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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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On The Radar: Berlinale 2017

Who said global warming is a myth? Not us. Neither did the Berlin International Film Festival 2017, which is welcoming the cutest polar bear on its poster…or terrifying polar bear. We haven’t decided yet. One of the most atmospheric cities on the continent is about to welcome the 67th edition of its renowned film festival (09/02-18/02). This

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2016 Berlinale Interview: Mete Gümürhan Director (Young Wrestlers)

YOUNG WRESTLERS explores the friendships, triumphs, and struggles of a group of fiercely determined youngsters, most of whom come from poor families who see wrestling as a path to a better life; including the motherless Baran, who struggles with his weight, Harun, a strong contender who is bulimic, and Ahmet who is in awe of his

65th Berlinale Interview: Muayad Alayan (Director/Co-Writer) and Rami Alayan (Co-Writer) – “Love, Theft and Other Entanglements”

Mousa gets into the trouble of his life when he steals the wrong car. What he thought was an Israeli car and an easy way to make money in his impoverished Palestinian refugee camp turns out to be a load of misfortune when he discovers a kidnaped Israeli soldier in the trunk. Mousa’s hopes of

65th Berlinale Interview: James Franco (Actor) & Justin Kelly (Director) – ‘I Am Michael’

Michael Glatze (James Franco) is handsome, charismatic, and opinionated. An Ivy League grad with multiple degrees, he’s a writer, pianist, and “queer theorist,” espousing his belief that sexual orientation shouldn’t define one’s identity. After years co-editing the iconic XY Magazine, a gay periodical based in San Francisco, he moves to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, with

65th Berlinale Interview: Alex Ross Perry (Writer/Director – ‘Queen of Earth’)

Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) has entered a particularly dark period in her life: her father, a famous artist whose affairs she managed, has recently died, and on the heels of his death she’s dumped by her boyfriend James (Kentucker Audley). Looking to recuperate, Catherine heads out to her best friend Virginia’s (Katherine Waterston) lake house for

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