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Laura Poitras, CITIZENFOUR and You

October 24, 2014

Poitras speaks on her powderkeg CITIZENFOUR and the tension between liberty and security, law and secrecy.

The Art of Documentary: Hubert Sauper

October 15, 2014
WE COME AS FRIENDS

On controversy, colonialism and Sauper’s latest, WE COME AS FRIENDS: ‘Like the king’s jester. It is fine when he talks in court but it is not fine if he goes out to the people and has a microphone.’

Rob Nilsson Heads to the Border

October 10, 2014

The iconoclastic Bay Area filmmaker premieres his new nocturnal drama at the Mill Valley Film Festival and on Fandor.

Sam Green and the Empathy Machine

October 7, 2014
SAM GREEN

With THE MEASURE OF ALL THINGS, Sam Green says, ‘I do believe art is an almost magical force.’

Nas, One9 and Time

October 6, 2014
TIME IS ILLMATIC

TIME IS ILLMATIC filmmaker One9 on why his Nas documentary is a response to the recurring nightmare that is Ferguson.

Josh and Benny Safdie on HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT

September 23, 2014
HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT

Speaking of drama, time, street life and strange attractions: ‘You’re constantly flirting with death.’

POTUS in Focus: Penny Lane and OUR NIXON

September 16, 2014

Penny Lane, at play with primary sources and vivid soundscapes, brings Richard Nixon and staff to life.

A Lifelong Backwoods Musical Quest

September 15, 2014
THIS AIN'T NO MOUSE MUSIC

Record producer Chris Strachwitz reluctantly accepts the spotlight in THIS AIN’T NO MOUSE MUSIC.

The Journey Down from the Manakamana Temple: Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez

September 12, 2014
MANAKAMANA

Of their structural work with ethnographic depth, Stephanie Spray says, ‘Enjoy the ride.’

Bruno Forzani: This Old (Surrealist) House

September 4, 2014

Getting lost in the labyrinth with Bruno Forzani and THE STRANGE COLOR OF YOUR BODY’S TEARS.

Treasure Hunting with the Zellners

September 3, 2014
KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER

‘Inspiration is everywhere. You just have to keep your eyes and your mind open.’

Telluride: Maddin and Morgan’s Mountain Fever, Part Two

August 30, 2014

Guest Directors Guy Maddin and Kim Morgan bring seedy beauty, early-talkie heartbreak to the storied film festival.