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Director Asghar Farhadi at the 2011 Telluride Film Festival for the showing of his film A Separation.
Opening Credits Telluride Film Festival (TFF) should not be a success. For one thing, despite having paid for tickets well in advance, you don't learn which films are playing until...
If you don’t know what Grab Day is, then listen to this week’s podcast. It’s a conversation with Native-American filmmaker Billy Luther, who made the documentary GRAB . Luther grew up celebrating Grab Day with his father’s family in the Laguna Pueblo of New Mexico. Grab Day is a 300-year-old...
by Guiomar Ochoa Diego Luna at a September screening of The Invisibles by Ambulante co-founder Gael Garcia Bernal, hosted by Washington Office of Latin America. Photo courtesy of Pennie Ojeda "Whenever you tell a real story, it ends up making a social statement. We believe that the more a film...
This week’s podcast features a conversation with David Seidler, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The King’s Speech . The film also received the much-coveted best picture nod, as well as an Oscar for Colin Firth’s portrayal of England’s George VI, who was determined to overcome his profound...
Juan Devis (right) interviews urban planner John Arroyo at the confluence of the Los Angeles River and the Arroyo Seco. Photo courtesy of KCET Good criticism reveals layers of hidden meaning, allowing audiences to uncover the relationship a particular work of art has to place and community. A...
Thor (Chris Hemsworth) in Thor from Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment, Courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios, © 2011 MVLFFLLC. TM & © 2011 Marvel. All Rights Reserved. What would alien DNA look like? If you were trapped in a wormhole, how would it feel? And of all colors,...
Washington, DC Sterlin Harjo. Photo courtesy of Mr. Harjo "Making a film is a very scary thing. You just put your heart into it and hope that things go right." --Sterlin Harjo Oklahoma filmmaker Sterlin Harjo , a member of the Seminole and Creek nations, is no stranger to firsts. He was one of the...
Washington, DC Lixin Fan (right) with Freedom Riders filmmaker Stanley Nelson and Winter's Bone Line Producer Kathryn Dean during the Film Forward visit to China. Photo by Meredith Lavitt. Canada-based Chinese filmmaker Lixin Fan is one of the 10 filmmakers participating in the Sundance Institute's...
Washington, DC Catherine Burns. Photo courtesy of Ms. Burns In the late 1990s writer George Dawes Green decided to host an event in his living room, to recreate in the midst of high-energy New York City, the languorous summer evenings he and his friends had spent regaling each other with stories on...
Washington, DC This week’s podcast is a conversation with Debra Granik, the director of Winter’s Bone . Winter’s Bone is low-budget independent film that came out of nowhere and made everyone sit up and take notice. It’s an often brutal story of life in the back, back country of Missouri’s Ozark...

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