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“My Cutting Process is Very Old School”: Editor Myron Kerstein on In the Heights

Corey Hawkins and Leslie Grace in In the Heights

The smash hit that launched creator and leading man Lin-Manuel Miranda into the Broadway stratosphere, In the Heights was less an overnight sensation than a constantly developing passion project. Early iterations of the musical, about a group of residents in…  Read more

By Jun 11, 2021

A Matter of Balance

Darrel Britt-Gibson, Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield in Judas and the Black Messiah (Photo by Glen Wilson/courtesy of Warner Bros.)

Kristan Sprague first heard of Shaka King when they were both in high school, long before either entered the film industry. Though they had friends in common, they only got to know each other when they attended Vassar College and…  Read more

By Feb 10, 2021

“A Very Sculptural Process”: Editors Natalia Almada and Dave Cerf on Users

Users

Natalia Almada’s Users is an inquisition on technology and its inextricable nature from modern life. Juxtaposed against Californian wildfires and oceans on the rise, the film questions what progress means when we sacrifice so much in the process. Almada, alongside her…  Read more

By Feb 3, 2021

“The Whole Story Through the Protagonist’s Eyes”: Enis Saraçi on Hive

Hive

Blerta Basholli’s Hive explores macro gender dynamics in her home country of Kosovo. Among a league of women awaiting news of their husbands, fathers and sons’ fates in the Kosovo War, Fahrije practices self-reliance and encourages other women to seek…  Read more

By Feb 3, 2021


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