We spoke to Jesse about his directorial debut JASON BECKER: NOT DEAD YET, a documentary about a guitar hero who hasn’t let Lou Gehrig’s Disease stop him recording music.
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK is a comedy about mental illness that never shies away from harsh realities, writes Dorian Stone.
EVEN THE RAIN uses a real rebellion, the Cochabamba protests of 2000, as part of its allegorical depiction of modern globalisation. By criticising the industry’s own system, they throw into question the film’s own existence.
YOUNG ADULT is a peculiar beast. Marketed as a comedy, it is in fact one the darkest films of the year. Anyone that finds it funny has serious issues, according to Dorian Stone.
38 year old Joyce Vincent died in 2003, after wrapping her Christmas presents. Her body was not discovered until three years later, when she was found in an armchair, the television still on. In a city so densely compact, how is it possible for a person to become lost? Dorian Stone reviews Carol Morley’s drama-documentary DREAMS OF A LIFE.
Nicolas Winding Refn, winner of the ‘Best Director’ award at this year’s Cannes film festival, arrived in Cambridge for a special preview screening of Drive. Dorian Stone spoke to him about his influences and working style.
Jos Stelling: filmmaker, cinema owner, visionary. Although popular on the festival circuit, none of his films have achieved distribution in the UK. Stelling was a special guest at the Cambridge Film Festival 2011, and Dorian Stone had the opportunity to interview him.
One of the joys about attending a film festival is the act of discovery. Short films open a door to a wide range of talents otherwise ignored by mainstream audiences.
A look at abandonment, rejection and abuse, Cartography of Loneliness doesn’t shy away from the harsh realities of being a widow in the third world.