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“My Production Costs the Same as a Digital Film”: Philippe Garrel on The Salt of Tears

“MY PRODUCTION COSTS THE SAME AS A DIGITAL FILM”: PHILIPPE GARREL ON THE SALT OF TEARS

Philippe Garrel is in recognisably a “late” stage of his career as a filmmaker. He has moved past the point of going for broke. His...

Back to One, Episode 127: Harry Melling

BACK TO ONE, EPISODE 127: HARRY MELLING

Some actors steal scenes, Harry Melling's scenes steal movies. The limb-less thespian in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the sinister...

 
 
 
“Make Sure That What You Have On The Page Is Undeniable”: Black Independent Filmmakers On Going It Alone And Together At IFP Week 2020

“MAKE SURE THAT WHAT YOU HAVE ON THE PAGE IS UNDENIABLE”: BLACK INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS ON GOING IT ALONE AND TOGETHER AT IFP WEEK 2020

Filmmakers of color have historically not had an easy path into the film industry. Though that's been changing over the last few years,...

“How Much Does the Narrator Know?”: On Turning The Devil All the Time Into A Film At IFP Week 2020

“HOW MUCH DOES THE NARRATOR KNOW?”: ON TURNING THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME INTO A FILM AT IFP WEEK 2020

Donald Ray Pollock was a late bloomer. It never occurred to him to become a writer, but when he was 45, having sobered up the previous...

 
 
 
“I Was Doing a Page One Rewrite During Pre-production and Well into Production”: Yuval Adler on The Secrets We Keep

“I WAS DOING A PAGE ONE REWRITE DURING PRE-PRODUCTION AND WELL INTO PRODUCTION”: YUVAL ADLER ON THE SECRETS WE KEEP

Four of the best performances I've seen so far this year are all in the same movie, Yuval Adler's riveting thriller The Secrets We...

“I Think This Will Become The New Normal”: NYC Cinema Programmers Talk About Adapting To COVID

“I THINK THIS WILL BECOME THE NEW NORMAL”: NYC CINEMA PROGRAMMERS TALK ABOUT ADAPTING TO COVID

In mid-March, New York City movie theaters went dark. The coronavirus pandemic exploded in America, hitting the city harder than anywhere...

 
 
 
“We Actually Respond, as Human Beings, to Nuance”: IFP Week 2020 Filmmakers on the Independence in the Time of Pandemic

“WE ACTUALLY RESPOND, AS HUMAN BEINGS, TO NUANCE”: IFP WEEK 2020 FILMMAKERS ON THE INDEPENDENCE IN THE TIME OF PANDEMIC

Going independent is a double-edged sword. On one hand, you have the freedom to do what you want, unencumbered by restrictive bosses....

Shivers, The Elephant Man and Clara's Heart: Jim Hemphill's Home Video Recommendations

SHIVERS, THE ELEPHANT MAN AND CLARA'S HEART: JIM HEMPHILL'S HOME VIDEO RECOMMENDATIONS

David Cronenberg was an unknown filmmaker with just two experimental features under his belt when he wrote and directed Shivers (1975),...

 
 
 
“People Tend to Push the Film Away”: Cristi Puiu on Malmkrog

“PEOPLE TEND TO PUSH THE FILM AWAY”: CRISTI PUIU ON MALMKROG

There was nothing at Berlinale quite like Malmkrog. I say this first with the authority of having seen it almost immediately after...

“Did Mark Wahlberg Just Give Me the Job?”: Reinaldo Marcus Green on Good Joe Bell at TIFF 2020

“DID MARK WAHLBERG JUST GIVE ME THE JOB?”: REINALDO MARCUS GREEN ON GOOD JOE BELL AT TIFF 2020

It's been seven-and-a-half years since Jadin Bell, a high school student from La Grande, Oregon, committed suicide following a period...

 
 
 
“We Were Determined to Locate and Use the Lenses from Gone With The Wind“: Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz on Antebellum

“WE WERE DETERMINED TO LOCATE AND USE THE LENSES FROM GONE WITH THE WIND“: GERARD BUSH AND CHRISTOPHER RENZ ON ANTEBELLUM

Antebellum, the debut horror/thriller from filmmaking duo Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, wasn't initially scheduled to be released...

NYFF 2020: Lovers Rock

NYFF 2020: LOVERS ROCK

Steve McQueen: now with handheld camera! Lovers Rock is, per its official publicity copy, one of “A Collection of Five Films” about...

 
 
 
“If You're in the Right Location at the Right Time, You Shouldn't Need Much Light”: DP Greig Fraser on The Mandalorian

“IF YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT LOCATION AT THE RIGHT TIME, YOU SHOULDN'T NEED MUCH LIGHT”: DP GREIG FRASER ON THE MANDALORIAN

Laboring in a greenscreen expanse for months on end never seemed like a particularly pleasant way of working. Not for the crew, confined...

“We Are Forcing You to Experience Things You Might Not Want To.”: Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli on Their Boldly Confronting TIFF Premiere, Violation

“WE ARE FORCING YOU TO EXPERIENCE THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT WANT TO.”: MADELEINE SIMS-FEWER AND DUSTY MANCINELLI ON THEIR BOLDLY CONFRONTING TIFF PREMIERE, VIOLATION

An act of sexual violence leads an awful retribution in Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli's Violation, which premiered this...

