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Northwest Tracking: BACK THE WAY WE CAME - locally-produced doc on The Prids!

In 1994, two unloved teenagers, David Frederickson and Mistina La Fave, met in St. Joseph, Missouri. Their common understanding of Manchester post-punk and broken hearts seared their hearts together. 130 more words

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Robert Altman (1925-2006) was, during his long filmmaking career, one of Hollywood’s mavericks—never concerned with popular tastes or prevailing trends. Despite this, he made some of the most enduring films of the 1970s and 80’s and was able to carve out a niche, resulting in a long, sometimes turbulent, wildly varied career. 86 more words

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Lav Diaz' NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY

Known as “a Filipino freedom fighter that choses cinema as his weapon, a rebolusyonario that shoots film instead of people,” Philippine New Wave director Lav Diaz’s gripping epic finds it’s inspiration in Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment as it reflects on the past century of rural life still overcoming its post-colonial experience. 134 more words

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Tsai Ming-Liang's STRAY DOGS

In Ming-Liang’s vision, existence seems to hang by a thread that could snap at any moment. Under a torrential downpour in Taipei, a single father does odd jobs to make a meager living. 155 more words

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Chris Marker's LEVEL FIVE

French film essayist Chris Marker (LA JETEE, A GRIN WITHOUT A CAT, LE JOLI MAI) singular place in cinema is distinguished by a constant probing of how he, and we, come to experience time, memory, history and cinema itself. 205 more words

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2014 British Arrow Awards

This annual juried survey (37th edition), formerly called the British Television Advertising Awards, never fails to deliver an entertaining mix of commercial creativity of the highest order. 119 more words

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Japanese Currents: THE TALE OF IYA

Tokushima Prefecture’s Iya Valley, a stunningly beautiful natural area of southern Japan, is the true star of Tsuta’s tantalizing feature. The film follows two strands: Haruna (Rina Takeda), a teenage girl who, as a baby, was the only survivor of a wreck. 183 more words

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