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Previewing Hot Docs 2014: Ukrainian Women in the Spotlight and More

Return To HomsReturn To Homs

Hot Docs, the largest documentary festival in North America, opens Thursday night in Toronto, and a number of films caught my eye: Return to Homs is a grim diary of the Syrian civil war filmed from the inside — a…  Read more

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2014 Rooftop Films Lineup

We Are The Best!We Are The Best!

Rooftop Films, New York’s pre-eminent outdoor Summer showcase, announced their lineup this afternoon, with a good dose of circuit selections and niche titles. Following a venue shuffle, Gillian Robespierre’s Obvious Child will kick things off on May 17 at Sunset Park’s Industry…  Read more

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Tribeca Film Festival XIII #2: Survey Says

Onur Tukel's Summer Of BloodOnur Tukel's Summer Of Blood

Perhaps it’s just a coincidence (don’t strain yourself trying to find out) that the same year the Tribeca Film Festival was partially acquired by Knicks owner James Dolan’s Madison Square Garden Company, the ESPN-sponsored sports film sidebar — a reliable showcase…  Read more

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Tribeca Film Festival XIII #1: Street Dreams

Time Is IllmaticTime Is Illmatic

No one gets confused anymore that going to the Tribeca Film Festival can mean being on the Upper West Side to watch a rapper perform. What’s to be confused about? The festival outgrew Tribeca. In the “Tribeca” of the mind…  Read more

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