The end of an era? With Wednesday's announcement that Blockbuster Video would be closing the last of its stores by early 2014, FilmLinc Daily decided to ask former and current video store employees and critics about their favorite memories working within the video retail business. Alex Ross Perry, Scott Tobias, Aaron Hillis and more chime in with their thoughts.
Organizers of the Marrakech International Film Festival unveiled the lineup of the 13th annual event opening November 29. This year's lineup includes 110 films from 23 countries, with 15 films screening in its competition.
Moms Mabley went home last night. The first female comedian ever to perform at the famed Apollo Theater back in 1939 made people laugh and cry all over again on 125th St when Whoopi Goldberg's doc about the 'original queen of comedy' screened for a Harlem crowd.
Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman had long wanted to film a university and his latest documentary At Berkeley, opening this week at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, captures one of the pinnacles of higher learning as it confronts an unprecedented crossroads.
A particularly timely endeavor, Caucus, a new political documentary covering the Republican presidential hopefuls race to the 2012 Iowa Caucus, opens this week. Director AJ Schnack discusses his reasons for making the film and how he was granted so much intimate access to the candidates.
Our massive George Cukor retrospective just got a new descriptor: complete! With the addition of Winged Victory (1944), we will now be showing all 50 of Cukor's films!
The annual Cinema Eye Honors unveiled its nominations, spotlighting the year's non-fiction work. Five films received nominations for the Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking including New Directors/New Films '13 documentaries The Act of Killing by Jeff Oppenheimer and Stories We Tell by Sarah Polley.
Embattled Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei sent an empty chair to the Stockholm Film Festival. The dissident who is one of the world's best known living artists made the gesture in protest of Chinese authorities who have forbidden him to leave the country.
NYFF51 Gala Tribute Honoree Cate Blanchett is set to receive the "Outstanding Performer of the Year Award" at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February.