Danny Garcia’s chaotic, discursive documentary Nightclubbing, argues that Max’s Kansas City, not CBGB’s, was the true font of American punk rock.
Talking with Land of Gold director Nardeep Khurmi at Tribeca, he explains how his road trip drama serves as a badly needed “empathy machine” for divided America.
Pleistocene Park director Luke Griswold-Tergis talks about his eight-year filmmaking journey with a very smart, “batshit crazy” self-taught environmentalist.
Lebanese director Mounia Akl talks with PopMatters about the act of resistance in making and participating in art and her feature debut, Costa Brava, Lebanon.
In our preview of Fantasia International Film Festival 2022, we highlight several films that stimulate viewers’ emotional, cultural, and social intellect.
Director Peter McDowell’s search for his missing brother led to the creation of Jimmy in Saigon, a documentary that also captures gay life in war-era Vietnam.
Cooper Raiff’s romantic comedy about a likeable slacker falling for an older woman, Cha Cha Real Smooth, has a bullying need to be liked.
From pro-choice clergy to profit-seeking mafia, The Janes directors Tia Lessin and Emma Pildes on what they’ve learned about America while researching for this urgent documentary.
Director John Patton Ford discusses his debut feature Emily the Criminal, a critique of American society borne within the death of the American Dream.
Director Daniel Roher met face-to-face with the intensely intelligent and deeply motivated Alexei Navalny and together created a film that compels global political action.
Silent films have a way of burrowing their stories into your mind and taking root. With this preview of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival 2022, let us plant a few seeds.