OBIT is a New York Times Critic’s Pick! Don’t miss Vanessa Gould’s “observant, graceful and nonchalantly witty” documentary about the “gifted people who make commemorating the dead a lively, lasting art.”
Vanessa Gould’s Obit is 2 weeks away from it’s theatrical opening in NYC! You can catch it at Film Forum & Lincoln Plaza Cinemas starting on Wednesday, April 26th.
Out of My Hand is now released on iTunes in more European countries:
A very big thank you to our friends at Boulder International Film Festival, Portland Film Festival, Northwest Film Center, and Sedona International Film Festival – so grateful to be part of these extraordinary programs and communities.
And we are very excited to announce Obit‘s next screenings at Chicago’s DOC10,Wisconsin Film Festival, Fargo Film Festival – and this coming Saturday at the very wonderful The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival!
With a help from the Liberia Movie Union and the Japanese Embassy in Liberia, we finally brought Out of My Hand back to Liberia!
Encore screening in Portland! Third screening added in Sedona! Three screenings in Boulder with special in-person guests! Boulder International Film Festival, Northwest Film Center and Sedona International Film Festival.
Art Group 705‘s “Earworm” (12 mins, 2016), a short film by Assol Abdullina, Talgat Berikov and Josh Wick, shot on location in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in 24 hours with a budget of $20, is now available to stream!
A foreigner (Wick) comes to town for the first time. One morning he sees, it seems, a parasitic worm in the ear of his sleeping wife (Abdullina). With suspicion and paranoia, he explores the strange, new city. But who is infected, he or the unknown world around him?
Obit is highlighted in The Washington Post.
“Obit,” Vanessa Gould’s lively documentary about the New York Times’s obituary section — which unfortunately doesn’t have a wide release date — is a timely look at, as obituarist Margalit Fox puts it in the film, “the precise point at which [a person] becomes history.”
‘Is it possible to make independent, experimental films without a budget, having just a video camera, a tripod and a microphone? What will come of it?
Is it possible to organize an independent film festival? Is it enough to have like-minded friends to make a “quality” film? Do we need “quality” films?
We are going to discuss these questions and more and are going to watch several films shot specifically for the festival.’
The festival will take place Saturday, November 19, at Art Group 705, Bokonbaeva 705 149 (crosses Isanova), 18:00
*This project is supported by The Arts Collaboratory, DOEN Foundation and the “Soros-Kyrgyzstan”
And thanks to our October festivals, theaters & film societies: Philadelphia Film Society, New Hampshire Film Festival, Pickford Film Center, Tacoma Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Brattle Theatre, Calgary International Film Festival and Milwaukee Film!