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Film Festival Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves (dir.  Mathieu Denis, Simon Lavoie, 2016)
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Directors Mathieu Denis and Simon Lavoie received a special mention at the Generation 14plus Awards for their ambitious and thought-provoking film Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves. Over the course of its 183 minutes running time, the film follows a group of four young students who are disappointed and dissatisfied by the outcome of the student protests of the “Maple…

Interviews oren-shai-fronteir
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I first saw Oren Shai’s The Frontier at SXSW last year, but it has been seared into my mind ever since. His directorial debut is electric cinema, something tailor-made for people who love a very certain kind of cinema. His post-screening Q&A stood as one of my favorites I’ve ever been to. His passion is palpable and infectious, and his sheer talent for storytelling undeniable. I had to pick this man’s brain.

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I had the unparalleled pleasure of talking with Tim about his new location, the future of Drafthouse, bad parenting choices, and M. Night Shyamalan’s new film Split, which recently played Fantastic Fest to largely solid acclaim. I only had fifteen minutes with Tim, but I could have easily spent another 15 hours picking his brain. Tickets for all sorts of films and events are on sale now. Snag some tickets today and maybe you’ll have the chance to pick his brain too.

Interviews Taylor7
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In a genre that is tragically bereft of African-American writers and directors, Taylor Ri’chard is well on his way to marking his territory as a prominent voice in the horror community. After working as a production assistant on HBO’s Oscar-winning doc Murder on a Sunday Morning, Ri’chard served as a producer for TV magazine “Where’s the Music?” in New Orleans, then moved to Atlanta to direct sketch comedy spoofs. Most recently, Ri’chard founded 3rd Fathom Entertainment, an independent film production company based in Atlanta. The Final Project marks not only Richard’s directorial debut, but the production company’s first outing as well.

Interviews Cemetery of Splendour (dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2015)
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The suggestions of magical realms within our own realities are often dismissed as part of the human imagination. Sometimes superstition and fantasy are ways people use to try to survive insurmountable truths thereby helping them navigate a world that they cannot fully understand. In Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cemetery of Splendour, the director…

Berlinale Goat (dir. Andrew Neel, 2016)
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Directed by Andrew Neel, the hazing drama Goat, based on the acclaimed memoir of Brad Land, was adapted by Andrew Neel, David Gorden Green and Mike Roberts for the big screen. After screening at Sundance, the film had its European premiere at the Berlinale within the Panorama section. It offers a…

Interviews katharine emmer life in color
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Two weeks ago, Katharine Emmer’s Life in Color made its debut on iTunes and Amazon. Now available to rent on the same platforms, the superbly acted dramedy tells the story of two people in their late twenties still chasing their dreams. Serving as the film’s star, producer, writer, director and editor, Emmer ended up passing on offers from distributors and chose instead to release the film on her own following its successful festival fun.

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The love stories of today’s cinema tend to overlook the moral and cultural values that shape them. In these films, love is habitually idealized: he loves she and she loves he, based on some ineffable, pie-in-the-sky attraction. Love becomes a fantasy, as if it is something that just happens. Or there is the opposite attitude: love is foolish …

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