French Cinema in L.A.

City of Lights, City of Angels Fest to Celebrate French Cinema in L.A. (by Brian Brooks, March 11, 2004) The eighth annual City of Lights, City of Angels Film Festival will open Monday, March 29th with the U.S. premiere of “Tais-toi” (“Ruby &...

Update

Just a quick update to fill you all in on what’s going on in my professional life. Filming commenced on FORTY SHADES OF BLUE at the end of February and I can only imagine that it’s going well. I just returned from another extremely successful workshop in...

PEOPLE

Nuri Bilge Ceylan Talks About The Truths of “Distant” (by Howard Feinstein, March 8, 2004) A conflicted intellectual is the main protagonist in “Distant,” Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s third feature, winner of both the grand jury...

ON THE SCENE

Full Frame Sets Full Slate of Docs for April Fest (by Brian Brooks, March 8, 2004) Documentary coverage presented by AFI / SilverDocs North Carolina’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has released its 2004 slate of 97 titles to be screened during the...

MOVIES

A Blanket of Loneliness Covers Istanbul; Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Small Masterpiece “Distant” (by Peter Brunette, March 3, 2004) I’m now more convinced than ever that a film festival is the worst possible place to see a film. Especially a serious...