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Indiewire 2012 Year-End Critics Poll Ballots

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"Films from 2012 that did not fit into the rules for the main poll: April (Nathaniel Dorsky); August and After (Nathaniel Dorsky); Burning Star (Josh Solondz); Crazy Horse (Frederick Wiseman) Departure (Ernie Gehr); Gangs of Wasseypur (Anurag Kashyap); The Hole (Joe Dante); It May Be That Beauty Has Reinforced Our Resolve - Masao Adachi (Philippe Grandrieux); In the Stone House (Jerome Hiler); Jai Bhim Comrade (Anand Patwardhan); Louis (Season 3); The Man Phoning Mum (John Smith); The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson); Never a Foot Too Far, Even (Daichi Saito); Nervous Magic Lantern (Ken Jacobs, Flo Jacobs) [music by Aki Onda], Orpheus (Outtakes) (Mary Helena Clark); Point de Gaze (Jodie Mack); Saudad (Jean-Claude Rousseau); Student (Darezhan Omirbayev); Sp(eye) Gam3z (Gina Telaroli); Standard Op (David Phelps); Traveling Light (Gina Telaroli); Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (John Hyams); The Unspeakable Act (Dan Sallitt); View from Acropolis (Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan); Viola (Matías Piñeiro); Walker (Tsai Ming-liang); the war (James Benning); Whores' Glory (Michael Glawogger). Plus very, very grateful thanks for the following retrospectives in 2012 that opened by eyes and expanded my mind: Jean Epstein (Anthology Film Archives); Site and Sound [Blackout/Blockout] (David Phelps, courtesy of Anthology Film Archives); Jean Rouch (Anthology Film Archives & French Institute Alliance Française); John Carpenter (IFC Center); Alfred Hitchcock (IFC Center); William A. Wellman (Film Forum); Robert Bresson (Film Forum); An Auteurist History of Film (MoMA); Mezhrabpom (MoMA); To Save and Project (MoMA); Aleksei German (Film Society of Lincoln Center); Fritz Lang (Austrian Film Museum); Views from the Avant-garde (New York Film Festival); Cinema Mac Mahon (New York Film Festival); Alberto Grifi (Viennale); Manuel Mozos (Viennale); Mavericks, Mouvements, Manifestos (International Short Film Festival Oberhausen); Andrzej Żuławski (BAM); and finally thanks to 92YTribeca for indulging Ben Simington, Gina Telaroli, Keith Ulrich and me in programming some of our favorite films." -- Danny Kasman

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