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Sci Fi Thriller ‘Life’ To Close SXSW 2017

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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Bushwick Film Festival Celebrates Milestone 10th Anniversary This Fall

Marking a decade in bringing diverse stories to diverse audiences, the Bushwick Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017. Located in the bustling center of Brooklyn’s creative community, Bushwick, the Bushwick Film Festival has showcased the work of over 300 filmmakers, most of them Brooklyn and New York-based, as well as international films from

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Berlinale 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Neil Triffett (Emo: The Musical)

Emo Ethan has just been expelled from private-school after attempting suicide in the courtyard. On his first day at his new school – the dilapidated Seymour High – he meets Trinity, a totally naive but cute Christian girl who is desperate to convert him to Jesus. But joining the Christian evangelists is the last thing

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MoMA & Film Society Announces Full 2017 New Directors/New Films Lineup

The 46th annual New Directors/New Films 46th annual New Directors/New Films will take place March 15-26 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Museum of Modern Art, New York City. This year’s lineup boasts eight North American premieres, eight U.S. premieres, and two world premieres, with features and shorts from 32 countries across five

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Sundance 2017 Filmmaker Interview: Stanley Nelson (Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities)

‘Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities’ spans 170 years of American history. The two-hour film and multi-platform project by award-winning documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson, explores the pivotal role HBCUs have played in the ascent of African-Americans and their families – from slavery to the present day. The film

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Berlinale 2017 Filmmaker Profile: Carol Salter (Almost Heaven)

Carol Salter’s ‘Almost Heaven’ is a reflection on death and the fragility of life but also a reflection what it is like to be young and alive; a tender elegy to first love, friendship and caring for the dead. The documentary film shows Ying Ling’s scruples and fears to participate in the intimate moments of

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