Archive for: Mumblecore

Filmmaker Interview: Aardvark’s Kitao Sakurai

Filmmaker Interview: Aardvark’s Kitao Sakurai

Rooftop Films talks with Kitao Sakurai about working with a blind lead actor, blending documentary with a genre thriller, and directing non-actors in his debut feature film, Aardvark.

Filmmaker Interview: Lovers of Hate

Filmmaker Interview: Lovers of Hate

“You’re going to see nipples, you’re going to see butts, you’re going to see a penis — briefly.” Director Bryan Poyser talks about sexuality in indie films, low budget filmmaking and his ties to mumblecore filmmakers.

SXSW REVIEW: “MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY”

SXSW REVIEW: “MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY”

Is Barry Jenkins‘ “Medicine for Melancholy” the first African-American “Mumblecore” movie? Hell yeah! And, uh, maybe not. Jenkins’ engaging and entertaining low-budget love story certainly fits many of Mumblecore’s thematic ideas, and premiered at SXSW, the cauldron that supposedly brewed the movement. The film takes place over the course of one dreamy day, from the […]

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