Interview With Emad Burnat, “5 Broken Cameras” image

Interview With Emad Burnat, “5 Broken Cameras”

Part two of our interview with the co-directors of the polarizing ND/NF '12 documentary, Israeli Guy Davidi and Palestinian Emad Burnat, which opened Wednesday at Film Forum in NYC.

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Interview With Guy Davidi, “5 Broken Cameras” image

Interview With Guy Davidi, “5 Broken Cameras”

Part one of a two-part interview with the co-directors of the polarizing ND/NF '12 documentary, Israeli Guy Davidi and Palestinian Emad Burnat, which opens today at Film Forum in NYC.

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Indie Night Introduction: Jean-Baptiste Léonetti, “Carré blanc” image

Indie Night Introduction: Jean-Baptiste Léonetti, “Carré blanc”

The filmmaker's debut feature screens tonight at 8pm as part of Film Society's ongoing Indie Night series, followed by a Q&A with Léonetti moderated by guest co-curator Ted Hope. We asked him some questions about himself and his film by way of introduction.

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Indie Night Introduction: Matthew Petock, “A Little Closer” image

Indie Night Introduction: Matthew Petock, “A Little Closer”

The first-time director discusses independent filmmaking as a labor of love, camaraderie on set, and working with young actors. "A Little Closer" screens tonight at 8pm followed by a Q&A with Petock and his cast and crew moderated by series co-curator Ted Hope.

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ND/NF Discovery: Jonas Carpignano’s “The Plain” (Italy/USA) image

ND/NF Discovery: Jonas Carpignano’s “The Plain” (Italy/USA)

"Italian Cinema is not in great shape, but there are some amazing films and filmmakers working there right now."

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Bitching about Politics on Facebook: Isold Uggadottir’s “Revolution Reykjavik” image

Bitching about Politics on Facebook: Isold Uggadottir’s “Revolution Reykjavik”

The ND/NF director talks about her short film "Revolution Reykjavik," which tells the story of the havoc wrought on a family by Iceland's financial crisis. The verdict is clear: "Excess is out; modesty is in."

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ND/NF Discovery: Angelina Nikonova’s “Twilight Portrait” (Russia) image

ND/NF Discovery: Angelina Nikonova’s “Twilight Portrait” (Russia)

"My main rule is not to panic, no matter what happens during the shoot. I try to give in totally to the force of production, and since I am a bit of a control freak, this ability to trust fate with its unpredictable turns and twists is essential to me."

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ND/NF Discovery: Elisa Cepedal’s “Oh Sorrow” (Spain) image

ND/NF Discovery: Elisa Cepedal’s “Oh Sorrow” (Spain)

"Most of the cast were non-professional actors, mainly middle-age and old women. Working with them while rehearsing and shooting was very gratifying and fun."

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ND/NF Discovery: Russell Harbaugh’s “Rolling on the Floor Laughing” (USA) image

ND/NF Discovery: Russell Harbaugh’s “Rolling on the Floor Laughing” (USA)

"In my limited experience, I’ve enjoyed discovering that if you allow the camera and the situations within a story to do the heavy dramatic lifting (meaning you choose both correctly), your performances can be judged not by how well your actors are creating drama, but by how honestly they are responding to it."

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ND/NF Q&As: “Las Acacias,” “The Raid: Redemption” & “Gimme the Loot” image

ND/NF Q&As: “Las Acacias,” “The Raid: Redemption” & “Gimme the Loot”

Watch full video of directors Pablo Giorgelli, Gareth Evans, and Adam Leon discussing their films with members of the selection committee following their New Directors/New Films screenings at Film Society.

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