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Fact, Fiction and THE KIDNAPPING OF MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ

March 26, 2015
KIDNAPPING OF MICHEL HOULLEBEQC

Guillaume Nicloux: ‘What I wanted to do here is show that Michel is not a provocateur. On the other hand, he’s someone who speaks his mind.’

Treasure Hunting with the Zellners

March 22, 2015
KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER

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

Animal Urges and Existential Hellholes: Joel Potrykus’ BUZZARD and Beyond

March 14, 2015 | One Comment
BUZZARD

Joel Potrykus takes an abiding interest in the depravity of American capitalism and its reflection in angry white young men.

Going South: The Ross Brothers on WESTERN

March 12, 2015
WESTERN

As the Ross Brothers’ WESTERN heads to SXSW, the filmmakers talk about filming two fractured communities on the Texas-Mexican border.

Culture, Conflict, Coming of Age: TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREE’s Jeremy Teicher and Alexi Pappas

March 11, 2015
TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREE

Teicher: ‘I tried as much as I could to have the film be a window.’

Extending Family: Fernando Eimbcke on CLUB SANDWICH

March 9, 2015
CLUB SANDWICH

‘I love comedy. Even when I’m watching a serious drama where terrible things are happening, I can still see the funny part because I believe there is always a funny part.’

The Art of Documentary: Albert Maysles

March 7, 2015
RUNNING FENCE

Remembering Albert Maysles (1926-2015): ‘Closeness with humanity is lacking in so much of the media. Love—true love—is almost not there at all.’

The Art of Magic: James Randi and/as AN HONEST LIAR

March 6, 2015

‘I don’t want to be a cynic. I want to be a skeptic. And there is a vast difference.’

Recreation: Thom Andersen Discusses his Films

March 5, 2015

‘I am not happy about the direction that our society has taken.’

Badwill Hunting: Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering on Campus Rape

March 4, 2015 | One Comment
THE HUNTING GROUND

Ziering: ‘A small percentage of men are rapists, but what makes it so terrible are the environments where they know these crimes won’t be properly adjudicated.’

GETT: Fighting for Freedom in a Claustrophobic Israeli Courtroom

March 1, 2015
COURTESY MUSIC BOX FILMS

Shlomi Elkabetz: ‘I’m not trying to flatter anyone but really trying to be strict and radical, and at the same time to be popular. Is it possible? I don’t know.’

Grand Undertakings: Matt Zoller Seitz on Wes Anderson, Part Two

February 25, 2015 | One Comment
WES ANDERSON COLLECTION GRAND BUDAPEST

‘He’s on a grand adventure.’ Notes from the author on ‘The Wes Anderson Collection: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL’