Festivals

Jay Duplass Talks ‘Kevin’ [Crowdfunded Cinema]

Kevin is the documentary debut director Jay Duplass (The Puffy Chair, Baghead). The film focuses on Kevin Gant, and Austin musician who was very inspirational to Duplass in the early 90s, but who then vanished without a trace. Now, fifteen years later, Duplass tracks down Gant, to both reconnect with him as well as what caused his disappearance. The result is a very heartwarming story that introduces an undiscovered musical voice into the world. The film premiered at SXSW, and is now looking to raise funds via Kickstarter to launch a wider festival tour, continuing to share Kevin’s story and music with audiences....

[Interview] Writer/Director Lynn Shelton Talks ‘We Go Way Back’

We Go Way Back is the story of young actress named Kate, who reflects on the youthful dreams of her 13-year-old self when dealing with the dissatisfaction of her adult reality. The film originally debuted in 2006, and opens in New York today. We recently caught up with director Lynn Shelton’s (Humpday), to talk about the film....

[Tribeca Review] Angels Crest

Films filled with tragedy are often in high supply at festivals like Tribeca. These noble independent efforts dealing with grief, mourning, and the repercus...

Kickstart the Monarchs: Take Part in Independent Filmmaking

Here at The Film Stage, we strive to bring the most current, accurate information about new emerging or releasing project in the cinematic world. Often, the support you the viewer then show to a film your interested in is to pass on these news stories, which spreads awareness, or to hopefully see them in their opening weekend, so their box office numbers can warrant a wider release. But wouldn’t it be nice if you could make a deeper impact. Allow me to introduce you to Eugene Martin and his feature-length documentary film The Anderson Monarchs. The Anderson Monarchs are an all-girls soccer team who compete, live, and thrive in an at-risk urban neighborhood in Philadelphia. The director, Eugene Martin, a critically acclaimed filmmaker whose work looks intimately at issues of youth, the inner city, poverty, and social justice, discovered the Monarchs when he began coaching his daughter’s soccer team, and was drawn to their story....

10 Films To See In April

The calm before the summer blockbuster storm is here. We have a few bigger budget pictures to recommend, but April mostly includes limited releases from fil...