DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON

NAME OF FILM: DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON

DIRECTOR(S): Douglas Tirola

GENRE: Documentary Film

SYNOPSIS: A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010. SFF alumni Douglas Tirola and Susan Bedosa, who were previously at Sarasota with their documentary Actress, have gained access to the company that many other documentarians have attempted but failed to gain until now. Featuring rare and never-before-seen footage, this film is a miraculous compendium of a pop culture phenomenon that was the precursor to Saturday Night Live, “Spy Magazine” and “The Onion.”

CARTEL LAND, MERU Leads Nominations for 9th Cinema Eye Honors awards for Nonfiction Filmmaking

CARTEL LAND, MERU Leads Nominations for 9th Cinema Eye Honors awards for Nonfiction Filmmaking

Cartel Land, Matthew Heineman’s gripping account of violence and vigilantes on both sides of the US-Mexico border, led the nominations for 9th Cinema Eye Honors awards for Nonfiction Filmmaking, with five nominations, including Outstanding Nonfiction Feature. It is joined in the top category by Asif Kapadia’s Amy, Camilla Neilsson’s Democrats, Stevan Riley’s Listen to Me Marlon, Crystal Moselle’s The Wolfpack and Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence. The latter, which received four nominations, and Cartel […]

124 Documentary Features Submitted For 2015 Oscar Race

124 Documentary Features Submitted For 2015 Oscar Race

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Magnolia Pictures to Release DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON | TRAILER

Magnolia Pictures to Release DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON | TRAILER

Douglas Tirola’s Sundance and Tribeca hit DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON, has been acquired by Magnolia Pictures for release in the US. DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON is an inside look at the rise and fall of the legendary humor magazine that launched dozens of careers and broke as many taboos. From the 1970s thru the 1990s, there was no hipper, more outrageous comedy in print […]

14 More Feature Films + John Waters Pick: KILLER JOE Added to 2015 Maryland Film Festival

14 More Feature Films + John Waters Pick: KILLER JOE Added to 2015 Maryland Film Festival

Maryland Film Festival continues to add to its lineup for the 17th annual festival which will take place May 6 to 10, 2015 in downtown Baltimore. Today’s announcement includes two special events that have become annual MFF traditions: a film selected and hosted by legendary filmmaker and MFF board member John Waters, and a silent film presented with a live original score by Alloy Orchestra. Waters has selected William Friedkin’s 2011 neo-noir Killer Joe, starring Matthew McConaughey; Alloy will accompany 1926’s Son of the […]