The Best Indie Studios In The Biz

Film media attention is typically dominated by the Awards Hopefuls in the fall, typically meaning those features that distributors are positioning to catch attention from prognosticators to propel them onto the long road to Oscar. Perhaps more importantly, this usually translates into audience dollars along the way. The Toronto International Film Festival is underway, while… Continue Reading

Living the CineLifeStyle pt. 4 – Silence

Part 4 of my series is a movie called Silence. This title has a maverick director attached, so anyone and everyone in the Academy are sure to take notice. Silence is the first narrative feature by Martin Scorsese since his 2013 Oscar-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street. Scorsese himself is certainly no stranger at the… Continue Reading

Birth of a Nation — Review by CineLife Member Andy Ray

  Twenty-one years before Harriet Beecher Stowe published her landmark novel, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” and 28 years before John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, a Virginia slave named Nat Turner led an uprising against landowners in southeastern Virginia. It’s difficult to mark the start of the American abolitionism movement, but this episode is as good… Continue Reading

Letter Press – CLICK HERE for Video

Cinelan – Amy displays the art of the printing press. Letterpress printing is a term for the relief printing of text and image using a press with a “type-high bed” printing press and movable type, in which a reversed, raised surface is inked and then pressed into a sheet of paper to obtain a positive… Continue Reading

Slingshot – CLICK HERE for Video

Cinelan – Short Film about inventor Dean Kamen’s water purification technology. Best known for his Segway Personal Transporter, inventor Dean Kamen is taking on the world’s great challenges one invention at a time. SlingShot is the story of Kamen, his water purification technology, and his innovative approach to the planet’s safe water crisis. Continue Reading

Saw Lady – CLICK HERE for Video

Cinelan – One saw player’s mission to make life a little brighter for all New Yorkers. Natalia Paruz, who calls herself “The Saw Lady”, has been a NYC fixture for 20 years. Her image and sound are captivating– the ethereal, otherworldly tenor of the musical saw juxtaposed with the grittiness of the NYC subway. Continue Reading