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2016 Hot Docs Filmmaker Interview: Lucius Dechausay (Kettle)

More than 1,000 people were arrested during the G20 Summit in Toronto, making it the largest mass arrest in Canadian history. Through the skilful use of crowd-sourced footage, police radio, and bodycam recordings, Kettle revisits one downtown intersection to ask larger questions about civil liberties, the abuse of power and police misconduct. We spoke with

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2016 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Robert Scott Wildes (Poor Boy)

Set in the desert on the outskirts of town, Romeo and Samson Griggs are two reckless, misfit brothers who live on a battered houseboat. Left without any other family to speak of, these two desperately lack both intuition and direction. They survive by constantly hustling, gambling and thieving other small-time crooks in their neighborhood. Nothing

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5 Must-See Films At Hot Docs 2016

Hot Docs, North America’s premier doc-cinema festival, is set to begin its 2016 edition in Toronto, with 232 films being screened from April 28 to May 8.  There are 118 world and international premieres from 51 countries spread across 11-days, as well as special events like the Docs X- interactive installations and virtual-reality films among

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Editorial: Chevalier – May The Best One Win

A chevalier is a ring worn on the small finger of medieval lords indicating superiority and honors. Such a ring is the trophy to a game invented by six men stuck on an Athens-returning boat for (at least) 24 hours. The purpose of this game? Who is the best of them all. The men are judged

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TFF 2016 Review: After Spring

The worldwide refugee crisis has displaced a record 60 million people from their homes — the most since the end of World War II. Syria’s civil war alone is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country’s pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed or forced to flee

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Egyptian Superstar Satirist Announces New Documentary & IndieGoGo Campaign

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’s Senior Producer, Sara Taksler announced an exclusive, independent documentary film based on TV star and satirist, Bassem Youssef, the Egyptian TV host whose show, “Al Bernameg”, attracted 30 million viewers per episode (“The Daily Show”, which Bassem based his show on, has 2 million viewers per episode). Titled TICKLING GIANTS, the film sets to reveal Bassem’s extraordinary life

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10 Things You’re Doing Wrong In Your Screenplay

You have spent tens of hours (and probably hundreds of dollars on ridiculously expensive coffee) over your computer, typing like a maniac, trying to convince yourself this is the time you are going to have your breakthrough: this script will make it to a director’s hands and this time next year you will be walking

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Cinema Eye Announces American Movie As 2016 Legacy Award

Cinema Eye, the nonfiction film organization that organizes and presents the annual Cinema Eye Honors, has announced that the 2016 Legacy Award will be presented to Chris Smith’s beloved 1999 documentary, American Movie, the unforgettable story of a filmmaker pursuing his passion project. Director Chris Smith will accept the award on behalf of the film

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TFF 2016 Review: After Spring

The worldwide refugee crisis has displaced a record 60 million people from their homes — the most since the end of World War II. Syria’s civil war alone is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country’s pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed or forced to flee

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#DemocratizeCinema With New Online Platform Flix Premiere

The majority of great films have long been underappreciated and overlooked due to the Hollywood model set in place ages ago.  Consumers are forced to believe that the only new movies available each year, are films that have a theatrical run. In reality, as many as 95% of films ‘never’ find their audience or recover

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“Bikes vs Cars”, Inspiring a New Approach to Urban Planning

BIKES vs CARS, a new documentary film by Fredrik Gertten (BANANAS, Big Boys Gone Bananas) that advocates for bike-friendly cities in the 21st century, will be released in theaters starting Friday, December 4. The film, and a related app, has been inspiring a new approach to urban planning that could lead to better designs, smarter

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HP Power Up Festival: Visual Effects in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Everything about Manhattan’s Milk Studios, from its clean, curving white walls and pillars, to its expansive plate-glass windows that leave the space bathed in light, breathes sleekness and smooth, cutting-edge professionalism. So Kyle McCulloch, standing on a polished wooden stage flanked on either side by two enormous flat-screen TVs, found himself in the perfect place

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