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Interview: “Of Snails and Men”

We sat down with director Tudor Giurgiu and actors Andi Vasluianu and Monica Bîrlădeanu to discuss their Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema opening night film, the true events that inspired it, balancing humor and drama, the Romanian film community, and sperm donation.

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Interview: Casey Pugh, “Star Wars Uncut” image

Interview: Casey Pugh, “Star Wars Uncut”

Back in June, we interviewed the creator of this shot-by-shot, "crowdsourced" tribute to George Lucas' sci-fi masterpiece, which has an encore screening this Friday in our ongoing midnight movies series!

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What Would You Ask Christopher Nolan?

In under 15 years, Nolan has emerged as one of the greatest directors working today. He'll be in person at Film Society later this month to talk with Film Comment about his acclaimed Dark Knight Trilogy.

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Interview: Julia Loktev, “The Loneliest Planet” image

Interview: Julia Loktev, “The Loneliest Planet”

This NYFF '11 Main Slate selection has been dazzling festival audiences all year and is now in theaters in select cities. We spoke with the Georgian filmmaker about tongue twisters, the editing booth and her award-winning film starring Gael García Bernal and Hani Furstenberg.

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Stillness is the Move: Two Films by Keisuke Kinoshita

In two mid-career triumphs, a filmmaker struggles with the toll of fate and the burden of choice, the rush of conscious activity and the comfort—albeit sometimes oppressive—of inaction.

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Interview: Sean Baker, “Starlet” image

Interview: Sean Baker, “Starlet”

The filmmaker discusses finding locations for his fourth feature, the desire to depict the adult film industry and its players in an original and three-dimensional way, and the canine co-star from which the film gets its name.

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Ben There, Done That

From Academy Award-winning screenwriter to Hollywood leading man to critically acclaimed director, Ben Affleck has proven to be a man of many cinematic talents.

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Keisuke Kinoshita: Close and Personal

By casting the spotlight on the experiences of ordinary people as extraordinary accounts of Japanese life and society, Keisuke Kinoshita's films bring a universal appeal and emotional subtlety to stories of social, political, and economic upheaval.

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Melodrama and Adaption: The Films of Joe Wright image

Melodrama and Adaption: The Films of Joe Wright

A quick look back at Wright's small but stellar body of work makes clear why his fifth feature, Anna Karenina, promises to be one of the best films of awards season. See it first tomorrow at Film Society followed by an extended conversation with Wright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard.

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Interview: Franck Khalfoun, “Maniac” image

Interview: Franck Khalfoun, “Maniac”

The rising horror filmmaker on keeping his remake of the cult grindhouse slasher fresh, the challenges of shooting in first person POV, the film's throwback prog rock soundtrack, and Elijah Wood's impressive work ethic. See him in person at Saturday's screening, part of our popular Scary Movies series!

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