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    Rome Interview: Peter Greenaway On 'Goltzius And The Pelican Company,' Sergei Eisenstein, 3D & The Future Of Cinema

    British polyglot Peter Greenaway (filmmaker, painter, video artist etc) has never easily fit into any mold. The unique talent behind, among many others, “The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and Her Lover,” “The Baby of Macon,” “Prospero’s Books” and more recently the evocation of the life and work of Remb...

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    AFI Interview: Amy Seimetz Discusses Her Directorial Debut 'Sun Don't Shine,' Noir & The Trappings Of Mumblecore

    From its opening moments, its clear that something isn't right in Amy Seimetz's "Sun Don't Shine." Despite the palpable Florida heat, Crystal (Kate Lyn Sheil) and her boyfriend Leo (Kentucker Audley) are fighting near their car during what we will soon learn is a road trip. Only, this isn't a "let's...

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    Interview: 'In The Family' Director Patrick Wang Talks Traveling The Country With His Film & Directing While In Character

    A generally pleasant, positive, and polite human being, first-time filmmaker Patrick Wang began to lose a bit of his optimism after completing “In The Family.” A sincere and epic three hour drama with most scenes covered in a single take, the director had few supporters and no festivals willing to s...

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    Interview: Rick Alverson & Tim Heidecker Talk 'The Comedy,' Juvenile Criticism, Exploring Middle Class Inertia & More

    Rick Alverson had been making fantastic films before 2012, but this year thrust him into the conversation with the odd, discomforting “The Comedy.” Starring Tim Heidecker of 'Tim & Eric' (and featuring a whole slew of other interesting people, including James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem) as Swanson, a...

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    Julia Loktev On 'The Loneliest Planet,' How Roberto Rosselini & Mikhail Kalatozov Inspired The Film & More

    Few were prepared for Julia Loktev's astounding "Day Night Day Night," a harrowing bare-bones drama about a young, innocuous woman preparing to become a suicide bomber. Though it was only her second film (and her first narrative), the project exhuded the confidence and prowess of a more seasoned fil...

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    Interview: Don Argott & Demian Fenton Of 'Last Days Here' Talk The Nature Of Exploitation, Honesty & Making A New Lamb Of God Film

    SundanceNOW’s DOC CLUB is in full swing this October with “Music Month,” a curated program of documentaries pertaining to music and musicians which includes Spike Lee’s “Passing Strange” and the previously mentioned “Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?)” Also on the roster ...

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    NYFF: Miguel Gomes On 'Tabu' And The Pleasures And Phantoms Of Cinema

    Behold the courage of Portuguese filmmaker Miguel Gomes: hoping to do a film in the vein of “Meet Me In St. Louis,” he and and a crew traveled to the small Arganil Municipality in the country to begin work on a movie featuring a small family band -- that is until the movie’s investor died before sig...

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    Interview: John Scheinfeld Talks Harry Nilsson, VOD, Jeff Bridges, And New Music Documentaries

    Documentary fanatics should hopefully already be familiar with SundanceNOW’s terrific DOC CLUB program (for the uninitiated, it’s a carefully curated VOD/streaming program by doc connoisseur Thom Powers of Toronto International Film Festival, DOC NYC, Miami Film Festival and others). Oct...

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    NYFF: 'Barbara' Director Christian Petzold Talks The Influence Of 'Klute' & Reveals What He Plans To Do Next

    When the wall came down, German filmmakers found themselves ushered into two clusters: those that concentrated on the country’s fascist past and the others that shined light on anything else. The latter clique was hailed as pushing the medium forward; they often dabbled in social-realism with little...

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    NYFF: Director Peter Strickland Talks 'Berberian Sound Studio,' Toby Jones & The Forced Digital Revolution

    Aspiring filmmakers should take note of British helmer Peter Strickland -- with few shorts under his belt and a small wad of cash (about £25,000 which was spent mostly on film stock), the director headed to Hungary and shot an atmospheric, deeply nuanced movie and spent the next two years tweaking t...

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