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WHORES’ GLORY: Dennis Lim and Michael Glawogger, In Person at Pacific Film Archive

‘My films are called documentaries, but they’re maybe not the kind of journalistic work many people expect when they think about things like prostitution, big cities, manual labor.’

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Michael Glawogger: It’s a Beautiful, Repellent World

April 24, 2014

With a catalogue of visually stunning nonfiction features on sobering realities, Michael Glawogger speaks as an artist, not a moralizer.

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Skin Deep and Deeper

April 24, 2014
THE SKIN I'M IN

Personal documentary filmmaker Broderick Fox talks identity, technology, body art and aesthetic legacies.

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Hans Petter Moland’s Long Way to Fargo

April 23, 2014
IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE

‘Part of the ambition of IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE was to kind of blow the doors out of the genre limitations that you often feel exist.’

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Herzog’s MY BEST FIEND: ‘Explosive on Contact’

April 22, 2014
MY BEST FIEND

For a filmmaker as attracted to ‘difficult’ stories, production challenges and personalities, Klaus Kinski constituted a near fatal attraction.

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From Fifties ‘Educational’ Films to Franklin High

April 21, 2014
CIVIL DEFENSE IN SCHOOL

What a look back at Atomic Age industrials tells us about the perils of protecting our children.

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Commandments, Commandeered

April 20, 2014
THOU SHALT NOT COVET THY NEIGHBOUR'S GOODS

Phil Mulloy’s animated Ten Commandments critique the titular holy rules at the same time that they find humor in their existence.

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An Independent Friendship: Swanberg and Ross

April 18, 2014
ALL THE LIGHT IN THE SKY

Mutual appreciation: ALL THE LIGHT IN THE SKY creator Joe Swanberg shifts the focus to fellow filmmaker Frank V. Ross.

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The Journey Up to the Manakamana Temple: Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez

April 18, 2014
MANAKAMANA

There’s no ‘secret handshake’ at Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Lab, just brilliant filmmaking.

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ALL THE LIGHT IN THE SKY: Upward, Outward

April 18, 2014 | One Comment
ALL THE LIGHT IN THE SKY

Swanberg’s best film to date is an answer to his critics—and much more.

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China Behind: J.P. Sniadecki’s Eastern Ethnographies

April 17, 2014
YUMEN

A look at J.P. Sniadecki as ‘Art of the Real’ puts the focus on Sensory Ethnography Lab.

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Lyda Kuth and the Ripple Effect

April 16, 2014 | 3 Comments
LOVE AND OTHER ANXIETIES

On the making of LOVE AND OTHER ANXIETIES: ‘As it turns out, I can withstand the camera.’

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FITZCARRALDO: Uphill Battles

April 15, 2014 | One Comment
FITZCARRALDO

‘The press wanted to know: What exactly is Herzog doing in the South American jungle?’