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“You Don’t Find Yaks in America”: Joan Chen on Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl

Li Xiaolu in Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down GirlLi Xiaolu in Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl

An international movie star on screens both big (Bernardo Bertolucci’s Oscar-winning The Last Emperor) and small (David Lynch’s mega-hit, Twin Peaks), Joan Chen’s film career went behind the camera with her feature directorial debut, Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl.…  Read more

By Nov 25, 2022

“Every Change I Make is Then Turned into a Budget and an Invoice”: Editor Mike Sale on Black Adam

Dwayne Johnson on the set of Black Adam (photo by Frank Masi)Dwayne Johnson on the set of Black Adam (photo by Frank Masi)

Your first feature film credit is a memorable experience for anyone who grew up loving movies, but for editor Mike Sale, ACE, that inaugural gig was particularly indelible. Sale made his cinematic debut on the infamous trading card-to-movie adaptation of…  Read more

By Nov 23, 2022

Biscuits, Blackwings and Busby Berkeley: Cinematographer Matthew Libatique on Don’t Worry Darling

Florence Pugh in Don't Worry DarlingFlorence Pugh in Don't Worry Darling

When choosing a project, cinematographer Matthew Libatique says, “My first priority is that whatever I’m doing next is different than what I did last.” That guiding principle is how one bounces from Requiem for a Dream to Josie and the…  Read more

By Nov 18, 2022

“The Complexity of a Disorder”: Svetislav Dragomirovic on I’m People, I Am Nobody

Svetislav Dragomirovic's I'm People, I Am Nobody

Svetislav Dragomirovic’s debut feature I’m People, I Am Nobody is a film I wasn’t prepared to watch. From its coy DOC NYC synopsis, we learn it’s the story of a 60-year-old retired porn performer from Serbia named Stevan who’s found…  Read more

By Nov 18, 2022


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