Interviews

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2014: Liss LaFleur

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Liss LaFleur forges connections with her interactive documentary, <i>One Way Home</i>, about an organization in Texas that reunites AIDS-inflicted people with their families. Not only is she producing great work, but she is an open and brave artist. That’s why she’s one of our 10 to Watch.

10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2014

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10 to Watch is the annual series that highlights filmmakers who stand out as leaders in the field of independent storytelling. Starting May 12th, we will post a new filmmaker each day for 10 days in a row.

Distributor FAQ: FilmBuff 2014

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Get a sneak peek at one of the new additions to <i><a href=”http://www.independent-magazine.org/distributor”>The Independent’s Guide to Film Distribution</i></a>: FAQ with FilmBuff CEO Janet Brown on the who-what-why of FilmBuff’s VOD-centered distribution mission.

Finding the “Mystery Woman” of Street Photography

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Imagine an artistic discovery you simply can’t keep to yourself. The images are that penetrating. For John Maloof, Vivian Maier’s street photography demanded to be seen. Two books and one documentary later, the world can trace Maloof’s path toward <i>Finding Vivian Maier.</i>

10 to Watch 2014 Criteria and Nominating Jury

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<i>The Independent</i> is seeking nominations for our annual <b>10 to Watch</b> series from <b>you</b>! Our nominating jury leads the charge in our goal to honor 10 independent filmmakers who stop us in our tracks. Take a look at our criteria and send us your nominations by February 28, 2014.

The Free Spirits of Contemporary Canadian Cinema

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Montréal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC) just wrapped up its 42nd edition. Following up on his evening-in-the-life of FNC Temps 0 section programmer Julien Fonfrède, The Independent’s Patrick Pearce decided to find out what’s going on in the festival’s Canadian-dedicated Focus section by speaking to a few of the directors featured in it. In 2012,… Read more »

TIFF 2013: President of the Club of Romantics

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A Promise is a romantic drama filled with silent glances, small gestures, and hidden emotions. It is set in Germany, just before WWI, and revolves around a married woman (Rebecca Hall) who falls in love with her husband’s (Alan Rickman) protégé (Richard Madden). The film had its North American premiere at the 2013 Toronto International… Read more »