Tia Lessin
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//Features

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008
15 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

Best Complexities in 2008
15 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM

The most remarkable films of 2008 were small, smart, and complicated. While they're surely worth seeking out for their own pleasures, they also represent the sort of movies that will find theatrical releases even harder to manage in the shrinking economy.

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Trouble the Water
22 Aug 2008 // 2:11 AM

Trouble the Water reveals not only the terrors of the hurricane but also the political and personal valences of its legendary mismanagement.

//Blogs

'Trouble' Celebrates the Power of People
17 Sep 2008 // 5:45 PM

Survival is instinctual. It goes to our very nature as life loving beings. It can be mistaken for desperation or arrogance, but the need to

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‘Trouble the Water' directors found an ideal subject for their Katrina documentary
17 Oct 2008 // 12:34 AM

Originally, Brooklyn-based filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin thought they'd make a post-Katrina documentary about Louisiana National Guardsmen struggling to provide disaster relief. "After a

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

// Notes from the Road

"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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