“Maidentrip” Shows a Very Different Teenage Dream image

“Maidentrip” Shows a Very Different Teenage Dream

We spoke with director Jillian Schlesinger about her documentary, which opens Mountainfilm on Friday night, and its inspiring protagonist: a Dutch 14 year old named Laura Dekker who made headlines as the youngest person to sail solo around the globe.

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Music Paints a Moving Picture Down in the Tremé image

Music Paints a Moving Picture Down in the Tremé

Darren Hoffman's documentary Tradition Is a Temple explores the unique musical culture of New Orleans through fascinating interviews and dynamic filmed performances. We spoke with the musician-turned-director about his film, which screens Thursday in our monthly Art of the Real series.

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“Lily” Filmmakers Tackle Adult Issues with Childlike Wonder image

“Lily” Filmmakers Tackle Adult Issues with Childlike Wonder

Director Matt Creed and co-writer and star Amy Grantham discuss their portrait of a twenty-something breast cancer survivor, based on Grantham's own experiences, which screens on Wednesday in our monthly Indie Night series.

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Frederick Wiseman Finds Middle Class Anxiety in “At Berkeley” image

Frederick Wiseman Finds Middle Class Anxiety in “At Berkeley”

Filmmaker Frederick Wiseman had long wanted to film a university and his latest documentary At Berkeley, opening this week at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, captures one of the pinnacles of higher learning as it confronts an unprecedented crossroads.

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Documenting “Caucus” and Its Relevance Today image

Documenting “Caucus” and Its Relevance Today

A particularly timely endeavor, Caucus, a new political documentary covering the Republican presidential hopefuls race to the 2012 Iowa Caucus, opens this week. Director AJ Schnack discusses his reasons for making the film and how he was granted so much intimate access to the candidates.

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Weekend Opener “Casting By” Celebrates Unsung Movie Titans image

Weekend Opener “Casting By” Celebrates Unsung Movie Titans

Tom Donahue discusses his illuminating doc Casting By, which spotlights the role of the casting director and one of its greats, Marion Dougherty, featuring interviews with a huge number of stars and filmmakers from Martin Scorsese, to Robert De Niro, Glenn Close, Jon Voight, and many more.

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Making Waves: Netzer Taps a Mother Lode of Moral Ambiguity in “Child’s Pose” image

Making Waves: Netzer Taps a Mother Lode of Moral Ambiguity in “Child’s Pose”

Director Calin Peter Netzer discusses his leading lady Luminiţa Gheorghiu and his new film Child's Pose, which won the Golden Bear in Berlin and will have its New York Premiere at Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema in November.

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Found Footage Horror Gets a Makeover in “Willow Creek” image

Found Footage Horror Gets a Makeover in “Willow Creek”

Bobcat Goldthwait discusses his found-footage Bigfoot movie Willow Creek, which screens November 5 in Scary Movies 7, and why he decided to give stars Alexie Gilmore and Bryce Johnson producing credits.

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“Kill Your Darlings” Director Talks Beats, Daniel Radcliffe, and the Drama of Filmmaking image

“Kill Your Darlings” Director Talks Beats, Daniel Radcliffe, and the Drama of Filmmaking

FilmLinc Daily spoke with filmmaker John Krokidas about the Beats, tapping Daniel Radcliffe to play Allen Ginsberg, and the long road to bring Kill Your Darlings to the big screen.

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NYFF51: “Gloria” Is An Unlikely Heroine for a Modern Chile image

NYFF51: “Gloria” Is An Unlikely Heroine for a Modern Chile

Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio and actress Paulina García talked to FilmLinc about their film Gloria, which is Chile's entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar consideration, ahead of its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival.

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