 
 
 
“Can a Psychopathic Institution Be Redeemed, or Should It Be Eliminated?”: Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott on Their TIFF-Premiering Doc The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

“CAN A PSYCHOPATHIC INSTITUTION BE REDEEMED, OR SHOULD IT BE ELIMINATED?”: JOEL BAKAN AND JENNIFER ABBOTT ON THEIR TIFF-PREMIERING DOC THE NEW CORPORATION: THE UNFORTUNATELY NECESSARY SEQUEL

I can still recall my red pill moment while watching Jennifer Abbott and Mark Achbar's 2003 documentary The Corporation with my best...

IFP Announces Inaugural Audio Programming Slate for the 42nd Edition of IFP Week

IFP ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL AUDIO PROGRAMMING SLATE FOR THE 42ND EDITION OF IFP WEEK

IFP, Filmmaker‘s publisher, announced today the inaugural audio programming for the upcoming 42nd edition of IFP Week, which will take...

 
 
 
“My Faith In My Cinema Remains Pure”: Lav Diaz on Genus Pan

“MY FAITH IN MY CINEMA REMAINS PURE”: LAV DIAZ ON GENUS PAN

It's the end of the gold mining season and time for the workers to pack up and head home. Andres and Paulo wait in line to receive...

“A Young Woman in a Very Harsh, Muscular Environment”: Nicole Riegel on Her Powerful and Flinty Debut, Holler

“A YOUNG WOMAN IN A VERY HARSH, MUSCULAR ENVIRONMENT”: NICOLE RIEGEL ON HER POWERFUL AND FLINTY DEBUT, HOLLER

When I last spoke to Nicole Reigel for Filmmaker, it was in 2014 to profile the Jackson, Ohio native for our 25 New Faces list. After...

 
 
 
“You Have to Make Sure Hair Continuity is 100%”: Hair Department Head Brian Badie and Key Hairstylist Andrea “Mona” Bowman On Lovecraft Country

“YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE HAIR CONTINUITY IS 100%”: HAIR DEPARTMENT HEAD BRIAN BADIE AND KEY HAIRSTYLIST ANDREA “MONA” BOWMAN ON LOVECRAFT COUNTRY

Lovecraft Country was inspired by one of those punch-line horror conceits like “Meeting your partner's family is scarier than a house...

Back to One, Episode 125: Katherine Waterston

BACK TO ONE, EPISODE 125: KATHERINE WATERSTON

Katherine Waterston is one of our most brilliant and committed actors. She brings superstar power to indies like Queen of Earth and...

 
 
 



California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars

California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars

California would be the first U.S. state with such a rule, though Germany and France are among 15 other countries that have a similar requirement. Read more ...

Louisville braces for riots after Kentucky AG announces charges for one...

Louisville braces for riots after Kentucky AG announces charges for one officer in Breonna Taylor case

Streets in downtown Louisville have been blocked off and police put on high alert as Kentucky authorities announced they are charging an officer involved in the fatal shooting... Read more ...

Deflategate 2.0? NFL's Tyrod Taylor suffered PUNCTURED LUNG as pre-game...

Deflategate 2.0? NFL's Tyrod Taylor suffered PUNCTURED LUNG as pre-game painkilling injection goes badly wrong

Los Angeles Chargers starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor suffered a punctured lung when his team doctor tried to administer a painkilling injection just seconds before the start... Read more ...

Grand jury to present report on Breonna Taylor case Wednesday afternoon

Grand jury to present report on Breonna Taylor case Wednesday afternoon

The Jefferson County grand jury will present its report on the Breonna Taylor case to Jefferson County Circuit Judge Annie O'Connell on Thursday. Read more ...

These under-$25 pumpkin carving kits will let you craft any design you want

These under-$25 pumpkin carving kits will let you craft any design you want

The devil's in the details. Read more ...

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77

Nicknamed "The Kansas Comet" and considered among the best open-field runners the game has ever seen, Sayers died Wednesday. Read more ...

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is fourth to begin Phase 3 trials in...

Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine is fourth to begin Phase 3 trials in the United States

Johnson & Johnson is now the fourth company to begin large-scale clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. Read more ...

Thousands Expected To Honor Ginsburg At Supreme Court

Thousands Expected To Honor Ginsburg At Supreme Court

The late justice will lie in repose for two days at the court where she served for 27 years. Read more ...

Few resources, old-growth forest allowed for fire's growth

Few resources, old-growth forest allowed for fire's growth

By the time staffing was ramped up, flames had found their way deep into inaccessible forest. Read more ...

Cost Of Racism: U.S. Economy Lost $16 Trillion Because Of Discrimination...

Cost Of Racism: U.S. Economy Lost $16 Trillion Because Of Discrimination, Bank Says

Citigroup estimates the economy would see a $5 trillion boost in the next five years if the U.S. were to tackle key areas of discrimination against African Americans. Read more ...