This Sweet Sickness: Frank Beauvais On His Obsessive, Archival-Based Memoir, Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream

Just Don't Think I'll Scream (courtesy of KimStim)

In 2016, filmmaker Frank Beauvais was rudderless, living in a remote village in the French countryside without a driver’s license and riding out the wake of a breakup in rural isolation. Over the course of a few difficult months, he…  Read more

By Mar 17, 2020

Incendiary: Director Alexander Nanau on His Explosive Investigative Documentary, Collective

Tedy Ursuleanu in Collective (courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)

On October 30, 2015, at the Bucharest venue Colectiv, metalcore headliner Goodbye to Gravity bellowed lyrics denouncing widespread Romanian corruption, inadvertently foreshadowing what happened next. Fireworks were released, the highly combustible club went up in flames and people stampeded for…  Read more

By Mar 17, 2020

Milk Money: Director Kelly Reichardt on the New World and Nascent Capitalism of First Cow

John Magaro in First Cow (Photo courtesy of A24/Allyson Riggs)

First Cow marks the fifth film in 14 years on which director Kelly Reichardt has collaborated with screenwriter–novelist Jon Raymond. I can’t think of a director–writer team in America that has produced so much superior work during this time period—Reichardt…  Read more

By Mar 17, 2020

Air Rights: Shooting with Drones, the Fine Print

An aerial view of the Chattooga River in North Carolina. Photo courtesy of John Latenser.

In 2010, Eric Austin made a bold choice. The Texas-based father of three quit his day job as a sales rep to focus solely on his side hustle, flying unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)—commonly known as drones. He had a three-month…  Read more

By Mar 17, 2020

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