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Listening to the Story

Posted Jan 29, 2010, by Mike Plante

Listening to the Story

Regardless of the size and type of a film, music plays a crucial role in setting its tone. Whatever plays over the speakers…

Q&A: Kick In Iran

Posted Jan 29, 2010, by Eric Hynes

Q&A: Kick In Iran

Part intimate profile of two determined women, part revealing glimpse into life in Iran, and part pulse-pounding sports film,

Opinion: Russell Banks

Posted Jan 29, 2010, by Eric Hynes

Opinion: Russell Banks

Novelist Russell Banks has been publishing books for nearly 40 years, but in terms of film he’s still something of a newcomer.…

Q&A: Welcome to the Rileys

Posted Jan 28, 2010, by Eric Hynes

Q&A: Welcome to the Rileys

“Every film in this Festival has to have been a nightmare to get made, and this is no exception,” director Jake Scott said on…

Talkin’ Bout My Education

Posted Jan 28, 2010, by Claiborne Smith

Talkin' Bout My Education

186 films. Even if you attended all 10 days of the 2010 Festival, 186 movies (even if 73 of them are shorts) is a lot of…

Q&A: Four Lions

Posted Jan 28, 2010, by Eric Hynes

Q&A: Four Lions

Four Lions, the hotly anticipated debut film by British satirist Chris Morris, courts controversy and laughter in equal…

Q&A: Blue Valentine

Posted Jan 27, 2010, by Lara Rosenbaum

Q&A: Blue Valentine

Director Derek Cianfrance juxtaposes the realistic highs and lows of romance in his moving film, Blue Valentine. The audience…

Meet the Artists: Mohamed Al-Daradji, A Son of Baghdad

Posted Jan 27, 2010, by David Ng

Meet the Artists: Mohamed Al-Daradji, A Son of Baghdad

When Hollywood makes movies about the war in Iraq, location shooting often takes place in Jordan or the deserts of the American…

One on One: Rodrigo Cortés and Adam Green

Posted Jan 27, 2010, by Eric Hynes

One on One: Rodrigo Cortés and Adam Green

As two films in the Festival diabolically illustrate, claustrophobia has more than one instigator. Both Rodrigo Cortés’s Buried

The New War Documentaries

Posted Jan 27, 2010, by Eric Hynes

The New War Documentaries

Three documentaries in this year’s Festival approach America’s overseas conflicts from very different angles, yet at heart they…

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