Filmmaker Ralph Arlyck recalls dimly-lit hours spent splicing 16mm film and watching a story come together on his Steenbeck.May 31st, 2012 | Ralph Arlyck
Ralph Arlyck's documentary, Following Sean, spanned four decades, several generations of technology, and earned Arlyck the Albert Maysles Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking Award at the 2012 Mendocino Film Festival, celebrated this June. In this essay, Arlyck revisits his days spent cutting Sean and other films on his now dismantled Steenbeck console.
Editor's Note: This year's Mendocino Film Festival's annual Albert Maysles Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking Award has been given to Ralph Arlyck and his film Following Sean.
Filmmaker-moms Sara Archambault, Jenny Alexander, and Anna Fitch share behind-the-scene stories about the influence of motherhood.May 11th, 2012
Motherhood can't seem to escape controversy, even on the weekend meant to honor them. Yet three filmmaking moms are quietly figuring out what it means to parent, work a day job, and manage a passion project, and have generously shared their perspectives with The Independent.
Sara Archambault has been thinking about how women in her life extend their roles as mothers into the way they think about social justice, fairness, and equality. As it happens, the women who came to mind are also making documentary films.
Known for directing major movies, John Madden explains how "Marigold" breaks mainstream rules.May 4th, 2012 | Katherine Brodsky
Though he makes major motion pictures with traditional distribution, John Madden pushes against age bias with today's US release of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, starring only actors over 60.
Director John Madden, who started out in producing British television, has made a name for himself across the pond helming films such as Shakespeare in Love, Proof and more recently, The Debt.
Baltimore hosts features, docs, shorts, and a John Waters pick for the 14th annual Maryland Film Festival.May 3rd, 2012 | Steven Abrams
Maryland invites familiar faces from The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Streets, and past festivals, for the 14th year of this broad-based regional festival that takes place in Baltimore May 3-6.
The Maryland Film Festival (MFF) is a regional film festival that takes place annually in Baltimore, Maryland, this year from May 3-6. Entering its 14th year, the festival is known as a filmmaker friendly experience that reflects the character and atmosphere of its host city.