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“An Ode to the Viruses of Our Day: Watch Nicholas D'Agostino's Animated Short, Despot

“AN ODE TO THE VIRUSES OF OUR DAY: WATCH NICHOLAS D'AGOSTINO'S ANIMATED SHORT, DESPOT

Previously at Filmmaker, animator Nicholas D'Agostino wrote about masks, animation and the power of myth. Now, on the last day of the...

“I Work in the Streets - That's My Studio”: Ernie Gehr on His Lower East Side Trilogy

“I WORK IN THE STREETS - THAT'S MY STUDIO”: ERNIE GEHR ON HIS LOWER EAST SIDE TRILOGY

Screening on The Museum of Modern Art's Virtual Cinema through January 21, Ernie Gehr's Lower East Side Trilogy combines three of his...

 
 
 
“I Wanted to Infuse the Film with a Musical Storyline”: Writer/Director Haroula Rose on the Original Soundtrack to Her Once Upon a River

“I WANTED TO INFUSE THE FILM WITH A MUSICAL STORYLINE”: WRITER/DIRECTOR HAROULA ROSE ON THE ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK TO HER ONCE UPON A RIVER

Putting together the perfect soundtrack for a film is its own art form. It's a task that most often makes use of existing tunes and...

“Backwards Continuity is Not a Category, Is It?”: Script Supervisor Steve Gehrke on Tenet

“BACKWARDS CONTINUITY IS NOT A CATEGORY, IS IT?”: SCRIPT SUPERVISOR STEVE GEHRKE ON TENET

In the world of Christopher Nolan's Tenet, people from the future have figured out how to reverse the entropy of people and objects,...

 
 
 
“What Does It Mean When We're Working in 360?”: Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber on Pieces of a Woman

“WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN WE'RE WORKING IN 360?”: KORNÉL MUNDRUCZÓ AND KATA WÉBER ON PIECES OF A WOMAN

While the arrival of a newborn child can strengthen a couple's relationship, the loss of one can accentuate fissures that were already...

Sponsored Video: Shooting Texas 6 on Canon Cinema EOS Cameras and Lenses

SPONSORED VIDEO: SHOOTING TEXAS 6 ON CANON CINEMA EOS CAMERAS AND LENSES

Follow the Strawn Greyhounds, a high school six-man football team under the direction of coach Dewaine Lee, as they attempt a three-peat...

 
 
 
“I Wanted to Explode the Will and Grace Stereotype about Idealized and Infantilized Gay Men and Women”: Writer/Director Jeremy Hersh Interviewed by Jeremy O. Harris About Hersh's Powerful and Nuanced Drama, The Surrogate

“I WANTED TO EXPLODE THE WILL AND GRACE STEREOTYPE ABOUT IDEALIZED AND INFANTILIZED GAY MEN AND WOMEN”: WRITER/DIRECTOR JEREMY HERSH INTERVIEWED BY JEREMY O. HARRIS ABOUT HERSH'S POWERFUL AND NUANCED DRAMA, THE SURROGATE

Now streaming on STARZ and with a Gotham Awards nomination for its lead, Jasmine Batchelor, The Surrogate, Jeremy Hersh's powerful...

Watch: Gaspar Noe's Summer of '21 for Saint Laurent

WATCH: GASPAR NOE'S SUMMER OF '21 FOR SAINT LAURENT

We're still waiting here in the States to see Gaspar Noe's previous collaboration with Saint Laurent, Lux Æterna, which premiered in...

 
 
 
Clip Premiere: Thomas Balmès Sing Me a Song

CLIP PREMIERE: THOMAS BALMÈS SING ME A SONG

Releasing tomorrow, January 1, 2021, on digital platforms is Thomas Balmès's Sing Me a Song, which finds the French documentarian returning...

Filmmaker‘s 20 Most Popular New Posts of 2020

FILMMAKER‘S 20 MOST POPULAR NEW POSTS OF 2020

To rhyme with the year, I've expanded this year's roundup of our most popular posts, as determined by Google Analytics, from 10 to...

 
 
 
The World at Home: New Directors/New Films 2020

THE WORLD AT HOME: NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS 2020

COVID-19 brought two major changes to New Directors/New Films, the annual showcase of emerging filmmakers jointly presented by Film...

Back to One, Episode 137: Nat Wolff

BACK TO ONE, EPISODE 137: NAT WOLFF

The only thing that makes this a “Special Holiday Episode” of Back To One is a brief mention of Hanukkah, but the talented Nat Wolff...

 
 
 
Movie Theaters to Receive Billions in Relief Funds as Part of the Save Our Stages Act

MOVIE THEATERS TO RECEIVE BILLIONS IN RELIEF FUNDS AS PART OF THE SAVE OUR STAGES ACT

Small and mid-sized movie theaters will receive a portion of $15 billion in funds contained within the COVID-19 relief package being...

