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Boston Asian American Festival Goes Virtual

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Entering its 12th year, the Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) will hold its screening virtually from October 21– 25, 2020. A co-production of the Asian American Resource Workshop and ArtsEmerson, the BAAFF is New England’s Largest Asian American Film Festival with a mission to  empower Asian Americans through film by showcasing Asian American experiences… Read more »

A scene from the film Falling with Lance Henriksen and Viggo Mortensen

Viggo Mortensen’s Falling to Open 2020 EnergaCAMERIMAGE Festival

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EnergaCAMERIMAGE, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced this week that Falling, written and directed by Viggo Mortensen with cinematography by Marcel Zyskind, will be the festival’s opening film on November 14. The film has already closed the 2020 Sundance Film Festival and screened at the 2020 Festival de Cannes,  San Sebastián… Read more »

David Byrne and cast from American Utopia. Credit

Spike Lee’s documentary on AMERICAN UTOPIA at NYFF and BAMBOOZLED at 20 is still relevant

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This weekend the New York Film Festival will continue its extended schedule on drive-in screens around New York and computer screens around the world with Spike Lee’s documentary on David Byrne’s Broadway show, American Utopia. Lee, along with eleven camera operators and cinematographer Ellen Kuras (who shot Lee’s Bamboozled), capture the thrill of live performance… Read more »

grid of scenes from films at the 58th Annual New York Film Festival

The 58th annual New York Film Festival Starts September 17

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Film at Lincoln Center recently announced the 25 films that comprise the Main Slate of the 58th New York Film Festival, which will run from September 17 – October 11. The festival has an expanded schedule  in order to provide additional access to the festival via drive-in screenings at The Brooklyn Army Terminal and Queens… Read more »

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Sustaining Joy and Creativity within a Pandemic

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We find ourselves in a global pandemic, quarantined in our homes, and collectively isolated from our loved ones. Members of the Black community are facing police violence and murder at an unwavering rate and the Trump Administration continues to avoid acknowledging these atrocities; yet, thousands of protesters have turned up in order to speak out… Read more »

American Film Market Oct. 31- Nov. 7 2018

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The 2018 American Film Market just wrapped up in Santa Monica, California. This year saw  comparably stronger sales for small, independent films. Courtney Sheehan was at the AFM, and writes about the importance of relationships and risk-taking,  key themes that emerged in the conference sessions on production and distribution.

A still from the documentary Newtown (courtesy Sundance Film Festival)

Sundance 2016: Films On Gun Violence

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What has been an absence of cinematic dialogue about gun access and violence in the United States was filled with both documentaries and fiction features at Sundance 2016. The Independent’s Maddy Kadish and Neil Kendricks debate the merits and emotional impact of several titles.