Keyword : Independent Cinema
An in-depth interview with co-writer and co-director of the Canadian noirish horror film Eternal.
An interview with the director of the indie reality-based melodrama (in the good sense) Firecracker.
Interview with makers of the poetic science-fiction parable The City without Windows (La Dernière Voix).
“Twist” makes an interesting companion piece to another recent Canadian film by director Tim Southam, “The Bay of Love and Sorrow” (2002). Unlike Tierney, for whom “Twist” represents his first feature film, Southam comes to “The Bay” with a more varied and experienced background.
As I said in my most recent Fantasia International Film festival report, the director of “Bottled Fool”, Hiroki Yamaguchi, is a good bet to become the next big thing out of Japan. After making a prize winning short in 1999 at the age of 21 (“Shinya Zoki”/“Midnight Viscera”) he soon completed his first feature film in the same year, “Hateshinai tameiki” (1999).
On the occasion of Fuon (The Crying Wind, Japan, 2004, 106 mins.) showing in competition at the 2004 Festival des Films du Monde (World Film Festival), in Montreal, the director of the film, Higashi Yoichi, along with principal actor, Uema Muneo, and Yamagami Tetsujiro, the film’s producer were interviewed by Peter Rist for Offscreen.
Masterclass! short film workshops with UK writer/director/actor/educator Simon van der Borgh and US short film guru Kim Adelman.
Along with Totaro's essay, this forms an in-depth introduction to the films of Guy Maddin.
An analytical peek into the twisted world of Guy Maddin.
A review of Guy Maddin's irreverent collection of writings.
I was fortunate to catch this low budget chiller at a late night screening at Montreal’s Cinema du Parc theatre on April 23, 2004. It had been a long time since I had seen this film, but for reasons soon apparent, it has remained finely etched in my memory.
An interview with co-directors Marteinn Thorsson and Jeff Renfroe.
This interview, following the recent completion of his first film, will give us an insider view into the American independent cinema and a chance to better grasp the concept of ‘indie’ cinema.
A Mäori proverb says you spend your life walking backwards because you can see the past but not the future—that’s why we trip.
Hundreds of directors, producers, distributors, commissioners and others from all corners of the documentary industry from all corners of the world descended on Fremantle Western Australia for this year’s Australian International Documentary Conference (26-28 February). Sándor Lau dives into the belly of the beast in search of its soul.
Cult classic of the 1970s rediscovered and gets a small theatrical and DVD release.
Review of the recent American low budget indie film, Virgil Bliss, released recently on DVD by First Run Features.
Good things do come in small packages, with this subtle and delicate low budget digi-film that dignifies 24 hours in the life of two flawed, yet endearing losers, lovers Alex and J.D.
Early in 2001 Hors Champ presented a 4-day event featuring a selected program of vintage works by one of America's leading visual artists, experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage. Nicolas Renaud recounts what was for many an extremely moving 4-day aesthetic experience.
The definitive interview on one of Montreal's most notorious independent feature films, Subconscious Cruelty. Enough said.