I was bummed that I missed the Sundance panel on the New World of Indie Distribution.
Luckily, Scott Kirsner has the audio for download on his CinemaTech site. If you see me walking to work, crossing on the orange hand, headphones burrowed into my ears, you know they are speaking well of the future. Check it out (and I guess I should take a cue from Scott and start to record the panels I partake on...).
The Film Panel Notetaker has a few posts up too on some of the other panels. There is enough going on in the panels to fill a full year of film school curriculium. Still, I was hoping to find some more sparks.
I participated in "The Panic Button" and for all the heavyweights participating, I would've thought they'd be more coverage; I guess The Inauguration pulled the press away. Go figure. Maybe the biz is getting tired of hearing the old white guys speak. Reuters was there though. IndieFlix too. I did my best to get the business side (I was the only filmmaker) to recognize that they have to start giving back to the community a bit more if they don't want to see what's vibrant vanish, but Reuters only got the start of that argument.
SF Film Society Blog
It is the final final day of this glorious #SFIFF marquee! Get out there, see all the movies you can and join us 7:00 TONIGHT at the Castro for Closing Night festivities!
Do the letters F.O. mean anything to you? You chasin' somebody? Somebody chasin' you? What are YOU doing Thursday night?
#SFIFF Closing Night
May 5👨🏻7:00👨🏻Castro Theatre
Sipping on #Hennessy at the #SFIFF Lounge tonight. A lovely way to unwind.
#FromAfar director Lorenzo Vigas at the Roxie Theater. Love that neon. Photo by Pat Mazzera. #SFIFF
#NationalBird director Sonia Kennebeck, producer Ines Hofmann Kanna and subjects at the Victoria Theatre. Photo by Pat Mazerra. #SFIFF #WomenInFilm
Joel Coen, Jonathan Turell and Peter Becker of Janus Films and the Criterion Collection and Ethan Coen at the Castro Theatre. Photo by Pamela Gentile. #SFIFF
VR Day was cool. Photo by Tommy Lau. #SFIFF
#Sonita director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami. Photo by Pamela Gentile. #SFIFF
Such a great night at PROXY with movie-lovers cozying up to see the Ross brothers' #ContemporaryColor. #SFIFF
Love this shot of Jheri Jones, subject of #TheJoneses, at the Roxie Theater. Photo by Pamela Gentile. #SFIFF