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'Someone Else' Director Nelson Kim on the Fluidity of Identity

"The puzzle, or mindfuck film, if you will, is an inherently cinematic idea. Something about the very nature of cinema invites playing around with different levels of reality."

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New Urbanism Film Festival 2014: American Makeover + Power to the Pedals + Trainsforming America

The New Urbanism Film Festival looks at how America might become more modern – by turning back to the better aspects of its past.

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Los Angeles Film Festival 2015

The Los Angeles Film Festival continues to lean in amongst a decidely crowded festival market.

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TCM Classic Film Festival 2014

Unlike Sundance Channel or IFC, Turner Classic Movies' original manifesto remains as solid as Gibraltar.

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Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. 2014

Sweden may be the 800-lb gorilla of Northern European cinema, but its neighbors have come on strong.

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San Diego Film Festival: 2-6 October 2013 - San Diego, CA

If 2012 was an annus incredibilis for SDFF, then this year lays more brick on an already solid foundation.

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'Wild Style', Recalls When the Bronx Boys Met the Manhattan Art Set

An engaging hybrid of studio era Hollywood amusement and macho B-boy rebel theatrics.

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Sex and the City's Clubby Temple for the One Percent

Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's gives a breezily hagiographic look at the conspicuous consumption of the Vanity Fair crowd.

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How They Rock You: 'Queen On Fire: Live At The Bowl'

A Queen show embodies the hypnotic, fascistic properties inherent in arena-sized rock performances, a la Triumph of the Will.

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'A Portrait of James Dean: Joshua Tree, 1951'

Matthew Mishory's film depicts an under-the-radar gay frisson that '50s America refused to acknowledge.

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Iconoclastic Features

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We Walked Away from Our Own Crime: 'The Central Park Five'

Like the best episodes of PBS's Frontline, The Central Park Five is a superior work of journalism that re-examines an important case that has, unfortunately, grown hazy in the memories of many.

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San Diego Black Film Festival: 31 January 2013 - San Diego, CA

The brutal economics of the motion picture biz dictate that most of these films will be seen little outside the festival circuit.

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Grindfist Pictures

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It's David vs Goliath in 'Battle for Brooklyn'

The ghost of "master builder" Robert Moses looms over this film.

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Virgil Films

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'Wake In Fright' Is the Ignition for the Australian New Wave

Wake In Fright heralded the arrival of Australia on the international film scene, and it was probably inevitable that it would eventually receive its due. It was well-received at Cannes back in the day, and the French gave it a big hug, but too many others dismissed it.

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Spike Lee Continues His Chronicles of Brooklyn in 'Red Hook Summer'

This is the magnificent Clarke Peters' first go-round with Spike Lee, and fans of The Wire or Treme shouldn't miss it.

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