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Summer Festivaling, Part 1: On Seattle, BAMCinemaFEST, Oak Cliff

All the Birds Have Flown SouthAll the Birds Have Flown South

By the time most of the prominent guests, critics and industry hangers-on arrive at the Seattle International Film Festival every year, the show is almost over. The red carpet is rolled out for “gala” screenings during each of its four…  Read more

By Jun 24, 2016

“I’m Actually Trying to Create a Film for Women”: Anna Biller on The Love Witch

Samantha Robinson in The Love WitchSamantha Robinson in The Love Witch

Over the last decade, Los Angeles-based film artist Anna Biller has eked out a small but fervid following; watching her films is like undergoing hypnosis by means of feng shui, wherein the viewer is lulled into a stilted, cheeky and…  Read more

By Jun 23, 2016

Cinema Eye Names Semifinalists for Nonfiction Filmmaking for Television

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures  (HBO)Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures (HBO)

Now entering its tenth year, Cinema Eye, the organization that recognizes outstanding work in nonfiction film, today announced the ten films that have been named as semifinalists for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Filmmaking for Television. Films eligible for this award must have…  Read more

By Jun 20, 2016

Bringing an Untitled Hassidic Film to the IFP Narrative Lab

Joshua Z Weinstein, Zach Mandinach, Danelle Eliav, Royce Brown at the IFP Narrative LabJoshua Z Weinstein, Zach Mandinach, Danelle Eliav, Royce Brown at the IFP Narrative Lab

While often demonized and misunderstood, the Hasidic community is an insular one that keeps to itself. No wonder then that the community is underrepresented cinematically. There aren’t many honest representations on film that explore the meanings of its traditions and…  Read more

By Jun 14, 2016


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