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David Zellner

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    Preferred Paradise: ArteCareyes Film & Arts - Part 1

    Paradise: my blessed good fortune -- actually Steven Raphael, of Required Viewing, brought me to ArteCareyes Arts & Film March 5th through 9th. Along with John Cooper of Sundance a small group of us in the film festival section, curated by Marina Stavenhagen, former head of IMCINE, Mexico's governm...

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    Preferred Paradise: ArteCareyes Film & Arts: The Films - Part 2

    Opening night’s screening was the debut film of Mexican filmmaker ---- The Amazing Catfish (Los Insolitos Peces Gato) the debut feature of Claudia Sainte Luce. It is close to autobiographical as it tells of 22-year-old Claudia living alone in a big city in Mexico. After premiering in Locarno where...

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    SXSW Review: The Zellners Strike Wonder with 'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,' Starring Rinko Kikuchi

    Many delightful, haunting things happen in David and Nathan Zellner’s “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,” which screens at SXSW 2014. One is that a duo of filmmaking brothers -- moving steadily toward the top of their game after a decade of turning out weird, unique short and feature films -- quote anot...

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    The Ones To Watch: 20 Breakout Actors, Directors & Talents From The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

    Because we're usually far too busy for the partying and snowboarding, the highlights of the Sundance Film Festival are, of course, the movies themselves. But almost as pleasurable as the films, is discovering new voices and talent, and seeing for the first time the performers and filmmakers whose ca...

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    Sundance Review: ‘Kumiko The Treasure Hunter’ Is An Odd, Formally Striking Delight

    Living in a cramped Tokyo apartment while holding down an unfulfilling job, the lonely and disenchanted Kumiko yearns for something deeper in her life. Much of her alienation stems from the weight of expectations around her. An “OL” (office lady) for a Japanese businessman, she mechanically goes thr...

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    Sundance Review: Rinko Kikuchi Is Stunning As Alienated 'Fargo' Superfan In the Zellner Bros.' Strangely Transfixing 'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter'

    Austin-based sibling directors David and Nathan Zellner have been cranking out offbeat, surrealist comedy features and shorts that have gained a minor cult following on the film festival circuit for over a decade, but the profoundly engaging "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" successfully broadens their ...

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    MoMA To Screen Gotham Awards' 5 Nominees for Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You

    MoMA's Department of Film, in collaboration with Independent Film Project and Filmmaker Magazine, will screen the five nominees competing for the Gotham Awards' Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You title. This year's screenings, running November 16-19, include...

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    Sundance Film Festival Announces Out of Competition Lineups

    The Sundance Film Festival has announced its 2012 Out of Competition titles, which will screen in the event's Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, NEXT <=> (yep, that symbol is part of the name) and New Frontier sections. Today's announcement comes on the heels of yesterday's U.S. an...

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