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Filmmaker Interview: Gabriel Ripstein (600 Miles)

Filmmaker Interview: Gabriel Ripstein (600 Miles)

In Gabriel’s Ripstein film debut, Tim Roth, an ATF agent, gets caught by an amateur Mexican gun runner in the South border, 600 Miles is a genuine portrait of gun smuggling into Mexico. Young Arnulfo, soon-to-be-gangster, smuggles weapons for a drug cartel from Arizona and across the border into Mexico. He’s helped by Carson, the

Interview: Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo (Directors—’Revenge of the Green Dragons’)

Based on a 1992 New Yorker article by Fredric Dannen,’Revenge of the Green Dragons‘follows Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu), two immigrant brothers who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980’s by joining the street gang known as “The Green Dragons.” The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops. After an ill-fated love

Interview: Kweighbaye Kotee (Director Programming – BUSHWICK FILM FESTIVAL)

The Bushwick Film Festival is an Arts Organization with a mission to provide a unique platform for independent filmmakers and artists to present their work to an ever-growing and enthusiastic audience, supporting and empowering the Bushwick community by organizing film screenings and implementing media literacy and film education programs. On October 3rd – October 6th, patrons

Interview: Eugene Jarecki (Director- ‘The House I Live In’)

Filmed in more than twenty states, ‘The House I Live In‘ captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America’s War on Drugs. From the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, the film offers a penetrating look inside America’s longest war, offering a

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