Daniel Radcliffe & Juno Temple Talk The Horror Fairy Tale ‘Horns’

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Harry Potter no more, young British star Daniel Radcliffe is having a hell of a Toronto International Film Festival, starring determinedly in three very diverse features: he’s a hopeless romantic in The F Word opposite Zoe Kazan, a college-aged Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, and a mourning lover confronting his very literal demons in Alexandre Aja’s Horns. We got to sit down with Radcliffe and […]

‘The Dog’ to Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival: True Story Behind ‘Dog Day Afternoon’

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On August 22, 1972, John Wojtowicz and two accomplices attempted to rob a bank in Brooklyn. Things didn’t go as planned: first, one of the accomplices ran out, not able to go through with it. Then, after letting one of the bank tellers go to the bathroom, John and his accomplice Sal found themselves in […]

The Bitter Buddha: At 54, Comedian Eddie Pepitone Is Finally Ready for His Close-Up

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The Bitter Buddha, directed by first-time filmmaker Steven Feinartz, is an in-depth portrait of the life of comic Eddie Pepitone. Sometimes angry, frequently instrospective, and always funny, Pepitone is one of those comedians whose name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, but once you see him, you go, “Oh, yeah, that guy.” Such is the life of a 30-year veteran […]

Cinema Eye Honors Recognizes 5 Broken Cameras, Bully, Detropia and The War Room

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Note: This post originally appeared on The Huffington Post. With only two categories rewarding documentary filmmaking at the annual Academy Awards, the nonfiction film community realized it had a void to fill in recognizing the outstanding work in their field, often done behind the scenes. In late 2007, the Cinema Eye Honors were founded to […]

Amplify the Message: Social Media at Your Festival Debut

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Note: This piece first appeared on Seed & Spark and The Huffington Post. You’ve read a lot about social media best practices — after all, it’s the best way to market your film for free. Though building an audience early on might not translate to transactions just yet, you will have already established a community to talk to […]