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Back to One, Episode 158: Ben Rosenfield

BACK TO ONE, EPISODE 158: BEN ROSENFIELD

Ben Rosenfield has only been at it for 10 years, but he already has an interesting body of work behind him-Boardwalk Empire, 6 Years,...

“I'm Drawn to Spaces Where the Paradoxes of Everyday Life are Made Apparent”: Jessica Kingdon on her Tribeca-Premiering Ascension

“I'M DRAWN TO SPACES WHERE THE PARADOXES OF EVERYDAY LIFE ARE MADE APPARENT”: JESSICA KINGDON ON HER TRIBECA-PREMIERING ASCENSION

An all-female factory floor that manufactures made-to-order sex dolls (which seems every bit as titillating as crafting car parts)....

 
 
 
“An Overt Anti-Patriarchal, Anti-Assimilationist Gesture Within the Framework of ‘Queer Refusal'”: Angelo Madsen Minax on His Tribeca-premiering North By Current

“AN OVERT ANTI-PATRIARCHAL, ANTI-ASSIMILATIONIST GESTURE WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF ‘QUEER REFUSAL'”: ANGELO MADSEN MINAX ON HIS TRIBECA-PREMIERING NORTH BY CURRENT

One of the most thrillingly radical aspects of Angelo Madsen Minax's astonishing North By Current, which premiered at the Berlinale...

500 Extras on a Hot Summer Day: DP Alice Brooks on In the Heights

500 EXTRAS ON A HOT SUMMER DAY: DP ALICE BROOKS ON IN THE HEIGHTS

On Broadway, In the Heights won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, in 2008. With music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and...

 
 
 
“My Cutting Process is Very Old School”: Editor Myron Kerstein on In the Heights

“MY CUTTING PROCESS IS VERY OLD SCHOOL”: EDITOR MYRON KERSTEIN ON IN THE HEIGHTS

The smash hit that launched creator and leading man Lin-Manuel Miranda into the Broadway stratosphere, In the Heights was less an overnight...

12 Films and VR Works to Catch at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival

12 FILMS AND VR WORKS TO CATCH AT THE 2021 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

Shuttered last year by the pandemic, the Tribeca Film Festival returns this year with a large program (many of last year's selections...

 
 
 
“Can Jupiter Use his Powers and Wisdom to. Rectify Racial Injustice and Inequality?”: Ram Devineni and Yusef Komunyakaa on their Tribeca-Premiering AR Comic Book Jupiter Invincible

“CAN JUPITER USE HIS POWERS AND WISDOM TO. RECTIFY RACIAL INJUSTICE AND INEQUALITY?”: RAM DEVINENI AND YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA ON THEIR TRIBECA-PREMIERING AR COMIC BOOK JUPITER INVINCIBLE

Jupiter Invincible, the latest augmented reality comic book from Ram Devineni and his NY-based Rattapallax media house, marks a bit...

“A Storybook We Were Creating Inspired by the Truth of Washington Heights”: Director Jon M. Chu on the Spirited New York Musical In The Heights

“A STORYBOOK WE WERE CREATING INSPIRED BY THE TRUTH OF WASHINGTON HEIGHTS”: DIRECTOR JON M. CHU ON THE SPIRITED NEW YORK MUSICAL IN THE HEIGHTS

“We were trying to break the rules of a musical genre that's been around since the beginning of Hollywood,” director Jon M. Chu says...

 
 
 
“We Were Among the First Shows to Restart”: DP Ben Richardson on Mare of Easttown

“WE WERE AMONG THE FIRST SHOWS TO RESTART”: DP BEN RICHARDSON ON MARE OF EASTTOWN

When I spoke to cinematographer Ben Richardson shortly before the season finale of Mare of Easttown, the first thing I said was, “Don't...

Back to One, Episode 157: Susan Kelechi Watson

BACK TO ONE, EPISODE 157: SUSAN KELECHI WATSON

We're catching the super talented Susan Kelechi Watson at an interesting moment. She plays Beth Pearson on the network television phenomenon...

 
 
 
“I've Never Made Storyboards Before”: Christian Petzold on Undine, CGI Catfish and Swimming Pools

“I'VE NEVER MADE STORYBOARDS BEFORE”: CHRISTIAN PETZOLD ON UNDINE, CGI CATFISH AND SWIMMING POOLS

When I got on Zoom with Christian Petzold, the writer-director had already been doing press off and on for Undine for 16 months. The...

“.The Character Comes Home from Work and Smokes a Bowl in the Bath”: Edward Hancox on His Student Short Film Showcase Short, Things That Happen in the Bathroom

“.THE CHARACTER COMES HOME FROM WORK AND SMOKES A BOWL IN THE BATH”: EDWARD HANCOX ON HIS STUDENT SHORT FILM SHOWCASE SHORT, THINGS THAT HAPPEN IN THE BATHROOM

Love, lust, heartbreak and solitude - Edward Hancox's clever relationship drama, Things That Happen in the Bathroom mines a home's...

 
 
 
“Not Addressing the Core Exploitations of Capitalism is Essential to Capitalism's Survival”: Theo Anthony on His Surveillance Doc, All Light, Everywhere

“NOT ADDRESSING THE CORE EXPLOITATIONS OF CAPITALISM IS ESSENTIAL TO CAPITALISM'S SURVIVAL”: THEO ANTHONY ON HIS SURVEILLANCE DOC, ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE

This interview with Theo Anthony about his documentary, All Light, Everywhere, was originally published alongside the film's premiere...

