DOC NYC 2017: Peter Braatz on Blue Velvet Revisited

David Lynch in Blue Velvet Revisited

The past year has proven to be a uniquely rewarding time for David Lynch obsessives, with the Showtime revival of Twin Peaks being the obvious highlight, but also marked by recent Criterion Collection Blu-ray/DVD special editions of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk…  Read more

By Nov 14, 2017

“We Digitized Every Frame”: Andrew Sherburne on Saving Brinton and Film Preservation

Mike Zahs in Saving Brinton

“I like to save things,” Mike Zahs says in the opening seconds of Saving Brinton, “especially if they’re too far gone.” He’s referring, in the moment, to the stray animals that have hobbled onto his property over the years: a…  Read more

By Nov 14, 2017

DOC NYC: Barbara Kopple on Her True Crime Tale, A Murder in Mansfield

A Murder in Mansfield

“A friend of mine has this absolutely fantastic story that we should all do together.” Barbara Kopple heard these words, she tells me, on a phone call last year with producer John Morrissey (American History X). She’s likely heard such…  Read more

By Nov 12, 2017

“What Kind of Pain is This Coming From?”: Martin McDonagh on Creating the Award-Winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri

If the road to the Oscars is paved with festival accolades, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is already well on its way to victory. Opening this week, playwright Martin McDonagh’s third feature has already picked up two major prizes: the…  Read more

By Nov 11, 2017

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