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“There’s Nothing I Can Write That’s as Good as What These Kids are Going to Come Up With”: Frederic Da on Slamdance 2021 Premiere Teenage Emotions

Filming Teenage Emotions

“Being a teenager…is fuckin lit”: The individually colored letters of Teenage Emotions’s title appear one by one against a black screen, filled out by the increasing roar of its young subjects’ voices in mixed-together chorus. But the title, opening aggregation of…  Read more

By Feb 12, 2021

“This Film is a Call to Solidarity, Self-Organization and Resistance”: Marta Popivoda and Ana Vujanović on their International Film Festival Rotterdam-debuting Landscapes of Resistance

Landscapes of Resistance

Filmmaker, video artist and “cultural worker” Marta Popivoda has spent much of her career focusing on philosophies and movements through a decidedly feminist lens. Her first feature, 2013’s Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body, premiered at the Berlinale and went…  Read more

By Feb 10, 2021

For Buyers and Sellers, Fewer Films Meet High Demand at a Virtual Sundance 2021

Summer of Soul (Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

The persistence of COVID-19 disrupted the 2021 Sundance Film Festival in many ways; no blizzard-clogged traffic-jams or overstuffed parties; no late-night negotiations in the Eccles lobby; no standing in lines next to fellow film travelers, giving or getting recommendations of…  Read more

By Feb 5, 2021

“Is There Too Much Reading on Screen?” Carey Williams on R#J, Virtual Sundance and Pre-Vis

R#J

It may still feature two households both alike in dignity, but in Carey Williams’s modern adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, R#J, the modes of communication look decidedly different. Set in California in the here and now, Williams’s film…  Read more

By Feb 5, 2021


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