"The Doomsday Fest, 'Exploring our collective fascination with the Apocalypse in film, art and culture' since 2009, will be held this weekend at 92YTribeca," notes the L's Mark Asch. Adds Alt Screen at the top its roundup on Steve De Jarnett's Miracle Mile (1989): "Invigoratingly curated, and full of good-natured and intelligent deliberation, its worth a trip into the wormhole. Costumes are encouraged." Whether or not you can make it, prepare for the End of Days with Catherine Grant's handy study guide, "Links of Doom and Disaster! Apocalyptic Film and Moving Image Studies." The animation above, by the way, is the work of Eyal Gever.
The Legend of Taylor Mead will be celebrated all weekend, starting tonight, at the Harvard Film Archive.
The Wages of Fear: The Films of Henri-Georges Clouzot is on at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto through November 29. Blake Williams has an overview at Ioncinema.
Sean Durkin's Martha Marcy May Marlene and Alexander Payne's The Descendants emerge as frontrunners for the 21st Gotham Independent Film Awards, albeit with just three nominations each. IndieWIRE's Peter Knegt has the full list.
In the works. Carey Mulligan will join Oscar Isaac in Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis and Joaquin Phoenix in Spike Jonze's as-yet-untitled Charlie Kaufman project (Playlist). Lana and Andy Wachowski's "first major science fiction action franchise play since The Matrix" will be Jupiter Ascending (Deadline). Martin Scorsese will direct the pilot for an HBO series that "follows the exploits of a cocaine-fueled record executive in New York City circa 1977, when punk, disco and a new form of music called hip-hop collided," according to Lacey Rose in the Hollywood Reporter. Screenplay's by Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire), who'll executive produce with Scorsese and Mick Jagger.
Good news, bad news from the San Francisco Film Society. Bingham Ray will be the new executive director, but SF360.org will be shut down.
"Rock & roll photographer Barry Feinstein, who shot the cover of Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A-Changin, George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, Janis Joplin's Pearl and countless other iconic works, died [yesterday] in upstate New York of natural causes," reports Andy Greene for Rolling Stone. "He was 80…. He worked in Hollywood and Washington, DC, shooting Judy Garland, Steve McQueen, Richard Nixon, John Kennedy and Frank Sinatra and many other icons of the 1960s and 1970s. Feinstein also directed the 1968 cult movie You Are What You Eat."