Hundreds of Baltimoreans grabbed seats Monday night at the historic Senator Theatre, but not to catch a movie. They were there to discuss the landmark’s future. As of last weekend, the city’s only single-screen movie house was forced to close its doors.
Jeffrey Brown previews the Academy Awards with the AFI’s Todd Hitchcock.
An old piano factory in the South Bronx might not be the first place you’d look for a movie studio, but that’s just where you will find the Ghetto Film School and a group of aspiring teenage filmmakers putting the finishing touches on their first movie.
It was a tough time for filmmakers at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, that annual nexus for lesser-seen cinema in Park City, Utah. Thanks to the recession, changing technology and an industry struggling to catch up, less than a dozen movies have found distributors, with many high-profile films leaving the festival without a buyer.
Toshiba said Tuesday that it would stop developing its own high-definition DVD player, known as HD DVD, leaving the market to Sony’s Blu-ray format. The Wall Street Journal’s technology columnist explains the move and its likely impact on consumers. Continue reading
From “The African Queen” to “Hotel Rwanda,” Africa has served as both a distant backdrop for story lines with diverse themes as well home to intricate characters who make difficult choices. Essayist Clarence Page reflects on the evolving stream of movies set in the continent. Continue reading