Filmmaker Rola Nashef's feature debut Detroit Unleaded centers on her experiences as a young Arab American living in Detroit. Nashef is more than satisfied to stay put in the town where she draws her inspiration.
Golden Lions; Gordon Green; Vimeo On Demand and Video On Demand; and the passing of two great film stars, all in today’s FilmLinc Digest.
The SXSW Film Conference & Festival concluded its major events Tuesday night with an emotional awards ceremony. Short Term 12 and William and the Windmill took the top narrative and documentary prizes in the juried categories.
The latest from David O. Russell beat out indie darling Beasts of the Southern Wild to take home four awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Female Lead (Jennifer Lawrence). Other major awards went to John Hawkes and Helen Hunt for The Sessions, Amour, and The Invisible War.
Wrapping up over a week in Park City, we take a look back at the eight editions of Film Society's Daily Buzz podcast from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and the promising (and award-winning) films and filmmakers featured on the show.
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.