Nick Kroll Romance ‘Olympic Dreams’ Acquired By IFC Films — Exclusive

IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to “Olympic Dreams,” a romance shot on location at the 2018 Winter Olympics co-starring Nick Kroll and real-life Olympian Alexi Pappas. The film draws on Pappas’ ...

8 Hidden Indie Gems at This Year’s BAMcinemaFest

8 Hidden Indie Gems at This Year’s BAMcinemaFest This month’s BAMcinemaFest isn’t just for New York cinephiles. The annual Brooklyn festival routinely boasts a slate that includes some of the year’s best indie offerings from festivals earlier in the ...

Chicago Critics Film Festival – Day Three Report

The Chicago Critics Film Festival Runs May 17th – 23rd. Stephen Tronicek is covering the event for We Are Movie Geeeks My entire Day Three of the Chicago Critics Film Festival could be defined as me ...

BAMcinemaFest 2019 to Open With Lulu Wang’s ‘The Farewell,’ Announces Full Lineup — Exclusive

Bam has released the full lineup for its 11th annual BAMcinemaFest, a “platform for both emerging and established filmmakers as well as unconventional and often overlooked films,” which will run this ...

‘In Fabric’ to Open Mammoth Lakes Film Festival

‘In Fabric’ to Open Mammoth Lakes Film Festival Director Peter Strickland’s “In Fabric” starring “Game of Thrones” star Gwendoline Christie is set to open the fifth Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, the organization has announced today along with their ...

‘Olympic Dreams’ Jeremy Teicher & Alexi Pappas Sign With Apa

‘Olympic Dreams’ Jeremy Teicher & Alexi Pappas Sign With Apa Exclusive: Jeremy Teicher and Alexi Pappas, the multi-hyphenate duo whose Olympic Dreams, starring Nick Kroll and Pappas, premiered at this year’s SXSW film festival, have signed with Apa. Olympic ...

Film Review: ‘Olympic Dreams’

Film Review: ‘Olympic Dreams’ Describing a movie as “sweet” may be interpreted by some as damnation with the faintest praise. But, really, there is no more appropriate adjective for “Olympic Dreams,” an engagingly wistful dramedy ...

SXSW 2019: Global Highlights and Familiar Faces

South MountainIn my last dispatch from Austin I pinpointed the Visions section as a shortcut to South by Southwest’s generally more adventurous programming, if only to facilitate sifting through a ...

SXSW: "Olympic Dreams"

Guest contributor Tony Ruggio reporting from SXSW... Olympic Dreams, starring comedian Nick Kroll and real-life Olympic athlete Alexi Pappas, is both innovative and a little mundane. Shot behind the ...

‘Olympic Dreams’: Nick Kroll Delivers A Winning Dramatic Turn, But The Movie Never Crosses The Finish Line [SXSW Review]

‘Olympic Dreams’: Nick Kroll Delivers A Winning Dramatic Turn, But The Movie Never Crosses The Finish Line [SXSW Review] From “Miracle” to “Chariots of Fire” to “Eddie the Eagle” and more, there are dozens of movies recounting the most triumphant moments in Olympic history lionizing the determination of the athletes and ...

How Do Indie Filmmakers Make a Living? 30 SXSW Directors Tell Us

Getting a feature film into SXSW is a big accomplishment for an independent filmmaker. It’s an important building block toward a full-time career in the industry, but for many it is not an achievement ...

‘Olympic Dreams’ Clip: Nick Kroll And Alexi Pappas Go For The Gold In SXSW Comedy

‘Olympic Dreams’ Clip: Nick Kroll And Alexi Pappas Go For The Gold In SXSW Comedy Exclusive: The SXSW comedy Olympic Dreams is a different kind of film. For one, it’s the first scripted film shot during the Olympics. Secondly, it was shot by a one-person crew that consisted of ...

The 11 Buzziest Movies at SXSW

South by Southwest is that rare thing, a film festival that caters to both the art-house crowd and the masses. Just take last year’s gathering in Austin, Texas. It launched one of the biggest movies ...

SXSW 2019 Film: 10 Promising Selections, From Robert Rodriguez to Beto O’Rourke

SXSW 2019 Film: 10 Promising Selections, From Robert Rodriguez to Beto O’Rourke The first half of January is always busy in the film community, as Oscar voting comes to a close and the Sundance Film Festival starts its engine. This year, the SXSW Film Festival threw its cowboy ...

Exclusive Tracktown Clip: Mom Pays a Visit

In our exclusive clip from Tracktown, Rachel Dratch pays an unexpected visit that provokes a (perhaps) surprising response from her daughter, Alexi Pappas.  Pappas is a former Olympic runner; she ...

‘Tracktown’: Real-Life Olympian Alexi Pappas Makes a Run For Movie Stardom in Sports Comedy — Watch

‘Tracktown’: Real-Life Olympian Alexi Pappas Makes a Run For Movie Stardom in Sports Comedy — Watch After premiering last year at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the coming-of -age sports comedy “Tracktown” is finally making its way to theaters and On Demand next month. In anticipation of its ...

Olympian Alexi Pappas Stars In & Co-Directs Indie 'Tracktown' Trailer

"If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done." Samuel Goldwyn has released a trailer for an indie drama titled Tracktown, a sort-of ...

Film Festival Roundup: Sunscreen Unveils Main Slate, Montclair Announces Special Screenings, Dallas Names Honorees and More

Film Festival Roundup: Sunscreen Unveils Main Slate, Montclair Announces Special Screenings, Dallas Names Honorees and More Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here. Lineup Announcements – Exclusive: The 12th Annual ...

Film Acquisition Rundown: Grasshopper Film Gets ‘Escapes,’ Amazon and IFC Films Date ‘City of Ghosts’ and More

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here. – Grasshopper Film ...

Cohen Media Group acquires 'Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait'

Cohen Media Group acquires 'Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait' Al Pacino, Bono among talking heads in documentary profile. Separately, The Orchard has picked up Rotterdam premiere Super Dark Times, while Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films acquire Tracktown. ...

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