By all accounts, this could be SXSW's biggest year ever for film pickups. But it's a good bet that many of the acquisitions will be seen at home before, or at the same time, as in theaters.
Last year, Kathryn Bigelow changed history by becoming the first woman to win the Academy Award for directing. But at the Spirit Awards, such women-centric laurels are business as usual.
Last year, Jody Lee Lipes became a guinea pig for indie filmmakers everywhere when he jumped at the chance to lense fellow Lena Dunham's "Tiny Furniture" on a consumer-grade SLR camera.
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On Nov. 9, guests at IFC's "Tiny Furniture" preem went from a tony MoMA screening to a full bag check and patdown at Manhattan's storied basement nightclub Santos Party House.
Films by distaff helmers were a notably strong presence on the list of nominations for the Gotham Independent Film Awards, with Debra Granik's Ozark-set drama "Winter's Bone" leading the pack with…
Lena Dunham still lives with her parents in a Tribeca loft.
Brooklyn Academy of Music's BAM Cinema Fest lines up NY premieres.
Indie feels like a semi-autographical effort of a filmmaker trying to work out issues in her art.
The South by Southwest Film Festival handed out round one of its juried and aud awards Tuesday, with helmer Lena Dunham nabbing the Narrative Feature prize and SXSW Chicken & Egg Emergent Narrative…