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Interviews: Mike Cahill & Michael Pitt Reflect On Science Vs. Faith In 'I Origins'

  • By Kristin McCracken
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  • July 18, 2014 3:02 PM
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I Origins
When “Another Earth” premiered at Sundance three years ago, the quiet, otherworldly drama made quite a splash with critics and audiences alike. First-time director Mike Cahill’s talents were obvious—even on a low budget—and lead actress (and co-writer) Brit Marling was a breakout star.

Review: Mike Cahill's 'I Origins' Starring Michael Pitt & Brit Marling

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • July 16, 2014 12:10 PM
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I Origins
2011, the year of actress Brit Marling, also introduced the world of cinema to two promising filmmakers: “The Sound Of My Voice” director Zal Batmanglij and “Another Earth” filmmaker Mike Cahill. Marling starred and co-wrote both heady and high concept indie efforts and her rocket soon took off. Fox Searchlight picked up both films and Batmanglij was soon making his intriguing follow-up “The East.” Skeptics were a little less convinced about “Another Earth,” which featured an admittedly excellent concept but was sometimes limited by its budget and presentation in execution. However, those that sensed great promise should be thrilled to see it fulfilled in “I Origins,” Cahill’s powerful follow-up.

Exclusive: Listen To An Energetic Cut From The 'I Origins' Soundtrack By Will Bates & Phil Mossman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2014 10:12 AM
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I Origins
Blending science, romance and spirituality all into a movie we called "an intelligent and ambitious adult drama," you might think the soundtrack to "I Origins" would be perhaps sombre or restrained. You would be mistaken. Will Bates and Phil Mossman, who have previously collaborated on "Lola Versus," "Generation Um...," "The Normals" and "Another Earth," take composing duties here and deliver something a bit unexpected for "I Origins." So turn up your speakers and read on...

Watch: 2 Clips & Featurette On Sound Design For 'I Origins'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 7, 2014 12:23 PM
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I, Origins
Through the lens of science, even the grandest of ideas surrounding our souls, the afterlife, and so much more, are brought down to Earth. Without proof or some kind of academic basis, many of the world's oldest notions about our lives remain stuck in the realm of the unknowable, scientifically speaking. But what if a discovery came along that changed all of that? That's the basis of Mike Cahill's "I Origins."

10 Films To See In July

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 2, 2014 3:46 PM
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Films To See In July
So we've passed the midway mark of the year and we only have technically eight weeks left of summer with July 4th right around the corner. Depending on what kind of moviegoer you are, this is either a godsend, or a melancholy reminder that blockbuster season is almost over (and if it’s the former here’s our wishlist for the Fall Film Festival season).

Watch: Three Clips From 'I Origins' Plus New Images From Sundance Award Winner

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2014 3:38 PM
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I Origins
The summer movie season usually requires you to turn off your brain and submit your mind and body to the punishing assault of razzle dazzle in one empty headed movie after another. But if you dig a bit further, you can find films that will provide both intellectual sustenance and genuine entertainment. And one you'll want to keep an eye out for is "I Origins."
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Exclusive: New Photos & Soundtrack Details From 'I Origins' Starring Michael Pitt & Brit Marling

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 16, 2014 11:59 AM
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I Origins
Are you starved for some smart sci-fi this summer? Us too. Sure, "Edge of Tomorrow" had a fair amount of brains, but always coming second to the explosions, and other than "Under the Skin," not much has really scratched the brainy, emotional science fiction itch that things like "Moon" and "Upstream Color" managed to in recent years.

Watch: First Trailer For 'I Origins' Starring Michael Pitt & Brit Marling Sees The Number 11 Everywhere

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2014 1:27 PM
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I Origins
The intersection of spirituality, faith and chance... these are tricky ingredients to work with when it comes to spinning a cinematic tale, with the possibility of tilting toward the New Age ever present. But Mike Cahill gets it right with "I Origins" and the first trailer is here.

Sundance Review: Mike Cahill's Heady, Deeply Moving ‘I Origins’ Starring Michael Pitt & Brit Marling

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 20, 2014 3:09 PM
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I Origins
2011, the year of actress Brit Marling, also introduced the world of cinema to two promising filmmakers: “The Sound Of My Voice” director Zal Batmanglij and “Another Earth” filmmaker Mike Cahill. Marling starred and co-wrote both heady and high concept indie efforts and her rocket soon took off. Fox Searchlight picked up both films and Batmanglij was soon making his intriguing follow-up “The East.” Skeptics were a little less convinced about “Another Earth,” which featured an admittedly excellent concept but was sometimes limited by its budget and presentation in execution. However, those that sensed great promise should be thrilled to see it fulfilled in “I Origins,” Cahill’s powerful Sundance follow-up.

Sundance Scores: Jenny Lewis, Flying Lotus, Nick Cave, Willis Earle Beale & More Tune Up Park City Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 7, 2014 3:45 PM
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Last week we brought you word that Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard and Beastie Boy Ad-Rock where bringing their musical skills to a couple of films headed to Sundance by providing a score (Lynn Shelton's "Laggies" and the baseball flick "No No: A Dockumentary," respectively). Well, that's just the tip of the iceberg. As you might suspect, the worlds of indie film and indie music aren't so far apart and there will be a lot of music to be heard in the films headed to Park City next week, so let's dive in...

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