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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Jun 08

Filmmaker 5 with Nausheen Dadabhoy: An Act of Worship

An Act of Worship from filmmaker Nausheen Dadabhoy has been described as a polyphonic portrait of the last 30 years of Muslim life in America. Through the lens of pivotal moments in U.S. history intersecting with anti-Muslim rhetoric and policy, the film tells the story of three young Muslim women who came of age after […]

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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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Apr 28

Filmmaker 5 with Nils Gaup

In the art world there are barn stories. A collection of artwork is found in a barn and the pursuit of identification of the artist and authentication of the works commences. Images of a Nordic Drama is one such barn story, but one that exposes the dark underbelly of the art world in Norway. In […]

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Mar 21

Filmmaker 5 with Jonas Bak

Inspired by his own experience of living far from all that was familiar, German director Jonas Bak brings his close relationship with his mother to film in Wood and Water. A story of navigating ageing and being at peace with the past while living in the present, Bak’s filmmaking moves from the tall spires of […]

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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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