We take a look at seven of the films playing at this year's TIFF Next Wave festival: Fame High, 5-25-77, Bushido Sixteen, Earthbound, Otelo Burning, Ghost Graduation, and Family Weekend.
We asked four of the exceptional teens on the TIFF Next Wave selection committee to share their thoughts on this weekend's upcoming teen movie festival, what they have learned, and their picks for what you shouldn't miss this weekend.
Dork Shelf talks to Patrick Read Johnson about his long in the works autobiographical film 5-25-77 and it's long road to the big screen despite being a small film about how he got started as a filmmaker growing up in small town Illinois. Johnson opens up about growing disillusioned with the studio system (working with John Hughes on Baby's Day Out, turning down the chance to do Home Alone, and the troubled post production on Angus), the good along the way, and bringing his work-in-progress film to the TIFF Next Wave Festival this weekend.
A new trailer for ’77 has hit the net. ’77 (previously known as 5-25-77, the release date of the original Star Wars) is a coming of age story that focuses on a geeky high-school student and aspiring filmmaker named Pat (John Francis Daley of TV’s Freaks and Geeks). Like many people, Pat’s life changed on […]