Aug 12

Filmmaker 5 with Jessica Hinkson: Sara

C’mon Mort Productions and Hello, Darling Pictures present in association with 88th StreetProductions made with support from Stowe Story Labs a film by Jessica Hinkson, Sara premieres at the the 19th Annual Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival in Los Angeles on August 12, 2023. Sara is a dramatic short film about a woman who finds the strength […]

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Aug 11

Filmmaker 5 with Omri Laron: More Than Friends

The LGBTQ+ community is represented at the 19th Annual Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival with an exciting line-up of short films. From Omri Laron short film More Than Friends takes an unexpected turn when a quirky lesbian mom discovers a love letter written by her 11-year-old son to another boy. She decides to take matters into […]

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Aug 10

Filmmaker 5 with Emily Ruhl: In the Garden of Tulips

In the Garden of Tulips follows Caroline as she takes a fateful car ride with her father through the Iranian countryside. The short film screens during the 19th Annual Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival. Our Classic Couple exclusive interview with Emily Ruhl executive producer of In the Garden of Tulips follows. Filmmaker 5.1:  Short film, with In […]

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Jul 30

Summer Time Shenanigans

We’re back from a Classic Couple Academy summer sabbatical. Shenanigans ensued. While much has happened in Hollywood, we’re looking forward to our upcoming August coverage. Tune in soon for missives from the 19th Annual Oscar-Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival. Meanwhile, enjoy this piece RUTH E. CARTER: AFROFUTURISM IN COSTUME DESIGN about our summer field trip to […]

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May 22

Filmmaker 5 with Sarah Vos: White Balls On Walls

In response to a diversity directive from city hall, Rein Wolfs, the new director of Amsterdam’s preeminent museum of modern art, the Stedelijk, and his team navigate a path that snakes between integrity and opportunism, while attempting to correct a history of exclusion and underrepresentation. Bringing her camera inside an institution that has exhibited predominately […]

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May 22

Martin Roumagnac 4K Restoration Released

Rarely-seen 1946 French film noir classic film by Georges Lacombe, Martin Roumagnac has been newly restored to 4K. Starring Marlene Dietrich and her real-life lover Jean Gabin, Martin Roumagnac is a must-see for film fans who appreciate on-screen chemistry. Release available for rent or purchase from Icarus Films. Check out our interview with film preservationist and Martin […]

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May 02

Filmmaker 5 with Pascale Appora-Gnekindy, Ningyi Sun and Mathieu Faure: Eat Bitter

In the Central African Republic, a Chinese construction manager and a central African laborer areassigned to construct a sparkling new bank. A looming civil war, poverty, the covid-19 pandemic,attempted suicide all come into play as the two men face unexpected twists that threaten their plans for a better life. Eat Bitter, the documentary film following […]

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Apr 30

Filmmaker 5 with River Finlay: Eat Flowers

In 2017, photographer Cig Harvey’s best friend Mary was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. When forced to isolate during her treatment, she asked Cig to send her photographs. Everyday Cig set out to bring color and life to Mary through her camera. Everyday Mary asked for more. Eat Flowers brings us into the […]

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Apr 29

Filmmaker 5 with Ken August Meyer: Angel Applicant

In 1933 Swiss-German painter Paul Klee fled Germany to escape the vilification of modern artists by the Nazi party. Taking up residence in Switzerland, Klee created his art in isolation as a mysterious illness began wreaking havoc on his body. While his body changed, so did his artwork. In Angel Applicant, filmmaker Ken August Meyer, […]

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Apr 25

Filmmaker 5 with Emil Langballe and Lukasz Konopa: Theatre of Violence

In December 2022, one of the most sensational cases regarding a former Ugandan child soldier, Dominic Ongwen, was finally settled at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Abducted at the age of nine by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Dominic Ongwen was forced to be a child soldier in a group ravaging northern […]

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