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Interview: Fred Stanton (Director, ‘Uprising’) – Gotham Screen International Film Festival

Interview: Fred Stanton (Director, ‘Uprising’) – Gotham Screen International Film Festival

‘UPRISING‘ is the inside story of the Egyptian revolution from the perspective of its principal leaders and organizers, including four Nobel Peace Prize nominees. Their success in forcing the downfall of a brutal dictatorship has changed the face of the Middle East and provided hope for millions of oppressed people across the world. Above all,

Interview: Nick Taylor (Director ‘Paradise East)

‘Paradise East‘ is a dark comedy about a desperately dysfunctional lower middle class family fiercely struggling to make it in the twentieth century. Lucky, not your typical dad, runs a coffee shop and has a difficult time dealing with the idiosyncrasies of his two deadbeat sons. Ernie, the oldest, is a wanna-be pimp and street

Interview: Sam Kadi (Director ‘The Citizen’) – Gotham Screen International Film Festival

An Arab immigrant wins the American green card lottery and arrives in New York City on September 10, 2001. Yearning to leave behind his life of misfortune in the Middle East, Ibrahim Jarrah wins the US Green Card lottery for a chance to become an American citizen. But the events of the September 11 terrorist

Interview: Navin Dev (Director ‘Red Kingdom Rising’) – Gotham Screen International Film Festival

Mary Ann has been tormented her whole life by dreams of a sinister fgure called the Red King and his morbid fairytale kingdom. Following the death of her father, Mary Ann returns to the family home where she recalls childhood stories of the Red King that her father read to her. Haunting memories propel her

Interview: David Higgins (Director ‘Aviation Cocktail’) – Gotham Screen International Film Festival

Loosely based on his family’s aviation history, director David Higgins beautifully shot dramatic thriller ‘AVIATION COCKTAIL‘, set in the late 50’s, centers around three WWII veterans dealing with rural life, crime and love. For the three vets, war was nothing compared to the personal battles they would face back home. We managed to talk to

Interview: David Henri (Director ‘Finding Focus’) – Gotham Screen International Film Festival

Ryan, a mid-level fashion photographer who has crafted a comfortable career shooting beautiful models, has ambitions for a more ambitious fine art project, but fears no one will take him seriously. Olivia is a last-minute substitute makeup artist on one of his shoots. At the end of a long shooting day he tells her his

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