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When a Lens is a Mirror

The documentaries in NYFF sections Cinéastes/Cinema of Our Time and Cinema Reflected turn the camera back on itself, offering glimpses of John Cassavetes, Ingmar Bergman, Roberto Rossellini, and providing a deeper understanding of the work of these and other beloved filmmakers.

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Love, War and Cinema

Two documentaries about director-muse relationships—Roberto Rossellini/Ingrid Bergman in The War of the Volcanoes and Ingmar Bergman/Liv Ullmann in Liv and Ingmar—reveal the close connection between their off-screen lives and the works they teamed to create.

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NYFF Critics Academy Participants Announced

Film Society and Film Comment are teaming with Indiewire to nurture eight emerging film critics through a series of workshops, mentor sessions, and discussions with working journalists, filmmakers and members of the film industry.

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Critics Academy Coming to 50th NYFF: Applications Now Open!

We're looking for emerging critics and journalists here in New York to participate in a special program at the upcoming New York Film Festival.

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“Jack and Diane,” The Werewolf Love Story That Wasn’t

In the final post in our series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Zeba Blay dissects this indie-romance film and the continued cinematic obsession with vampires and werewolves

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Swiss Films Starring Switzerland

In the fourteenth of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Claudia Piwecki discusses how Swiss filmmakers put the cinema of their country on display at this years festival.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Reappraising Preminger’s Early Work

In the twelfth of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Marc Menichini argues for the virtues of the great filmmaker's early, studio-commissioned works.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Tension and Release

In the eleventh of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Michael Noredine calls Leviathan "the kind of film that creates an environment so visually and aurally complete as to be nearly indescribable."

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Fearing Other People

In the tenth of a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Ari Gunnar Thorsteinsson looks at four festival selections that confront the alternate terrors of isolation and connection.

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Locarno 2012 Diary: Locarno’s Northern Lights

In the ninth in a series of articles from the Locarno Critics Academy, Adam Cook reflects on the sole Canadian offerings at this year's festival.

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