Today on indieWIRE Joe Wright turns violent, Cannes and Ashland film festival news, project roundups and more.
- Coinciding with the release of the uber-violent, action-packed 'Hanna,' director Joe Wright met with indieWIRE to comment on his departure from the more restrained period films he is known for. "I wanted to smash it all up a bit, really," Wright said. "I felt like deconstructing myself and my filmmaking."
- Speaking of 'Hanna,' iPop summed up last night's New York premiere.
- Today's Meet the Tribeca Filmmakers interviews put the spotlight on Alexandra McGuinness ('Lotus Eaters'), 'The Last Rites of Joe May' director Joseph Maggio and 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi' director David Gelb.
- This week's 'In the Works' highlighted five more projects worth getting excited about, including documentaries about artists Ai Weiwei and Kenny Scharf; 'Pig,' a film set to premiere at this year's Nashville Film Festival; and 'Facing East,' Will Swensen's directorial debut.
- Thompson on Hollywood brought us the latest festival developments, reporting on both the Oregon's Ashland Independent Film Festival and Cannes' selection of a president of the Camera d'Or jury.
- João Pedro Rodrigues' 'To Die Like a Man' has finally found its way to U.S. theaters. indieWIRE's Eric Kohn decided the film was worth the wait. "It took some time, but 'To Die Like a Man' deserves your attention for showcasing a filmmaker with the capacity for bold narrative trickery that doesn't come at the expense of emotional investment."