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Oscar Nominated Iranian Filmmaker Barred From Ceremony; Academy Responds

Oscar Nominated Iranian Filmmaker Barred From Ceremony; Academy Responds

Asghar Farhadi, the Academy Award winning Director of ‘A Separation’, currently nominated in the best foreign language film category for ‘The Salesman,’ has been barred from entering the US from Iran due to the newly implemented Immigration restrictions. On 29 January, the Academy released the following statement in solidarity with Asghar: The Academy celebrates achievement

2014 Tribeca Film Festival Filmmaker Profile: Marshall Curry (Director – ‘Point & Shoot’)

At first glance, Matthew VanDyke—a shy, Baltimore native with a sheltered upbringing and a tormenting OCD diagnosis—is the last person you’d imagine on the front lines of the 2011 Libyan revolution. But, after graduate school, Matthew escaped the U.S. for ‘a crash course in manhood,’ a winding path leads him just there. Motorcycling across North

2014 SXSW Filmmaker Profile: Shawn Christensen (Writer/Director: ‘Before I Disappear’)

Taking place over the course of one sweltering night in New York City, Richie (Shawn Christensen), a seemingly hopeless introvert, has decided he has had enough with life. But as he is attempting to end it all, he gets a phone call from his estranged sister, Maggie (Emmy Rossum). Though they haven’t spoken in years, Maggie

This Week @ Indie Screen – 289 Kent Ave, Brooklyn

This Week, Brooklyn’s IndieScreen brings has an exceptional roster of award wining documentaries and fine feature films.  Newly recognized Academy Award nominated documentaries ‘Searching for Sugar Man‘ and ‘How to Survive a Plague‘ play on multiple dates, as well as Mumford & Sons doc. ‘Big Easy Express‘.  On January 26, IndieScreen will also have a

Review: Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty Directed by Katherine Bigelow Written by Mark Boal Starring Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, James Gandolfini, Mark Duplass Playing NOW in NYC & LA ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ is, as a CIA agent would say, pure tradecraft. Kathryn Bigelow’s new chronicle of the hunt to kill Osama Bin Laden is two hours