Q&A: Kimberly Levin on the Farmland Thriller ‘Runoff’

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Note: This interview originally ran during the 2014 Hamptons International Film Festival, where Runoff had its East Coast premiere. Runoff opens Friday, June 26, in NYC. Director Kimberly Levin, cast and crew will do Q&As following select screenings June 26-28 at Village East Cinemas.  The beauty of the land cannot mask the brutality of a farm town. As harvest draws near, determined matriarch Betty […]

Q&A: Debra Granik on Ozarks Veteran Portrait ‘Stray Dog’

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Returning to the Ozarks, Debra Granik (Academy Award® nominee Winter’s Bone) turns her lens on Ron “Stray Dog” Hall, a burly, aging veteran who manages an RV park and rides his motorcycle cross-country. Shot over three years, Stray Dog is a humanist portrait of an extraordinary man forever changed by two tours of war. Through his […]

HIFF 2013 Update: Jan Ole Gerster on ‘A Coffee In Berlin’ (fka ‘Oh Boy’)

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Niko Fischer (Tom Schilling) in A Coffee in Berlin, courtesy of Music Box Films Twenty-something ennui (aka “the slacker”) is not endemic to the United States, as evidenced by German director Jan Ole Gerster’s debut feature, A Coffee in Berlin. The film—which swept the German Film Academy Awards—follows a day in the life of Niko […]