Tinsel & Tine's PART 2 Coverage of the 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival (#PFF23)

Monday, November 17, 2014

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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.

Below is an excerpt of the Q&A with co-director Adam Weber:

The only From the Vault screening I attended was  David Lynch's Mulholland Drive:
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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.


Tamme McClelland & Marco Smiljic are Philadelphia Film Fest regulars. In fact, they met at the 2005 Fest, married and still come each year as part of their anniversary celebration!

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.


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.
Listen to the Q & A Below:


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Q& A with filmmaker Malik Vitthal and his 100 Year Old Grandmother

The only screening I had a chance to see featuring an African American cast and issues was Imperial Dreams this film features hot new actor John Boyega as an ex-con, aspiring writer trying to take care of his son and not revert back to what sent him to prison in the first place; unfortunately, his uncle not only expects him to pick up where he left of in the "family business" he find nothing but catch 22's and red tape from "the system".

The movie is a narrative, but based on a real-life story.  Listen to the sound file below to hear Malik explain how he came to make this film.


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Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?

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