Friday, March 30, 2007

About 30 years after completion, Killer of Sheep gets theatrical run

Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep was shot on weekends in the 1970's for around $10,000, as a grad school thesis project. Now, about 30 years later, the much praised film is receiving a theatrical release. Read all about it at GreenCine Daily.

- Sujewa

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Remix HEAD TRAUMA screening this SAT.

Come catch a very special REMIX presentation of HEAD TRAUMA as it plays on
the big screen one final time in Philadelphia. This is the kick off to a number of national and international remix HEAD TRAUMA presentations - more details soon.

SPECIAL REMIX screening of HEAD TRAUMA - a collision of music, movies,
theatrics and gaming.
music - Live soundtrack performances by Bardo Pond, members of Espers, Fern
Knight and DJ Chief Wreck'em
movies - HEAD TRAUMA and a special screening of a short claymation
adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's classic THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM
- sets, props and characters from the movie will emerge from the
audience - lights, fog and creepy fun
gaming - use your mobile phone to interact with the movie and watch in
amazement as all the phones in the theater ring at once!

This Sat. March 31st @ 7:30pm

Philadelphia's International House (37th and Chestnut) on the U of Penn's
campus - on street parking and two parking garages in walking distance

$14 for all seats - seating is on a first come first serve basis

FOR MORE INFO: show info and advance tickets for more info on HEAD TRAUMA

Sunday, March 25, 2007

The Kensington Real Independent Film Festival, September 6 - 9, 2007!

In lovely Kensington, MD. 15% of tix sales $s from each screening goes to the filmmaker, plus other goodies. Screening at the 250+ seat Armory Building. More info. here.

- Sujewa

The Real Indie Films News Blog

Check it out here. Some IF filmmakers are mentioned there already.

- Sujewa

Monday, March 12, 2007

IndieFilmPedia group blog set up

At Lucas McNelly's 100 Films blog there is a quite a bit of enthusiasm by a handful of people, yours truly included, about starting a web based independent film encyclopedia - a wikipedia for indie films, if you will. As a very early step in harnessing this energy, the group blog IndieFilmPedia has been set up. Interested people at the 100 Films blog have been invited to start organizing material for the wiki at the IndieFilmPedia. Maybe this will turn out to be something, maybe nothing, maybe a better working tool will be discovered, but, for the moment, here it is. We'll see what Lucas & the 100 Films commenters will want to do, I am certainly all for the project (as time permits).

- Sujewa

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Conversation about creating an indie film encyclopedia on the web

At the 100 Films blog, at the comments for this entry, there is a long conversation happening about creating a web based indie film encyclopedia, kind of like a wikipedia for indie film. Go check it out & join in if ya feel like it.

- Sujewa