More Support for Indies: IndieBackers!
Indie Backer is a unique finance platform for Independent Film professionals looking to raise funds for projects in whole or in part. Additionally with the recent successes of Kickstarter and Indiegogo management believes that it can offer a more compelling and competitive solution by targeting exclusively within this vertical while value added services of professionals within the Indie filmmakers space... (more)
Interview w/ "Escape Fire" Director Matthew Heineman
Escape Fire examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo of a broken healthcare system - a system designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care. This eye-opening documentary interweaves the dramatic personal arcs of patients and physicians with the stories of leaders battling to transform the system. And it reminds us that the answers to our crisis are at hand and offers potential solutions, or "escape fires," to fix it... (more)
Onur Tukel, "Richard's Wedding"
In Richard's Wedding, which follows a bevy of wedding guests and the soon-to-be-wedded on their way to a small Central Park wedding, director Onur Tukel has crafted a delightfully funny, seemingly real-time ensemble piece. From British blowhard Russell (Darrill Rosen) to the writer/director/editor/star's Tuna, the characters live on the edge of likability and the film's narrative deftly frames the torrent of just-this-side-of-racist jokes, downright delusional character asides, and a general decline of civility... (more)
Last Summer at Coney Island: FREE Screening THIS Wednesday!
We're at it again at Otto's Shrunken Head, this time with a summer favorite: Last Summer at Coney Island! This seasonal indie by JL Aronson follows the rise and fall of the iconic Coney Island, while seeing how the community as a whole was impacted. Before heading over to Coney Island for fun in the sun, why not hang out with us and enjoy this FREE screening courtesy of IndiePix Films - along with drink specials courtesy of Otto's Shrunken Head! (more)
Get a Silverdocs Sneak Preview!
The Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival is fast approaching, and we know you want all the dish you can get! Check out their Sizzle Reel which should give you a better idea of how these hard hitting docs will, well, hit hard when you see them! (more)
Kim Nguyen On "War Witch"
War Witch is a film about resilience. Resilience of an individual, of a community and even of the architecture of a society. French-Canadian filmmaker Kim Nguyen tells a story that is set to become a benchmark in jungle films. From the painful, complex situation of the child soldiers, he weaves an intelligent movie which enables the viewer to penetrate their reality and the multi-level relationship these children create with their environment... (more)