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 […]

HIFF 2013 Award-Winning Films to Screen Monday, October 14

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When looking at the HIFF 2013 program, are you paralyzed with indecision? If all the spectacular movie choices overwhelm you, roll the dice and let the jury and HIFF audiences dictate what you should see. Monday, October 14, is the final day of the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival, and the Golden Starfish Award winners—decided […]

Q&A: Mika Mattila on ‘Chimeras’

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Wang Guangyi, at the height of his career as one of China’s most successful contemporary artists, is settling into middle age with increasing ambivalence, a front line witness to his scene’s contradictory commercial impulses. Liu Gang is a supremely promising new face on the scene, plucked from art school into the high gloss world of […]

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 […]