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Interview: Ira Sachs, Director – ‘Love Is Strange’

Interview: Ira Sachs, Director – ‘Love Is Strange’

In Love is Strange, director Ira Sachs has at once written a love letter to lower Manhattan and also exposed its economically demanding realities. Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) are caught in the middle of this beautifully rendered predicament. They’ve spent 39 years together and have just gotten married, but this announcement forces

2014 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmaker Interview: Onur Tukel (Director – ‘Summer of Blood’)

Brooklyn writer-director Onur Tukel stars in ‘SUMMER OF BLOOD‘, a black comedy about relationships, attraction, commitment, and the true meaning of ‘eternity.’ Eric, a misanthropic, emotionally-stunted New Yorker, finds himself on the brink of a premature mid-life crisis when he rejects his career-woman girlfriend’s marriage proposal. Stuck at a dead-end job with no allure in

Fading Gigolo: Selling His Goods in Painterly Brooklyn

If it’s hard to imagine John Turturro playing a male prostitute, it might be incomprehensible, at least unconventional, to picture Woody Allen as his pimp. But that’s the basis for ‘Fading Gigolo‘, about an odd-couple partnership between Turturro’s Fioravante, a mid-fifties florist, and Allen’s Murray, a struggling bookseller. And unlike the two men’s rather flamboyant

Filmmaker Profile: Seth Fisher (Writer/Director – ‘BLUMENTHAL’) – THE FIRST TIME FEST

Celebrated playwright, Harold Blumenthal, has passed away after succumbing to cardiac arrest while laughing at his own joke. Now, Harold’s estranged and jealous brother, Saul, must confront his personal hang-ups  to deliver himself from an epic bout of constipation. Meanwhile, Saul’s wife Cheryl and son Ethan must grapple with their own personal obstacles through a

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