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31st Annual NewFest to Feature 160+ LGBT Films, With an Emphasis on Marginalized Global Voices

31ST ANNUAL NEWFEST TO FEATURE 160+ LGBT FILMS, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON MARGINALIZED GLOBAL VOICES

Two teen girls lust for each other in post-Dust Bowl Oklahoma. A pregnant writer visits her parents in China and confronts her father's...

Back to One, Episode 79: Tim Heidecker

BACK TO ONE, EPISODE 79: TIM HEIDECKER

I didn't know if Tim Heidecker was going to show up for this interview, or if I was going to get his boorish, abusive, dim alter ego,...

 
 
 
Sibling Subterfuge: Choi Woo-Shik and Park So-Dam on Parasite

SIBLING SUBTERFUGE: CHOI WOO-SHIK AND PARK SO-DAM ON PARASITE

Bong Joon Ho may have shifted his subject from genetically engineered super pigs and setting from a speeding, class-stratified train...

NYFF 2019: Bacurau, Varda by Agnès and The Irishman

NYFF 2019: BACURAU, VARDA BY AGNÈS AND THE IRISHMAN

A number of cinematic styles, narrative modes, and political agendas collide in Bacurau, one of two South American films on NYFF's...

 
 
 
“We Didn't Try to Colonize the Boy in Making the Film”: The Dardenne Brothers on Young Ahmed

“WE DIDN'T TRY TO COLONIZE THE BOY IN MAKING THE FILM”: THE DARDENNE BROTHERS ON YOUNG AHMED

For 20 years running, the films of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have confronted a single fundamental facet of modern life: class. From...

NYFF 2019: Oh Mercy!, Synonyms

NYFF 2019: OH MERCY!, SYNONYMS

Arnaud Desplechin's returned to his hometown onscreen many times: “I still have to go back in my tracks, as a malediction-not as a...

 
 
 
“It Doesn't Make Sense to Explain Anything”: Angela Schanelec on I Was at Home, But. and Robert Bresson

“IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO EXPLAIN ANYTHING”: ANGELA SCHANELEC ON I WAS AT HOME, BUT. AND ROBERT BRESSON

The first time I saw Angela Schanelec speak, there was nothing for her to smile about: at a cartoonishly hostile Q&A for 2016's The...

Fantastic Fest 2019: Roman Chimienti and Tyler Jensen on their Nightmare on Elm Street 2 Documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street

FANTASTIC FEST 2019: ROMAN CHIMIENTI AND TYLER JENSEN ON THEIR NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 2 DOCUMENTARY SCREAM, QUEEN! MY NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

Starring the “bastard son of a hundred maniacs” (the horrifically burned, blade-adorned fictional sweater-wearing slasher, Freddy Krueger),...

 
 
 
NYFF 2019: Vitalina Varela, Fire Will Come

NYFF 2019: VITALINA VARELA, FIRE WILL COME

Vitalina Varela is a luxuriantly claustrophobic staging of a story Pedro Costa's title subject, playing herself, first orally recounted...

NYFF 2019: The Irishman

NYFF 2019: THE IRISHMAN

The opening shot of The Irishman* is a signature Steadicam glide through a nursing home soundtracked by doo-wop (The Five Satins' 1956...

 
 
 
Thirteen Don't-Miss Films and Programs at the 2019 New York Film Festival

THIRTEEN DON'T-MISS FILMS AND PROGRAMS AT THE 2019 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

The 2019 New York Film Festival kicks off tonight with Martin Scorsese's The Irishman - and do you really need us to recommend it to...

Béla Tarr on Sátántangó, Hollywood and Digital

BÉLA TARR ON SÁTÁNTANGÓ, HOLLYWOOD AND DIGITAL

Interviewing Béla Tarr is pretty much like what you might expect from religiously reading every interview he does, and the below conversation...

 
 
 
“I Want to Make People Aware of Sound, and the Relationship We all Have to It”: Michael Tyburski on His Eerie Urban Drama, The Sound of Silence

“I WANT TO MAKE PEOPLE AWARE OF SOUND, AND THE RELATIONSHIP WE ALL HAVE TO IT”: MICHAEL TYBURSKI ON HIS EERIE URBAN DRAMA, THE SOUND OF SILENCE

At one point in my phone interview with The Sound of Silence director Michael Tyburski, I ask whether a film transforms and changes...

2019 IFP Gotham Awards Announce Tributes to Laura Dern, Glen Basner

2019 IFP GOTHAM AWARDS ANNOUNCE TRIBUTES TO LAURA DERN, GLEN BASNER

The Independent Filmmaker Project , Filmmaker‘s parent organization, announced today that Laura Dern will receive the Actress Tribute...

 
 
 
Back to One, Episode 76: Carroll Baker

BACK TO ONE, EPISODE 76: CARROLL BAKER

Carroll Baker's work in Elia Kazan's Baby Doll and Jack Garfein's Something Wild is just as impressive and valuable as any performance...

