By Indiewire | Indiewire May 20, 2013 at 11:58AM
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"Cinéma, de notre temps: James Benning and Richard Linklater"
Director: Gabe Klinger (first feature film)
André S. Labarthe - co-founder and longtime producer of French TV series "Cinéma, de notre temps"/"Cinema of Our Times"
Rodrigo Areias - "Centro Historico", "The Three Disasters" (premiering Critics' Week in Cannes 2013)
Berndt Mader - "Prince Avalanche", "5 Time Champion"
Eugenio Renzi - former critic "Cahiers du Cinema", founder/editor of Independencia.fr
Cinematographer: Eduard Grau ("A Single Man", "Quixotic", "Animals")
Editors: Danielle Anezin ("Rapt", "Tokyo Eyes", "Abel Ferrara: Not Guilty") and Gabe Klinger
Sound: Justin Hennard ("Bernie", "Before Midnight")
Second Camera Operator: Peter Simonite ("The Tree of Life", "To the Wonder")
About the Production:
For me both filmmakers embody historical and contemporary notions of America, its follies and its splendors. Beyond surface differences, Benning and Linklater are similar in that their films demonstrate formal and thematic preoccupations with duration, the reconstruction of time and memory, mathematical structures, cinematic traditions, and the representation of history past and present, especially those of marginalized and under-represented peoples. Using American landscapes, cultural artifacts (music, artworks, etc.), and human figures, they are often working towards analogous ends. This is the thesis that I wanted to explore in my film. - Gabe Klinger
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