A Price to Pay: A Preview of “Uprising”

In the making of the film, Stanton made several trips to Egypt to interview the revolution’s leaders. On his first trip, Egyptian authorities impounded his video equipment and he was forced to make direct contact with Egyptian filmmakers who covered the event as it was unfolding.

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The Abysmal Gaze: A Preview of “Leviathan”

“Leviathan”, screening at the Santa Fe Film Festival this year, is a highly effective horror film made all the more so without a clear beginning, middle or end, because what we witness goes on in real life, day…

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Disturbing Trust: A Preview of “Nothing Without You”

You want to talk creepy? The opening sequence in “Nothing Without You” goes something like this: A disheveled young woman, Jennifer Stidger (Emily Fradenburgh) watches the occupants of a house from a hole she dug in the attic…

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Love, Loss and Spoken Languages: A Preview of “The Young Ancestors”

“Currently, an estimated 7,000 languages are in active use on earth. One language is lost every 14 days.” —“The Young Ancestors.” Director Aimėe Barry Broustra’s documentary film “The Young Ancestors” illuminates not only the tragic loss of spoken…

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Hitchcock Behind the Berlin Wall: A Preview of “Barbara”

East Germany in 1980 was a place of great paranoia: who could be trusted? No one. Definitely not friends, not even family. They could all be betrayers. The Berlin Wall hadn’t come down and sinister surveillance, persecution and…

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Wasinubei Unguahabuni: A Preview of “Garifuna in Peril”

All of us, in all of our respective backgrounds, must work to preserve the diversity that is humanity. And “Garifuna in Peril” gives us the impetus to do just that.

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Talented Filmmaker from Spain Wins SFFF Trailer Contest

“The piece I submitted,” Galo Tobías said, “is the result of a technical-aesthetic experimentation I went through about two years ago, the intention is to get a very accurate visual result and close to what might be an abstract thought.”

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Renacer de las Cenizas: “La Sirga”

Alicia, una joven campesina colombiana de 19 años, intenta rehacer su existencia después de que su familia es asesinada por los militares. Es así como llega a La Sirga, un hostal decadente a orillas de una laguna grande…

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Also Known As: A Preview of “A.K.A. Doc Pomus”

The makers of “A.K.A. Doc Pomus” have done an honest job of portraying their subject “warts and all.” The interviews paint a multifaceted and complete picture of the man without feeling forced.

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Reborn From the Ashes: A Preview of “La Sirga”

According to the director, this is not intended to be a film about war, violence or about drug traffic, rather, it´s about relationships—relationships between the five characters.

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Gracias a la Vida: “Violeta se fue a los Cielos”

La combinación magistral de una genial dirección por parte de Andrés Wood con un estupendo libreto de Eliseo Altunaga y la soberbia actuación de Francisca Gavilán, dan como resultado un retrato increíblemente acertado de Chile, de su cultura, su folclor y su gente, sobre todo de la extraordinaria Violeta Parra.

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Torn Between Extremes: A Preview of “Violeta Went to Heaven”

A masterful combination of great direction by Andrés Wood with a very well written screenplay by Eliseo Altunaga, as well as exceptional acting by Francisca Gavilán, results in an incredible portrait of the Chilean culture and folklore, of their people and most of all of the extraordinary singer herself.

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