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  • Community: TV director's short honored at film festival

    Community: TV director's short honored at film festival
    A curiosity of how early filmmakers went about honing their craft inspired Mark Kirkland to create his second film festival movie, “The Moving Picture Co. 1914.” It's a silent film that tells the story of a 1914 film company making silent films.
  • NYFF 2013: Alexander Payne's 'Nebraska' begins to shed its husk

    NEW YORK — Since it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last May, "Nebraska" has had a strange ride. The Alexander Payne father-son road-trip dramedy was greeted on the Croisette with an enthusiastic public screening but some mixed reviews....

    Saul Landau dies at 77; leftist writer and documentary filmmaker

    Saul Landau dies at 77; leftist writer and documentary filmmaker
    Saul Landau, a leftist writer and filmmaker best known for the documentaries "Fidel" and "Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang," died Monday at his home in Alameda, Calif. He was 77 and had bladder cancer. His death was confirmed by John Cavanagh,...

    Oscars Outdoors goes back to the drive-in with 'American Graffiti'

     Oscars Outdoors goes back to the drive-in with 'American Graffiti'
    Where were you in the summer of '73? Like a lot of Americans, you might have been in a theater or drive-in movie basking in the nostalgic glow of "American Graffiti." George Lucas' enduring and endearing coming-of-age-story set during the course of...

    Cinematheque's Aero celebrates the comedy genius of Richard Pryor

     Cinematheque's Aero celebrates the comedy genius of Richard Pryor
    Pioneering African American comic and actor Richard Pryor has been dead for eight years but his influence and legacy are as strong as ever. Last month, Showtime aired a new documentary on this turbulent life, "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic." On Tuesday,...