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Venus Personified

Courtney Gardner reviews Ty Hodges’ new film, Venus as a Boy. The film challenges our assumed stereotypes as it follows a small groups of friends as they navigate adulthood in Los Angeles.

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I, Daniel Blake Review

Five years after it won the Palme D’Or in 2016, Jake Peter looks back at  how I, Daniel Blake confronted the UK’s attitudes towards poverty and helped change viewers perception of what it means to be working poor.

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Hamptons Doc Fest Call for Submission

The Hamptons Doc Fest is a 10-day festival focusd on “all docs all day,” The festival screens approximately 35 films including features and shorts in a hybrid of virtual and live in-theater screenings. The festival dates for 2021 are December 3 to December 12 and will include screenings, discussions, panels, and awards. The festival provides… Read more »

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The Evolutionary Turning Point

Film critic Courtney Garnder takes a look at Mari Walker’s feature debut, See You Then 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 »