Events, Festivals, Film

Tribeca Film Festival Annouces Full 2010 Line Up

Nick Nicoludis :: Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 3:25 pm

Yesterday the Tribeca Film Festival, an annual showing of top independent full length and short films, announced their full 2010 line up. Showcasing 85 feature-length films and 45 short films, the festival will kick off April 21st and will be showing films all the way until May 2. Among some of the highly anticipated films to be shown will be Ondine by Neil Jordan which features Collin Farrell as a fisherman who catches the ultimate angler’s prize: a mermaid. Yes, there will be a plentiful amount of gripping and enthralling movies like Alex Gibney’s untitled documentary on ex-governor Eliot Spitzer, but this year the TFF is adding an interesting twist: Internet viewing. MORE »



Noise Pop 2010 Takes Over San Francisco

Nick Nicoludis :: Thursday, February 11th, 2010 5:10 pm

The Noise Pop Festival, founded in 1993 in San Francisco, started as a yearly festival to promote and support independent music and the area’s best local bands. It has grown into one of the best alternative/independent music festivals in the US. This isn’t a Bonnaroo. The Noise Pop team prides itself for bringing exposure to emerging artists, some of whom have gone on to become major musical groups. But as the popularity of Noise Pop has grown, so has their aim. Not only do they feature the newest and best musical acts, but they also bring exposure to new media and art. This year seems a little different however. Noise Pop is planning to take over San Francisco for a week by offering not only amazing concerts but free happy hour shows, a giant pre-party, and several art exhibits. MORE »



Bonnaroo: Worth It This Year?

Amy Rose Spiegel :: Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 3:20 pm

Bonnaroo is the weirdo of all the big festivals.  It’s not really about industry, or after-parties, or what celebrities turn up.  You invariably lose your cell phone.  Make-up and any/all attempts at being fashionable are sneered at (it’s a hundred-degree sweatfest and no one has showered in days.  Face it, you’re not going to look all that great).  It’s kind of disgusting.  Yes, Bonnaroo is basically about setting up your tent in the mud next to the campsite of a dude named Squirrel and liking it, and I don’t think anyone who’s been would have it any other way.



Festivals, News

Border Battle: Todd P Announces MtyMX All Ages Festival in Monterrey, MX (March 20 - 22)

Gray Hurlburt :: Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 6:30 pm

Just as the music world begins to get its hens in a row for the annual South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, Todd P, the gremlin behind Brooklyn’s DIY music scene, has announced a new, alternative in Monterrey, Mexico, which is co-organized with Yo Garage, and takes place in an abandoned drive-in theater on the side of a mountain. This will run from March 20th to the 22nd, overlapping SxSW, and is being called “The MtyMX All Ages Festival of Art and Music.” MORE »


Festivals, Film, News

Sundance at a Theater Near You

Danielle Johnsen :: Thursday, January 28th, 2010 1:00 pm

So you couldn’t afford a ski chalet and a trip to Park City this year? Miss out on all the celebrity sightings and killer parties? Oh, you were just interested in the films premiering there? Well, you are in luck then. Sundance is headed to a city near you. Tonight, eight theaters in cities across America will get the chance to view and discuss some of the more critically favored films of the festival. The filmmakers and producers will be on hand to chat a bit about the process behind their films and the audience will get a closer look at what its really like to see a film in a festival setting, just without the gifting suites and parties. This is a new addition to the festival’s program and is being done in the hopes of broadening the awareness of both the festival and the films it celebrates.

Full list of films, filmmakers and venues after the jump. MORE »