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The Evolutionary Turning Point

Film critic Courtney Garnder takes a look at Mari Walker’s feature debut, <em>See You Then</em> and all the messy parts of old relationships that bubble to the surface when people reunite.

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Interviews: Laura Sánchez on bringing light from the darkness

In 2020, Cambridge-based independent flamenco dancer, artist, educator, and now independent filmmaker Laura Sánchez created her first short film, After Dark. In six minutes, the experimental short combines her personal background with her experience during quarantine as a new mother, woman, and immigrant to tell her story. It incorporates elements of flamenco, poetry, visual art,… Read more »

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Italy Ends Film Censorship

In a symbolic move on April 5th, Italy’s Minister of Culture, Dario Franceschini abolished the cinematic censorship laws that have been in place since 1913. Over the past several decades, there have been hundreds of films censored, including Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1972 classic Last Tango In Paris. According to a survey by Cinecensura, an online exhibition… Read more »

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“Shiva Baby” star Rachel Sennott & Writer/Director Emma Seligman Talk to the “Independent”

The Independent’s staff writer, Kim Costigan, spoke with writer/director Emma Seligman and lead actress Rachel Sennott about their indie comedy Shiva Baby, which won the 2020 Toronto Independent Film Festival’s Best Canadian Feature Film and Outfest’s Best Screenwriting award. During the film’s recent virtual press junket for its wide release, we talked about Shiva Baby’s… Read more »

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Lesley University Film Festival (LUIFF)

Lesley University is hosting its annual film festival (LUIFF) virtually this year, beginning Saturday, April 24 through Monday, April 26. The film students of Lesley University, under the guidance of professional festival programmer Kathleen Mullen, will be showcasing three nights of compelling and captivating films on the Vimeo streaming platform. Tickets are sold at Eventbrite… Read more »

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Will Smith, Antoine Fuqua Pull Apple TV Production Out of Georgia

Will Smith and director Antoine Fuqua announced Monday that their production scheduled to start shooting in Georgia this summer will pull out of the state. The film, Emancipation, is based on the true story of a self-emancipated slave named Gordon. Smith will play the lead character Gordon, who was also known as “Whipped Peter,” an… Read more »

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Still I Rise: Fellowship for Female Filmmakers

Documentary film distribution platform “Still I Rise” with an aim of uplifting and amplifying female voices in film, is opening their submissions for the fellowship program by offering a $50,000 grant that awards $1,000 to $5,000 to aspiring directors. Their mission is to provide a platform for artists to hone their craft by pushing the… Read more »