Hyde Park on Hudson

2012 Screening of Hyde Park on Hudson The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret “Daisy” Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited…

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August 20, 2013 Press Release

Santa Fe— SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL HOSTS PARTY TO ANNOUNCE BIG NEWS The Santa Fe Film Festival will make a major announcement at its premiere party on Sept. 6. Sign up now on our website to receive a…

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September 1, 2013 by | Category: News, Press | Comments (0)


Changing the World Through Films: A 2012 SFFF Panel Review

“What we noticed were films made with a real intent to say something, that was in some way a call to enable action,” Schneier Perrin said when explaining how the idea for the “Changing the World Through Films” panel discussion came about.

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Art in Film: A 2012 SFFF Panel Review

If you believe the subject of your work deserves global attention, tapping the digital potential of it becomes as important to perfect as any other aspect of the creative process.

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Artists in Conversation SFFF 2012 Panel Review

I volunteered to cover the Santa Fe Film Festival’s “Artists in Conversation” panel (held at the Nuart Gallery) on Saturday, December 8, 2012. This was out of a personal need for knowledge about how other independent filmmakers face…

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Blind Prejudices: A Preview of “Lore”

The U.S. is considered the evil perpetrator in the eyes of the Nazi children fleeing Allied occupation in Aussie director Cate Shortland’s latest film “Lore.” The script is adapted from Rachel Seiffert’s bestselling novel “The Dark Room.” In…

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Disco Never Sucked, Reality Did: A Preview of “Any Day Now”

In “Any Day Now,” a new film by Travis Fine, Rudy Donatello (Alan Cumming) is, like his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle name suggests: a superhero. Sure, he dons heels and skirt not a mask and a shell, but…

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The Joy is in the Journey: “The Cardboard Bernini”

I’m not suggesting the life of a professional cardboard bender is devoid of struggle. Birthing original art can turn into a decidedly more difficult proposition at any point in the process.

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Just Jake: A Preview of “Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings”

The film begins with a jaw-dropping performance in front of a large, formal, adult crowd and moves seamlessly into Jake giving a completely informal lesson in a school gymnasium to a group of kids, just as entranced as the first crowd. This is Jake’s magic: he can make anyone listen.

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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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