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Doxa Film Festival Interview: Tonje Hessen Schei (Drone)

Doxa Film Festival Interview: Tonje Hessen Schei (Drone)

‘DRONE‘ takes you inside the secret CIA drone war with intimate stories from the war on terror. People living under drones in Pakistan and drone pilots struggling with killing through joysticks in the US. The film covers diverse and integral ground from the recruitment of young pilots at gaming conventions and the re-definition of “going

Announcing the 2015 DOXA Documentary Film Festival

We are living in interesting times. Nowhere is this rendered more explicit than in the world of nonfiction cinema.  Running April 30 – May 10, 2015, DOXA features films that turn established ideas about documentary on its head. Whether it’s the infamous musical provocateurs The Residents or master pranksters The Yes Men, DOXA 2015 is packed to the

2nd Annual Niagara Integrated Film Festival Announces Dates & Team

Niagara Integrated Film Festival (NIFF) is proud to announce the dates for its 2nd annual film, food and wine festival, June 18-21, in the Niagara Region, Ontario. NIFF celebrates the cinematic arts with an exclusive look at top-shelf films from around the globe, paired with Niagara’s world-class wineries, and flavored with food from award-winning Canadian chefs, all in the breathtaking beauty of the

65th Berlinale Review: ‘The Forbidden Room’

Directed by Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson Starring Roy Dupuis, Clara Furey, Louis Negin, Mathieu Amalric, Paul Ahmarani, Géraldine Chaplin, Udo Kier, Sophie Desmarais, Charlotte Rampling, Karine Vanasse, Jacques Nolot, Amira Casar and Caroline Dhavernas Now Playing in Berlin, Germany at the 65th Annual Berlinale Sometimes, trying to break down a Guy Maddin film is like

2015 Sundance Film Festival Filmmaker Profile: Sophie Deraspe (Director – ‘The Amina Profile’)

Amina Arraf, an attractive Syrian-American revolutionary, is having an online affair with Sandra Bagaria, a young, brilliant and well-informed Montreal professional. Amina then launches her provocatively named blog, A Gay Girl in Damascus. As the Syrian uprising gains momentum, the blog acquires a huge following. But it’s Amina’s subsequent abduction—carried out in broad daylight in

Review: ‘Tusk’

Written & Directed by Kevin Smith Staring Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment & Genesis Rodriguez Now Playing in NYC & Select Theaters Tusk, director Kevin Smith’s latest attempt to indulge his collective of followers, came about largely because of them. On his SModcast, a podcast he hosts with Scott Mosier, Smith discussed a

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