Q&A: Patrick Daniels and Bob Berger on ‘Charlie Victor Romeo’

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With dialogue taken from actual black box transcripts of six real-life major airline emergencies, Charlie Victor Romeo is a haunting, riveting theatrical experience superbly translated to film by directors Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels, and Karlyn Michelson. Started on stage in 1999 at the Collective: Unconscious Theater on the Lower East Side, this compelling, almost experimental […]

Q&A: Jennifer Steinman on ‘Desert Runners’

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Any single race in the 4 Desert Ultramarathon Series is a life-threatening challenge. Desert Runners is a thrilling documentary about ordinary people who endure the 150-mile ultra-marathons through the world’s four most treacherous deserts in one year: the Atacama Desert in Chile, the Gobi Desert in China, the Sahara in Egypt, and Antarctica. Filled with […]

Q&A: Donna Zaccaro on ‘Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way’

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Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way is a feature-length documentary about the life of this trailblazer who served as a role model for women and men across the nation and around the world. The film features never-before-seen archival and personal footage and stills, intimate interviews with Ferraro, her family, friends, colleagues, and even opponents, as well as […]

Q&A: Director Ralph Macchio on ‘Across Grace Alley’

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A young boy struggling with his parents’ divorce seeks solace in his infatuation with a captivating woman he discovers through a neighboring window. Across Grace Alley will screen at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival as part of the Connections shorts program. It is also featured in our Views From Long Island section. Please describe Across […]

Q&A: Director Dan Shadur on ‘Before the Revolution’

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For a certain group of Israelis in the 1960s and ‘70s, Tehran, Iran was a utopia. Enjoying close relations with the Shah’s regime, their paradise was built on construction contracts, weapons sales, and oil. Then the Iranian Revolution arrived. In what begins as a nostalgic quest to understand his family’s glory days, Dan Shadur’s tale […]