Fondazione Prada + MUBI Spotlight Misunderstood Films in Their “Perfect Failures” Series

Stream unexpected critical disappointments and disastrous commercial flops that warrant revisiting

Five years after its release, the thrilling, subversive film Donnie Darko had already cemented itself as a cult classic and its writer/director, Richard Kelly, as one forward-thinking filmmaker to watch. Then Kelly’s follow-up, Southland Tales, opened at the Cannes Film Festival to nothing short of a ruinous reception. For those of us who saw it in 2006, Kelly’s truly odd cinematic work did not obscure …

2020 Sundance Film Festival Movies To Watch At Home Now

From shorts on Vimeo to features plucked up by streaming giants

Film festivals play a critical role in the independent cinema ecosystem—one that has been disrupted by necessary postponements and cancellations of some of 2020’s most important events. Thanks to Mailchimp and film distributor Oscilloscope, SXSW’s 2020 shorts can be watched online for free. Tribeca Film Festival currently screens shorts (many from alumni) through their  “A Short Film a Day Keeps the Anxiety Away” campaign. And the ReelAbilities Film …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Radical housing concepts, a futuristic surf film, an endearing illustrated depiction of Wuhan and more

Resources for Laid-off Bar + Restaurant Workers “A slew of programs, grants, and resources—from grassroots efforts to government relief—have begun to take shape” for those let go from bars, restaurants and other hospitality destinations, as Food and Wine reports in a story that will continue to be updated. These include the Restaurant Opportunities Center, Rethink, NYC Hospitality Alliance, The Restaurant Worker’s Community Foundation, Bartender Emergency Assistance …