After meeting Elaine Stritch, filmmaker Chiemi Karasawa couldn't believe the award-winning actress hadn't already been scooped up as a documentary subject. But she was the first to turn the lens on this octogenarian tour de force, and the result is an emotional and often hilarious doc that is premiering at Tribeca this week.
Our second weekly column spotlighting emerging film talent focuses on Frances Bodomo, whose short Boneshaker stars Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis, premiered at Sundance, and screens this week in the 20th New York African Film Festival.
New Directors/New Films filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer's discusses The Act of Killing, an important and inventive documentary that dramatically tells the story of a 20th century genocide in Indonesia of which few around the world are aware.
Ahead of the Opening Night screening of his debut feature at the 42nd New Directors/New Films festival, FilmLinc Daily spoke with Moors about the disturbing events that lead two people to go on a real-life rampage around the U.S. capital 10 years ago.
The Iranian master on working through language barriers in his latest. Japan-set film, as well as the ongoing debate between digital and film, the tragic "misunderstandings" between Iran and the U.S., and much more in this fascinating interview.