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Finding Soul at U.S. in Progress at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival

(left to right) Marie Zeniter, Ula Śniegowska, Adeline Monzier, Chantal Lian.(left to right) Marie Zeniter, Ula Śniegowska, Adeline Monzier, Chantal Lian.

Bonjouring my way down the Champs-Élysées, I arrive at Ladurée, a Parisian bakery nearly as iconic as the Arc de Triomphe. I sit among film distributors and we are presented with food almost too pretty to eat. We are in…  Read more

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Cult, Underground and Independent in Flux: The Oak Cliff Film Festival

Police State, by Nick ZeddPolice State, by Nick Zedd

I arrived in Dallas for the Oak Cliff Film Festival and got picked up in a car along with Nick Zedd, the storied New York underground filmmaker who relocated to Mexico several years back. The first thing Zedd, whose own…  Read more

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Deep Pockets, High Ambitions and In-Development Projects at the Riviera Maya Film Festival

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The Riviera Maya Film Festival (RMFF), which takes place throughout Mexico’s beautiful, tourist-ridden state of Quintana Roo, seems to have unfathomably deep pockets at its disposal. I was flown in for its fourth edition as a representative of the True/False Film…  Read more

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Chronicle of a Dream Foretold: BAMcinemaFest 2015

Richard Linkater, forefatherRichard Linkater, forefather

“Withdrawing in disgust is not the same as apathy,” comments one of the tenuously overlapping characters in Richard Linklater’s 1991 game-changer Slacker. The word itself, fairly recent at the time of production, is a moniker the speaker fully embraces. The…  Read more

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