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Are you ready to ride DARK HORSE?

  • By Ted Hope
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  • August 24, 2011 12:30 PM
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Perhaps you have already heard..... We are taking Todd Solondz's latest film to Venice, Toronto, Deauville and a few other festivals. This is Todd's 1ST film without a rape, molestation, masturbation, or anything truly icky. Well... If it wasn't for the language I think we'd get a PG rating. We don't anticipate having it in theaters in the US until springtime, but I do have a few things related to this pony to amuse you along the way (and even more to come).
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Six Recommendations to Start Watching Chinese Independent (Microbudget) Cinema Now

  • By Ted Hope
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  • August 18, 2011 8:00 AM
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Now you know what all indies can learn from watching Chinese Indies, right? If not, then you need to read Karin Chien's post from yesterday. So how do you drill down deeper this knowledge boost? Well, Kevin Lee, dGenerate Films' VP of Programming and Education, has been kind enough to generate a list for us.

Become A COLLABORATOR With Us

  • By Ted Hope
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  • August 15, 2011 1:15 AM
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Did you know I Executive Produced this years Best Actor & Critic Prize Winning Film at the world's oldest film festival? Martin Donovan's COLLABORATOR is that film. My guess is you did not get over to the Czech Republic last month to see it. But you know what?

LITTLE ROCK Is That Rare Indie That Consistently Defies Expectations

  • By Ted Hope
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  • August 12, 2011 3:00 AM
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Truly Free Indie Film lovers get a rare treat this weekend; that is IF they are in NYC. I got to screen MIke Ott's LITTLE ROCK for my HopeForFilm series at Goldcrest earlier this year, and am pleased to see that it opens today at Cinema Village. Mike will be there in person on Friday and Saturday. Don't let his modesty mislead you: this kind of thing is not easy to achieve -- as natural as he makes it look.

My Top Ten Toronto 2011 Want-To-See Films

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 30, 2011 1:00 AM
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I want you to see my films. Both DARK HORSE and MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE will be in Toronto. But I am excited to see so many others too.
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Guest Post: Matthew Chapman "How Do You Make Sure You Are HAPPY With Your Film?"

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 15, 2011 3:00 AM
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Some subjects are truly difficult to confront on film, both from a personal and public perspective. Creativity generally requires confrontations -- with oneself, others, and the world at large. Those of us who indulge in these battles, recognize that we -- and our work -- are better for it. Personally speaking, I think it even extends much further: our culture and our world are better for it too. But that doesn't make it easy.What does make it very satisfying, is to be able to stand back after it all, and recognize that the initial decision, the one to engage, was not just justified, but ours. It is that decision that makes a movie our movie. And it is that decision too, that I think allows a film to speak personally to a veiwer, to help them recognize that this film is not a corporate product, but something truly heartfelt. Writer/Director of THE LEDGE (currently in theaters) Matthew Chapman guests today, and captures that feeling perfectly.

Super UK Poster

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 8, 2011 5:30 AM
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SUPER opens in 10 theaters today in UK. We are out on DVD come August 1. Please don't wait for that, run to see it on the big screen NOW. Thanks!

Super Japanese Poster

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 7, 2011 5:30 AM
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Go See Azazel Jacobs' "Terri" -- Opening Today

  • By Ted Hope
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  • July 1, 2011 3:00 AM
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I have a film series in NYC. Courtesy of Nick Quested and Goldcrest, about once a month, I show a film I feel people need to support. I send emails to about 700 people to fill the 60 seat theater. It's free, although now I ask regulars to buy wine for the afterwards schmooze. The filmmakers have to be present and after the screening I do a Q&A with them. To keep it homey, I write a letter emphasizing why I want them to see it. We screened Azazel's film earlier this month, and this is that letter I sent. You should check it out this weekend. It opens today. Vote with your dollars for the kind of films you want.

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