WATCH: Spike Lee on His Blistering New Film, 'Chi-Raq': "The goal is to save lives" Thompson on Hollywood

For Amazon Studios’ first original movie release, they agreed to finance Spike Lee’s rhyming reworking of Aristophanes’ classic Lysistrata, “Chi-Raq” (Lionsgate/Roadside, December 4), betting that the Brooklyn filmmaker was back in his agit-prop sweet spot from the days of “She’s Gotta Have It,” “Do the Right Thing” and “Bamboozled.” Indeed, ….Read More Via:: THOMPSON on Read more

Ventana Sur: Outsider/Todo Cine Latino Takes U.S. on ‘Silencio’ (EXCLUSIVE) Variety – Music

BUENOS AIRES – “Un minuto de silencio,” from Italian director Ferdinando Vicentini Orgnani has been acquired for U.S. distribution by Outsider Pictures’ Latin label Todo Cine Latino. An inevitably polemical docu-feature, it adds to one of the richest Latino lineups among U.S. distributors. Recent Outsider/Todocinelatino U.S. pickups include Cesar ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – MUSIC

Ventana Sur: ‘The Clan’ Sells Out Worldwide (EXCLUSIVE) Variety – Music

BUENOS AIRES – Adding another achievement to its blockbuster Argentine box office bow, Venice Fest best director win, upbeat critical reception and selection by Argentina as its Oscar entry, Pablo Trapero’s true-life crime thriller “The Clan” has now sold out worldwide. Doing so in just three months after its Venice ….Read More Via:: VARIETY – Read more