BAMcinemaFEST 2010 Is Underway

by tully
June 10, 2010 4:34 AM
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As if we didn't already love BAM enough, the second installment of BAMcinemaFEST has arrived to remind us just how badly New York City needed a festival like this one. Be sure to visit the BAMcinemaFEST Overview at Hammer to Nail daily to see what's playing now through Sunday June 20th.

While there are many great movies for the taking, my biggest revelation of this year's fest has got to be Am I Black Enough For You?, a documentary portrait of Philly soul legend Billy Paul that was directed by a Swede (Goran Olsson) and shot on celluloid. Paul is going to be in attendance for a Q&A following the 9pm screening on Saturday, June 19, which makes it an absolute must-attend event. Having been only faintly familiar with Paul's work prior to watching the film, I can confirm that one need not know this man to appreciate Olsson's film. It's a frank, loving, soulful, and cinematic treat.

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  • Dustin | June 18, 2010 8:47 AMReply

    Hey thanks for the insight on BAMcinemaFest.

    My name is Dustin Schwartz and I appreciate what you showcase on your blog, especially news regarding indie films. I really enjoy independent-made films, especially, and I'm actually interning for an independent production company, Belladonna Productions, in New York City. I am writing to tell you about the feature film- DIVIDED- by writer/director Michael Johnson. It is the story of a love-triangle set in Berlin during the first days of the Berlin Wall.

    DIVIDED is being produced by Linda Moran and Rene Bastian of Belladonna Productions ("LIE", "Transamerica", "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints", "Mulberry Street", "Funny Games"). The film is currently in development and we are hoping to shoot the movie in Berlin later in 2010.

    Basically, the film is about how a young couple's lives and loyalties are divided by the Berlin Wall. During the overnight construction of the Berlin Wall, a young woman makes it across the closing border, but her husband is left behind in the east. The dilemma unfolds when she falls in love with the American GI she enlists to bring her husband to the west.

    We will be launching a website soon with more info on the production. For now, we will let people know about updates through our Facebook page:

    Check it out and contact me with any questions that you may have. We're trying to spread the word about the film.

    All the best-