Today on indieWIRE, we highlighted the weekend's indie news you might have missed, Nicole Holofcener spoke about the making of 'Walking and Talking' 15 years ago and much more.
- In case you were too busy celebrating America's 235th birthday yesterday to check the latest indie film news, here's a place to start.
- Tuesday's First-Person column was written by Nicole Holofcener in commemoration of the 15th anniversary of her first feature, 'Walking and Talking.'
- Every day, indieWIRE scours the Internet looking for an online video we think our audience will appreciate. 'Sunlight,' the new single and video from up-and-coming Londoner dubstep band/remixers Modestep, gets the iW seal of approval for producing a fun song and a video that gets its three older stars to get down to the dubstep beats (with the help of some Jack Daniels, marijuana, and strippers).
- This week on Small Screens, the director of 'Moon' ratchets up the suspense, eight French Christian monks stay put, Takashi Miike goes back in time and much more.
- Liddell Entertainment and Roadside Attractions have joined forces to acquire U.S. rights to the Glenn Close vehicle 'Albert Nobbs,' from director Rodrigo Garcia ('Mother and Child'). The two companies are planning on a fall release this year. Full story here.
- Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary festival, has teamed up with Blue Ice Film to lease the landmark Bloor Cinema in downtown Toronto, the festival's mainstay venue for 12 years. The theater is currently undergoing renovation. It will reopen this fall under this new revitalized management, with Hot Docs programming the century-old film house year-round. More here.
- It may be winter Down Under, but the Melbourne International Film Festival is gearing up for its 60th edition with Cannes Directors Fortnight opener 'The Fairy' by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy slated to launch the event July 21. The film pays homage to Chaplin, Keaton and Jacques Tati, to which the filmmakers add a few contemporary socio-political twists. Overall, 300-plus films are on tap for this year's festival, running July 21 - August 7. More here.
- This month indieWIRE turns 15. In honor of our decade and a half in the game, we've dug through our vaults to uncover some old goodies. Check back throughout this month for some old classics. Today have a look at Peter Knegt's 2009 report on taking part in "A Pilgrimage," Tilda Swinton and Mark Cousins' "cross between a film festival, a summer camp, a circus and a dream."