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Camera Q&A: Shilpi Gupta on Changing The Game

Who: Shilpi Gupta is a filmmaker, television producer and educator based in New York City. Her debut film was the 2004 documentary When The Storm Came, about a mass rape…..

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Camera Q&A: Deborah Perkin on Bastards and Morocco

Who: Deborah Perkin is a British documentary filmmaker based in Wales, and a former-producer for the BBC. It was while working there that Perkin first pitched a story about Morocco’s…..

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Camera Q&A: Kenneth Gyang on Confusion Na Wa

Who: Kenneth Gyang is a Nigerian filmmaker from the city of Jos, where he attended the National Film Institute. In 2012, he made his directorial debut with Blood and Henna,…..

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The Hammers & The Bruce: Bannockburn at 700

Scotland votes on the question of independence from Great Britain this September, but June marked an important date in the shaping of a Scottish national identity. It was the 700th…..

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Camera Q&A: Christine Delorme on Ousmane Sembène

Christine Delorme is a French filmmaker, and producer for public radio station, France Culture. She first met influential African filmmaker Ousmane Sembène at 1985′s FESPACO. In 1992, while shooting his…..

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Camera Q&A: Isabel Coixet on Aral: The Lost Sea

Who: Isabel Coixet is a Spanish filmmaker based in Barcelona. In 2010, she collaborated with Spanish nonprofit We Are Water for the organization’s first initiative aimed at improving the management…..

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Cinematic Japan: Ooku

Ooku (The Lady Shogun and Her Men): Gender Roles in a Reversed Society Ooku is a Japanese term comprised of the characters meaning “big” and “inside”, which together refer to…..

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Cinematic Japan: Sakuran

Sakuran is a stunningly colorful film by director Ninagawa Mika based on a serialized manga, a Japanese comic, of the same name.  The movie depicts the life of a young…..

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The Third Man: Vienna’s Favorite Movie

“You know what the fellow said? In Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed. But they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the…..

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Halloween thoughts on Hitchcock

Marion Crane flushes the toilet (the first time in cinematic history), then proceeds to close the door, take her robe off, and step into the shower. What follows is perhaps…..

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Harold Ramis, Canada Thanks You

The late 1970s and early 1980s are probably the best time for on-screen comedy that we’ll ever see. Saturday Night Live and SCTV dominated television. Movies like Animal House, Caddyshack,…..

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Camera Kickstarter Watch: Common Chord

“It all comes down to notes we choose to play.” This is the tagline to the Lethbridge, Alberta film Common Chord, a touching story about fatherhood, redemption, and forgiveness. Producer…..

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Canadians at the Oscars: A History

When people think about the Academy Awards, it’s very rare that Canadians pop into their heads. The Oscars have traditionally been an American award, handed out to actors and filmmakers…..

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The Hammers & The Bruce: Bannockburn at 700

Scotland votes on the question of independence from Great Britain this September, but June marked an important date in the shaping of a Scottish national identity. It was the 700th…..

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Camera Q&A: James Romm on Nero and Seneca

Who: James Romm is a professor of classics at Bard College, with a specialty in ancient Greek and Roman history. His latest book, Dying Every Day examines the relationship between…..

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Wes Anderson & filmmakers with unique worlds

Wes Anderson is once again taking bright colors, deadpan humor, a completely ridiculous story, and recruited friends Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, and Owen Wilson to appear in tiny-but-amusing roles —…..

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The Cinematic World of Oz

Everyone across the globe at one time or another has seen the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. The films ranks high on almost every top-ten list, and been named…..

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Fantasy Location Primer: Pulp Mythology

From 1905′s Ulysses and the Giant Polyphemus (L’Île de Calypso: Ulysse et le géant Polyphème), and up to 2011′s Immortals and 2012′s Wrath of the Titans, Greek mythology has long proven…..

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Joann Sfar on Serge Gainsbourg’s Paris

Who: Joann Sfar is a Paris-based cartoonist and filmmaker who wrote and directed 2010′s [Serge] Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, based on his own graphic novel about the noted French musician……

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Norman Jewison & Friends Recall His Films

Who: Norman Jewison is a filmmaker whose movie career spanned 41 years and 24 features. Born in Canada, Jewison gained early experience working for CBC Television during the 1950′s, earning…..

