We shared a short piece of it a couple of weeks or so ago, in which Steve McQueen essentially chastised the other directors (the white ones) when the moderator asked about the lack of representation for minority actors.
I did this each of the last 2 years, and I figured I'd make it an annual thing; especially as awareness of S&A continues to broaden. There were no takers when I posted this in 2010 and 2009, but maybe someone (or some people) will bite in 2011... or maybe not.
Chicago-based siblings Kyra and Kozi Kyles, co-creators of the popular sci-fi puppet web series Human Resources, are just getting started on what could end up being a very promising career in entertainment.
Here's a look at what defintely looks like a very interesting and worthwhile feature film to check out. Currently in post-production, Late Summer, which was written and directed by Ernie Park and produced by Michael Garziano and Shawn Whitsell, is inspired, according to the filmmakers, by the sutble and sensitive films by the great Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu.
A film we last talked about this past May; the David Weaver-directed Neo Noir thriller titled The Samaritan, starring Samuel L. Jackson and Ruth Negga, has been acquired by IFC Films for domestic distribution.
As promised... Sundance 2012 highlights that we haven't at all covered previously on Shadow And Act (if you haven't seen the full "in competition" selection list, unveiled minutes ago, click HERE to read that post in which you'll find titles we've written about quite a bit like Ava DuVernay's Middle Of Nowhere, Sam Pollard's documentary Slavey By Another Name, and Sheldon Candis' LUV in the mix).
Well... hot off the presses... directly from the festival's website... here you go; skimming the list, I see a few that we've covered on S&A, including at least 1 that was on my predictions list. I'll return with individual profiles later, especially for any that we haven't written about before: