Pictures Classics acquired rights for Linklater's latest and Sundance Channel picks up international broadcast rights to five Sundance films including Andrew Bujalski's Computer Chess.
With 22 films ranging from the gory to the delightful, the lo-fi to the pro-life, and from the likes of Marco Bellocchio, Jeff Bridges, Ingmar Bergman, Isabelle Huppert, Takashi Miike, and Michel Gondry, there really is something for everyone in this year's Film Comment Selects!
We cap off our Sundance podcasts with an interview with David Lowery, who had his hand in three of the most talked-about features at this year's festival: he wrote and directed Ain't Them Bodies Saints, co-wrote Yen Tan's Pit Stop, and co-edited Shane Carruth's Upstream Color.
The Australian Film Revival of the 1970s launched the careers of acclaimed directors and actors like Peter Weir, Mel Gibson, Jacki Weaver, Judy Davis, and George Miller. We've put together a handy guide to our series celebrating this "Last New Wave," which kicks off Friday.
Today's podcast brings the heat with a fast-paced wrap-up of the best so far and the best yet to come at Sundance, plus the true story of the hunt for bin Laden in Greg Barker’s doc Manhunt and Albert Maysles on his approach to nonfiction filmmaking and his new short The Secret of Trees.
In today's podcast, we talk with Andrew Bujalski about the meaning of intelligence and his film Computer Chess, Randy Moore about shooting Escape from Tomorrow guerrilla-style in Walt Disney World, and Martha Shane and Lana Wilson about their controversial late-term abortion doc After Tiller.