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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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'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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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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"To Make the Most of the Moments": Interview with Filmmaker Suzanne Crocker

Suzanne Crocker and her family spent spend nine months in the bush in a small cabin with no electricity, no running water, and no clocks. She did however, bring a camera.

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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."

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'All These Characters Are Me in Different Ways': An Interview with Director Ritesh Batra

"So it all came from a point of view of nostalgia, of how India used to be when I still lived there," says Ritesh Batra of his film, The Lunchbox.

Ellise Fuchs
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Finding the Voice of the Film: Interview with Haifaa Al Monsour, Director of 'Wadjda'

"If there was an obstacle, then we tried to overcome. I don’t like to say it just to be bold, but I think it’s always good to have situations of confrontation. And that is the only way to go about it."

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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!'”

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'Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992': Interview with Dagmar Schultz

"Through my relationship with Audre [Lorde], one thing I learned is that I could not just assume that the other person would judge and accept or reject me. It was something that I had to keep working on, recreating the trust."

Ellise Fuchs
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What's Real and What's Not: Interview with Director Céline Sciamma

"I really like to work on empathy and identification,' says Céline Sciamma. "I want everybody to connect and say, 'This is the childhood of today, but this could be my childhood as well.' I think cinema is about building a universe and about playing between what’s real and what’s not."

Ellise Fuchs
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It's All Painting, in a Way: Interview with Filmmaker Patricia Rozema

What if I make the work that really, really touches people? And they feel, “Hey, my God, that’s genuine human emotion put out there for all the right reasons." I guess I am entirely an idealist. I believe that authentic communication can cut through.

Ellise Fuchs
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Reflections: Interview with 'Gaetano Capizzi', Director of Cinemabiente

"Cinemabiente means films that reflect the world, or act like a mirror of society. At the same time, they cause the viewer to reflect."

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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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Let's Tell That Story: An Interview with Pratibha Parmar

In person, Pratibha Parmar appears calm and gracious, little like the courageous warrior woman we know her to be. She talks easily about her vision and desire to tell stories not usually told on the screen.

Ellise Fuchs
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"Great Tenacity": The Real Dirt Interview

The Real Dirt on Farmer John combines home movies, archival footage, and recent imagery to consider the far from simple life of a flamboyant farmer. PopMatters interviews filmmaker and subject, Taggart Siegel and John Peterson.

Ellise Fuchs
Books

Vigilance: An Interview with Lillian Faderman

Lillian Faderman might be described as a cat who roars. Soft-spoken, attentive, and highly intelligent, she's made her name as an academic and activist.

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Books

Lessening the Damage: An Interview with Dorothy Allison

"I started out as a feminist activist when I was about 18 or 19, marching as an anti-war activist and lesbian feminist. Here I am 55 years old, and I'm having to fight for exactly the same issues all over again, with an enemy, an implacable enemy, who keeps coming back at me as if we have not been fighting for 35 years to establish these rights."

Ellise Fuchs
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Changes: Torino 21st Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

As part of its Winter Games-hosting honors, Torino was adorned in red banners declaring 'Passion Lives Here'. It would make sense to see the streets festooned in hot pink in honor of the year-long 'Torino Pride 2006' project. But we are in Italy, after all.

Ellise Fuchs
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Love Stories: Torino Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

The 2005 Festival delivered on its motto: 'A cultural project proud of its deep roots and fed by the love of cinema and of freedom'.

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