Whether this weekend is spent on Passover, Easter, or 4/20 festivities – or if you’re just spending it as a plain ol’ weekend – the thing we can all celebrate together in nondenominational unity is… links to film industry-related news articles. Praise be these good reads!
This Week’s Good Reads (Week of April 15, 2019)
How a Movie Projectionist Keeps the Dying Art of Celluloid Alive (via James Barron for The New York Times)
A visit to the Jacob Burns Film Center projection booth.
Dream Team: Cruise, Kidman, Kubrick, and the making of Eyes Wide Shut. (via Brian Raftery for Vulture)
That time the world’s most famous actors, reclusive director, and scandalous movie came together.
Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY: Opening a Theater, With Sundance Institute-Sized Ambitions (via Tambay Obenson for IndieWire)
The next steps for the diversity-focused distribution collective.
How to write a fictional pop song (via Alex Denney for Sight & Sound)
From A Star is Born to Vox Lux to Her Smell, how music-makers crafted songs for fake pop stars.
Notre-Dame Will Remain Immortalized Through the Power of Film (via Jo Light for No Film School)
How to see the structure in the cinema.
Cannes 2019 Cheat Sheet (via Film Comment)
The movies making their way to Cannes this year.
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How Independent Filmmaking Is Like Running a Political Campaign (via Gill Holland for Paste Magazine)
Raising money, building a narrative, selling a product. Yep, checks out.
In case you were ignoring us (aka blatant self-promotion)
Filmmaker Interview: Nia DaCosta, writer/director of Little Woods
The filmmaker talks about making her debut indie feature and her upcoming remake of Candyman.
Movies from our April Movie Picks out this week:
- Hail Satan? (Magnolia Pictures)
- Little Woods (Neon)
- Someone Great (Netflix)
- Under the Silver Lake (A24)
A video worth watching
Happy Easter, Jay and Silent Bob style! (via Mallrats)
How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?
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