A round-up of what’s been happening on the rest of IFC.com:
+ List: If the Slipper Fits… Five Cinderella Reinventions – Matt Singer on five more unconventional takes on the Cinderella story, from Leonardo da Vinci as the fairy godmother to a cell phone filling in for a lost slipper.
+ Interview: Ken Leung on “Year of the Fish” – The New York actor best known for his role on “Lost” talks about superstition, his Chinatown childhood, being an Asian-American actor and his new film “Year of the Fish.”
+ Video: Impact Film Festival at the DNC – IFC’s political correspondents check in with filmmakers Stuart Townsend (there with “Battle in Seattle”), Stefan Forbes (“Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story”) and the director of the Impact Film Festival, which has just wrapped in Denver and now heads to St. Paul for the RNC.
+ On DVD: “Please Vote for Me,” “Primo Levi’s Journey” – Michael Atkinson on Weijun Chen’s documentary on a Chinese third-grade election (“there may not be a more potent new film to see this election year”) and Davide Ferrario’s cinematic tracking of Primo Levi’s route upon being released from Auschwitz in 1945.
+ IFC News Podcast #91: A Salute to Manny Farber and Termite Actors – Taking a cue from both late critic Manny Farber’s idea of termite art and from the movie doldrums of late August, Matt Singer and I pay our respects to our favorite working leads in good-bad films.
+ Opening This Week: Vin Diesel saves the world, Takashi Miike goes west – Neil Pedley rounds up what’s new in theaters.
Rooftop shorts online: “A Loud Color”, Brent Joseph’s documentary portrait of a New Orleans man returning to rebuild the community center he opened one month before Hurricane Katrina struck. and “The Braggart,” David Andalman’s drama starring “The Legend of Lucy Keyes”‘s Anna Friedman as a girl who brags to get attention, only to find that when it matters most, no one believes her.
[Photo: Ken Leung – “Year of the Fish,” Gigantic Releasing, 2008]