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  • Desiree Akhavan's 'Appropriate' sense of identity

     Desiree Akhavan's 'Appropriate' sense of identity
    Most references to director, writer and actress Desiree Akhavan place a neat three-word descriptor by her name: bisexual Iranian American, often followed by the words "the next Lena Dunham."
  • The lessons of 'Life Itself'

    The lessons of 'Life Itself'
    At first, Steve James was not intimidated at the prospect of directing the documentary film version of Roger Ebert's memoirs. The two men had a cordial professional relationship for 20 years, dating back to when Ebert helped launch James' career with...

    'Land Ho!'? It all began with an Icelandic travel brochure

     'Land Ho!'? It all began with an Icelandic travel brochure
    The quirky senior buddy comedy "Land Ho!" may be the first movie inspired by a vacation brochure and a very outrageous doctor. Independent filmmaker Martha Stephens was planning a vacation trip with her husband to Iceland last year but her thoughts kept...

    Il Cinema Ritrovato: Cinematic Treasures Lost and Found, Back on the Bigscreen

    A large crowd queues impatiently outside the cinema and, when the doors open, rushes in. In an instant, every available seat is taken. Toward the back of the auditorium, a dispute breaks out between two passholders over who was there first. It's a...

    Venice's Biennale College Spawns Microbudget Movies That Travel Worldwide

    Among titles competing this year in Karlovy Vary's Forum of Independents is the experimental "Memphis," by U.S. helmer Tim Sutton, which owes its existence to the Venice Film Festival's recently launched Biennale College, a groundbreaking production...