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Presentación de la Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid (SEMINCI)

Presentación de la Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid (SEMINCI)

La Seminci, acrónimo de la Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid, ha sido tradicionalmente el segundo festival de cine de España en importancia, sólo superado por el festival de San Sebastián. En sus inicios, muy vinculados a la particular historia sociopolítica española de la dictadura del general Francisco Franco y su estado confesional católico, el

2013 DOC NYC Filmmaker Profile: Chuck Workman (Director – ‘What is Cinema?’)

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Chuck Workman’s documentary ‘What Is Cinema?’ tackles the question of its title through over 100 clips and new interviews with Mike Leigh, Jonas Mekas, Yvonne Rainer, David Lynch, video artist Bill Viola, Robert Altman, Kelly Reichardt, Costa-Gavras, Ken Jacobs, Michael Moore, critic J. Hoberman, and others, and with archival interviews from Robert Bresson,

Op-Ed: On Storytelling in Independent Film

Richard Brody’s article in The New Yorker — “The Problem with Processed Storytelling” elucidates a lot of things I’ve been thinking about lately. The entire article is worth reading, but here are some takeaways: The storytelling doctrines put forth by Hollywood and their perseverance in independent film. Story should be the equivalent of “a musical

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