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John Waters
John Waters
John Waters

The Film Society of Lincoln Center recently recognized John Waters. Now more “insider” than “outsider,” the cult filmmaker finds himself at a curious crossroads. He’s currently touring the country with his monologue, “This Filt...

 
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Brush with Danger
Brush with Danger
Brush with Danger

Indonesian-born 20-something stuntwoman Livi Zheng co-wrote, directed and starred in Brush with Danger. The thriller is the story of a brother (Ken Zheng) and sister (Livi Zheng) who immigrate illegally to the United States and...

 
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Jamie Marks Is Dead
Jamie Marks Is Dead
Jamie Marks Is Dead

In 2007, writer Christopher Barzak won the Crawford Award for his debut novel, One for Sorrow, the coming-of-age story of a teen who sees the ghost of a dead schoolmate. The book was turned into a film, Jamie Marks Is Dead, whi...

 
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Going Attractions
Going Attractions
Going Attractions

To date, director April Wright’s documentary Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the American Drive-in Movie has played in 40 theater–both indoor cinemas and drive-ins. Wright stopped at some 500 sites when making ...

 
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Boyhood
Boyhood
Boyhood

Writer-director Richard Linklater spent 12 years making Boyhood, a new film that centers on a Mason (Ellar Coltrane), a 12-year-old boy whose parents (Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke) have recently divorced. Linklater filmed ...

 
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A Brony Tale
A Brony Tale
A Brony Tale

In A Brony Tale, director Brent Hodge and executive producer Morgan Spurlock explore a unexpected phenomenon, namely that so many men love the cute, cuddly and colorful equine creatures featured in the cartoon series My Little ...

 
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The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars
The Fault in Our Stars

Based on a popular John Green novel, The Fault in Our Stars centers on Hazel (Shailene Woodley), a 16-year-old cancer patient who falls in love with 17-year-old amputee Augustus (Ansel Elgort). Struggling to cope with the uncer...

 
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Writer-director Jon Moritsugu has a long, illustrious career of making trashy low budget movies. But for the past ten years, he suffered from some serious writer’s block. He finally got it together last year for Pig Death Machi...

 
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Cold in July
Cold in July
Cold in July

Writer-director Jim Mickle (Mulberry Street, Stake Land) loved the suspense in Joe Lansdale’s novel Cold in July and wanted to duplicate in a film. So he set about working with Nick Damici on the screenplay. At first the guys p...

 
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Belle
Belle
Belle

Since 2009 director Amma Asante has been trying to make Belle, a film based on Misan Sagay’s script about Dido Belle, a woman of mixed race who grew up in England during a time when slavery was still legal. Raised by her father...