This press release just came in... As a fan of both outlets, I am jazzed. As a fan of specialized film and a dreamer of a land where we have the filters and curators necessary to deal with the challenge of The Grand Abundance (of Films), I am hopeful. As a producer of films far too cognizant of the challenges we all face, I am happy to share this news!
Filmwax Radio, a weekly talk show about independent film, is increasing its focus to include Video On Demand (VOD) subject matter and guests. The radio show, hosted by Filmwax's Adam Schartoff, is partnering with popular online publicationOn Demand Weekly to devote a monthly episode to movies on demand. Adam has interviewed film notables such as Ed Burns, William H. Macy and Joe Swanberg for On Demand Weekly in the past.
“We recognized Adam’s passion for film and gift of conversation with filmmakers. Working with Adam on the radio will shed a stronger light to our coverage of upcoming movies on demand. We’re looking foward to expanding our reach,” said Britt Bensen, Editor-In-Chief, Co-founder, On Demand Weekly.
“With the pre-theatrical and day-and-date models, the number of VOD releases is increasing and film fans are taking notice. Working with On Demand Weekly will help us identify the best new movies and talent for our audience,” said Adam Schartoff, Filmwax Radio.
Stoked to see the Academy Do The Right Thing: #SpikeLee — along with actress Gena Rowlands — will receive an honorary Oscar this year. Lee is pictured here at #SFIFF 50, where we presented him with the Festival's Directing Award. Photo by #TommyLauPhotography.
"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful, that's what matters to me."
Not saying that IBM hasn't done wonderful things, too. But Apple's Steve Jobs was irrefutably one of the most innovative minds in tech in the history of the industry. See Alex Gibney's doc on Jobs & other #SFIFF alumni on the big screen this September. Full list at blog.sffs.org. #SeeMoreSFIFF
No need to leave the weekend's adventures behind: Lots of amazing films currently rolling in Bay Area theaters. Trying to get transported? Catch #SFIFF alum #Meru at Sundance Kabuki Cinemas or at Landmark Shattuck Cinemas over in the East Bay. #SeeMoreSFIFF ⛺️
Ready to get wild this weekend, but not before marking our calendars; #ToddHaynes is coming to town! The filmmaker — known for provocative stories that subvert narrative structure and resound with eroticism (Velvet Goldmine, Far From Heaven, more) — will chat with SFFS Executive Director Noah Cowan September 24 at JCCSF. Hopefully both wearing boas. Tickets at jccsf.org.
Haynes pictured here with #ChristianBale in a shoot for #VelvetGoldmine.
“It’s hard to pinpoint a specific moment from my evening at Pixar because there were just so many things that left me awestruck. Being in the very building where many of my dearest friends were brought to life was such a moving experience... I got my first real taste of my dream job and it was incredible.”
—High School Essay Contest Winner
Summer school is sadly out of session. We had a *such* a great time hanging with (read: learning from) Bay Area youth and students from far & wide over these past few months. Head to blog.sffs.org to see what we all got up to. #SFFSeducates
#WCW: Crystal Moselle, a smart & sensitive observer. See her #SundanceFilmFestival Grand Jury Prize-winning doc #TheWolfpack at the Castro Theatre TONIGHT! It double-features with fellow Fest alum #LoveAndMercy. Photo by Pat Mazzera. #SFIFF #SeeMoreSFIFF
Just ONE MORE DAY to apply for Film Society internships! We are gearing up for an exciting Fall Season and currently crewing up in our Communications, Development, Operations, Programming, Filmmaker360 and Youth Education departments. Hang with this crew and gain nonprofit arts management skills, event production experience, behind-the-scenes exposure to the world of film exhibition and more. Details at sffs.org, apps close TOMORROW at midnight. Photo by #PamelaGentile, throwback to #SFIFF 52.
"A Hollywood executive famously quipped, 'He's just another California blond — throw a stick at Malibu, you'll hit six of them!' That was before said blond went on to become the most bankable international male star of his time: An everyman matinee idol, at once accessible, impenetrable, untouchable, transforming blinding male beauty into box-office success." —Writer Andrew Bailey on #RobertRedford
Happy 79th to the Sundance Kid. Recipient of #SFIFF 52's Peter J. Owens Award, a prize given each year to honor an actor whose work exemplifies brilliance, independence and integrity.
Missing that (surprisingly) beachy San Francisco weekend weather. Luckily, surf's still up at the #CastroTheatre, where Festival alums #LoveAndMercy and #TheWolfpack will screen together TOMORROW night. Vibrations: very good. #SFIFF #SeeMoreSFIFF
Gather 'round: The 3rd Annual Turkish Film Festival kicks off tomorrow! This year, #TheMiracle (pictured), a masterpiece by world-renowned director Mahsun Kirmizigul, will headline the festival program. All screenings are FREE and take place at the Embarcadero Center Cinema through August 20. See turkishfilmfestivals-usa.org for full info.