Posted: 12/03/2013 by Tricia Todd
Very excited to have a distribution deal with Sideways Film for International sales. Killing The Messenger also available on demand from our website:
If you are in the DC area on December 12th please see join us at the National Press CLub for a screening and panel discussion on violent censorship of journalists.
Posted: 11/07/2013 by David de Hilster
Come to the first screening in Los Angeles of Einstein Wrong - The Miracle Year. After 8 years, we are finally finishing. Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at the Arts Theater in Long Beach, California. Discussion afterwards with the director, cast, and producers.
To get free tickets, click here: http://einsteinwrong.eventbrite.com
Posted: 10/30/2013 by Yvonne Welbon
The New Black - an award-winning documentary that examines the African-American community's diverse responses to the issue of marriage equality and the movement for gay rights - will have a special, limited engagement theatrical run from November 1-7, 2013, at Laemmle Music Hall 3 in Los Angeles, California.
The New Black has received stellar reviews from critics around the country, and garnered the Audience Award at Philadelphia QFest, AFI Docs and the Frameline International LGBT Film Festival, where it also received an honorable mention as Outstanding Documentary Feature. It won the jury award for Best Documentary Feature at Urbanworld Film Festival. And the film was recently named a finalist for an Audience Award from IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards.
The New Black counters the notion that the black community has been monolithic in its response to the movement for gay civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community's institutional pillar - the black church - and reveals the Christian right wing's strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda. The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.
"A valuable contribution to an ongoing national dialogue. It reveals gradations of LGBT acceptance within black American families and neighborhoods, conversations that don't make the front page."
- Sheri Linden / Hollywood Reporter
"An excellent, important and empowering film."
- Moira Sullivan / San Francisco Examiner
"With same-sex marriage being evaluated at the state level across the country and the Supreme Court ... decision on the subject, the documentary The New Black could hardly be more timely."
- Dana Ferguson / Los Angeles Times
The exclusive engagement at Laemmle Music Hall 3, located at 9036 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, runs from November 1-7, 2013.
To purchase tickets, visit the Laemmle website at http://www.laemmle.com/films/37223
For more information about The New Black, visit http://www.newblackfilm.com
Posted: 10/17/2013 by Steven-Charles Jaffe
Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird is going through the requirements to qualify for the Academy consideration but needs a little help rising through the ranks! There are over 150 other documentaries and many may be overlooked, such as this! So far the reviews are great, such as this one from The New York Times: NY Times Review The documentary just completed it's run in New York and will have it's Los Angeles run starting November 22nd at Laemmle's Music Hall. Please come see it if you can and spread the word. Here's the link to the Official Trailer
Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird, directed by Steven-Charles Jaffe is an insightful profile of the legendary cartoonist, who is known for his ghoulish, twisted visions for over 50 years, that combine horrific elements with comedy, as well as political and ecological cartoons. In addition to Wilson’s art and life, the documentary features interviews with Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, Randy Newman, Guillermo Del Toro, Neil Gaiman, Stan Lee, Roz Chast, Lewis Black and more.
Steven-Charles Jaffe’s career in film has included producer, and/or executive producer, writer, 2nd unit director on GHOST, STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY, K19: THE WIDOWMAKER, STRANGE DAYS, TIME AFTER TIME, NEAR DARK, and THE DAY AFTER... Jaffe also produced and directed a fund raising film for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles' pediatric oncology division that helped raise over $80 million dollars. Jaffe’s first professional job was producing a boxing documentary in conjunction with director John Huston’s FAT CITY. Academy Award® winning directors, Billy Wilder, Franklin Schaffner sponsored Jaffe into the DGA. Jaffe won the Best Documentary award at the Comic-Con international film festival for his documentary, Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird.
Posted: 10/15/2013 by Bill Goetz
In his otherwise informative "Docs On Discs" review of the recently released ROBERT DREW: TEN MASTERWORKS OF AMERICAN CINEMA VERITE published in the latest issue of DOCUMENTARY MAGAZINE (Fall 2013), Professor Ron Sutton failed to mention the DVD set's purchase price: $995.00.
