Posts Tagged ‘Silent Light’

Independent Spirit Award

February 19, 2009

This weekend the awards program to be excited about isn’t the Oscars, its Film Independent’s Independent Spirit Awards. Why you might ask? Well it just so happens that our very own Lynn Shelton is up for the Acura Someone To Watch Award. Coincidentally so is Barry Jenkins director of MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY, who will also be at Northwest Film forum on Monday to present this film, which opens tomorrow in our cinemas. Jenkins is also nominated for Best First Feature. MEDICINE’s Director of Photography James Laxton is¬† nominated for Best Cinematography. Among his competiton is Lol Crawley with BALLAST, also opening tomorrow in our cinemas.

BALLAST has its fair share of nominations with nods to twelve-year-old JimMyron Ross for Best Supporting Actor, Tarra Riggs for Best Female Lead, Lance Hammer for both Best First Screenplay and Best director. And the film is nominated for Best Feature.

The Best Foreign Film category features two upcoming screenings at Northwest Film Forum, Carlos ReygadasSILENT LIGHT (arguably the best film of a generation), and Steve McQueen‘s HUNGER.

Needless to say, there’s a lot we’re rooting for. Good luck to everyone!


Silent Light Saga Continues

July 15, 2008

It appears that the never ending saga over US rights for Carlos Reygadas’ SILENT LIGHT, continues. Apparently¬† recently defunct Tartan never closed the deal on US rights for the title.

From Anthony Kaufman:

Nothing is certain… as I wrote before. There’s nothing like some deficient reporting to bring out the truthiness of a situation. According to Bac Films International, which holds world rights to Carlos Reygadas’s “Silent Light,” Tartan U.S. never closed a deal on the film, contrary to a news report in Screen Daily in November 2007, and therefore the much-anticipated Mexican Mennonite feature will not be released by Palisade Media Corp, which bought out Tartan’s U.S. catalogue after the company went under.

Tartan UK released “Silent Light” in the U.K., but U.S. rights are still available, says Bac Films Interational’s Camille Neel. “The film is still available today for the US and of course, if we have strong interests, we are still looking for distribution [for] all rights in the US,” Neel told me via email. As always, the situation is developing.

Best Film Of The Year?

October 12, 2007