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    How to Make a Movie in 48 Hours With a Group of Strangers

    Kino is a film movement which is also known as "express filmmaking," in which participants collaborate to create short films in short periods of time. In addition to being a film movement, Kino is also a social movement.

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    How Jonathan Caouette Protege Jason Yamas Is Following His Mentor's Lead with His Debut Feature, 'Not Me, Murphy'

    Jason Ryan Yamas debuted his first feature, "Not Me, Murphy," at New York's Queer Experimental Festival MIX NYC last month. The film, shot on a professional VHS format, Super VHS, depicts the life of a young man who decides he may just need a break from his everyday life. Murphy has what doctors w...

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    Que(e)ries: Talking To The Organizers Of MIX NYC, The Queer Film Festival That Does It Like Nobody Else

    MIX NYC is unique not only in that it focuses on experimental film, but also by presenting small and large-scale installations (this year around 18 pieces, occupying about 12,000 square feet!) and all of it in a completely designed, immersive environment where people come to hang out as well as go s...

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    Jon Jost Retires (Sort Of): His Thoughts on Nearly 50 Years of Filmmaking

    Veteran experimental filmmaker Jon Jost is retiring from submitting to film festivals and filling out forms, but he will continue to create.

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    Fact or Fiction? Neorealist Features and Hybrid Documentaries Blur the Line

    At IFP Film Week, panelists discussed the distinctions between documentary and narrative films and highlighted their own projects, which blurred the lines between the two.

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    What The Experimental Films at TIFF Tell Us About the Future of Film

    Wavelengths, the expanding home for experimental film at the Toronto International Film Festival, is not just a sampling of new films. It's an attempt to take the temperature, on the extremes, of cinema -- or moving pictures, as we should call them.

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    Locarno Film Festival Review: Stunning Documentary 'Manakamana' Is the Must-See Cinematic Experience of the Year

    The camera-wielding researchers at Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab, an eccentric team responsible for experimental documentaries like last year's groundbreaking fishing-boat portrait "Leviathan" and the shepherd-focused "Sweetgrass," typically refuse to identify as "filmmakers" in the traditional ...

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    Locarno Film Festival Review: Dracula Meets Casanova In Albert Serra's Bizarrely Fascinating 'The Story of My Death'

    The title of Spanish director Albert Serra's four feature, "The Story of My Death," presents a sardonic riff on 18th century Italian Renaissance man Giacomo Casanova. His memoir, "Story of My Life," recounts his lively travels across Europe and encounters with fellow luminaries of his era like Volta...

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    Locarno Film Festival Review: Free Love Commune Chatter and Heavy Metal Define Ben Rivers and Ben Russell's Lyrically High-Minded 'A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness'

    There's nothing remotely like a story in "A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness," experimental directors Ben Rivers and Ben Russell's patient, lyrical three-act look at a quiet man's journey through three different phases in life, but it's littered with big ideas. Rivers and Russell have toured together ...

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