If Saturday in the sport of golf is known as moving day, then Saturday at DIFF was known as premier day. Bringing a variety of mid-level studio titles to the festival certainly drew in the crowds and murmur. I skipped the Mister Rogers documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor, since it opens in just a... Continue Reading →
The third edition of the festival kicks off on Friday, March 3.
DIFF begins down the final stretch, and it just gets better every day. "I'm not qualified to do anything else." Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski's documentary on Motorhead front man Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister is not so much a fully-realized personal history or detailed portrait as much as an intense love fest. Lemmy takes a tour... Continue Reading →
Director Tamra Davis' early works may have included music videos and films like Billy Madison and Half-Baked, but it turns out her passion project was always nearby, tucked away in a drawer: a feature-length interview with her friend, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Just months before his death, Davis filmed the painter in a casual setting, talking... Continue Reading →