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"[In the past] there was maybe the possibility that you would see the film, and then you would discuss till 2 in the morning, and you would have arguments and fall out, and make up, carry the discussion for a week and keep bringing it up. So that is somewhat different. But people can choose to create the collective, social experience of sharing it with each other." With his "Bless Their Little...
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"Besides being appalling (the deportations, the bans, the separation of families), the demonization of immigration is weakening the intellectual growth of this country." Ariston Anderson talks to Julia Solomonoff about her immigrant drama "Nobody's Watching."
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In Cannes, director Sam Kuhn is tired. Very tired. And maybe locked in his hotel room. His latest diary entry....
In Cannes director Sam Kuhn is tired Very tired And maybe locked

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05/24/2017 at 21:22. Facebook
IFP, Filmmaker's parent organization, has announced the ten documentary projects chosen for its annual labs.
IFP Filmmakers parent organization has announced the ten documentary projects chosen for

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05/24/2017 at 20:37. Facebook
(There's spoilers!) Vadim Rizov watched the first four episodes of the new "Twin Peaks" in one night. An 18-hour-movie rather than TV as we generally understand it? Absolutely.
Theres spoilers Vadim Rizov watched the first four episodes of the new

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05/24/2017 at 15:24. Facebook
Deb Shoval's debut feature "AWOL" is released today on digital platforms. And on Friday it begins a week-long run at the IFP Made in New York Media Center. Read here Paula Bernstein's interview with writer/director Deb Shoval.
Deb Shovals debut feature AWOL is released today on digital platforms And

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05/24/2017 at 13:50. Facebook
Sam Kuhn wraps up his saga with the crystal Black Rock, attends a Spike Lee Planned Parenthood fundraiser, hears a story about Susan Sarandon and a severed head, and thinks about friendship. His latest Cannes diary is below.
Sam Kuhn wraps up his saga with the crystal Black Rock attends

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05/23/2017 at 11:42. Facebook
When we last heard from filmmaker Sam Kuhn, he had successfully rid himself in Cannes of an evil obsidian that was corrupting his DCP, and worse, But when bad things continued to happen, he knew he had to try and get it back....
When we last heard from filmmaker Sam Kuhn he had successfully rid

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05/22/2017 at 18:21. Facebook
In his second Cannes dispatch, Blake Williams is very pro on Agnes Varda and JR's collaborative road trip documentary "Faces Places," pretty pro on Hong Sang-soo's "Claire's Camera" and mostly down on Ruben Östlund's "The Square."
In his second Cannes dispatch Blake Williams is very pro on Agnes

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For director Sam Kuhn, premiering his short film,"Mobius," in Critics Week, Cannes has turned into a strange journey full of dark magic. Read here a tale of corrupted DCPs, surreal yacht parties and a mysterious Black Rock.
For director Sam Kuhn premiering his short filmMobius in Critics Week Cannes

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05/19/2017 at 19:17. Facebook
“What is true and devastating to me is that I have no doubt that the shoot exhausted her body." "Icaros: A Vision," an unorthodox drama about ayahuasca, opens today, so we're reposting Paul Willis's piece on its dramatic production.
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05/19/2017 at 13:31. Facebook
Here's how deciding to move on after his first feature -- and writing an article for Filmmaker about it -- led to a distribution deal and a deal for feature number 2. Matt Syzmanowski writes on the day of the release of "The Purple Onion."
Heres how deciding to move on after his first feature and writing

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Blake Williams kicks off his Cannes coverage with notes on Arnaud Desplechin's "Ismael's Ghosts" (mixed), Andrew Zvyagintsev's "Loveless" ("misogynistic, portentous and vapid") and Todd Haynes's "Wonderland" (very yes, for the most part).
Blake Williams kicks off his Cannes coverage with notes on Arnaud Desplechins

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Jon Nguyen tells Ariston Anderson about gaining close access to David Lynch for his new documentary on him, how the return of "Twin Peaks" delayed the start of production, and why he might not use Kickstarter again: "The problem with Kickstarter is all of a sudden you have a thousand producers. And a lot of people don’t understand the business side, so there’s a lot of communication you have...
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Jim Hemphill's home video column returns with films by Carol Reed, Don Siegel and Walter Hill -- the latter with rock musical "Streets of Fire," which is due for a critical reappraisal.
Jim Hemphills home video column returns with films by Carol Reed Don

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Here's a heartbreaker of a trailer for the Safdie Brothers' new "Good Time," starring Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie and Jennifer Jason Leigh. And, it's scored to new music from OneOhTrix Point Never and Iggy Pop.
Heres a heartbreaker of a trailer for the Safdie Brothers new Good

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Erin Lee Carr's new documentary "Mommy Dead and Dearest" delves into the story of Gypsy Lee Blanchard, a Munchausen syndrome by proxy victim of her mother, who kept her effectively a prisoner convinced of her own sickness. Erik Luers talks with Carr about the making of her film, which delves into the details and consequences of Gypsy's desperate decision to kill her mother.
Erin Lee Carrs new documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest delves into the

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Steve James's new documentary tells the story of the only bank to be prosecuted for mortgage fraud after the 2008 financial crisis: a small family Chinatown bank, prosecuted by a press-hungry DA. James tells Lauren Wissot why "There aren’t, in my view, two sides to this story that carry equal factual and moral weight."
Steve Jamess new documentary tells the story of the only bank to

“The Film Gives Viewers Plenty to be Angry About…”: Steve James on Abacus: Small Enough to Jail | Filmmaker Magazine

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Whereas previous Twin Peaks trailers have featured pretty much nothing in the way of images from the cult show’s return, this teaser actually drops us into the look of the new season.
Whereas previous Twin Peaks trailers have featured pretty much nothing in the

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“Editing has become a video game. And it’s so much fun, people can’t stop.” That's John Sayles composer Mason Daring, who explains why endless tinkering is both bad for composers like him but also bad for films.
Editing has become a video game And its so much fun people

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