Jun 12

Filmmaker 5 with Sarah Carter: In Her Name

After decades apart, family bankruptcy reunites estranged and vastly different sisters facing their egomaniacal artist father’s terminal prognosis. Fiona lives the life of a conservative midwestern housewife as the direct product of her upbringing with their born-again Christian mother who reinvented herself after leaving her philandering artist husband. Freya, a talented artist in her own […]

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Jun 12

Filmmaker 5 with Kasey Elise Walker: Hoop Dreams

Fifth-grader Savannah fears speaking in front of the class at school. Witnessing her mother’s strength, she steals her mother’s gold hoop earrings to wear on the day of her speech, believing in the magic of the hoops. Donning the hoops, Savannah transforms into a world of imagination, only to be brought back down to earth […]

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Jun 12

Filmmaker 5 with Becky Hutner: Fashion Reimagined

American fashion designer Anne Klein famously said, “Clothes won’t change the world, the women who wear them will.” Flash forward almost 50 years, and fashion designer Amy Powney of cult label Mother of Pearl is doing just that. Raised off-the-grid in rural England by environmentalist parents, Amy always felt conflicted about the environmental impact of […]

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Jun 11

Filmmaker 5 with Jesse Short Bull and Laura Tomaselli: Lakota Nation vs. United States

The land known as the Black Hills is the birthplace of the Očéti Šakówiŋ First Nations people–the Lakota and Dakota of the Great Sioux Nation. From the beginnings of the colonization of North America, the sacred land has been the site of conflict. The documentary film Lakota Nation vs. United States is a testament to […]

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Jun 11

Filmmaker 5 with Michael Shevloff — Nicholas Brothers: Stormy Weather

In the1943 film Stormy Weather, brothers Fayard and Harold Nicholas performed a dance routine—shot in one take with no rehearsal—regarded as the greatest dance routine ever put to film. Almost 80 years onward, that performance continues to amaze and inspire not just dancers, but dance as an art form. The short film Nicholas Brothers: Stormy […]

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Jun 10

Filmmaker 5 with Tessa Louise-Salomé: The Wild One

Legendary filmmaker Orson Welles once said, “If there had not been a Jack Garfein, Hollywood would have invented him!” And what an invention that would have been! Yet, it certainly would have been no match for the real Jack Garfein—Holocaust survivor, celebrated Broadway director, Actors Studio West co-founder, and controversial filmmaker. Illuminating the life of […]

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May 02

New Lionsgate Horror-Thiller Release: Escape the Field

Six strangers awaken alone in a remote, endless cornfield. Stripped of their personal possessions, each has been been given a single item, nothing else save the clothes on their backs. Finding their way to one another, when the six come together, they realize they have only six items among them: a gun with a single […]

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Feb 06

Filmmaker 5 with Mitchell Stuart

In 1983, Z100 radio station began broadcasting from Secaucus, New Jersey to reach the New York City market dominated by media giants. Fast-talking and fast-thinking deejay from Tampa, Florida Scott Shannon moved north and vowed to take the station from Worst to First, brashly challenging the competition and enlisting New Yorkers to his cause. Shannon […]

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Jan 21

Filmmaker 5 with Will Battersby

Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age three, Mallory Smith realized at an early age that her life would be cut short. Nevertheless, she decided to live life fully, documenting her thoughts and feelings in a private diary. She went to school, developed friendships, played sports, took lovers, worked as an environmentalist. Malloy lived with illness […]

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Dec 28

Filmmaker 5 Thank You

In 2021 we had the great joy to view a number of exceptional documentary and original films and the even greater privilege to interview the talented filmmakers behind them. Through their work, our view on the past and the present has been expanded. We have been made more curious, and we have become more empathetic. […]

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