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Locarno International Film Festival

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    Advice to Young Critics: 'Be Hungry, But Also Be Hungry for Hunger'

    A former Critic's Academy member writes about the realities of being a working critic.

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    Conversation with Victor Erice at the Locarno Film Festival

    Spanish filmmaker Víctor Erice received the Pardo alla Carriera award at the Locarno Film Festival for his extraordinary contribution to film.

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    Are Projectionists Dinosaurs in the Age of Digital Cinema?

    Once upon a time, film projectionists were stars. Between 1895 and 1897, people would pay in order to see the brand new technology that allowed moving images to be projected on a screen. But more than 100 years later, film projectionists are a dying breed. Indiewire spoke to projectionists at the re...

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    "Listen Up Philip" at the Locarno International Film Festival

    A discussion with writer/director Alex Ross Perry, stars Jason Schwartzman and Jonathan Pryce, and cinematographer Sean Price Williams was held on 12 August 2014.

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    Susan Kouguell Interviews Joel Potrykus, Writer, Director, Editor and co-star of "Buzzard"

    Returning to the Locarno International Film Festival after winning for Best New Director in 2012 for his feature "Ape," Joel Potrykus and his Sob Noisse collaborators are receiving quite the buzz in the American independent film scene. I met with Joel Potrykus during the Festival to talk about his f...

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    In 'Songs From the North' and 'Durak,' Community Goes to Extremes

    From the enforced unity of North Korea to the crumbling world of the former Soviet Union.

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    From 'Modern Times' to 'The Iron Ministry': Learning to Love the Machine

    Charlie Chaplin bemoaned humanity ground down inside the machine, but on China's railways, we're just along for the ride.

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    'The Iron Ministry' and 'Horse Money': Of Non-Places and Men

    New movies from Pedro Costa and J.P. Sniadecki find themselves everywhere and nowhere.

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    Found Footage Films Use Cinema's History to Uncover Its Future

    Movies like "Songs From the North" and "The Tony Longo Trilogy" create new images without shooting a frame.

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    How Italy's Oldest Film Company Helped Redefine Women's Roles

    Italy’s oldest production company, Titanus, gets a comprehensive retrospective at Locarno.

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