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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.

Finding Vivian Maier

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • April 2, 2014 12:00 PM
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A certain type of mystery, like finding a suitcase filled with treasures, is a certain lure to audiences.

When Are Films Political: The Return of Navajo Boy

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • March 27, 2014 11:30 AM
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Recently.Democracy Now's Amy Goodman published this story about the controversy over re-opening uranium mines on Navajo lands. The Return of Navajo Boy film has been credited with bringing the issue of uranium contamination from post WWII mining into the public eye. Read Goodman's piece HERE.

Independent Film Week -- Now Accepting Narrative Submissions

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • March 26, 2014 2:50 PM
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Every year the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) puts together a series of events during what is knows as the Independent Film Week, where storytellers in all mediums have an opportunity to connect with industry and peers to further advance their projects in an environment that promotes community, growth, and career sustainability. Filmmakers, content creators, innovators, and audiences come out in force to experience first-hand the expanded opportunities IFP has been working to provide the international film and media community.

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.

Ambulante California Launches at Sundance

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • February 3, 2014 4:04 PM
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Recently during the latest Sundance Film Festival, Ambulante, the non-profit aimed to promote documentary as a tool for social change and cultural transformation, celebrated its upcoming U.S. launch with an Ambulante California reception.

Susan Kouguell Interview with Aaron Brookner

  • By Susan Kouguell
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  • January 29, 2014 3:30 PM
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Susan Kouguell speaks with director Aaron Brookner on his journey of re-mastering and re-leasing the documentary on William Burroughs, Burroughs: The Movie (1983) directed by his uncle, Howard Brookner, and Smash the Control Machine the feature documentary that tells the story of Aaron Brookner’s investigation into the mysterious life and missing films of Howard Brookner, who died of AIDS at age 34 in 1989 on the cusp of fame

THE IRAN JOB - Shortlisted for German Academy Awards

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • January 29, 2014 11:30 AM
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Till Schauder's 'The Iran Job' has been shortlisted for the German Academy and will screen at the Berlinale with hopes of helping the filmmaker finance his next project.

'EXPOSED' by Beth B at MoMA and IFC Center

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • January 14, 2014 11:30 AM
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After six years of hard work, Beth B and co-producer Sandra Schulberg are finally releasing their feature film, EXPOSED,which is currently showing at the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, and will be showing at the Museum of Modern Art on March 3rd, and will have a theatrical run at the IFC Center, NYC beginning March 13th.

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