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Chronic Means Forever: Kadazia Allen-Perry Artist Interview

Despite Kadazia Allen-Perry’s youth, her cystic fibrosis has forced her to confront her own mortality. In her autobiographical documentary, Chronic Means Forever, the African-American first-time filmmaker provides an intimate exploration into the feelings of alienation and frustration which accompany her life-long diagnosis. Allen-Perry is faced daily with the perpetual struggle to balance her creativity while...Read...
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The High Sun (Zvizdan) Film Review (Croatia)

At the start of The High Sun, Jelena (Tihana Lazovic) and Ivan (Goran Markovic) sunbathe at a lakeshore, playing instruments and wrestling flirtatiously in the sunshine. The unfettered young couple seems like it has no worries in the world — and the last thing that one would expect is the reality of their situation: Jelena...Read...
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From This Day Forward & Finding Phong Comparative Documentary Film Reviews: Seattle Transgender Film Festival 2016

All May, posters have abounded in Seattle’s historically gay-friendly neighborhood of Capitol Hill, advertising Transgender Arts Month. Lumped within that was Translations, a five-day Transgender Film Festival, now on its eleventh year. In smaller cities with a less prominent LGBTQ crowd, a Transgender Arts Month might be relegated to only having terrible artwork — and...Read...
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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Film Review (Israel)

Set almost exclusively in a tiny courtroom, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, is an Israeli-French film about a couple’s lengthy battle for divorce. Simple from its get-go, the film’s major strengths lie in its tense appeal and multiple layers of meaning, which build slowly through use of seemingly trivial gestures. Director-siblings Ronit Elkabetz and...Read...
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Liars Band Interview (2014) Brooding in Ecstasy With Mess’s Playful Catharsis

Liars’ 2012 full-length, WIXIW, dwelled in doubt and anxiety, pressed against a curtain of murky fragility. Even if one only looks at the cover art for the band’s latest follow-up, Mess — a robust mass of multihued string that looks like the Love Forever Changes hydra head grew dreadlocks — it’s evident that in 2014,...
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Strangefruit – Sea of Fog Music Video (MV of the Week) + Director / Musician Interviews

"The original concept was that the music video would become almost like an art film. Something powerful, dramatic and theatrical, drawing on my research into psychoanalytical theories revolving around the origins of desire, sexuality and power. Exploring gender roles, the uncanny, the macabre, and Freudian theories of death and sex." Laura Clarke, Director