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Wanting to find a way to utilize all his talented friends, the writer/director talks about how he helped them while scaring others with a found footage potboiler about a woman who suffers a mysterious miscarriage. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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After keeping a bulletin board of all the actors he'd want in his films during his teens, the writer/director talks about realizing his dream with an assured first feature starring Jennifer Connelly and Greg Kinnear. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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After building a strong brand based on comedy and faith-based entertainment for underserved African-American audiences, the company is branching out with a diverse slate of films and a unique way to bring them out theatrically. Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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A sendup of hipster culture and the highminded art world, Michael M. Bilandic's amusing second feature has far more to offer than what it spoofs. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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The director of the DJ doc "Scratch" and the graffiti doc "Infamy" once again finds an unconventional piece of art to profile and ends up with a quintessential film about his home city of Los Angeles. Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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The former Secretary of Labor and the filmmaker who wanted to spread his ideas about income disparity in America get a literally open forum with a packed outdoor screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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The "Being John Malkovich" and "Where the Wild Things Are" director spoke of his relationships with the late Maurice Sendak and James Gandolfini during a wide-ranging conversation with David O. Russell at the Los Angeles Film Festival Saturday night. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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A wide-ranging comedy that rarely leaves the house of a twentysomething layabout in Los Angeles is long on truth and short on story. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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Although the first-time filmmaker thought he would have to choose between making movies and practicing medicine, he found a way to combine the two into a stirring new documentary that thrusts audiences into the middle of the emergency room and by extension, America's health care crisis. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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With real guns, a real hijacked ship and a real hostage negotiator on set, all this Danish filmmaker needed to bring was the suspense, which he does in tremendous fashion with this tense drama. Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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The fraternal writing/directing duo of "The Slaughter Rule" talk about finding their way home for their second feature, an adaptation of James Welch's groundbreaking novel about the lonely Native-American experience of the 1970s. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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Matrimony is means to an end rather than about finding true love in this amusing meditation on finding your own way in a goal-oriented culture from two exciting new first-time feature filmmakers. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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A filmmaker talks about healing from a bad breakup with the help of his two families, the one linked by blood and the one by art, in an intimate drama that recently made its debut at the L.A. Film Fest. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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Directing in-laws and filming in a functioning hotel made production on this wild, raucous flick nearly as stressful as a real wedding for the writer/director. Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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The Oscar-winning screenwriter behind "Precious" talks about his darkly funny and strangely transporting directorial debut about a pair of celeb-obsessed hit girls. Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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Plans are afoot to tell a lo-fi, high-energy story of a young man attempting to take control of his future during a summer spent back home in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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The battle-tested journalist talks about his unexpected turn in the spotlight with this doc about America's covert wars, how making the film changed him and what he might be considering for a follow-up. Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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The real-life couple explores marriage under the guise of a noirish mystery about a trip gone bad in Cambodia and live to talk about it. Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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The filmmaker behind such docs as "Man on Wire" and "Project Nim" talks about how his nonfiction work informs his narrative films, including his latest, a thriller starring Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough at the height of the Troubles in Ireland. Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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The actress talks about her much-celebrated performance as a young Hasidic woman faced with an impossible decision in the Israeli drama and how she snagged the part, leaving behind stints in the Israeli army and as a coffee shop waitress. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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A first-time director can't completely trust a wonderfully ornery Nick Offerman and a strong trio of teens to do the heavy lifting on a comedy that isn't as solid as it should be. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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The first Orthodox Jewish woman to make a feature talks about inviting audiences into a rarely-seen world, the film's resplendent visual glow and why she shouldn't be mistaken for the film's main character. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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The co-writer/director of one of the finest first features in recent memories talks about misguided obsessions, the complementary nature of horror and comedy, and "Little Dorrit" Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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The "Teeth" star and the director of a new film about a disenchanted young woman whose day of doing a favor for a friend winds up helping her find a way to get back on the right track. Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2013 at The Moveable Fest
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The accomplished actress/director reflects on a surprising chapter in her own personal history and realizes an extraordinary truth. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2013 at The Moveable Fest