From the 10th to the 14th of June Binger Filmlab presents a symposium dedicated to digital film production and distribution. The challenges and opportunities that film directors, producers and distributors face in the current (and forthcoming) cinema landscape will be addressed through meetings with key-note speakers such as Ted Hope, expert masterclasses and workshops.
Binger invited me to compose a film program highlighting some of the most intriguing works by emerging American and British indie talents plus two documentaries focused on digital film production and distribution. The film program will present two Dutch premieres and offer an opportunity to discover the work of independent directors who produced awarded, critically acclaimed feature films with limited budgets.
The screenings will take place daily at EYE and at De Balie in Amsterdam.
Tuesday 10 June, 20.00h at EYE
SIDE BY SIDE
Dir. Christopher Kenneally
USA | 99 min
The first documentary entirely dedicated to the impact on digital technology in film production and distribution. With a.o. interviews with David Lynch, David Fincher, James Cameron and Martin Scorsese.
Wednesday 11 June, 21.15h at De Balie
UK | 85 min
The debut film of writer/director Eran Creevy (Welcome to the Punch). A powerful tale of crime, friendship and redemption set in the suburbs of London.
Thursday 12 June, 21.15h at De Balie
I USED TO BE DARKER
USA | 90 min
Sundance and Berlinale selected micro-budget drama by one of the American indie rising stars, Matthew Porterfield.
The film will be introduced by the director Matthew Porterfield.
Friday 13 June, 21.15h at De Balie
I AM DIVINE
USA | 90 min
The definitive biographical portrait of cult drag icon Harris Glenn Milstead, a.k.a. Divine. A case study of DIY digital distribution.
Saturday 14 June, 21.15h at De Balie
THOU WAST MILD & LOVELY
USA | 94 min
A sensual, gorgeously shot thriller set in rural Kentucky. The film revealed the talent of director Jospehine Decker and was one of the sensations of the 2014 Berlinale Forum.
Tickets for the screenings can be bought via EYE and De Balie’s websites. For the masterclasses and workshops a registration is required.