Sound + Vision film Brothers Hypnotic by first-time filmmaker Reuben Atlas spotlights an unconventional band of eight brothers from a rough Chicago neighborhood who decidedly play outside the conventions of the music industry, pursuing their brash sound while catching the attention of celebs and their charismatic father.
The director behind our Sound + Vision Opening Night film discusses discovering Charles Bradley, finding a story through editing, and the process of making his first feature documentary.
The Latinbeat regular spoke with FilmLinc Daily ahead of the North American premiere of his latest film, which opened the festival over the weekend. He talks about how the issue of class and poverty have evolved in Latin American storytelling and why La Paz was perfect for the big screen despite Argentina's current love affair with the stage.
Latinbeat newcomer Michael Wahrmann discusses Brazil's complicated relationship with its past and the rest of Latin America, using Super 8mm and his views on the perceived "death of film," and the recent protests he calls "hipster manifestations" in his home country.
Hip Hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy and Hong Kong artist MC Yan discuss their traveling exhibit "Kung Fu Wildstyle," the confluence of Hip Hop culture and Kung Fu movies, and the future of music videos.
Young Korean actress Kim Go-Eun has won accolades at home and abroad for her role as Eun-gyo in Jung Ji-woo's Eungyo (A Muse), which had its New York Premiere at the New York Asian Film Festival over the weekend.