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Watch: Director Jack Pettibone Riccobono on The Seventh Fire, Having a Subject in Jail and Presenting a Film at the White House

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In The Seventh Fire, first-time director Jack Pettibone Riccobono follows the relationship between Rob, a gang leader on a Native American reservation, and his 17-year-old protégé, Kevin. Their connection becomes increasingly complicated when Rob heads to his fifth stint in…  Read more

By Jul 21, 2016

“We Laid Out the Chessboard of the Movie”: Fede Alvarez on Don’t Breathe

Jane Levy in Don't BreatheJane Levy in Don't Breathe

Filmmaker Fede Alvarez made an impressive feature debut in 2013 with his uncompromisingly savage, Sam Raimi-approved remake of The Evil Dead, but it didn’t come close to preparing me for his extraordinary follow-up, Don’t Breathe. That film, which reunites Alvarez…  Read more

By Jul 20, 2016

“We Will Be Fine. We Will Absolutely Be Fine”: A Conversation with Artist and Filmmaker John Akomfrah

The Airport (Copyright Smoking Dog Films; Courtesy of Lisson Gallery)The Airport (Copyright Smoking Dog Films; Courtesy of Lisson Gallery)

In the early 1980s, the Ghanaian-British artist John Akomfrah became a founder member of the innovative, seven-strong Black Audio Film Collective, who curated programs of avant-garde world cinema and made their own work using slide-tape texts, film, and video. Their…  Read more

By Jul 18, 2016

Ghost of a Ghost: Alain Gagnol on His Animated Noir Feature Phantom Boy and Co-Director’s Jean-Loup Felicioli’s Designs

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Heroically serving as a lifeboat of ingenuity and sophistication while a flood of CG talking animal features drowns the animated landscape, GKIDS offers uniquely conceived, handcrafted and thoughtful storytelling in a medium that has often reached its greatest potential through…  Read more

By Jul 15, 2016


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