Q&A: Ross Kauffman & Katy Chevigny on the Fearlessness of the ‘E-Team’

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Anna, Ole, Fred, and Peter are members of the Emergency Team (E-Team) for a respected international human rights organization, the first people on the scene when there is suspicion of human rights abuses. Entering areas of conflict like Syria or post-Qaddafi Libya, they gather evidence to determine if further investigation is warranted, and often what […]

Q&A: Chris Moukarbel on Searching for the Elusive Artist in ‘Banksy Does New York’

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Millions have followed his work, yet very few know the real identity of controversial street artist Banksy. Last October, the elusive graffiti artist, painter, and filmmaker completed a month-long residency in New York using the city as his canvas, kicking up dust all over the streets and the Internet. His controversial and often political multimedia […]

Q&A: Gracie Otto on Michael White’s Star Status as ‘The Last Impresario’

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Michael White helped influence the cultural scene of the 1970s with everything from theater, film, dance, fashion, and beauty—but you’ve probably never heard of him. In this personal documentary, Gracie Otto celebrates the living legend that produced over 200 shows and movies, nurtured countless careers, and brought productions such as Oh! Calcutta!, The Rocky Horror Picture […]

Q&A: Three Directors on Their Distinct Visions of ‘Velvet Terrorists’

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Charged as terrorists, but now hailed as heroes, three Czechoslovakians recount and reenact their odd and fascinating tales of armed resistance against the old communistic powers. Three portraits by three directors: a presidential assassination foiled through sheer laziness; a botched political tribune bombing due to alcoholism; and a notorious bulletin board bomber who wanted nothing […]

Q&A: Gabe Polsky on the Soviet Hockey Legends of ‘Red Army’

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In an exhilarating story played out on Olympic ice, Red Army chronicles the rise and fall of the Red Army Hockey Team, the Soviet Union’s most powerful sports dynasty. Making his solo directorial debut, Gabe Polsky revisits the history of the Cold War using an incredible collection of archival material from both sides of the […]