Pic reps a minor footnote that will be of most interest to activists and likely ignored by most docu-oriented distribs.
Sundance Film Festival
"Becoming Chaz" casts a zippy, consistently engaging yet tonally inconsistent spotlight on the onetime Chastity Bono (daughter of Sonny and Cher) as he undertakes legal, hormonal and surgical…
Calculatedly ugly and undeservedly controversial.
Phil Cox's vivid docu "The Bengali Detective" follows a pudgy private dick who leads a ragtag sleuthing team as they investigate murder, adultery and counterfeiting in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta).
Giving the benefit of considerable doubt to writer-director Todd Rohal, one could say his unfunny farce is terrible on purpose.
The ideas are unimpeachable but the execution a tad didactic in "Miss Representation."
In one of Sundance's surprise success stories, Fox Searchlight nabbed worldwide rights to "Martha Marcy May Marlene."
In a second Sundance pickup, Paris-based sales company Coach 14 has snapped up worldwide rights outside North America to Sundance Dramatic Competition competitor "On the Ice."
Engaging docu considers the much-extended household of Olga Nenya, a middle-aged Ukrainian woman who's foster mother to 17 children.
Calvin Lee Reeder's "The Oregonian" is to early 1970s U.S. indie horror what recent "Amer" was to vintage Italian giallos.