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Directors Daniel Geller & Dayna Goldfine On Their Enthralling Documentary "The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden"

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • April 17, 2014 8:30 AM
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Inhospitable locations are prompt to be the source of legends and enigmatic theories. For most people the Galapagos Islands, off the coast of Ecuador, are only relevant due to their biodiversity made universally famous by none other than Darwin. His findings are studied by millions of children around the world as feasible proof of evolution. What they don't teach in school is the human history of this exuberant archipelago. One chapter in particular within this short, but surely captivating account of people settling there, is rather intriguing. As if pulled from the pages of a crime novel, what filmmakers Daniel Geller and Dayna Goldfine found is a story that involves deceit, deviant romances, and possibly even murder.

LatinoBuzz: Interview with Laura Checkoway Dir. of "Lucky"

  • By Juan Caceres
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  • April 16, 2014 9:00 AM
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Laura Checkoway had an idea for an article she wanted to write which took a new direction when she met Lucky Torres ( née Waleska Torres Ruiz) , a headstrong defiant girl from the Bronx who had a story to tell her. This article would set the documentary ‘Lucky’ into motion.

LatinoBuzz: Meet the Diverse Directors Screening Films at Havana Film Festival New York

  • By Vanessa Erazo
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  • April 9, 2014 10:00 AM
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We take a closer look at the talent behind the camera and profile four filmmakers screening their works at the Havana Film Festival New York. Read on to hear from Cuban master Gerardo Chijona, Mexican camera operator-turned-director Diego Quemada-Diez, multiple award-winner Fernando Coimbra of Brazil, and Spanish documentarian Yolanda Pividal.
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Interview: Director Alejandro Fernandez Almendras On His Festival Hit "To Kill a Man"

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • April 9, 2014 8:30 AM
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Quietly disturbing and thoughtfully insightful about the evil mankind is capable of, Chilean auteur Alejandro Fernández Almendras’ To Kill a Man has stroke a chord with festival goers and jurors across the globe.

LatinoBuzz: The Anatomy of a Dope Short Film

  • By Juan Caceres
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  • April 4, 2014 8:30 AM
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Let’s face facts, the days of the short film being your calling card are pretty much gone (along with the bank account you pillaged). The digital revolution did democratize filmmaking and it meant any Tom, Dick and Harry could pick up a camera and shoot a film. And they did, saturating the festival circuit and bringing about countless of needless short festivals in every neighborhood (this being especially true in NYC). In curating thousands of short films over the years, I’ve lost years of my life to the art. So, you can imagine the joy one gets when you come across those “bangers”. A film that never leaves you.

Interview: Vincenzo Cosentino on his Film "Handy"

  • By Erin Grover
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  • March 9, 2014 8:00 AM
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Vincenzo Cosentino's writing and directorial debut 'Handy' is a brilliant and new perspective on the heroic journey. The Sicilian filmmaker based his first feature film on one of his short films 'Being Handy'. 'Handy' was well received at last year's Austin Film Festival and continues to tour the festival circuit with official entries at this year's Cleveland and Atlanta film festivals.

Interview: Benedikt Erlingsson on his film 'Of Horses and Men'

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • March 7, 2014 9:33 AM
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Delightfully comedic and adorned with gorgeous vistas of the Icelandic landscape, Benedikt Erlingsson's directorial debut Of Horses and Men is a compelling exploration of the animal instincts in all of us

And the Winner Is:'The Great Beauty' for Best Foreign Language Film

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • March 3, 2014 11:00 AM
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The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza), Italy’s Submission for the Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film

And The Winner Is: Helium for Best Live Action Short Short

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • March 3, 2014 10:44 AM
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Making use of beautiful imagery and an inventive story, Anders Walter’s short film Helium deals with the afterlife from the perspective of a sick child and a man who wants to help him minimize the pain. After he befriends Alfred (Pelle Falk Krusbæk), a young boy who is dying, hospital janitor Enzo (Casper Crump) decides to create an imaginary world for him.

The Square - Oscar-nominated Documentary on Egyptian Uprising

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • March 2, 2014 9:01 AM
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I met recently with Jehane Noujaim, Director / Cinematographer (also Director of Control Room, Startup.com, Rafea:Solar Mama) and Karim Amer, Producer / Sound Recordist.

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