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Watch: An Exclusive Clip from Alison O’Daniel’s Independent Lens Premiere, The Tuba Thieves

Someone's right ear featuring a single black horseshoe-shaped hoop. They are bathed in indigo-colored lighting, likely at a music venue.The Tuba Thieves, courtesy of Sundance Institute. Photo by Derek Howard.

Artist and filmmaker Alison O’Daniel appeared on Filmmaker‘s 25 New Faces list in 2019 as her feature The Tuba Thieves, screening next week on Independent Lens, moved from stop-and-start production — she had been shooting the film in “bits and…  Read more

By May 14, 2024

Trailer Watch: 25 New Face Filmmaker John Rosman’s New Life

New Life

Newly released is the first trailer for the thriller, New Life, the directing debut of Emmy-award-winning journalist John Rosman. Rosman was one of Filmmaker‘s 2023 25 New Faces, selected on the basis of this film, which Erik Luers described thusly:…  Read more

By Apr 22, 2024

Watch: Devan Scott’s Video Essay, “Why Are Movies So Dark?”

Accompanying his debut article in Filmmaker’s print edition, “Did You See (and Hear) That?),” Devan Scott posts today a video essay, “Why Are Movies So Dark?”, that provides visual backup for his points. “Contemporary visuals are commonly diagnosed as dark,’…  Read more

By Apr 12, 2024

Trailer Watch: Small Town Universe, Director Katie Dellamaggiore’s Astronomy Documentary

A giant white radio telescope nestled amidst fields and trees.Small Town Universe

In advance of its premiere April 7 at the Cleveland International Film Festival (and, the next day, North America’s solar eclipse), the filmmakers have shared a trailer for Katie Dellamaggiore’s documentary, Small Town Universe. The documentary explores Green Bank, West…  Read more

By Apr 1, 2024


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