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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Apr 19

10 Questions — 10th Old School Kung Fu Fest: Sword Fighting Heroes Edition!

The 10th Old School Kung Fu Fest is back April 21-30, 2023 with the biggest retrospective of Taiwanese wuxia (sword fighting hero) movies ever seen in New York City. Wuxia movies have a long history in Chinese cinema, but when King Hu’s Dragon Inn  premiered in 1967, it kicked off a wuxia revival that reinvented action movies. […]

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Mar 11

Filmmaker 5 with Lise Akoka and Romane Gueret: The Worst Ones

The Worst Ones captures a film within in film, following the production of a feature whose director uses local kids as his cast. Set in the suburbs of Boulogne-Sur-Mer in northern France, director Gabrielle, played by Johan Heldenbergh, aims to capture gritty authenticity as he hand-picks and casts four working class teenagers from the local […]

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Mar 07

Filmmaker 5 with Nils Keller: Almost Home

Short film Almost Home tells the coming-of-age story of Jakob, a teenage boy struggling to overcome a disability, living aboard a cramped spaceship with his mother. As the end of their two-year voyage nears, Jakob dreams of returning to Earth and life with his father and friends. But as they near Earth, they learn the […]

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Feb 25

Filmmaker 5 with Stephanie Malson: Getaway

Short film Getaway explores what can happen to a family dynamic when escaping their everyday circumstances. Struggling with civil unrest in the United States, a Jamaican immigrant takes her young son on his first trip to her homeland. As they adjust to a quieter life away from the daily threat of gun violence, mother and […]

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