“My Advice Is To Basically Get Help”: Industry Experts Explain The Quirks And Nuances Of Tax Incentives

“MY ADVICE IS TO BASICALLY GET HELP”: INDUSTRY EXPERTS EXPLAIN THE QUIRKS AND NUANCES OF TAX INCENTIVES

If there's one basic, all-encompassing piece of advice to take away from the IFP Week 2019 panel “Where Do We Go From Here?” concerning...

 
 
 
Unpredictable Tides: Distributors Talk Streamers, Foreign-Language Films in the U.S., and the Changing Festival Acquisitions Environment

UNPREDICTABLE TIDES: DISTRIBUTORS TALK STREAMERS, FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILMS IN THE U.S., AND THE CHANGING FESTIVAL ACQUISITIONS ENVIRONMENT

With Toronto wrapped, New York upcoming and Sundance on the horizon, the film festival season is here, and distributors - particularly...

“Certainly Show Business Has Made Me Very Angry At Times”: Kasi Lemmons Talks Directing Harriet At IFP Week 2019

“CERTAINLY SHOW BUSINESS HAS MADE ME VERY ANGRY AT TIMES”: KASI LEMMONS TALKS DIRECTING HARRIET AT IFP WEEK 2019

When Kasi Lemmons got the job of directing Harriet, a biopic about the abolitionist Harriet Tubman, she didn't get to choose her star:...

 
 
 
“If You Really Want To Make Something You Get Creative”: Experimental Documentarians Talk About Thinking Outside The Box At IFP Week 2019

“IF YOU REALLY WANT TO MAKE SOMETHING YOU GET CREATIVE”: EXPERIMENTAL DOCUMENTARIANS TALK ABOUT THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX AT IFP WEEK 2019

Documentaries don't have to play by the rules of fiction films. Take a non-fiction hit like Won't You Be My Neighbor?: It doesn't merely...

“You Give The Other Artist You Work With Individual Space To Be Free”: Ira Sachs On Writing Frankie With Mauricio Zacharias

“YOU GIVE THE OTHER ARTIST YOU WORK WITH INDIVIDUAL SPACE TO BE FREE”: IRA SACHS ON WRITING FRANKIE WITH MAURICIO ZACHARIAS

Ira Sachs will get a lot of the credit for his latest film, Frankie, an ensemble drama with an all-star cast anchored by top-billed...

 
 
 



Florida students might have Bible, religion based classes in public schools

Florida students might have Bible, religion based classes in public schools

Currently, Florida schools have the option to offer classes regarding religion and the Bible but are not required to do so. Read more ...

Report: 95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals

Report: 95% of tested baby foods in the US contain toxic metals

PARENT ALERT: Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby's brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new report. Read more ...

Father of boy killed in Sandy Hook massacre wins defamation suit

Father of boy killed in Sandy Hook massacre wins defamation suit

Leonard Pozner, whose son 6-year-old Noah was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, was awarded $450,000 in damages by a Wisconsin jury from a defamation lawsuit filed in... Read more ...

'Please bring this to a safe end': Alabama police plead for return of...

'Please bring this to a safe end': Alabama police plead for return of kidnapped 3-year-old Kamille McKinney

The Birmingham Police Department again asked for the public's help in finding 3-year-old Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, who was kidnapped on Oct. 12. Read more ...

Elijah Cummings dead at 68

Elijah Cummings dead at 68

The Democrat was chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, which is among three panels leading an impeachment inquiry into Trump. Read more ...

Trump Gave Giuliani The Ukraine Portfolio And Boxed Out Diplomats, Sondland Says

Trump Gave Giuliani The Ukraine Portfolio And Boxed Out Diplomats, Sondland Says

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland appeared before the House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. His opening statement was... Read more ...

Bradley Beal gets 2-year extension with Wizards

Bradley Beal gets 2-year extension with Wizards

Beal, an All-Star in 2018 and 2019, averaged 25.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 82 games for the Wizards last season. Read more ...

READ: Gordon Sondland's Opening Statement To Congress

READ: Gordon Sondland's Opening Statement To Congress

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union, emerging as a key figure in the House's impeachment inquiry, is speaking with committees behind closed doors on Thursday. (Image... Read more ...

This Day in History: 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake hits California

This Day in History: 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake hits California

On this day in 1989, the 6.9 magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay Area, killing 63 people, injuring more than 3,700 and causing more than $6 billion in... Read more ...

Fantasy Football Injury Updates: David Johnson, Saquon Barkley, Devin...

Fantasy Football Injury Updates: David Johnson, Saquon Barkley, Devin Singletary shake up Week 7 start 'em, sit 'em calls

Saquon Barkley and Devin Singletary should make their returns from injuries in Week 7, while David Johnson's status is in doubt near the top of our RB rankings. Get the latest... Read more ...