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Hirokazu Kore-eda on the Lightness of Catherine Deneuve, Long Takes and Shooting The Truth

The Truth

Hirokazu Kore-eda became one of world cinema’s leading directors in a series of films that over 20 years have examined family life with uncanny insight and sensitivity. After winning the Palme d’Or at the 71st Cannes Film Festival for Shoplifters,…  Read more

By Jul 3, 2020

Aviva Kempner and Ben West on Fighting the Dehumanization of Native American Mascoting in Imagining the Indian

Imagining the Indian

In the past few days trademarks and brands like Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben’s and Eskimo Pie have been discontinued or altered in a long overdue reevaluation of racist stereotypes and iconography in American consumer culture. And the broader groundswell of…  Read more

By Jun 25, 2020

“We Prioritized Hiring Trans Crew, and When We Couldn’t do That We Mentored Trans People on Set”: Sam Feder on Disclosure

Laverne Cox in Disclosure (Photo: Netflix)

Disclosure, directed by Sam Feder (Kate Bornstein is a Queer & Pleasant Danger) and executive produced by Laverne Cox, debuts on Netflix today, June 19th. And in the wake of the whiplash from the Trump administration’s decision to erase healthcare…  Read more

By Jun 19, 2020

“I Made It Clear That I Wasn’t Just Going to Repeat How Evil He Was, That This Wasn’t a Rosenberg Revenge Film”: Ivy Meeropol on her HBO Doc Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn

Roy Cohn in Bully. Coward. Victim. (Photo: Dan Gross/HBO Documentary Films)

I suppose it should come as no surprise that since the election of Donald Trump, Roy Cohn’s seemingly inexhaustible 15 minutes of fame have been extended yet again. Before his death from AIDS (or what he termed “liver cancer”) over…  Read more

By Jun 18, 2020


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