From the ashes of FilmStruck, the much-beloved streaming service for artsy & indie films that’ll close-up shop at the end of the month, comes the upcoming streaming service, Kanopy, which is partnering with the highly-decorated indie film house, A24, to allow SEVENTY-TWO of its movies available to stream for free. Yes, SEVENTY-TWO films; that DOES include the likes of Lady Bird, Room, Moonlight, Amy & … Continue reading Got A Library Card? Watch Some A24 Indie Movies ON THE HOUSE!
Yesterday, filmmakers John Philapavage (a wrestling fan) and Kevin Kiernan (a non-wrestling fan), life-long friends and graduates of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, surpassed their financial goal on independent online fundraising website Kickstarter to fund an unauthorized documentary of the popular and legendary wrestling promotion, Extreme Championship Wrestling, or ECW. This project involved 50 hours of footage being shot and over 60 interviews conducted to provide context and accuracy to this oral history. This documentary has been a labor of love from the filmmakers, as the project began when they were both 19-years-old, back in March of 2000. Continue reading “Kickstarter for ECW Documentary Surpasses Funding Goal! E-C-W!!!”
I remember when I first saw My Architect: A Son’s Journey, the 2003 documentary film about American architect Louis I. Kahn. The College of Architecture at Texas A&M has sponsoring a viewing of the film at Rudder Auditorium on-campus in 2004, and it was the first architecture-related film I can recall watching, and I really enjoyed it. Kahn led an extraordinary career as an architect when he died bankrupt and alone due to a heart attack in a Penn Station bathroom in 1974. When Kahn died, he had been deemed by many as the greatest living American architect. However, his body remained unidentified for two whole days and he was hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. His son, Nathaniel Kahn, was 11-years-old then, and this personal documentary he made serves as a record of his quest to finally put the pieces of his father’s compartmentalized life together. Continue reading ““My Architect,” Nathaniel Kahn profiles his father, architect Louis Kahn”