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Urgent Art Through the Eyes of Young Men: 'See Know Evil'

Charlie Curran, the young director of the documentary See Know Evil, discusses the importance of telling the story of the equally young '90s fashion photographer phenomenon, Davide Sorrenti.

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'Apostle' Director Gareth Evans on Filmmaking, Narcissism, and Intent

Director Gareth Evans reflects on wanting to once again flex the muscle of making a horror film after his unintentional hiatus from making a film.

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Where Black Girls Are Seen and Heard: 'The Hate U Give'

The Hate U Give director George Tillman Jr. and actors Amandla Stenberg and Russell Hornsby discuss the film's cultural impact with PopMatters.

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Like Ice to Water: Interview with 'The Song of Sway Lake' Director, Ari Gold

If The Song of Sway Lake moves its audience, as Gold hopes, then they will feel it much like the way the water in a lake gradually lets go of its winter ice.

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From All Angles: Megumi Sasaki on 'A Whale of a Tale'

The Cove enraged many an animal activist in 2009, but Megumi Sasaki offers an unbiased look at the controversy of whaling and dolphin hunting in the Japanese town of Taiji.

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Struggles of the VHS Obsessive: Interview with 'Videoman' Director Kristian A. Söderström

The world premiere of Videoman (Videomannen) at Arrow Video FrightFest 2018 finds director Söderström telling a tale of characters that are trying to deal with reality.

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Art, Punks, and Slashers: Interview with The Ranger's Jenn Wexler

The opening night film of Arrow Video FrightFest 2018 finds first time director Wexler infusing a kids in the woods slasher with her guilty pleasure – the commercial art of Lisa Frank.

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'Betty Davis' Documentary 'Betty: They Say I'm Different' Tries a Different Approach

In this interview with documentary maker Phil Cox and producer Giovanna Stoppani, we learn how they made a film about an artist in absolute solitude, funk and soul singer Betty Davis.

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Your Life, Their Hands: Interview with Activist Documentarians Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering on 'The Bleeding Edge'

The makers of The Bleeding Edge on activist filmmaking, the dangers of medical deregulation, and Netflix as a platform for progressive filmmakers.

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Sympathy Over God-like Judgement: Interview with 'Flower' Director Max Winkler

Winkler discusses the morally dubious world of Flower, wherein audiences can explore darker shades of themselves -- and darker aspects of their sympathy.

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On Political Corruption and 'Dark Money': Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Kimberly Reed

The people of Montana worked together to fight against the monetary and political damage caused by Citizen United. Reed's film documents that fight, and she talks with PopMatters about what that took, and what we, as citizens throughout America, must do next.

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Act It Out: Interview with Boots Riley of 'Sorry to Bother You'

Kill the clichés. Rebel artfully. Writer-director-musician Boots Riley talks with Cynthia Fuchs about empowering the power of Art.

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Fantasia 2018: Interview with 'Blue My Mind' Director Lisa Brühlmann

Dreams tell stories, but movies are so much more than just dreams. Brühlmann discusses her coming-of-age feature debut, Blue My Mind.

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Cinema Is Anti-Spiritual: Interview with 'First Reformed' Director Paul Schrader

First Reformed may explore the edges of faith but director Paul Schrader believes that what moves us in cinema is no mystery: it's simply "action and empathy".

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Born to Die: Interview with Filmmaker Christopher Quinn and Farmer Frank Reese on 'Eating Animals'

Frank Reese is one of the country's last truly independent farmers, and filmmaker Christopher Quinn tells his story and explores the devastating effects of factory farms on the planet in Eating Animals.

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Low and Slow: David Lowery on the Simplicity of 'A Ghost Story'

Following up last year's family-friendly Pete's Dragon, director David Lowery returns with ambitious indie A Ghost Story, a movie that revels in intimacy and the passage of time.

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A Spiderweb of Sorts: Interview With Juanita Apraez Murillo of SEEYOUSOUND

The program at SEEYOUSOUND International Music Film Festival includes competitive sections of music videos, shorts, and feature film.

Ellise Fuchs
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'A Constantly Driving Feeling': Interview with Orlando Von Einsiedel

"The rangers risk their lives every day because of their hope for the park, and the hope that this amazing place promises for Eastern Congo."

Ellise Fuchs
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Most of Us Don't Need to Put Labels on It: An Interview with Aurora Guerrero

"I am excited about the fact that my presence at Sundance is inspiring a lot of people," says Aurora Guerrero. "It is an opening of a door. It is, 'Yes, you can!'”

Ellise Fuchs
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Saint Fonda in the Backyard: The Iconic Jane Works It Out

Golden Age Hollywood scion, feminist activist, and general all-around bad-ass Jane Fonda is back, and this time she's hitting the campaign trail on behalf of the health of boomers and senior citizens.

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Reinventing the Way We Live: Interview with Ray McCormack

"If we wait (for a time without enough oil), then it is going to be very, very rough for us all. It’s not a question of if or when it will happen, it’s a question of how it will happen," says the director of A Crude Awakening.

Ellise Fuchs
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Rory Kennedy Reveals the Ghosts of Abu Ghraib

Kennedy's film provides a history of the Abu Ghraib scandal and places the events that took place there within the context of the Bush administration's attempt to redefine torture.

Bruce Dancis
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