FilmWatch Weekly: Latin American Film Fest, Horror by Women, ‘Azor,’ and ‘The Card Counter’

Maximiliano and Leonardo Najar Marquez in “Los Lobos,” at the Portland Latin American Film Festival. September 15 marked the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, so there’s no better time for the return of the Portland Latin American Film Festival, which will be holding its first in-person screenings since the start of the pandemic. The festival … Read more

‘Himpapawid’ to premiere worldwide in human rights film fest

Raymond Red (left) and Raul Arellano during the shoot in Escolta, Manila Raymond Red’s acclaimed film “Himpapawid” (Manila Skies) will have its worldwide virtual premiere on Sept. 27 as part of the online edition of the 2021 Active Vista International Human Rights Film Festival, which carries the theme “Kwento Natin ’To: Reclaiming our Stories as … Read more

Louisville’s Ultimate Halloween Fest kicks off this weekend at Pope Lick Park

Louisville’s Ultimate Halloween Fest kicks off this weekend at Pope Lick Park Updated: 6:05 PM EDT Sep 20, 2021 Hide Transcript Show Transcript clean during Louisville’s Ultimate Halloween fast, formerly known as Louisville. Halloween Festival organizers have revamped and extended the event just to cater to more people. W LK Weiss Alex um shares more … Read more

Beyond Fest Announces 2021 Slate Including Halloween Kills, The Black Phone & More

Beyond Fest has announced its complete 2021 slate, including Titanium, Halloween Kills, The Black Phone, Lamb, and much more. Programming is comprised of 39 features, including 8 world premieres, 4 US premieres, and 17 West Coast Premieres. The festival will run from Wednesday, September 29 to Monday, October 11. Built in partnership with the American … Read more

Carrie 45th Anniversary, Scream 25th Anniversary & More to Screen as Part of Fathom Events’ 8-Week ‘Fright Fest’

Image Courtesy of Fathom Events Fathom Events has slated eight weeks of “creepy, electrifying, and monstrously fun features” in theaters across the U.S. in anticipation of Halloween, the company announced today. Tickets for all screenings in the company’s “Fright Fest” are available at and through participating theaters’ box offices. To get up-to-date information on … Read more

‘A Banquet’ Helmer Ruth Paxton Uses Horror to Tackle Bigger Issues in Toronto Fest Film

Filmmaker Ruth Paxton makes her feature debut with psychological horror film “A Banquet,” set to world premiere at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. The Scottish helmer has already won accolades for her short films, and she is developing feature “The Flaming Heart.” HanWay reps worldwide rights to “A Banquet,” which will be released by IFC … Read more

Kristen Stewart, Benedict Cumberbatch, Will Smith at the Telluride Film Fest

During the 48th Telluride Film Festival’s final screening of “Belfast,” I did something I’d learned from a 9-year-old mentee years ago: I looked at my fellow filmgoers as they looked at the movie. I watched the beam of light throw itself upon the movie screen. Telluride’s Galaxy theater — an elementary school gymnasium converted for … Read more