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The Art of Angling: The Making of Rose Troche’s Classic Microbudget Lesbian Love Story, Go Fish

Rose Troche, V.S. Brodie and Guinevere Turner on the set of Go Fish (courtesy of Sundance Institute)

1994’s Go Fish, Rose Troche’s smart, punked-out work of guerilla filmmaking, combined a playful take on lesbian dating with discursive dialogues around gender politics and the cultural history of gay female representation. Part of the late ’80s and early ’90s…  Read more

By Dec 15, 2023

The Future is Unwritten: Mark Asch on 2023 in Film

Two white men in cowboy hats stand next to each other. The one on the right holds a rifle.Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro in Killers of the Flower Moon (courtesy of Apple TV+)

For what, and for whom, do workers work? One way to conceptualize the 2023 writers’ and actors’ strikes is as a fight for the right to refuse the demands of shareholder capitalists maximizing return on investment and tech-world futurists devising…  Read more

By Dec 15, 2023

Committing to the Vision

The exterior marquee of the Regal Riviera in Downtown Knoxville, TennesseeThe Regal Riviera in downtown Knoxville (courtesy of FILM FEST KNOX)

“What would you need from this event?” That was among the first questions Paul Harrill and I asked when we were invited to meet with Visit Knoxville in December 2022 to discuss the possibility of launching a new film festival.…  Read more

By Dec 15, 2023

Playing Politics: Developing the Best-Selling Board Game Shasn

Shasn the board gameShasn the board game

I have made two feature documentaries in my home country of India. The second, While We Watched, came out on the same day as “Barbenheimer” and just finished a month-long run at the IFC Center in New York. The first…  Read more

By Sep 20, 2023


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