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31st Annual NewFest to Feature 160+ LGBT Films, With an Emphasis on Marginalized Global Voices

Music for Bleeding Hearts

Two teen girls lust for each other in post-Dust Bowl Oklahoma. A pregnant writer visits her parents in China and confronts her father’s closeted homosexuality. A Filipina punk-rocker is sent from Manila to the countryside and falls in love while…  Read more

By Oct 15, 2019

Shooting Shreveport at the Awards-Happy Prize Fest 2019

After Hurricane Katrina turned New Orleans into a wasteland, visiting film and television productions looked further north for their Louisiana gothic vibes. Over the years, the riverfront city of Shreveport, with a population of some 260,000 (including the adjacent Bossier…  Read more

By Oct 14, 2019

NYFF 2019: Bacurau, Varda by Agnès and The Irishman

Udo Kier and Sonia Braga in Bacurau

A number of cinematic styles, narrative modes, and political agendas collide in Bacurau, one of two South American films on NYFF’s Main Slate this year. Urgent, yet vague enough to feel timeless, the film depicts a form of unhinged white…  Read more

By Oct 9, 2019

“Here I Am, a Stranger, Texting Children”: Michael Beach Nichols on Wrinkles the Clown

Wrinkles the Clown

It’s tempting to sum up this weekend’s pop culture focus as rooted in chronic coulrophobia. As Todd Phillips’s Joker, the latest big screen incarnation of the DC Comics ubervillan, opens across 4,000 theaters, a fear of clowns (coupled with a…  Read more

By Oct 4, 2019


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