In our age of spoof and spin, getting at the truth is tougher than ever. Documentary Film Festivals are growing in popularity and for many a way to ferret out real information.
Met with anger and fury from the day its trailer was released, the Roland Emmerich film Stonewall collapsed at the box office as moviegoers stayed away in droves. Its cause was simple: bad creative choices, clueless marketing, changing times.
Twisted and trashy, this strange film is the first from Nikias Chryssos who could well follow in the footsteps of John Waters, David Lynch and Luis Buñuel. Check out our “Der Bunker” trailer and the back story.
It’s a daring revamp of the traditional Williamstown Film Festival, but this information-rich Wind-Up Film Festival will fill in the huge gaps left by corporate cinema chains for meaningful films.
According to Variety, this film “plays like a period piece, populated by cardboard bigots, flamboyant gay crusaders and other hoary relics of a less enlightened past.” But what do they know.
August at the Mahaiwe includes Don McLean, Graham Nash, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay, Kenny Aronoff, Arlene and Alan Alda and South County Stories local history plays project plus movies and the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus performers.
Big changes for a treasured film festival: Paul Sturtz is new artistic director, Sandra Thomas (seen in photo) is now managing director.