Film

Tue
01
Sep
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Looking back at the SXSW Premiere of Mr. Robot featuring interviews with Christian Slater, Rami Malek , Carly Chaikin and Portia Doubleday

When a network premieres a television pilot at South by Southwest rather than on their channel, they’re banking on it being a show that can build buzz fast. Now that Mr. Robot has reached its final episode, airing on USA on 9/2 at 10 p.m., it’s fair to say the gambit paid off. Mr. Robot had the second-highest scripted series premiere on basic cable this year, and the ratings have averaged a solid 3 million viewers a week.

Mon
10
Aug
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Marshall Curry Full Frame Documentary Film Festival "Tribute Award" Honoree

At the 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, acclaimed filmmaker Marshall Curry took home an achievement award for his manifold contributions to documentary filmmaking in only 10 years. The festival honored him with a retrospective of his five features, which include many notable, and Academy-Award-nominated, offerings that came to be through Curry’s storytelling prowess as an editor, director, producer, and cinematographer.

 

Sat
01
Aug
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Alexandra Shiva’s How to Dance in Ohio at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Taking home the Audience Award at this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival was Alexandra Shiva’s How to Dance in Ohio. Since premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, How to Dance in Ohio has generated a great deal of indie buzz, even securing a run on HBO in the coming fall.

 

Sat
11
Jul
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Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman of "Last Day of Freedom" at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

“Last Day of Freedom,” an animated short from the minds of Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman, took home two prizes at this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival: Best Short and the prestigious Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award, an exceptional honor for two relatively unknown voices on the documentary scene.

 

Tue
09
Jun
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Josh Braun "Advocate Award" Honoree at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Film producer and marketer extraordinaire, Josh Braun, was honored at this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival with the organization’s Advocate Award, cementing his reputation as a champion of independent filmmakers making substantive contributions to the industry and society. 

 

Tue
26
May
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Brent E. Huffman - Director of “Saving Mes Aynak” at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Director Brent E. Huffman’s newest project, Saving Mes Aynak, is a broadly unique and impactful look at the ancient Afghan city of Mes Aynak, now underground, and the plight of archaeologist Qadir Temori as he battled economic pressure and outright threats of violence in his quest to preserve the rich heritage of his nation.
Tue
19
May
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Tim Blake Nelson, Sam Waterston, Jessica Hecht, Mickey Sumner, and Gloria Reuben at the Tribeca Film Festival Premiere of Anesthesia

Many people know Tim Blake Nelson as the hapless Delmar O'Donnell in the Coen brothers’ O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). More recently, Nelson has given memorable performances in Netflix’s the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and the Discovery Channel’s Klondike (2014), a miniseries nominated for an Emmy. In addition to acting, however, Nelson is a filmmaker in his own right.

Tue
12
May
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Ron Davis and Harry deLeyer of "Harry & Snowman" at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Among the multitude of wonderful screenings at this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Ron Davis’s Harry & Snowman was a standout. Due to popular demand, Full Frame added additional screenings of the film, sure to delight horse lovers, to its lineup. 

 

Sun
10
May
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Ray Liotta, Kevin Corrigan, Tony Darrow and Michael Rapaport at the Tribeca Film Festival Goodfellas Reunion

“For as long as I can remember,” Henry Hill tells us, “I always wanted to be a gangster.” And so it begins, Martin Scorsese’s iconic gangster film, Goodfellas (1990). From Joe Pesci’s Tommy DeVito, demanding to know if he is “funny like I'm a clown,” to the single take of Henry and Karen walking through the Copacabana Club, Goodfellas is a masterwork of cinema, packed with memorable moments. 

Wed
06
May
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Stanley Nelson - Director of "The Black Panthers/ Vanguard of the Revolution" at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

 
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution is director Stanley Nelson’s candid, objective look at one of the American civil rights movement’s most divisive groups. And it’s getting the theatrical release it deserves.
 
Nelson sat down for a chat at this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, where Vanguard screened to a sold out audience at Fletcher Hall, the festival’s largest venue. The film is already set for theatrical release in 13 cities and will also enjoy air time on PBS next year. But, in recent months, Nelson has taken to Kickstarter with an eye toward independently funding the film’s widespread theatrical run.
 
And, as it turns out, Nelson’s foray into the world of crowdfunding was a rousing success. At press time, Vanguard of a Revolution, with pledges totaling roughly $59,000, had eclipsed its $50,000 goal - with almost a full day to spare.
 

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