LA FILM FESTIVAL: HUMOR ME TO PREMIERE IN PREMIERES

Author: Matt Warren

Author: Matt Warren

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Let’s construct a metaphor together wherein indie movies are like donuts in a bright pink box. Last week, the LA Film Festival lifted the lid on that box to reveal its 2017 competition lineup—U.S. Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, Nightfall and LA Muse. Read the full story here.

TIME OUT: "LUCKY" LEADS THE PACK AT THIS WEEKEND'S CHICAGO CRITICS FILM FESTIVAL

Author: Michael Smith

Author: Michael Smith

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The Chicago Critics Film Festival has, in its brief, five year existence, quietly asserted itself as one of the city’s premiere showcases for exciting new American independent and foreign movie fare. My best bet for this year’s festival, which runs from Friday, May 12 through Thursday, May 18 at the Music Box Theatre, is John Carroll Lynch’s comedy/drama Lucky. Read the full story here.

INDIE WIRE: 'Lucky' Review

Author: David Ehrlich

Author: David Ehrlich

90-Year-Old Harry Dean Stanton Gives a Performance for the Ages in Wry Comedy Co-Starring David Lynch — SXSW 2017... Read the complete review here. 

 

ROLLING STONE: 20 Must-See Movies to Catch at SXSW 2017

Author: David Fear

Author: David Fear

A bona fide hipster icon and a veteran screen actor with over 100 film credits to his name, the 90-year-old Harry Dean Stanton is a living legend – and as this character study proves, the man still has a few great performances left in him... Read the complete review here. 

 

DEADLINE.COM: Lucky to premiere at SXSW

 
Author: Anthony D'Alessandro

Author: Anthony D'Alessandro

South by Southwest has announced the feature film lineup for its 24th annual event which runs March 10-19 in Austin. This year’s crop includes 51 movies from first-time filmmakers, 85 world premieres, 11 North American premieres and five U.S. premieres. Titles were curated from 2,432 feature-length film submissions, with a total of 7,651 films submitted this year...Read the full story here.

 

THE PLAYLIST: Supercut Superstar Kogonada’s Shimmering Debut ‘Columbus’ Overflows With Grace & Compassion [Rotterdam Review]

Author: Jessica Kiang

Author: Jessica Kiang

There are films that swell in orchestral waves, others that grind like scuzzy metal, and still others that burble like melodic pop, but “Columbus,” the first feature film from Korean-American video essay pioneer Kogonada, chimes like a bell: simple, sustained and thrillingly pure... read the complete review here.

 

COMINGSOON.NET: Nick Offerman, Asa Butterfield & More Join House of Tomorrow

Author: Max Evry

Author: Max Evry

Superlative Films announced today Academy Award winner and recent Emmy nominee Ellen Burstyn (Interstellar, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore), Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation,” “Fargo”), Asa Butterfield (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Hugo), Alex Wolff (Patriot’s Day, Coming Through the Rye), Maude Apatow (Other People, This Is 40) and Michaela Watkins (“Casual”, “Wet Hot American Summer”) will co-star in writer/director Peter Livolsi’s directorial debut The House of Tomorrow... read the complete story here.