Q&A: Caroline Link on ‘Exit Marrakech’

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Exit Marrakech: When 17-year-old Ben visits his divorced dad Heinrich in Morocco for the summer, he realizes his dad is as foreign to him as the country itself. Struggling to reconnect, their old conflicts bubble up and eventually push Ben to leave the luxury confines of his father’s world for the wonders the exotic country […]

Q&A: Sébastien Betbeder on ‘2 Autumns, 3 Winters’

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In 2 Autumns, 3 Winters, Arman has just turned 33. He longs for change. Maybe he’ll eat healthier? No, he decides to go jogging and as he turns a corner, he bumps into the beautiful Amélie. The first meeting is a shock; the second will be like a stab in the heart. Benjamin is Arman’s […]

Q&A: Liesbeth De Ceulaer on ‘Behind the Redwood Curtain’

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Imbued with a mesmerizing, dreamlike quality, Liesbeth De Ceulaer’s confident first feature takes us to the majestic Redwood Forest and introduces us to people who have strong personal connections to this once isolated region of California. Through seamless vignettes and stunningly saturated cinematography, we meet activists, scientists, loggers, tree dwellers, and Native Americans who share […]

Q&A: Ryan McGarry on ‘Code Black’

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“C-Booth,” the trauma bay at the Los Angeles County Hospital, was the first, the toughest, and the best training ground for ER doctors in the country. In 2008, the County Hospital moved from its historic structure to a modern facility, catapulting the medical staff into an institutional identity crisis. Code Black follows a group of […]

Q&A: Director Cathy Pearson on ‘Get the Picture’

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Sweeping in scope, Cathy Pearson’s Get the Picture reveals the fascinating story of war photographers—a group so concerned with documenting humanity they’ve risked everything to reveal conflicts at their most extreme. Photojournalist John G. Morris began his career as a photo editor for some of the world’s most important publications in the 1930s. Having worked […]

Q&A: Douglas and Roger Kass on ‘Emptying the Skies’

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Based on an article in The New Yorker by best-selling writer Jonathan Franzen, Emptying the Skies chronicles the poaching of migratory birds in southern Europe and introduces us to the intrepid volunteer squad of bird-lovers trying to stop it. Trapped at “pinch points” near the Mediterranean, these globetrotting songbirds are considered culinary delicacies and reap big […]