Kino Lorber and Dedza Films Announce Release of Short Film Omnibus Who Will Start Another Fire

KINO LORBER AND DEDZA FILMS ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF SHORT FILM OMNIBUS WHO WILL START ANOTHER FIRE

Kino Lorber and Dedza Films announced today their first collaborative release, Who Will Start Another Fire, an international short...

 
 
 
“I Like to Remind Myself that Creativity is Cyclical”: Molly Sorensen on Her Student Short Film Showcase Pic, Mud and Honey

“I LIKE TO REMIND MYSELF THAT CREATIVITY IS CYCLICAL”: MOLLY SORENSEN ON HER STUDENT SHORT FILM SHOWCASE PIC, MUD AND HONEY

The sensations of summer - the heat, the mild ennui, but also the complicated feelings when teenage friendship and romance blur during...

Cannes Film Festival Announces 2021 Official Selection with Pictures by Sean Baker, Sean Penn,: kogonada, Mia Hansen-Love and More

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2021 OFFICIAL SELECTION WITH PICTURES BY SEAN BAKER, SEAN PENN,: KOGONADA, MIA HANSEN-LOVE AND MORE

A larger-than-usual Competition - 24 Films - for its 2021 edition was announced today by the Cannes Film Festival, along with the Out...

 
 
 
A Whole Other Toolbox: Theater Director Bartlett Sher on Making his First Feature, Oslo

A WHOLE OTHER TOOLBOX: THEATER DIRECTOR BARTLETT SHER ON MAKING HIS FIRST FEATURE, OSLO

One of the most impressive directing debuts I've seen this year is Bartlett Sher's clear, concise and extremely moving drama Oslo,...

The Gotham, Focus Features, Jet Blue and Westridge Foundation Premiere Student Shorts Online and In the Air

THE GOTHAM, FOCUS FEATURES, JET BLUE AND WESTRIDGE FOUNDATION PREMIERE STUDENT SHORTS ONLINE AND IN THE AIR

Four winners of the 2020-21 Student Short Film Showcase award, a collaboration between The Gotham, Focus Features, Jet Blue and the...

 
 
 
Back to One, Episode 156: Jean Smart

BACK TO ONE, EPISODE 156: JEAN SMART

Jean Smart is the very definition of versatile. The three-time Emmy winner's first act highlights include Designing Women, Frasier,...

Jim Hemphill's Home Video Recommendations: Lady Sings the Blues, Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, The Bureau: The Complete Series

JIM HEMPHILL'S HOME VIDEO RECOMMENDATIONS: LADY SINGS THE BLUES, BEE GEES: HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART, THE BUREAU: THE COMPLETE SERIES

When Motown Records impresario Berry Gordy made his debut as a filmmaker in 1972, the dominant mode in Black cinema was that of Blaxploitation...

 
 
 



IDF ‘neutralizes' Palestinian woman who rammed and stabbed Israeli troops in...

IDF ‘neutralizes' Palestinian woman who rammed and stabbed Israeli troops in West Bank

The Israel Defense Forces have said that one of their troops has been lightly injured after a Palestinian woman rammed Israeli soldiers near Ramallah before attempting to stab... Read more ...

Russia-US summit begins in Geneva as Putin & Biden sit down to start talks...

Russia-US summit begins in Geneva as Putin & Biden sit down to start talks; agenda includes Ukraine, hacking, climate & Syria

Discussions between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart, Joe Biden, have begun in the Swiss city of Geneva, where the two are meeting for the first... Read more ...

Baltimore police search for missing 70-year-old man

Baltimore police search for missing 70-year-old man

The Baltimore Police Department is asking for the public's help locating 70-year-old Delton Edwards. Read more ...

Christopher Wray: FBI Still Working On Hundreds Of U.S. Capitol Riot Cases

Christopher Wray: FBI Still Working On Hundreds Of U.S. Capitol Riot Cases

The agency has already arrested nearly 500 people in connection with the insurrection, the director told lawmakers on Tuesday. Read more ...

Greenpeace apologizes, local police slam Euro 2020 protestor

Greenpeace apologizes, local police slam Euro 2020 protestor

MUNICH - Greenpeace has apologized and Munich police are investigating after a protestor parachuted into the stadium and injured two people before Germany's game against France... Read more ...

When does the English Premier League season start in 2021? Complete EPL...

When does the English Premier League season start in 2021? Complete EPL Matchday 1 schedule, matchups

The English Premier League 2021-2022 season will open on Saturday, August 14 with Manchester City traveling to face Tottenham and Manchester United hosting Leeds United Read more ...

Trump will visit southern border as Texas Gov. teases crowdfunding wall

Trump will visit southern border as Texas Gov. teases crowdfunding wall

DALLAS - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will host former President Donald Trump at the southern border June 30 as he drums up support for a privately funded wall, according to a... Read more ...

Face to face: Presidents Biden, Putin prepare for highly anticipated summit

Face to face: Presidents Biden, Putin prepare for highly anticipated summit

In a moment of high-stakes diplomacy, President Joe Biden and Russia's Vladimir Putin will hold a highly anticipated summit in Geneva, at a time when both leaders agree that... Read more ...

Betts homer in front of 52,078 leads Dodgers over Phillies

Betts homer in front of 52,078 leads Dodgers over Phillies

LOS ANGELES - Mookie Betts hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium before... Read more ...

Amber Alert for 5-year-old Abel Keil canceled

Amber Alert for 5-year-old Abel Keil canceled

The State of Iowa canceled an Amber Alert issued Tuesday in search of missing 5-year-old Abel Lee Keil. Read more ...