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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December 7, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


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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December 6, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


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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The New Delusion: A Preview of “The Deception”

The film is a swirl of questions we want answered for ourselves and of society: Is it better to be gay or a criminal? Is it better to follow a lie and be validated by “society” (or at least this story’s version of that reality) or to tell the truth? And—what will we have to talk about when it is no longer a scandal to be gay?

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Photographic Alchemy: A Preview of “Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters”

“Brief Encounters” follows Crewdson as he develops his most complex series of photos called “Beneath the Roses.” He builds an entire sound stage, finds a multitude of “real life” locations, and admits having an enormous amount of anxiety over the whole thing.

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Poetry for the Ages: A Film Preview of “Shun Li and the Poet”

The cinematography in “Shun Li and the Poet” emphasizes how small Shun Li is in the world, but she retains an optimistic spirit and tells her son stories in letter form: she must be reunited with him. She works for him, not the sewing factory boss, not her Chinese bosses and not the taverna customers.

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December 5, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Cross-Pollinator: A Review of “David Bromberg: Unsung Treasure”

Sure, he’s been nominated for a Grammy, has over ten albums with his own band, and beat out Carlos Santana and Jerry Garcia for a BAMA, but don’t worry—you’ve never heard of him.

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Tales of Hoffman: A Preview of “Quartet”

Hoffman’s “Quartet,” is about an octogenarian opera diva that takes charge by refusing to sing. It is also about a distinguished actor that shows up for a movie and refuses to act.

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Transform: A Preview of “The Skin I’m In”

There is nothing subtle about “The Skin I’m In,” and that is exactly why you must see it. It is a creative, triumphant piece of documentary filmmaking on a singular subject: the life (so far) of Broderick Fox

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Passing the Baton: A Preview of Shorts Program I

In the 2012 Santa Fe Film Festival’s presentation of this trio of short films about honor and right of passage, an Afghan boy, an ousted Iranian Prime Minister and an adolescent Somali, search for a way to leave their mark on the world.

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Dare to Dream: A Film Preview of “The Sapphires”

“The Sapphires,” screening at the 2012 Santa Fe Film Festival, is a film about the healing power of music and four young girls who overcome politics to follow their vision of success.

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