Two More Films From VIFF: Honeymoons and Pulsar

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Sat, 10/09/2010 - 13:20

I caught a couple of last-minute, random films this week at the Vancouver International Film Festival. On Wednesday evening, I saw a Serbian-Albanian co-production Honeymoons (Medeni Mesec) - another sardonic title although not as dark as Russian film My Joy (which I reviewed earlier). The action parallels two separate stories revolving around weddings in neighbouring countries where the main characters are trying to escape to the West.

Raindance Film Festival

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Mon, 09/27/2010 - 21:32

The London-set Raindance Film Festival has been a regular event in the UK film festival calendar since 1993. It continues to make waves with its commitment to showing indie films, in particular by new filmmakers, and often edgier material.

Hot Docs Film Festival

Submitted by iofilm on Fri, 09/24/2010 - 13:33

Toronto-set Hot Docs is the largest documentary film festival in North America. Established in 1993, Hot Docs has flourished in recent years with increasing numbers of documentaries getting made. Hot Docs is also an important marketplace for film producers and buyers to do business.

Blockbuster Files For Bankruptcy

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Thu, 09/23/2010 - 10:38

Movie rental giant Blockbuster has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York.

In a release the company said that business would continue as normal at its U.S. stores, although its recapitalization plan should reduce the Company's indebtedness from nearly $1 billion currently to an estimated $100 million or less when implemented.