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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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 GarcĂ­a Bernal and Hani Furstenberg.

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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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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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Interview: Sasha Friedlander, “Where Heaven Meets Hell” image

Interview: Sasha Friedlander, “Where Heaven Meets Hell”

The filmmaker talks about her life-long interest in Indonesian culture and how it moved her to make this documentary on the sulfur miners of East Java. Friedlander's film screens Tuesday night as part of our ongoing Art of the Real series.

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Interview: Jaime & Yamandu Roos, “3 Million” image

Interview: Jaime & Yamandu Roos, “3 Million”

The father and son co-directors of the Latinbeat Closing Night film from Uruguay open up about the personal nature of their documentary and share how they got behind the scenes of the 2010 World Cup.

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Convergence: Interview with Jason Wishnow image

Convergence: Interview with Jason Wishnow

From the man who pushed for TEDTalks to go online comes a discussion on the future of storytelling and distribution, the Instagramming of food, and a preview of his NYFF Convergence closing keynote conversation!

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Convergence: Interview with Tommy Pallotta image

Convergence: Interview with Tommy Pallotta

The transmedia storyteller and rotoscope extraordinaire (of Waking Life fame) talks about peak oil, animation, dreams and his latest multiplatform work Collapsus. His keynote conversation will open NYFF Convergence.

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Acclaimed ND/NF Doc “How to Survive a Plague” Hits Theaters image

Acclaimed ND/NF Doc “How to Survive a Plague” Hits Theaters

David France's scorching Act Up doc was one of the most popular and emotional screenings at this year's New Directors/New Films. Revisit our podcast interview with France and producer Howard Gertler from the Sundance Film Festival.

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Robert Lieberman on “They Call It Myanmar” image

Robert Lieberman on “They Call It Myanmar”

The documentary filmmaker explains how he came to film from academia, the origin of his interest in Burma, the obstacles to filming there and how he came to interview opposition party leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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