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WE ARE MARI PEPA: New Life for the Coming-of-Age Genre

August 16, 2014
WE ARE MARI PEPA

An acutely detailed charmer whose punk scowl belies a pop-at-heart sensibility, WE ARE MARI PEPA sings a new song.

Spoilt for Choice on the Crystal Frontier

July 19, 2014

A programmer’s notes on the bounty of new Latin American cinema.

The Makings of Werner Herzog in LAND OF SILENCE AND DARKNESS

June 17, 2014
LAND OF SILENCE AND DARKNESS

Cinéma vérité meets otherworldly insight in Werner Herzog’s classic early documentary.

Mystery, Acumen, Divination

January 26, 2014
VIOLA

On a few of the epiphanies and lulls of the last year; a late twenty thirteen review.

Savage in a Sense

November 22, 2013 | 2 Comments
LEVIATHAN

On life, lived: LEVIATHAN and the Sensory Ethnography Lab.

Expansive Views at Telluride’s 40th

September 3, 2013
IDA

Sleepers, surprises emerge from long queues in Telluride’s broadened anniversary edition.

BAFICI: A Garden of Forking Paths

May 4, 2013

The Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival turns 15 and remains wise beyond its years.

Sandro Fiorin on FiGa’s Great Finds

October 9, 2012
ALICE'S HOUSE

‘We can’t wait to see what can come from a remote corner of the planet, how these kids will continue to reinvent storytelling,’ says distributor Sandro Fiorin.

Postcards from the Zone

September 3, 2012
NO

On ecstatic truth, strange magic and being under the influence of Geoff Dyer at the Telluride Film Festival.

Man Ray, Roaming, Mountains

September 1, 2012 | One Comment
IN SEARCH OF EMAK BAKIA

A filmmaker on an obscure semiotics search and participants navigating a renowned Rocky Mountain film festival share an ethos: Let chance be your guide. By Jay Kuehner

Party Favor: The Films of Jim Finn

January 23, 2012
THE JUCHE IDEA

A wayward visionary as well as a ‘supremely self-reliant’ inside joker, Jim Finn has arrived.

Watching Movies in the Mountains and Enjoying the ‘ride: the 2011 Telluride Film Festival

September 27, 2011

Telluride is a decidedly august festival, even while resistant to claims that it isn’t edgy anymore.