Today on indieWIRE, we told you what not to miss in theaters this month, we present the trailer for Francis Ford Coppola's cheap-looking horror bore 'Twixt,' and much more.
- Most DIY distributors would love to be in Edward Bates' position: He's a first-time distributor who's handling a film with an enormous, passionate and plugged-in fan base. He has theaters selling out before the film even opens. There's one problem: Audiences are so eager to see Kevin Kerslake's 'Electric Daisy Carnival Experience,' a documentary about the culture of electronic dance music, that theaters are scared to screen it. More here.
- Director Jonathan Nossiter's 'Rio Sex Comedy' is headed to digital entertainment company FilmBuff. The feature, starring Bill Pullman, Charlotte Rampling, Irene Jacob and Fisher Stevens, will launch via cable and broadband video-on-demand Aug. 30. Full press release here.
- Have we been punked? The first trailer for Francis Ford Coppola's gothic horror pic, 'Twixt,' hit the Web today (it's the same footage he premiered at Comic-Con just over a week ago) and we're sad to report it's a cheap-looking snooze.
- If there is anything that defines Southeastern European films, it is, on the one hand the region's diversity, and on the other, particular facts that the countries share. Distinct cultures, customs and values -- with certain similarities -- mark the personality and soul of each place. But almost all the countries in the region share a recent past of tyranny, war, radical political change, significant poverty and unemployment. The need for funds to produce films in the region is great, but even greater is the urgent need to tell stories. The films in competition at this year's Sarajevo Film Festival -- all from Southeastern Europe -- were compelling, with a strong presence of new talent. Go here for the list of five must sees from the event.
- This week on the small screen, an animated dog and its owner get up close and personal, a slacker becomes a sleuth and much more. Full list of picks here.
- There's a whopping 25 films listed on indieWIRE's August calendar. From an apocalyptic love story to the best race-car driver who ever lived, check out indieWIRE's picks for the seven best options, and then check out the full calendar or iW's summer movie preview; there's many worthy films that didn't make this list. Want to know what did? Go here.
- There is no mistaking it -- Brit Marling is having a moment. Arriving at Sundance earlier this year with two films, 'Another Earth' and 'Sound of Your Voice,' performing triple duties on each film -- acting, writing and producing -- she soon saw major buzz surround both works, with Fox Searchlight picking up rights for the pair, and the former flick earning two prizes for director Mike Cahill. Certainly not a bad way to make your entrance into Hollywood and, like Noomi Rapace and Jennifer Lawrence in 2010, this year Marling seems to be the new actress that everyone wants to have a piece of. Go here to learn what she's up for.
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