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“The Movie Industry Doesn’t Have Any Etiquette, Just Fear”: Director Nathan Silver on Thirst Street and Making Eight Features in Eight Years

Thirst Street

Nathan Silver has made eight films in eight years. That doesn’t include other shorts he’s written or executive produced. For anyone not in the business of film, that might seem standard. For anyone who is, it’s wildly impressive, especially taking…  Read more

By Sep 28, 2017

“…Much More Truthful and Much More Alienated than Anything I Would Produce Myself”: Jonathan Lethem on Fred Barney Taylor’s Lethem

Last week I was very much looking forward to talking with friend Jonathan Lethem about the new film Lethem, directed by Fred Barney Taylor, which screens at the Metrograph on Sunday, September 17, with the author in attendance. Before that…  Read more

By Sep 15, 2017

It’s a Small World: Sean Baker on The Florida Project, Shooting 35mm and Going Union

The Florida Project (Photo by Marc Schmidt, courtesy of A24)

I experience a bit of a disconnect when setting up my interview with Sean Baker about his indelible new feature about childhood, The Florida Project. The publicist tells me to meet Baker at the storied Stonewall Inn, where, before me,…  Read more

By Sep 14, 2017

The Art of It All

The Square (Photo by Fredrik Wenzel/Courtesy of Platform Productions/Magnolia Pictures)

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By Sep 14, 2017


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