Independent Film

“Your Mommy Kills Animals” Director Battles To Release DVD

By at November 18, 2007 | 12:43 pm | 2 Comments

“Your Mommy Kills Animals” Director Battles To Release DVD

Last week The Lobby heard from Curt Johnson, director of one of the most skillfully produced documentaries of 2007 -- who told us how lobbyists almost squashed the film's DVD release. Your Mommy Kills Animals, a remarkably thorough chronicle of animal rights activism, wasn't exactly the major food corporations' favorite movie. So they sued Johnson (read our more...

Documentaries , Independent Film , New on DVD

PREVIEW, TRAILER: What Would Jesus Buy?

By at November 14, 2007 | 11:19 pm | 3 Comments

PREVIEW, TRAILER: What Would Jesus Buy?

While we wait for Bill Maher's Religulous to open next spring, we have another snarky peek at faith beginning a limited theatrical run this weekend. What Would Jesus Buy?, from Morgan Spurlock Presents (the Super Size Me hero), takes a look at the ever-growing hyper-commercialism of Christmas. The great indieWIRE is featuring an interview with What Would Jesus more...

Comedies , Documentaries , Independent Film , Interviews , Movie Previews , Trailers

Robert Greenwald and the Rudy Giuliani Films

By at October 15, 2007 | 10:04 pm | 1 Comments

Robert Greenwald and the Rudy Giuliani Films

If you didn't see the 2004 documentary Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism, you surely saw its director, Robert Greenwald, as he hit countless talk shows stating his case against Fox News. Well, Greenwald's been producing a series of short online films skewering Rudy Giuliani and his handling of the 9/11 NYC terrorist attacks. His latest, The REAL Rudy: more...

Documentaries , Independent Film

MOVIE PREVIEW, TRAILER: My Kid Could Paint That

By at October 4, 2007 | 9:09 am | 5 Comments

MOVIE PREVIEW, TRAILER: My Kid Could Paint That

See this adorable little kid? Could you imagine she'd be in the midst of an art world controversy? That's just part of the new documentary by Amir Bar-Lev, My Kid Could Paint That, a 2007 Sundance hit that opens this month. We love movies about fraud. After repeated viewings, Shattered Glass has become one of my favorite films of the last decade. But what to make more...

Documentaries , Independent Film , Movie Previews , Trailers