Prolific documentarian Alex Gibney turns his attention to Nigerian musician and political activist Fela Kuti in "Finding Fela" with occasionally rousing, largely formulaic results.
Sundance Film Festival
Music Box Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights to the documentary “Watchers of the Sky,” which won a special jury prize and an editing trophy at Sundance. Submarine Entertainment and CAA announced…
So rueful and wise is writer-director Alex Ross Perry's "Listen Up Philip," it comes as a shock to discover that Perry himself is not yet even 30.
Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to the documentary “20,000 Days On Earth,” featuring musician Nick Cave. Drafthouse made the deal with Hanway Films two weeks after “20,000 Days”…
Kino Lorber has acquired U.S. rights to Sophie Hyde's “52 Tuesdays,” which won a directing prize at Sundance, from Visit Films. Kino Lorber plans to release the Australian film in the second half of…
A dose of magical realism isn't enough to prevent the modest delights of "Lock Charmer" from fading away as soon as the end credits roll.
Earnest, solid if somewhat plodding at times, "The Case Against 8" follows the successful fight to have California's anti-gay-marriage Proposition 8 overturned as unconstitutional.
More than a week after the Sundance Film Festival wrapped, IFC Films announced it has acquired North American rights to Peter Sattler’s directorial debut “Camp X-Ray,” an intimate war drama set in…
Like the elaborate children's pop-up book that conjures its eponymous bogeyman, "The Babadook" offers a wonderfully hand-crafted spin on a tale oft told.
Strand Releasing has bought U.S. rights to director Hong Khaou’s feature debut “Lilting,” starring Ben Whishaw and Cheng Pei Pei, with plans to release the film later this summer. “Lilting,” which…
Uncovering one corner of American roots music that hasn't benefited from the recent folk revival, Sterlin Harjo's heartfelt doc "This May Be the Last Time" begins as a testament to Native American…