December 11, 2016
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Contenders – Director Vetrimaaran on India’s Unlikely Interrogation

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Contenders – Director Vetrimaaran on India’s Unlikely <em>Interrogation</em>

Only three films from India have ever been nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category since the Academy started it in 1957, with Mother India that first year, and the last being Lagaan, in 2001. Surprisingly, none of those nominees was a film directed by the great Satyajit Ray (though Ray eventually won... »

New Documentary The Witness Re-Examines Infamous Murder Case

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New Documentary <em>The Witness</em> Re-Examines Infamous Murder Case

Studied in collegiate psychology courses for the past 50 years, the murder of Kitty Genovese on March 13, 1964 in her adopted hometown of Kew Gardens, Queens, New York City became emblematic of 20th century apathy and the cold impersonality within America’s decaying urban... »

Looking into Her Eyes, Director Pablo Larraín Finds Jackie

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Looking into Her Eyes, Director Pablo Larraín Finds <em>Jackie</em>

Set during the days immediately following her husband’s assassination, Jackie recounts one of the most tragic events in American history as seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Natalie Portman). Director Pablo Larraín has an affinity for historical characters... »

Contender – Composer Lesley Barber, Manchester By the Sea

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Contender – Composer Lesley Barber, <em>Manchester By the Sea</em>

Composer Lesley Barber was tasked with setting the tone for the heartbreaking family drama, Manchester by the Sea. The story follows Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), who must face the... »

Heavy Metal Parking Lot — 30th Anniversary

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<em>Heavy Metal Parking Lot</em> — 30th Anniversary

When co-creators of the short cinema verité classic Heavy Metal Parking Lot, John Heyn and Jeff Krulik, went to the Capital Center in Landover, Maryland outside of Washington, DC... »

Director Rémi Chayé Journeys a Long Way North

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Director Rémi Chayé Journeys a <em>Long Way North</em>

In the animated adventure, Long Way North, an adventurous young aristocrat searches for her explorer grandfather, lost with his Russian icebreaker in the treacherous seas of the Arctic’s northeast... »

Strange Days: VFX Supe Stephane Ceretti on Digits and the Dark Dimension

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<em>Strange</em> Days: VFX Supe Stephane Ceretti on Digits and the Dark Dimension

VFX supervisor Stephane Ceretti knows a little about multiple dimensions: From the interweaving timelines of Cloud Atlas, to the “Dark World” in Thor, along with his Oscar-nominated work in Guardians... »

Below The Line Screening Series Presents Neruda

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Below The Line Screening Series Presents <em>Neruda</em>

Below the Line recently hosted a screening of Neruda, directed by Pablo Larraín and starring Luis Gnecco, Gael García Bernal and Mercedes Morán. The film is Chile’s 2016 official... »

Director Anna Biller on Working Multiple Magic for The Love Witch

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Director Anna Biller on Working Multiple Magic for <em>The Love Witch</em>

In a case of life sadly imitating art, or art prefiguring some of the more harrowing aspects of life, director Anna Biller was filming her cinematic “magick”-and-eros potion, The... »

Humanity & Frustration in Toni Erdmann

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Humanity & Frustration in <em>Toni Erdmann</em>

It’s truly rare to see a genuine relationship between father and daughter on film. Several storytellers have tried in recent years, in movies such as The Descendants (2011), Amelie... »

Contender – Production Designer, Chad Keith, Loving

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Contender – Production Designer, Chad Keith, <em>Loving</em>

Set in pre-civil rights Virginia, Loving is based upon the true story of interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), jailed for being married, who... »

Contender – Editor Joan Sobel, Nocturnal Animals

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Contender – Editor Joan Sobel, <em>Nocturnal Animals</em>

Editor Joan Sobel continues the relationship with writer/director Tom Ford that was established when she edited A Single Man. In Nocturnal Animals she is tasked with weaving together three... »

 
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