Today on indieWIRE, we talked with beloved "mockumentarian" Harry Shearer about his first feature-length (and factual) documentary, 'The Big Uneasy'; we heard from Howard Feinstein on his resignation from the Sarajevo FF; got updated on the TIFF lineup; and 'Mozart's Sister' and 'Drive' got reviewed.
- When Celebrity Overwhelms Auteurs: Howard Feinstein on Resigning From the Sarajevo Film Festival: We're publishing Howard Feinstein's first-person piece on his reasons for resigning from the Sarajevo Film Festival with the caveat that we're not taking sides; there's two sides to every story and here only Howard has the floor.
- indieWIRE's Project of the Day: Panama's Very Special Beauty Pageant: Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
- Small Screens: Talking With Pick of the Week Director Harry Shearer and More DVD/VOD Goodness: Beloved "mockumentarian" ('This is Spinal Tap,' 'A Mighty Wind') and voice-work titan ('The Simpsons') Harry Shearer gets the inside story behind the New Orleans disaster in his first feature-length (and factual) documentary, 'The Big Uneasy.'
- TIFF List 2011: The Announced Toronto Film Festival Lineup: More updates to the highly-anticipated TIFF lineup.
- The 10 Things You Must Know Before You Set Foot on the Festival Circuit: Independent film advice is the ultimate in self-help literature; most filmmakers can't afford other options.
- Toronto Film Festival Adds Galas, Special Presentations, World Cinema & More: The 36th Toronto International Film Festival revealed more of its extensive lineup today, with eight more titles added to its Galas including Closing Night film 'Page Eight' by British filmmaker David Hare as well as 18 Special Presentations.
- 4 Clips & New Pics From Johnnie To's Economic Meltdown Drama 'Life Without Principle': Announced last week as a final addition to the Venice Festival, and joining the TIFF lineup this morning, Johnnie To's 'Life Without Principle' seems to be a pretty overwrought affair about these financially lean times that have weighed heavily on people from all facets of life.
- Empire Big Screen '11 Review: Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' Reminds Us Why We Love the Movies: It's lucky that Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Drive' has come along: It's a shot of pure cinema straight to the eyeball.
- Watch: Victorian-Era Ladies Squirm With Delight in "'Hysteria' Trailer: Fresh off of making the Toronto International Film Festival's official lineup earlier this morning, the Maggie Gyllenhall and Hugh Dancy-fronted period comedy 'Hysteria' has dropped its first trailer.