We’re getting excited for SXSW. Over 30 Kickstarter-funded films are playing, so you better put down that taco and head to a screening!
Big winners at Sundance.
Good morning, internet. Exciting news out of Sundance: Kickstarter-funded doc Blood Brother wins big at the prestigous festival, taking home both the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for Documentary and the Audience Award for U.S. Documentary. Incredible!
Blood Brother wasn’t the only Kickstarter success story at the festival. Of the 17 films that played, The Square won the Audience Award for World Cinema and This Is Martin Bonner won the Audience Award: Best of NEXT. Inequality for All and American Promise also took home special jury prizes.
Congrats to all the filmmakers and backers who made these films possible!
Sunset for the silver screen.
Carl Weese is a man on a mission: For over a decade, he’s been making photographs of the last drive-in movie theaters in America.
From a peak of more than 4,000 screens in 1958, these formerly iconic sites of fantasy and romance have dwindled in all 50 states. Now, just 466 drive-ins remain, with more closing each season.
At the confluence of Hollywood myth-making and American car culture, the drive-in serves as a powerful symbol of both optimism and decay. After funding the final phase of his enormous undertaking on Kickstarter last spring, Weese has just returned home from his long-awaited trip to the South — just hours ahead of Hurricane Sandy.
We’re looking forward to haunting new images from Weese’s road trips in the weeks ahead.