#HIFF2013: Focus on the Environment

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HIFF2013 is here! While you’re exploring our extensive slate, seek out these titles that treat issues related to the environment: Based on a New Yorker article 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. Imbued […]

#HIFF2013: Focus On Sports

The Armstrong Lie

Covering everything from cycling to tennis to golf, these HIFF selections are must-sees for sports-lovers: Acclaimed documentarian Alex Gibney (ENRON: The Smartest Guys in the Room) masterfully pieces together raw, unseen footage and interviews from the 2009 Tour de France, documenting Armstrong’s post-cancer return to cycling and the deafening controversy surrounding his current cultural status as […]

#HIFF2013: Focus On Family Fare

The Short Game

Got kiddos? Inspire the love of film in them from an early age with these delightful selections: Debut director Josh Greenbaum turns his lens on eight young golfers, ages seven and eight, who descend on the World Championship of Junior Golf––including Anna Kournikova’s younger brother Allan, and Amari “Tigress” Avery, who shares a birthday, hometown, […]

Q&A: Felix van Groeningen on The Broken Circle Breakdown

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When Didier and Elise meet, they instinctually know they have both found their match. While his true love was once was reserved only for American bluegrass music, this fiery tattoo artist plucks away all semblance of the brutish bachelor he once was. They bond over music and culture, and dive headfirst into a sweeping romance […]

#HIFF2013: Focus On the Arts

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HIFF2013 is almost upon us! While you’re browsing through our extensive slate, don’t miss these great titles that focus on the arts: 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 […]