Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Trailer: How to Live Forever

Who hasn't dreamed of living forever- and feel physically, emotionally and spiritually strong in the process? Well, even if you don't, director Mark Wexler does and he's brought a camera along to record his quest for truth. The truth to strive for: how do we live forever? Is there a set way and is it worth it?

Of course, the story would be quite dry unless some unusual and engaging characters were involved and Wexler seems to have found a good chunk of them just waiting to share their opinions. Don't believe me? Head on over to the film's official site to see a trailer and learn more about How to Live Forever.

The documentary is set to release in mid May.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hot Docs Fest begins April 28th

Canada, you're documentary festivals have begun!

Though this site features the US festivals prominently, it's hard to deny that the Canadians have a good thing going. Hot Docs is one of the more respected festivals in the world and its focus on international and independent features is quite impressive. But fear not 'Hollywood movie fan', just because it is 'independent' doesn't mean it's bad. In fact, there are plenty of features that have received praise from other festivals.

So if you live in Canada or have plenty of frequent flier miles and free time, head on over to to see what most of us doc lovers already know: Hot Docs has a great thing going.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Trailer: The Arbor

In what will go down as the most bizarre documentary trailer of the year, Clio Barnard's The Arbor will certainly pique your interest... especially if you love unconventional films.

The plot for The Arbor sounds simple enough, a story following a woman as she retraces the life of her long deceased mother and renown British playwright, Andrea Dunbar. But the execution is anything but normal- mixing real life footage with reenactments. I won't spoil the trailer, but it's quite clear this is a film wanting to make you think and feel exactly everything faced by the characters on screen.

Will it work? Head on over to to judge the first glimpse yourself. Though it is currently only scheduled for a release at Tribeca and other film festivals, there's a chance it'll be brought to theaters in the near future.