How the DVD-by-mail service is lengthening the lifespan of small moviesSeptember 1st, 2005 | Elizabeth Angell
For a documentary, Deadline (2004) was, by all accounts, a big success. The film, which profiled Illinois Governor George Ryan and his decision to condemn the death penalty in Illinois, toured the festival circuit to rave reviews and was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2004.
Open Zone showcases a range of local talentSeptember 1st, 2005 | Katherine Dykstra
Its Sunday night in Williamsburg, Brooklynthe reigning annex of lower east side hipsterdom. Live jazz floats from the open windows of a Tiki bar, sidewalk cafes overflow with 20-somethings, and scads of the tragically hip mill around street corners as the summer sun retires.
Ryan Gosling brought me flowers when we met for this interview on a hot Sunday in July. Our earlier scheduled meeting had gone awry, and he was feeling badly for his part in the miscommunication. I don’t mind saying that I loved the gesture or that I’m a huge fan of Gosling’s work—even before he brought the flowers.
Will Keenan & Go-Kart FilmsSeptember 1st, 2005 | Gadi Harel
Will Keenan has done some crazy things to promote movies. Hes been hit by a car, threatened self-immolation, and climbed a water tower only to get busted on the 6 oclock news. Keenan even once dove from a third-floor balcony into a pool.
The highs and lows of directing a cheap thrillerSeptember 1st, 2005 | Kyle Henry
Im the director of the low-budget psychological thriller Room (2005), which premiered at Sundance and had its international debut in the Directors Fortnight at Cannes in May. Room was produced by The 7th Floor along with Jim McKay and Michael Stipes C-Hundred Film Corp.
Bob Berney's journey, from Dallas' Inwood Theater to distribution newcomer PicturehouseSeptember 1st, 2005 | Ethan Alter
Everything you need to know about Bob Berneys taste in movies can be summed up by one simple fact: growing up, his favorite film was Stanley Kubricks seminal sci-fi head-trip 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). Of course, like most of us, he also had a soft spot for more, lets say, lowbrow fare.