Thanks to our good friends over at SilverDocs, GreenCine is thrilled to present for the second time, a unique opportunity to win 2 Industry passes to the festival Variety calls "Non-fiction Nirvana"! Industry passes include: 

  • Invitation for one to Opening Night screening and gala (RSVP required)
  • NO TICKETS NEEDED for all regular screenings
  • Access to Conference programs and Festival Lounges
  • Access to sponsored happy hours and regular receptions

The festival takes place Monday, June 20th to Sunday, June 26th in the Washington, DC area.

Now in its ninth year, AFI's Silverdocs will continue screening and debuting the best the documentary world has to offer, with notable docs including The Swell Season, Revenge of the Electric Car, El Bulli: Cooking in Progress, Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest , The Bully Project, The Interrupers, and so much more. This year will also feature a symposium on the work of renowned documentarions Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker (check out our interview with them for Kings of Pastry), numerous filmmaker forums,  networking events, and performances. Continue reading for details on how to enter!

Blog entry 06/08/2011 - 3:04pm

SFIAAFF 29GreenCine is a proud media sponsor for this year's San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), which will be held from March 10-20, 2011 in San Francisco, Berkeley, and San Jose!  In addition to noteworthy international and Asian American films at the Festival, there will be events such as Festival Forum (FREE, outdoor live music and performances), Directions in Sound (The Bangerz, Silver Swans, Taiyo Na & more!), Social Club (have a few drinks and meet other festival-go-ers), and various engaging panels and events.  

Be sure to check out one of their biggest events, San Francisco Opening Night this Thursday featuring the film WEST IS WEST followed by Gala Reception at the Asian Art Museum. Other SFIAFFscreenings we're excited about:  the world premiere of the romantic comedy Almost Perfect, the chance to watch The Man from Nowhere on the big screen (vengeance flick from So. Korea), and the sci-fi shorts program FUTURESTATES


Blog entry 03/08/2011 - 4:46pm

Attend the festival Variety calls "Non-fiction Nirvana" by entering GreenCine's SilverDocs Film Festival Pass giveaway! Enter now to win two Industry passes, which includes:

  • Invitation for one to Opening Night screening and gala (RSVP required)
  • NO TICKETS NEEDED for all regular screenings
  • Access to Conference programs and Festival Lounges
  • Access to sponsored Conference meals, happy hours and regular receptions

More details within; click below.

Blog entry 05/12/2009 - 1:22pm

"Why are drunk chicks so funny?" asks Aaron Hillis, kicking off this lively interview with the extremely talented and hilarious actress.

Anna Faris, OBSERVE AND REPORT [As my annual Austin adventure finally comes to an end tomorrow, I leave you with one last podcast. Stay tuned for my SXSW "Films of the Week" reviews later this weekend.]

Quickly becoming one of the go-to heroines of screen comedy, Anna Faris (Smiley Face, The House Bunny) handily and hilariously steals each of her scenes in writer-director Jody Hill's Observe and Report, which screened as the centerpiece film at SXSW. Like others who have pointed out the similarities, it really does play like the comic analogue to Taxi Driver, its disturbing "jokes" provoking mostly nervous laughter, with a doozy of a punchline.

Blog entry 03/20/2009 - 12:13pm

Sam Rockwell, currently featured in Frost/Nixon, and filmmaker Duncan Jones chatted  with our friends at FilmCatcher at Sundance about their new film Moon, a most intriguing sci-fi/mystery. 

IFC called out Rockwell as "remarkable," as he "spends the entire movie reacting to robots, videos, and figments of his imagination that were only given life in post-production. All of these high-tech shenanigans were brought to convincing life by director Duncan Jones (son of "Space Oddity" David Bowie), but the movie could have looked half as good and still worked thanks to Rockwell's nuanced performance."


Blog entry 01/27/2009 - 4:42pm

Comic actors Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig (already a major scene-stealer) chatted with our friends at FilmCatcher at Sundance on the subject of ADVENTURELAND, due for release theatrically in late March.

Blog entry 01/27/2009 - 4:27pm

[Updated Dec 08!] In the last few years, the most common complaints about America's most famous film festival run along the line that it's, well, way too famous, overrun with Hollywood stars, journalists, PR armies and studio-backed product posing as "indie". The frustration led to the founding of an alternative-to-the-alternative festival, Slamdance, and a couple of alternative-to-the-alternative-to-the-alternative festivals have sprung up since.

But for all the bitching, a quick scan of the films ultimately honored speak very well indeed for the integrity of the festival that, contrary to popular myth, Robert Redford did not actually found. The Utah/United States Film Festival was founded in 1978, took place in Salt Lake City, moved to Park City in 1981, and in 1985, Redford's Sundance Institute took over administration. Which is where our chronicle of the winners begins. As DVD versions of the most recent winners become available, we'll let you know right here.

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By Sean Axmaker

Adrienne Shelly

Adrienne Shelly blossomed onto the indie film scene with her 1989 screen debut in Hal Hartley's debut feature The Unbelievable Truth. In the succeeding years, the diminutive, red-headed actress proved to be very picky about her screen roles, appearing largely in idiosyncratic indie films and guest-starring in East Coast-based TV shows like Homicide and Law and Order. She had come from the stage and continued writing, directing, and performing numerous stage productions in the independent theater scene in New York, and she was making a name for herself as a film director.

(Note: Her final film as director, Waitress, is now out on DVD.)

Blog entry 11/23/2007 - 12:55am

Lav DiazThe last day of the Venice Film Festival sees the screening of surely one of the most unusual films in its lineup, Death in the Land of Encantos, by the Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz. Unusual, even if only in terms of length. The film runs around ten hours.

Tilman Baumgäel asks Lav Diaz, widely recognized as one of the most important filmmakers working in the Philippines today, what has led to such a radical aesthetic and talks with him, too, about the unique blend of documentary and fiction in his latest work.

Blog entry 09/07/2007 - 6:51am

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