2020's Ten Best Films Directed By Women

2020'S TEN BEST FILMS DIRECTED BY WOMEN

A lot of the film industry has been sitting around waiting for things to return to “normal,” a normal that seems to be receding further...

 
 
 
Martin Eden and the Perils of Viewing from Home

MARTIN EDEN AND THE PERILS OF VIEWING FROM HOME

In a normal year - one not defined by a global pandemic or its protracted, deeply politicized response - I would have seen Pietro Marcello's...

“The Brightest Light of a Shot Doesn't Always Have to Be on the Actor's Face”: DP Matthew Libatique on The Prom

“THE BRIGHTEST LIGHT OF A SHOT DOESN'T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE ON THE ACTOR'S FACE”: DP MATTHEW LIBATIQUE ON THE PROM

Matthew Libatique likes to say that sometimes lighting needs to be the lead guitarist and sometimes it needs to be the drummer. The...

 
 
 
“Almost the Entire Movie is Shot on Steadicam but You'd Never Know It”: John Patrick Shanley on Wild Mountain Thyme

“ALMOST THE ENTIRE MOVIE IS SHOT ON STEADICAM BUT YOU'D NEVER KNOW IT”: JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY ON WILD MOUNTAIN THYME

As a writer and director , John Patrick Shanley has created some of the funniest, most compassionate, and original romantic comedies...

Back to One, Episode 136: Justine Lupe

BACK TO ONE, EPISODE 136: JUSTINE LUPE

Willa on Succession, Astrid on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Jade on Younger, Holly on Mr. Mercedes, all characters brought to life by...

 
 
 
Trailer Watch: Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

TRAILER WATCH: CHLOÉ ZHAO'S NOMADLAND

The first trailer for Chloé Zhao's Nomadland, which has been scoring critic's nods all season (it just place first in Indiewire's critic's...

SFFILM and Kenneth Rainin Foundation Announce Winners of Fall 2020 Rainin Grants and New Pilot Grant for Filmmakers with Disabilities

SFFILM AND KENNETH RAININ FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF FALL 2020 RAININ GRANTS AND NEW PILOT GRANT FOR FILMMAKERS WITH DISABILITIES

SFFILM, in partnership with the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, announced today eight new recipients of its SFFILM Rainin grants along with...

 
 
 



Jennifer King named NFL's 1st Black female assistant position coach

Jennifer King named NFL's 1st Black female assistant position coach

Jennifer King is just the second woman in league history to be an assistant position coach after Tampa Bay's assistant defensive line coach Lori Locust. Read more ...

No Mardi Gras parades, so thousands make 'house floats'

No Mardi Gras parades, so thousands make 'house floats'

You just can't keep a good city down, especially when Mardi Gras is coming. Read more ...

Biden aims for most ambitious US effort on climate change

Biden aims for most ambitious US effort on climate change

President Joe Biden is undertaking the most ambitious effort ever to cut America's oil, gas and coal emissions and stave off the worst effects of climate change. Read more ...

January has been the deadliest month for COVID-19 with nearly 80,000 lives...

January has been the deadliest month for COVID-19 with nearly 80,000 lives lost so far in the US

The grim milestone underpins the growing demand from state officials for more vaccines so that Americans can be inoculated more quickly. Read more ...

'I couldn't believe it': Customer leaves huge tip for restaurant's entire staff

'I couldn't believe it': Customer leaves huge tip for restaurant's entire staff

The customer left a $2,021 cash tip and a note. Read more ...

FDA places all alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico on 'import alert'

FDA places all alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico on 'import alert'

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico will now be subject to heightened scrutiny, and FDA staff may detain shipments. Read more ...

Walgreens stock spikes after tapping Starbucks exec Roz Brewer as new CEO

Walgreens stock spikes after tapping Starbucks exec Roz Brewer as new CEO

Walgreens' stock price got a boost Wednesday with Starbucks honcho Roz Brewer poised to take over as the pharmacy chain's new CEO. Shares in the Illinois-based drugstore giant... Read more ...

Amanda Gorman To Recite Original Poem For Super Bowl Ceremony

Amanda Gorman To Recite Original Poem For Super Bowl Ceremony

Harvard University graduate and national youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman stole the show at the presidential inauguration with a powerful and history-making poem. Now she's... Read more ...

These 10 highly-shorted stocks are soaring as Reddit traders wage war...

These 10 highly-shorted stocks are soaring as Reddit traders wage war against top Wall Street hedge funds

Summary List Placement The WallStreetBets forum on Reddit - now 3 million members strong - is flexing its muscle against hedge funds. The forum has sparked an epic short... Read more ...

Reynolds responds to accusations of preferential treatment to campaign...

Reynolds responds to accusations of preferential treatment to campaign donor's company

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday addressed accusations that she provided state COVID-19 resources to a company owned by one of her campaign donors instead of area businesses that... Read more ...