Oscilloscope Gets Reichardt’s “Wendy and Lucy”

North American rights to Kelly Reichardt’s “Wendy and Lucy,” from this year’s Cannes Film Festival, have been acquired by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch’s upstart distribution company Oscilloscope Pictures. The film, starring Michele Williams,...

“Man on Wire” Director James Marsh and subject Philippe Petit

by Howard Feinstein (July 21, 2008) [Editor’s Note: Magnolia Pictures opens the film in limited release beginning Friday, July 25 in New York with a larger roll out in select cities August 8.] “Man on Wire” is the perfect example of matching doc...

“Boy A” Director, John Crowley

by Howard Feinstein (July 18, 2008) John Crowley is, above all, an Exception, with a capital ‘E.’ One, he became a highly regarded established theater director in his native Ireland, but was able to cross over into the medium of film with equal success....

Slovenian Cinema and “Rooster’s Breakfast”

by Vadim Rizov (July 16, 2008) In 2007, “Rooster’s Breakfast” became the most successful Slovenian film of all time, third in seats only to “Troy” and “Titanic.” (176,807 admissions and counting.) Yet it has virtually no...

DISPATCH FROM SWEDEN

Bergman Island: “Faro Document,” “Persona,” “Summer Interlude,” and More from Faro by Michael Koresky (July 3, 2008) A film festival unlike any other, Bergmanvecken (or Bergman Week), now in its fifth year in operation and its first...