Shared from The Playlist: ‘Carol,’ ‘Beasts Of No Nation,’ & ‘Spotlight’ Lead 2016 Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations

The noms have been announced, and Todd Haynes’ “Carol” leads the Spirit Award nominees this year with six nods including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay and two Best Female Leads (Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara). Next in line with five nominations apiece are “Beasts Of No Nation” and “Spotlight” Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s Read More …

NOH8: Is It Real Now? (2011)

A music video of sorts, this compilation, called NOH8: Is It Real Now?, considered the current American status of gay marriage during 2011, as well as acceptance in general for the LGBT community. Coincidentally, less than one week following production was the end of America’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. Barely four years later, the Read More …

At the Core (2009)

In a time of large urbanization, globalization and industrialization, smaller family-run businesses like Gizdich Ranch in Watsonville, CA, are much rarer. Despite the obscurity of this nostalgic location, it continues to thrive through the sale of its award-winning apple juice and such events as its annual apple butter festival. “At the Core” was initially created Read More …