CATEGORIES 'Fone Finds
Today at indieWIRE, things got real with the IRS, Dan Savage got sassy at the Webby Awards and much more.
- The Nantucket Film Festival has added Jerry Seinfeld and Colin Quinn to this year's All-Star Comedy Roundtable presented by Ben Stiller, with Seth Meyers hosting and Aziz Ansari also participating. More here.
- The Woodstock Film Festival has established itself on the U.S. fest circuit as an impressive regional event that has attracted important independent industry execs and stars alike. Headed by co-founder Meira Blaustein, Woodstock also comes together with the efforts of animation programmer Signe Baumane and shorts programmer (and co-founder) Laurent Rejto. Check them out here.
- With the International Documentary Association doing battle with the IRS, it's easy to believe only documentary filmmakers face the threat of their films being considered hobbies -- and therefore nonprofit activities. Read the full story.
- Werner Herzog has lent his voice to Adam Mansbach and Ricardo Cortés' infamous children's book 'Go the F*ck to Sleep.' His reading will debut Tuesday night at the New York Public Library.
- Capitalizing on the Webby Awards' five-word speech acceptance rule, Dan Savage, creator of the 'It Gets Better Project,' gave comedian Tracy Morgan a piece of his mind.
- This ain't no dream. David Lynch's cult, mind-fuck classic 'Mulholland Drive' has inspired Lynch to open a Parisian nightclub, Club Silencio, inspired by a key location in arguably the most bracing scene from the film. Click here for more on the club.
- Each week, we usually gather up four or five projects in progress to feature in a single column. Now it's going to be a daily feature, so we can give the spotlight to a single project each day. Click here for Tuesday's pick, 'The Animals.'
- Eric Kohn got a chance to catch the Sundance award-winning documentary 'Buck' and liked what he saw. "Buck Brannaman, the subject of Cindy Meehl's engaging documentary profile 'Buck,' has a warm presence and knows how to tame horses better than anyone else," he wrote in his review. "That's the simplest encapsulation of the movie's thesis, although the subtext runs much deeper than that. Beaten by his demanding father as a child and eventually sent to a foster home, Brannaman turned to horses for catharsis and found something even better: The ability to save innocent beings from never-ending turmoil. He doesn't simply like the animals; he relates to them."
- This week on Small Screens, indieWIRE's DVD/Blu-ray and VOD columnist Melanie Laurent picks up an instrument, a class of German students take an experiment too far, Nicolas Roeg gets the Criterion treatment and more. Click here for this week's picks.