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Filmmaker Interview: Nick Broomfield (Tales Of The Grim Sleeper)

Filmmaker Interview: Nick Broomfield (Tales Of The Grim Sleeper)

On July 7, 2010, Lonnie Franklin was arrested as a suspect in the “Grim Sleeper” murders, which took place in South Central Los Angeles from 1985 to 2007. His arrest was not the product of painstaking detective work, but the accidental result of a computer DNA match linking him to a possible 20 victims. TALES

Review: ‘True Son’

Directed by Kevin Gordon Now Playing in Los Angeles ‘True Son,’ Kevin Gordon’s new documentary about the election campaign of a 22-year-old Stockton, California City Council hopeful, aspires to be an inspirational beacon of youthful idealism in America’s sea of political apathy and gridlock. But the doc suffers from a sweeping lack of specificity, conflict,

Interview: Ryan Murdock, Director – ‘Bronx Obama’

When Louis Ortiz shaved off his goatee one day in 2008, his life changed forever. He looked in the mirror and he didn’t see himself – a middle-aged, unemployed Puerto Rican father from the Bronx. He saw the face of change, of hope… of money. ‘Bronx Obama‘ tells the strange and improbable tale of a Barack

52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Time Out of Mind’

Directed by Oren Moverman. Written by Jeffrey Caine (story) & Oren Moverman (screenplay, story) Starring Richard Gere, Jena Malone & Ben Vereen Now Playing at the 52nd New York Film Festival Oren Moverman’s ambitious ‘Time Out of Mind’ eschews a straightforward narrative with forward momentum, instead functioning as an evocative sensory experience and vivid portrait of

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