In case you missed the petition to free jailed Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, the petition is here on Susan Norget's web site.

Here's the low-down, direct from the petition:

Jafar Panahi, the internationally acclaimed Iranian director of such award-winning films as The White Balloon, The Circle, Crimson Gold and Offside, was arrested at his home on March 1st in a raid by plain-clothed security forces. He has been held since then in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison.

Blog entry 05/06/2010 - 4:48pm

GreenCine Daily's weekly podcasts, for people who love world and independent film, are now available on iTunes! Subscribe now and get your fix on fun chats with some of the world's most interesting filmmakers and performers.

Created by GreenCine editor Aaron Hillis, the podcasts feature interviews with special guests, reviews, film and film festival discussion, news and more. For more musings visit the GreenCine Daily Blog.


Blog entry 05/08/2009 - 3:21pm


While GreenCine is bidding farewell in a sense to our longtime editor David Hudson, who is moving over to IFC in 2009 to carry on his impressive legacy of film blogging, we are excited to announce that Aaron Hillis will be taking on the role of editor/lead conspirator for our GreenCine Daily blog.

The long tradition of cutting a wide swath through the world of film's GreenCine Daily blog will continue in 2009 in the very capable hands of Hillis, a Brooklyn-based writer, filmmaker and film critic whose work has been published in the pages of the Village Voice, LA Weekly, Variety, Spin, MovieMaker andPremiere Magazine, and online at IFC News, GreenCine Daily and The Reeler. Aaron is also the VP of Benten Films, an indie distribution label curated and run by critics. His first co-directed documentary feature, "Fish Kill Flea," premiered at SXSW 2007. 

Blog entry 12/19/2008 - 1:01pm

GreenCine has upgraded the look, feel and interface of its content side, GC Central, and invites you to come by to take a look. We think the new design, which uses Drupal v.6, will make it easier to find articles, point you to more DVDs on the site, interact with the community, and in general have more fun poking around. And we'll be tweaking and updating its features as go along, too. So... come on inside!

Blog entry 07/08/2008 - 4:54pm

Now you can get updated on GreenCine's latest news, articles, primers, and other happenings (not Happenings, M Night Shyamalan style, mind you) on Twitter! Go to our GreenCine Twitter page and get fed our twitterings!

Blog entry 06/24/2008 - 4:50pm
Blog entry 08/16/2007 - 12:04pm
Blog entry 07/16/2007 - 3:23pm
Blog entry 07/16/2007 - 2:40pm

Interview By Jonathan Marlow

"The Monterey International Pop Festival forever altered world culture and music when it was held June 16 - 18, 1967. Monterey Pop drew hundreds of thousands of people to Monterey in Northern California. For one weekend, the harsh realities of the Vietnam War, student unrest, the Cold War, racism, urban riots, poverty and domestic politics were suspended and even transcended." -- Edna Gundersen, USA Today, March 2, 2007

The fortieth anniversary of Monterey Pop is upon us. To mark the occasion a special screening will take place tomorrow; Saturday March 17th at SXSW preceded by a panel featuring Lou Adler, Andrew Oldham and Michelle Phillips from The Mamas and The Papas. Read on for the second part of our interview with director D.A. Pennebaker, conducted by Jonathan Marlow.

Blog entry 03/16/2007 - 2:30pm

The Guatemalan Handshake

This award-winning debut is an exceptional exploration of unusual human behavior. The film opens with the mysterious disappearance of Donald Turnupseed (Will Oldham) but this odd occurrence merely serves as a catalyst for a number of delightful digressions and reflections (including an appearance from Billy Nayer Show's Cory McAbee).

(view the trailer after the jump)

Blog entry 03/07/2007 - 9:00pm

* You can comment on articles

* Private messaging to others in the GreenCine community -- and more features coming soon!

* Keep apprised of happenings in the world of films festivals, independent, international, cult, classic, horror movies and more!

* As a free registered member, you can upgrade your account to a rental subscription -- or if you want a rental subscription right away, click here.