A24, DirecTV Acquire Logan Lerman Sundance Mystery ‘Sidney Hall’ (Exclusive)

A24, DirecTV Acquire Logan Lerman Sundance Mystery ‘Sidney Hall’ (Exclusive) Logan Lerman’s mystery “Sidney Hall” has sold distribution rights to reigning Best Picture-winner A24 and DirecTV, TheWrap has learned. The 2017 Sundance Film Festival selection will have a 30-day ...

“Filmmaking Is a Series of Crushing Compromises”: Dp Daniel Katz on Sidney Hall

Shawn Christensen’s second feature following his Oscar-winning short Curfew, Sidney Hall chronicles the tumultuous life of a writer at the ages of 18, 24 and 30. The film boasts an impressive cast ...

Our 20 Most-Anticipated Films at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

Comprising a considerable amount of our top 50 films of last year, Sundance Film Festival has proven to yield the first genuine look at what the year in cinema will bring. Now in its 39th iteration, ...

Watch: Short Film Tips from an Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker

Watch: Short Film Tips from an Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker Editor's Note: This article is part of a partnership between Indiewire and Vimeo in support of the 3Rd Annual Lexus Short Films Series. Lexus and The Weinstein Company are crowd sourcing director ...

‘Lbj’ Finds Its Jackie In Relative Newcomer Kim Allen

‘Lbj’ Finds Its Jackie In Relative Newcomer Kim Allen Exclusive: Kim Allen (Army Wives, The Carrie Diaries) has signed on to portray Jackie Kennedy, the beloved first lady, in Rob Reiner’s upcoming feature Lbj. Woody Harrelson is portraying Lyndon Baines ...

‘Before I Disappear’ is a droll, trippy pleasure

Before I Disappear Written and directed by Shawn Christensen USA/UK, 2014 We don’t get many cinematic one-man shows these days. Shawn Christensen takes up the challenge by writing, directing and ...

Exclusive: Clip From 'Before I Disappear' Has A Lot Of Questions

This year, Damien Chazelle took his award winning short film "Whiplash" and turned it into an acclaimed, awards contending feature length movie. And that's the same path Shawn Christensen has taken ...

Review: 'Before I Disappear' Starring Shawn Christensen, Emmy Rossum And Ron Perlman

For all but the biggest cinephiles, the Academy Awards shorts categories can feel like a game of chance, seeking to throw off viewers’ shots at winning the office Oscar pool. Shawn Christensen’s ...

Before I Disappear movie review: barely there

The 90-minute expansion of an Oscar-winning short chooses art over heart, and lacks the emotional conviction of its progenitor. I’m “biast” (pro): enjoyed the short film this is based on I’m “biast” ...

Before I Disappear | Review

The Sting Called Love: Christensen’s Debut Rife with Melodramatic Cliché Shawn Christensen, who won an Academy Award for his 2013 short film, Curfew, expands his award winning triumph to feature ...

All The Short Film Oscar Finalists. Plus Sally Hawkins!

With yesterday's announcement of the live action short film finalists we have our finalists in all three of those miniature categories. You can read more about all of them on their Oscar chart. It's ...

Watch The Drama Of Family Dynamics In Trailer For Before I Disappear

You may not have heard of director Shawn Christensen, but there’s one thing you should know about him – he’s an Oscar winner. Back in 2013, the filmmaker bagged the Best Live Action Short golden ...

Port Townsend Film Festival: Day Two witnesses the epic ‘Return of the River’

Day Two at the Port Townsend Film Festival heralded the arrival of legendary independent filmmaker, John Sayles. Screening his Academy Award-nominated film, Lone Star, Sayles comes armed with many ...

IFC acquires Before I Disappear

IFC Films has picked up North American rights to Shawn Christensen’s drama ahead of its international premiere in Venice. Separately, The Orchard has picked up Marshall Curry’s Tribeca-winning doc ...

IFC Films Bringing ‘Before I Disappear’ To North America

IFC Films Bringing ‘Before I Disappear’ To North America Shawn Christensen wrote, directed and stars in the pic, which had its world premiere at SXSW and won the Audience Award for narrative feature. IFC Films has snagged North American rights to Before I ...

Why Should You Care About Another Regional Film Festival? This One In Florida Has the Answer

Why Should You Care About Another Regional Film Festival? This One In Florida Has the Answer To some, the sun-drenched, tourist-magnet city of Maitland, Florida may seem like an odd place for an art-house movie theater and film festival. Disney World is right around the corner, so who wants ...

Electric sparks to Disappear

Electric sparks to Disappear Exclusive: Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment has picked up all international rights to SXSW audience award winner Before I Disappear and will commence sales in Cannes. The announcement comes as ...

Before I Disappear | SXSW Review - SXSW Film 2014

Fleshing out this feature-length film from his Oscar-winning short film, Curfew (2012), writer-director Shawn Christensen's Before I Disappear is by no means an enjoyable experience, because -- well ...

SXSW 2014: Ranking All 25 Movies We Saw at This Year's Festival

Given the subarctic winter we've been experiencing in the Northeast this year, South by Southwest (SXSW), which takes place annually in balmy Austin, Texas, was something we were looking forward to ...

SXSW Audience Awards Announced: 'Before I Disappear,' 'Cesar Chavez' Among Winners

SXSW Film Festival Audience Awards have been announced, with Before I Disappear winning the award in the Narrative Feature Competition and DamNation earning the audience award in Documentary ...

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