Q&A: Amir Bar-Lev on the Complicated Shame of ‘Happy Valley’

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Happy Valley centers on the people of State College, Pennsylvania, and its conflicted reactions to the Penn State football scandal in the months following Jerry Sandusky’s arrest for child molestation. With interviews with those directly involved and die-hard fans alike, documentarian Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story, My Kid Could Paint That) captures the college town […]

Q&A: Anthony Baxter on Davids Fighting Goliaths in ‘A Dangerous Game’

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In A Dangerous Game, the follow-up to You’ve Been Trumped (HIFF 2011), filmmaker Anthony Baxter is still hot on Donald Trump’s tail as the billionaire sets out to build yet another luxury golf course along the idyllic Scottish seaside. As locals unite to halt construction, their counterparts in Croatia are engaged in a similar battle […]

Q&A: Chris Moukarbel on Searching for the Elusive Artist in ‘Banksy Does New York’

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Millions have followed his work, yet very few know the real identity of controversial street artist Banksy. Last October, the elusive graffiti artist, painter, and filmmaker completed a month-long residency in New York using the city as his canvas, kicking up dust all over the streets and the Internet. His controversial and often political multimedia […]

Q&A: Gracie Otto on Michael White’s Star Status as ‘The Last Impresario’

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Michael White helped influence the cultural scene of the 1970s with everything from theater, film, dance, fashion, and beauty—but you’ve probably never heard of him. In this personal documentary, Gracie Otto celebrates the living legend that produced over 200 shows and movies, nurtured countless careers, and brought productions such as Oh! Calcutta!, The Rocky Horror Picture […]

Q&A: Frank Hall Green on the Escape, Adventure and Nature of ‘Wildlike’

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A beautiful trek into the stunning Alaskan wilderness, Frank Hall Green’s Wildlike follows 15-year-old Mackenzie on her first visit to the last frontier. When her stay with ‘Uncle’ takes a traumatic turn, Mackenzie must embark on a dangerous journey through the wilds alone. On her way she encounters another lone traveler (Bruce Greenwood, Thirteen Days) […]