Monday, November 17, 2014
Every year I say I'm gonna try to see more docs during the festival, but I never do, I'm more a narrative film-goer, but I did get to Tomorrow We Disappear. Filmmakers Adam Weber and Jimmy Goldblum had planned to film a magical journey through India's Kathputli Colony, a long standing artist camp made up of puppeteers, magicians, tight rope walkers, fire eaters etc.. - Only upon arrival, they find out this camp is being disbanded by the New Dehli government in order for land developers to create high-end skyscrapers and condos. The impending displacement of the Kathputli Colony becomes the meat of the documentary, which is lucky for the colony, as the film is actually making it hard for the government to just come in and take over. But unfortunately for the movie, it also makes the doc a little bit boring and repetitive at times. I would have liked a bit more of the original intent of the piece, depicting artists bending themselves into pretzels and swallowing swords.
One of the Centerpiece Screenings - The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, the British mathematician who helped end the Second World War and usher in the computer age, but ultimately paid a high price for his genius.
The post screening Q&A (below video excerpt) features Producer and Founder of Black Bear Pictures, Teddy Schwarzman @weinsteinfilms
Such a fascinating history lesson #WWII #mathematics #computers - T&T Lamb Score: 3.5 outta 5.
Song One is a romantic drama set against the backdrop of Brooklyn's vibrant indie music scene starring Anne Hathaway, Johnny Flynn, Mary Steenburgen and Ben Rosenfield.
During the post-screening Q&A I got to ask writer/director Kate Barker-Froyland what made her want to write a music driven film for her first vehicle? I was curious about her musical background. The answer and more can be heard on the below sound file.
Got to ask writer/director Alex Ross Perry had he always intended for the protagonist (played by Jason Schwartzman) to have long periods of time off screen when he began writing Listen Up Philip? See Audio Player below to hear answer, and more discussed during the post screening Q&A.
#PFF23 Listen Up Philip Q& A w Writer/Director @alexrossperry #GreaterFilmadelphia starring Jason Schwartzman #NewYork #Writer @PhillyFilmSociety Interesting storytelling device where the main character is not centered on throughout the movie, instead the supporting characters are featured on their own, while still pertaining to the lose plot.
Keira_Knightley in Laggies was my only screening on Monday, Oct 20th
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Documentary Love and Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere
|#PFF23 Q&A with Director Dave Jannetta/ w friends @LoveTerrorMovie|
Not many docs are based on a book, based on a mysterious death of a Mathematician by combustion, based on a town in Nebraska, where people claim to see Werewolves.
#PFF23 Creep @blumhouse w/Mark Duplass Gotta say a fitting title. Just hope I don't dream about Peach Fuzz tonight. https://t.co/vkXzsBrt88There's a few more films with audio Q&A's I'd like to highlight, along with some other attendees and the jury winners, so I think I'm gonna have to do a quick #PFF23 PART 3 coverage just to finish up, so stay tuned!
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