Tag: Film

A few thoughts on the Oscars, Seth MacFarlane, and The Onion

I normally don’t pay much attention to the Oscars, and I certainly had not seen most of this year’s nominated films, so I didn’t have much stake in Sunday night’s ceremony. I’m so out of step with the times that…

5th annual Francophone Film Festival kicks off tonight at Armstrong

There’s a lot going on these days at Armstrong Atlantic State University. CNN was recently on campus for major coverage of immigration issues, there’s a significant new academic initiative for first-year students called First Class, American Idol winner Phillip Phillips…

Feature film “Savannah” will be opening 4th annual Charleston Film Festival

Savannah screened to an appreciative full house in March 2012 at Trustees Theater on Broughton Street, but it has been under the radar since then.

“CBGB” filmmakers post “glimpse behind the scenes”

The makers of CBGB have posted a Facebook album of 10 photos giving a “glimpse behind the scenes of the color correction.” As most of you probably already know, CBGB was shot last summer, primarily here in Savannah.

‘CBGB’ filmmakers begin work on story of Caribou Records

There were hopes that Unclaimed Freight’s next project would be The Drummer, a story about The Beach Boys’ drummer Dennis Wilson that seemed likely to film in Savannah.

An interview with actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers from 2000, unpublished until now

This lengthy interview with Jonathan Rhys Meyers in 2000 was intended for a now-defunct magazine. It’s being published here for the first time.

Savannah Film Office documents a year of local film and photo shoots

If you click on through the picture embedded here, you’ll be in a great album on the Savannah Film Office Facebook page with behind-the-scenes images of the plethora of major projects that shot in Savannah in 2012.

7 movies from Savannah Film Festival pick up Golden Globe nominations

It’s always interesting each year to see how the various selections from the Savannah Film Festival fare in the Golden Globe and Oscar nominations.

As usual, the 2012 SFF did pretty well. Kudos to the festival organizer

CNN covers Georgia’s growing film industry

The CNN reporter George Howell didn’t really get out of Atlanta for this report, but it’s still well worth a watch.

“Killing Winston Jones” actors finding their way around Savannah

Just a couple of Facebook pics of cast members at Fort Pulaski and at Leoci’s Trattoria.

“CBGB” apparently “tested well” and is on track for 2013 release

Some good news from the Twitterverse via actress Ashley Greene about CBGB, the movie about Hilly Kristal’s iconic NYC nightclub that was shot primarily in Savannah this past summer.

Richard Dreyfus, Danny Glover starring in “Killing Winston Jones”, new feature film shooting in Savannah

The Joel David Moore-directed film starts shooting in Savannah on Monday, Nov. 26. Moore recently spent time in Savannah starring as Joey Ramone in “CBGB”.


Re: Magazine — fall 2012 is “The Cinematic Issue”

Re: Magazine is a pretty slick product that has now published three editions. It’s produced by college students in Savannah.

The Savannah Film Festival: ways to make it even better

As I emphasized at the end of my City Talk column today, it’s remarkable that the SCAD-sponsored Savannah Film Festival has reached such a level of prestige and quality in just 15 years. But the festival could be better, and that’s what this post is about.