In honor of Black History Month, we celebrate Oscar Micheaux and his film, Within Our Gates. The oldest surviving film made by an African American, Within Our Gates was written, produced and directed by Micheaux. This film was released in 1920 in a storm of controversy. Due to the danger they would face by screening this film,… Continue reading Celebrating Film Pioneer, Oscar Micheaux
Whether you have a date with flowers, chocolate and a candlelit dinner or pizza by the glow of your laptop screen, Valentine’s Day is a great day for movies. Here are 5 films for if you’re short on love or just short on time. Foolishly Seeking True Love Written and directed by: Jarrett Lee Conaway Two… Continue reading V is for 5: Indie Flicks for Your Valentine’s Fix
Lazer Team has taken theaters and the internet by storm over the past two weeks. Funded in part through a record-breaking $2.4 million indiegogo campaign in July 2014. This is the first feature film from Austin-based Rooster Teeth Productions (RT), best known for its long-running webseries, Red Vs. Blue. As a big fan of anything RT,… Continue reading Review: Lazer Team
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jb_usB3VLNg This short, directed by Ari Kruger, was a finalist at Tropfest Australia 2011. Focus has an interesting premise, it's pretty, and sounds nice. All of the elements for a great little short. Unfortunately, something about the combination of soft instrumental score, voice-over, and subtly slowed black and white footage feels exactly like an ad for expensive perfume or… Continue reading Attention Span: Focus
Producer, Dale Wheatley uploaded a little 2-decade-old indie film to the video sharing site, Vimeo in hopes of finally sharing it with the world. Just one month later, it was removed following a copyright claim. But that's not stopping Wheatley from sharing it with film fans everywhere. The film in question, Don's Plum, was shot over the course… Continue reading See the Film Dicaprio and Maguire Have Been Hiding for 2 Decades!
As the Sundance Film Festival kicks off its 32nd year, we bring you 10 facts about Sundance. The first Utah/U.S. Film Festival took place in August 1978 in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1985, Sundance Institute took control of the U.S. Film Festival. They expanded the festival to 10 days and shifted focus to American independent… Continue reading 10 Facts about Sundance