Dirty Wars is shocking expose into the hidden truths of our government’s military powers. Writer Jeremy Scahill’s boldness separates him from most reporters that test the boundaries of field reporting. It’s one of the films that releases this week and weekend. Click thru for some other of the films I hope you’ll check out.
From Rogue Website:
“Produced by Nick Hamm and Matthew Parkhill, Rogue tells the story of Grace Travis (Thandie Newton), an undercover detective tormented by the possibility that she caused her son’s death. In her quest for truth, Grace doubles as an agent for a powerful crime boss Jimmy Laszlo (Marton Csokas) who she believes will lead her
to her son’s killer. As Grace struggles to become the wife and mother her family now needs, her life is further complicated by her forbidden relationship with Jimmy. In order to stay alive, Grace needs to help Jimmy find the traitor in his midst, while knowing he may have played a part in her tragedy.”
From The Host Facebook page:
“What if everything you love was taken from you in the blink of an eye? “The Host” is the next epic love story from the creator of the “Twilight Saga,” worldwide bestselling author, Stephenie Meyer. When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about — Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt) , proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. ”
Click thru for our interview with Max Irons, Jake Abel, and Chandler Canterbury.
Either you’ll think this is Genius or you’ll hate it with a passion. So should ya or shouldn’t ya see it?
From DIFF Press Release:
The Dallas International Film Festival presented by AutoNation Volkswagen Dealers announced today its full list of features and shorts that will be screened through the Festival’s 11-day run (April 4 – 14, 2013).
For the 2013 Festival, more than 160 features, documentaries, shorts and student films representing 28 countries make DIFF truly an international Festival. Of the feature films at the Festival, 11 will see their world premieres and two are North American premieres—all represent some of the best in the art of filmmaking. These films were selected from more than 1,300 submissions from around the world.
Click thru for a preview of 8 of the films I’ve has already seen and covered, 5 films I’m intrigued to watch, and the full list of films itself.
The Dallas VideoFest has spent the past 25 years looking to highlight, educate and challenge the community’s view on video work. This week starts up the festival with a brand new medium. But It’ll also rely heavily on what made it a real treasure for the DFW area. PSD and Selig Film News got to be part of two roundtable’s that highlight the new and the old of DVF. Click through as we look into Expanded Cinema and look back with one of the pioneers of the animation game, the great Keith Alcorn.
Casa De Mi Padre is the bold spoof on telenovelas in which Will Ferrell plays Armando Alvarez. Click thru for our roundtable interview with Will Ferrell.
The “Third Coast” that Dallas has tried to hold on to the past few decades is embodied in the It Came From Dallas show. The annual show looks back at the TV shows, films, commercials, animated projects and anything entertainment related that was shot in or around North Texas, over the last century. This year the Dallas Producers Association has expanded the show a bit further and we’d like to let you in on all the updated elements to ICFD The Magnificent 7th!!
Director and Visual Effects Artist Hasraf Dulull talks about his career in video games, music productions, commercials and of course the film industry including his short film FUBAR: THE REDUX EDITION! Click thru for our chat with the multi-talented Hasraf Dulull.