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Teenage is not your grandma’s movie. Ok, well technically it is, but during the time when your grandma snuck out of the house, lived fast, and might have been part of a secret teenage society that innovated on the cultural norms of the day. Taking a ninety-degree turn from the Ken Burns-ian tradition of history as black and white pans with slow banjo music, this film is a visually poetic, punk-lensed rumination on what it means to be a teenager. Below, check out director Matt Wolf’s before-and-after footage, a short excerpt, and read about anything from finding techniques in old American Cinematographer to coming up with a transformative soundtrack by Deerhunter/Atlas Sound musician Bradford Cox. More »

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These Birds Walk

Last time we spoke with the filmmakers behind These Birds Walk, they were reeling from their world premiere at SXSW after three years of production in Pakistan on a poetic, run-and-gun film with no budget. Now, we’re proud to say that you can see their film in theaters, opening this week! Read an excerpt from our original interview, and support your fellow filmmakers by checking out where you can see it on the big screen below. More »

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Video thumbnail for vimeo video How to Save Theatrical Distribution After the Home Video Boom & Bust - nofilmschoolWe all know that watching a movie on a 15-inch laptop from your couch just doesn’t compare to a real movie theater experience, and yet every year the numbers of people going out to the movies shrinks – meaning, for filmmakers, so do the number of different films that get to play on the big screen. Is it because of television? The Internet? Kids these days and their short attention spans?! In the entertaining series of videos below captured by 4th Row Films at the Sundance Art House Convergence, Ira Deutchman, suggests how me might save theatrical distribution. More »

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I’m visiting friends in Denver, CO this week and the movie we all want to see is Moneyball. So my friends bring up Fandango to find out where it’s playing locally. However, what they don’t know is that Fandango, like its competitor MovieTickets.com, doesn’t simply show you the nearest theaters as you would expect. Instead, both sites prioritize their own partner theaters and, to varying degrees, hide theaters from which they don’t collect commission on ticket sales (often relegating theaters to the next page even though they’re closer geographically). Enter Filmbot, a new independent showtime engine that promises to treat all theaters equally, including independent listings and special screenings, and that also aims to make your theatrical experience personalized and social using Facebook. It’s limited to New York city right now, but it should be expanding to other areas soon. Here’s the demo video: More »

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Jeremy Juuso, author of Getting the Money: A Step-By-Step Guide for Writing Business Plans for Film, has an interesting post on the film and television data site Baseline Intel. Jeremy compares the theatrical releases of DIY and non-DIY films, and the results might surprise you. Rather than pull a quote from Jeremy’s article, however, I’m going to pull a very interesting chart: More »