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Francis looks on as the team shoots his story with 14 Go Pro cameras on a 360 camera rig.

VR In the Spotlight 

Staff writer Maddy Kadish explores a new ‘reality’ taking the Festival circuit by storm.


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New Directors/New Films 2017: “Quest”

Kurt Brokaw review’s Jonathan Olshefski’s debut documentary “Quest”, a deeply personal and uplifting meditation on family love. The documentary debuted at Lincoln Center’s “New Directors/New Films” Festival which runs March 15-26.


Danielle Macdonald appears in Patti Cake$, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

New Directors/New Films 2017: “Patti Cake$”, “Menasche”

Staff writer Kurt Brokaw reviews ‘Patti Cake$’ and ‘Mensche’, now playing at Lincoln Center/MoMa’s New Directors/New Films Festival March 15-26.


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10 Filmmakers to Watch 2017: Call for Nominations

Now in its ninth year, The Independent’s 10 Filmmakers to Watch highlights filmmakers and mediamakers—directors, producers, digital media makers, animators, and others—whose upcoming work we think puts them at the forefront of the independent media scene. Submit your nominations by March 15, 2016. (It’s free to submit).


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Sundance Coverage: The Fire This Time

With its kitchen-sink realism and cinematographer Ante Cheng’s moody, black-and-white camerawork, the filmmaker’s quasi-autobiographical Gook stems from his childhood memories about his father defending the family business during 1992’s Los Angeles riots following the notorious, not-guilty verdicts of the four LAPD officers involved in the 1991 beating of the late Rodney King.