David O. Russell's latest wows and The Place Beyond the Pines finds distribution during a busy first weekend at Toronto; the New York Times previews the fall arts season; the first edition of the indie-focused La Di Da Film Festival approaches and more!
The directors of tonight's Indie Night film, which features a powerhouse performance by Oscar winner Melissa Leo, discuss how she became attached to the project, the transition from documentary to narrative filmmaking, and the themes of loneliness and hope.
Following a sneak preview of the latest from directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), the duo sat down with actor Paul Dano and actress/screenwriter Zoe Kazan to discuss their creative process, influences, and the complexities of love.
The Seattle-based indie director may have "boringly loving" relationships with her siblings, but that doesn't stop her from exploring the complexities of sisterhood in her fourth feature, which opens Friday at Film Society!
The filmmaker's debut feature screens tonight at 8pm as part of Film Society's ongoing Indie Night series, followed by a Q&A with Léonetti moderated by guest co-curator Ted Hope. We asked him some questions about himself and his film by way of introduction.
The first-time director discusses independent filmmaking as a labor of love, camaraderie on set, and working with young actors. "A Little Closer" screens tonight at 8pm followed by a Q&A with Petock and his cast and crew moderated by series co-curator Ted Hope.
The annual South By Southwest film, music and tech experience opened today in Austin, TX today with some tough talk for the indie minded.