“Everything You’re Feeling or Seeing in the Moment Comes Into the Story”: Director Iva Radivojevic on Her Borgesian Tale of Wanderlust and Connection, Aleph


“One September day,” begins the title card at the head of the New Directors/New Films-premiering Aleph, “I met Rodrigo near 23rd Street for lunch. He talked about microcosms, labyrinths, connectness and Borges…” And with those deceptively casual opening lines, filmmaker…  Read more

By May 7, 2021

Smile, Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Carole Lombard: Jim Hemphill’s Home Video Recommendations


I’ve written here before about my fondness for director Michael Ritchie, particularly his streak in the 1970s when he made one great movie after another about the dark side of the American competitive spirit. Most of his best films –…  Read more

By May 7, 2021

No Small Matter, Part Two: Four Tips on Releasing an Independent Documentary During a Pandemic

No Small Matter

Last week, we chronicled the winding but rewarding grassroots impact campaign for our feature documentary on early childhood education, No Small Matter. But we left off at a critical juncture we know many friends and colleagues faced this year —…  Read more

By May 5, 2021

Sponsored Content: ActionVFX’s New Crowd VFX Will Make Crowd Replication Easier, Cheaper & Faster has released 650+ clips of their new Sports and Concert Crowd VFX. As productions all around the world were canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we saw the landscape of what we considered “normal” completely shift. Now,…  Read more

By May 3, 2021

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