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 a unique opportunity to discover the work of independent directors who produced awarded, critically acclaimed feature films with limited budgets.
The program opens at EYE on the 10th with a screening of the documentary SIDE BY SIDE and continues at De Balie from the 11th to the 14th of June with four special screenings.
Wednesday 11 June, 21.15h
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
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
I AM DIVINE
USA | 90 min
The definitive biographical portrait of cult superstar and international drag icon Harris Glenn Milstead, a.k.a. Divine. Schwarz's film is a successful example of DIY digital distribution.
Saturday 14 June, 21.15h
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 Balie's website. For the masterclasses and workshops a registration is required.