Author Archives: Steve Rickinson

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CPH:DOX 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Petr Lom (Burma Storybook)

CPH:DOX 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Petr Lom (Burma Storybook)

Burma Storybook is a creative documentary about a country emerging from years of dictatorship, told through Burmese poetry. The film circles around the story of the country’ s most famous dissident poet alive today, as he waits for his long-lost son to return home, having inspired fellow prisoners and younger generations to take up the

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SXSW 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Miao Wang (Maineland)

Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., ‘Maineland’ is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two teenagers of China’s wealthy elite as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. This SXSW Award Winner (Jury Prize – Excellence in Observational Cinema) follows part of the enormous wave of “parachute students” enrolling

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SXSW 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Mike Ott (California Dreams)

From Director Mike Ott (Lake Los Angeles, Actor Martinez) comes the new comedy documentary feature ‘California Dreams’, presenting five unique individuals in pursuit of a big life change. With subjects including celebrity impersonators, aspiring writers, and a former nurse, this bitingly funny film reveals the strange and entrancing hypnotic grip that Hollywood has, in some

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CPH:DOX Unveils Full 2017 Program

Dealing with the complete transformation of our common reality and current world order, CPH:DOX is back with their first spring edition ever. Taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16-26 March, CPH:DOX is a reflection, a comeback and a counter-attack on behalf of art, our common reality and truth. A massive attack in the form of

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SXSW 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Matthew Salleh (Barbecue)

Barbecue is about more than grilling a piece of meat. It’s a ritual performed religiously across the world. For some, it’s a path to salvation. Every culture has a form of barbecue. It is the pride of nations. It brings the world together. Journeying to 12 countries, with glorious cinematic images in 4K and a

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Sci Fi Thriller ‘Life’ To Close SXSW 2017

Featuring an ensemble cast of Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare, Olga Dihovichnaya, Daniel Espinoza’s ‘Life’ is set to close SXSW 2017. As the closing night film Saturday, March 18, 2017, ‘Life’ is a terrifying sci-fi thriller about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station whose mission of discovery turns

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