The cost may be easily absorbed by institutions, but for many of those who make their living in local TV news or in producing their own documentary projects, adding MASTERWORKS to their personal DVD libraries may not be affordable. Fortunately, Docurama's two-disc KENNEDY REVEALED collection is still available (copies of which can be found on Amazon.com and eBay for $30.00 or less) and includes PRIMARY, CRISIS; BEHIND A PRESIDENTIAL COMMITMENT, FACES OF NOVEMBER plus extensive bonus material.
I do understand that digital restoration of the films included in the MASTERWORKS collection was probably an expensive process. But as attractive and important as this new collection would appear to be, I suspect it is priced far beyond the personal budgets of many who might be the most interested in acquiring it.
Posted: 10/12/2013 by James K. Lambert
I am going to the 50th Anniversary of President Kennedy's Assassination in Dealey Plaza and confronting the conspiracy theorists [liars] who are poisoning the well of history. Please take a look at my indiegogo campaign and pass it on to everyone you know! http://igg.me/at/jfk
Posted: 10/09/2013 by marcus mangeot
We are pleased to present the final release of our series of ten films on the research program "Future Megacities" and its projects. Weather extremes like floods, storm floods, droughts and heat waves together with water scarcity are already today serious problems for cities especially in developing and newly industrializing countries. The web series takes you on a journey over three continents to several future mega cities in China, Vietnam, India, Peru, Iran, Morocco, Ethiopia and South Africa by visiting research projects fighting existential problems caused by the climate change in developing countries. The series gives insights in technological, social and economic approaches for energy efficient design in cities. Local decision makers, stakeholders and researchers have the stage. They present the model cities’ challenges, pilot projects, research results and tools created for influencing the urban development in a sustainable manner.
Posted: 10/08/2013 by Steven-Charles Jaffe
Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird is playing at:
IFC CENTER THEATER NEW YORK: 323 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10014
October Friday 11 - Thursday 17
Q&A with Director Steven-Charles Jaffe Saturday Oct. 12th & Sunday Oct. 13th directly following the 2:45pm screenings.
For over fifty years, Gahan Wilson has been known for his ghoulish, twisted visions that combine horrific elements with comedy, as well as political and ecological cartoons. His cartoons have appeared in Playboy Magazine, The New Yorker, National Lampoon, The New York Times, Colliers, and Look. Wilson sees monsters and irony in ordinary, everyday situations and turns them into explosive cartoons.
The documentary takes an intimate look at Wilson’s bizarre and personal inspirations, the inner workings of the cartoon world, and how his quirky creations have profoundly affected legions of fans, including some surprising celebrities. In addition to Wilson’s art the film features interviews with Stephen Colbert, Stan Lee, Bill Maher, Randy Newman, Guillermo Del Toro, Neil Gaiman, Roz Chast, Lewis Black, Hugh M. Hefner, David Remnick, Peter Straub, Nicholas Meyer and more.
As Wilson recounts his life and work, Born Dead, Still Weird reveals the genius of this icon of the cartoon world, who was drawing monsters before he could read or write as a way of coping with growing up with alcoholic parents during the Depression. The documentary also captures a behind-‐the-‐scenes look into the challenging life of professional cartoonists.
Posted: 09/24/2013 by Kevin Knoblock
ALL DAY CLASS ON DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
Saturday, October 5, 3013
10:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Continental Breakfast Included
The Writers Store
3510 West Magnolia Blvd., Burbank CA, 91505
This 7-hour course covers all aspects of making a documentary film.
Throughout his 25-year career, documentary filmmaker Kevin Knoblock has become a leading producer, writer, and director of powerful, award-winning documentaries about social issues, historical events, and popular culture.
In this DOCUMENTARY FILM CLASS workshop, Knoblock presents a step-by-step approach to unlocking the secrets and techniques of creating expertly crafted documentary films. You will learn how to plan, fund, pre-produce, produce, post produce, market and distribute documentary films.
More Info: http://www.writersstore.com/documentary-film-class/
IDA Members receive a $20 discount; code is -- DFC2013.