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SXSW Film Festival 2012

By Jacob Mertens. Nestled in the heart of the Austin Convention Center, I stand in a line that stretches around the perimeter, coiling in on itself like a writhing boa constrictor. Herein lies the hub of SXSW, hosting event registration, the Vimeo Theater, and several floors of conference rooms and private lounges. Cheap food venders […]

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Film International 56: Coming soon!

Cinema’s Civil War Sesquicentennial: Top twelve histories filmed with lightning Why so many cinematic/TV works about the War Between the States? Why has this genre attracted vast audiences and enjoyed enduring popularity? From plantations to Harpers Ferry to Fort Sumter to Gettysburg to Appomattox Courthouse to Lincoln’s assassination, Civil War cinema/TV runs the gamut, striking […]

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1980-something

By Guilhem Caillard. A look at two striking films presented at this year’s 35th Göteborg International Film Festival (Sweden). Known for its emphasis on Nordic cinema, the Göteborg International Film Festival, which celebrated its 35th anniversary this year, has once again lived up to its reputation. Among the eight feature-length fictional films competing in the […]

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Private Romeo: A Conversation with Alan Brown

By Tom Ue. Writer and director Alan Brown’s most recent feature – his fourth – Private Romeo, won a Grand Jury Prize at 2011 Outfest Film Festival in Los Angeles, and was a Critic’s Pick of The New York Times, which wrote that, “Shakespeare himself would spring for a ticket to Brown’s restaging of Romeo […]

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Keyhole (2011): A SXSW Review

By Jacob Mertens. The muted wail of sirens fills the air and a languid spotlight scrolls over the wall, penetrating the tattered guts of a rundown Victorian house. Men lie on the floor dead or dying, blood pooling over the floor boards as other men pace over their prostrated bodies. Those alive and well peer […]

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The Fourth Dimension (2012) and other Highlights from the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival

By Janine Gericke. This year’s San Francisco International Film Festival, which ends on May 3, has offered an array of spectacular films. One of the many films that stood out for me was the anthology film The Fourth Dimension. The Fourth Dimension brings together three short films by U.S. director Harmony Korine, Russian director Alexey […]

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