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A shot of two puppets that represent the actors kissing in the film Tahara

Slamdance 2020: The Messy Awkwardness of Adolescence in “Tahara”

Courtney Gardner provides inside insight into how Olivia Peace, Jess Zeidman, Rachel Sennott, and Madeline Grey DeFreece lent authenticity to their Jewish coming-of-age film Tahara, which played at Slamdance 2020.


Leverne Cox smiles while sitting between two cameras in the documentary Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen

Sundance 2020: A conversation about “Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen”

Courtney Gardner speaks with Sam Feder and Jen Richards about the important lessons on media literacy and representation in their groundbreaking documentary Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen, which premiered at Sundance 2020.


A still of a young Japanese girl with glasses and windswept hair from Maiko Endo's film Tokyo Telepath 2020

Sean Price Williams on Dreams, Film Heroes, and “Tokyo Telepath 2020”

The Independent’s Courtney Sheehan interviews prolific indie cinematographer Sean Price Williams about dreams, film heroes, and shooting Maiko Endo’s Tokyo Telepath 2020, which played at the 49th Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR).


Quibi Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg

Mobile-Only Streamer Quibi Reveals Content, Creatives, and Tech at CES 2020

Courtney Sheehan reports on mobile-only streaming platform Quibi’s keynote address at CES 2020, sharing the content and technology powering its launch.


The Apollo theater and 125th Street in the documentary The Apollo

DOC NYC Film Festival Nov. 6-15 – Critic’s Choices

America’s largest documentary film festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with 300 features, shorts and events, showing on 16 downtown Manhattan screens. Senior Film Critic Kurt Brokaw focuses on features and shorts set in and around New York City, selecting two shorts plus three features saluting The Apollo theater, rocker Lydia Lunch, and Cinema 5’s legendary exhibitor and distributor Donald Rugoff.