Filmmaker Mike Cahill Teases ‘I Origins’ Prior to Free Talk Friday at the Film Society image

Filmmaker Mike Cahill Teases ‘I Origins’ Prior to Free Talk Friday at the Film Society

Mike Cahill returns to science for his second feature, I Origins, which is at once a molecular-biology thriller and a love story. Cahill and actress Brit Marling will be at the Film Society Friday as part of the ongoing Free Talks series.

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Director Steve James on Roger Ebert and the Journey of ‘Life Itself’ image

Director Steve James on Roger Ebert and the Journey of ‘Life Itself’

FilmLinc spoke with Life Itself filmmaker Steve James about embarking on the documentary that captures critic Roger Ebert's final days and chronicles his rise to the apex of film criticism and culture. Life Itself opens at the Film Society this weekend.

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Meet This Year’s Filmmaker in Residence, Lisandro Alonso image

Meet This Year’s Filmmaker in Residence, Lisandro Alonso

FilmLinc sat down with filmmaker Lisandro Alonso for a short conversation prior to Tuesday evening's official announcement that he will be this year's Filmmaker in Residence. The evening was quite a bash with some well-known veteran filmmakers and stars.

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Drama Therapy and Theater Inside a Lebanese Prison in Zeina Daccache’s ‘Scheherazade’s Diary’ image

Drama Therapy and Theater Inside a Lebanese Prison in Zeina Daccache’s ‘Scheherazade’s Diary’

Zeina Daccache's Scheherazade's Diary follows women inmates in Lebanon's Baabda prison throughout a 10-month drama therapy/theater project. The film closes out the 25th Human Rights Watch Film Festival this Sunday.

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The “Emergency Cinema” of the Abounaddara Collective image

The “Emergency Cinema” of the Abounaddara Collective

The Abounaddara Collective is a group of self-taught filmmakers who aim to provide an alternative image of Syrian society to the public. A series of their short films will screen on June 19 at the IFC Center as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, followed by a discussion with spokesperson Charif Kiwan.

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Genocide and the Word’s Creator: Edet Belzberg’s ‘Watchers of the Sky’ image

Genocide and the Word’s Creator: Edet Belzberg’s ‘Watchers of the Sky’

Edet Belzberg reflects on the process of exploring the life of Raphael Lemkin, who coined the word "genocide," in her documentary Watchers of the Sky. The film screens on June 19, followed by a discussion with Belzberg.

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The Transformation of Civilians Into Soldiers: Rachel Beth Anderson and Tim Grucza’s ‘First to Fall’ image

The Transformation of Civilians Into Soldiers: Rachel Beth Anderson and Tim Grucza’s ‘First to Fall’

Capturing those who fight and the draw of civilians to become soldiers, Rachel Beth Anderson and Tim Grucza's documentary First to Fall follows two young men who leave the safety of their lives in Canada to travel back to their home country of Libya to fight in the revolution.

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Confronting Censorship & Dictatorship: ‘Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus’ image

Confronting Censorship & Dictatorship: ‘Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus’

Human Rights Watch's Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus chronicles an underground theater performing against a tide of repression. Filmmaker Madeleine Sackler gives insight into her experience filming "illegally" in Europe's last dictatorship.

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‘Evaporating Borders’: A Window Into the Lives of Migrants image

‘Evaporating Borders’: A Window Into the Lives of Migrants

Filmmaker Iva Radivojevic discusses current immigration in Cyprus and describes what she hopes audiences will take away from her visual essay Evaporating Borders, screening June 17 at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

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Rethinking American Ideals in Sandrine Orabona & Mark Herzog’s ‘Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story’ image

Rethinking American Ideals in Sandrine Orabona & Mark Herzog’s ‘Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story’

Sandrine Orabona and Mark Herzog's Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story rethinks the American ideals of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness through the eyes of Kristin Beck, former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Beck, as she continues life as a transgender woman.

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