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

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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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

2017 IFFR Interview: Sophie Goyette (Mes nuits feront écho)

The lights of the International Film Festival Rotterdam turned off last Sunday and Canadian filmmaker Sophie Goyette walked away with the Bright Future Award and 10.000€ as the jury found that her debut feature length, Mes nuits feront écho, “knitted softly together the different sounds and colors of varied landscapes, countries, generations, passions.” The first thing

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Slamdance 2017 Interview: Jamie Greenberg (Future ‘38)

Transported to the year 2018 AD, an American agent finds a strange world of silvery sky~scrapers and connected computers. Movies can be the sweetest escape, and Future ’38 delights wholeheartedly in their conventions, knowingly playing with language, colors, costumes and plot points, all in service of a joyful, time twisty take on a hero’s journey.

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Filmmaker Interview: Paul Verhoeven

Between receiving his first-ever tribute, at the Marrakech Film Festival, and holding a Masterclass, Paul Verhoeven, the director of such modern-day classics as Basic Instinct, Robocop and Show Girls, discusses both the comedy of being gifted Sharon Stone’s knickers, and the tragedy of rape in his latest film, Elle. Verhoeven is the author of the

2016 IDFA Interview: Peter Entell (Director- Like Dew in the Sun)

All people are the same. The same sun shines over all of us. But people always want something more. – Raisa, a Ukrainian old lady Injustice, anger, hate, protest, war, destruction, death –the never-ending circle of the human race, the one that has been dictating our lives and societies for thousands of years. There is

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