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Shermer High School, Illinois

When John Hughes created Shermer, Illinois he based it on his hometown of Northbrook, and then set several films he made in the 1980′s at mythical “Shermer High School.” These…..

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Camera Q&A: James Romm on Nero and Seneca

Who: James Romm is a professor of classics at Bard College, with a specialty in ancient Greek and Roman history. His latest book, Dying Every Day examines the relationship between…..

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Guns and Reggae in 70′s Kingston, Jamaica

Cowboy Westerns have long influenced new filmmakers around the world to pick up movie cameras and shoot. But in Kingston during the 1970′s, those same films inspired a number of…..

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Cinematic Japan: Ooku

Ooku (The Lady Shogun and Her Men): Gender Roles in a Reversed Society Ooku is a Japanese term comprised of the characters meaning “big” and “inside”, which together refer to…..

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Cinematic Japan: Sakuran

Sakuran is a stunningly colorful film by director Ninagawa Mika based on a serialized manga, a Japanese comic, of the same name.  The movie depicts the life of a young…..

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True Detective: An Appreciation

Whether at work, or at school, or simply on the street, you have probably overheard a group of people talk about how good the previous night’s episode of True Detective…..

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Camera Q&A: David Schoner on filming in New Jersey

Who: David Schoner is production coordinator for the New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission. He has served as producer on several independent films for New Jersey-based writer/director, Gregory Corrado……

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Art Spiegelman on his career so far

Who: Art Spiegelman is a New York City-based graphic artist, writer and editor. Since launching his career in New York’s underground comix scene of the 1960s, Spiegelman’s work has helped…..

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Camera Q&A: Pamela Katz on Hannah Arendt

Who: Pamela Katz is a New York City-based screenwriter, whose latest script is for a biographical film about German-Jewish political philosopher Hannah Arendt — whose 1963 book, Eichmann in Jerusalem:…..

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Camera Q&A: Christopher Moloney on FILMography

Who: Christopher Moloney is a New York City-based, Canadian-born producer for CNN’s Erin Burnett: OutFront. The proximity of CNN’s Columbus Circle offices to Central Park, and a longstanding love of…..

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True Detective: An Appreciation

Whether at work, or at school, or simply on the street, you have probably overheard a group of people talk about how good the previous night’s episode of True Detective…..

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Harold Ramis, Canada Thanks You

The late 1970s and early 1980s are probably the best time for on-screen comedy that we’ll ever see. Saturday Night Live and SCTV dominated television. Movies like Animal House, Caddyshack,…..

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Camera Q&A: Sean Oliver on Kayfabe Commentaries

Who: Sean Oliver is the co-founder of Kayfabe Commentaries, which produces interviews with professional wrestlers (and others in the industry) about the history of their business. Oliver conducts the interviews,…..

Biltmore House, North Carolina

As George Washington Vanderbilt II celebrated his first Christmas at Biltmore House in 1895, it was with the knowledge that he had effectively just given himself the perfect gift for…..

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The Hammers & The Bruce: Bannockburn at 700

Scotland votes on the question of independence from Great Britain this September, but June marked an important date in the shaping of a Scottish national identity. It was the 700th…..

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The Cinematic World of Oz

Everyone across the globe at one time or another has seen the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. The films ranks high on almost every top-ten list, and been named…..

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Camera Q&A: Agnieszka Holland on In Darkness

Who: Agnieszka Holland is a Polish-born filmmaker whose feature directing career began in 1978, and has been highlighted with three Oscar nominations. The first was a Best Foreign Language nomination…..

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Norman Jewison & Friends Recall His Films

Who: Norman Jewison is a filmmaker whose movie career spanned 41 years and 24 features. Born in Canada, Jewison gained early experience working for CBC Television during the 1950′s, earning…..

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Camera Q&A: Alrick Brown on Kinyarwanda

Who: Alrick Brown is an American filmmaker who wrote and directed 2011′s Kinyarwanda, which takes place during the 1994 Rwandan genocide — a 100-day period that claimed the lives of…..

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Camera Q&A: Ni’coel Stark on Finding Hillywood

Who: Ni’coel Stark is the Development Producer for Finding Hillywood, which documents a group of aspiring Rwandan filmmakers producing their own films, and then screening them in remote villages throughout…..

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The Hammers & The Bruce: Bannockburn at 700

Scotland votes on the question of independence from Great Britain this September, but June marked an important date in the shaping of a Scottish national identity. It was the 700th…..

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