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AIFF'13 Day 4: Scattering Rubbish

In Ashland, the euphemism “scattering rubbish” is used by the police to describe a number of illegal acts involving the public emission of certain bodily fluids and substances. 466 more words

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AIFF'13 Day 4: Rain, Rain, Go Away

It’s supposed to rain on and off all day today. I think I prefer snow during the festival, because it’s easier to stay dry. With rain, members can press against the storefronts to try to stay dry, but the alley to Varsity 4 & 5 and the sidewalk at the Armory will be threads of wet viewers. 205 more words

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AIFF'13 Day 3.5: Need Liquor

This afternoon and evening were rather rougher than the morning.

3PM: Short Docs. Lots of emotional stuff here. I’m not a big fan of films that push obvious emotional buttons: kids with cancer, Alzheimer’s, generally anything that gets an emotional gasp from the older women in the audience. 408 more words

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Your Fifteen Minutes of Privacy

Andy Warhol famously declared that in the future, everyone would be famous for fifteen minutes. In the film We Live In Public, Ondi TImoner shows us the life of an early Internet pioneer, Josh Harris, who thought that people would want to put their whole lives on-line–except that he was working on this in the early 1990s, when the Internet was largely still driven by dial-up modems. 175 more words

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Hannah and Her Sister, and Jack

Think back to the movie The Big Picture (Kevin Bacon, Emily Longstreth, 1989). In it, Bacon is the aspiring director, fresh out of film school, who runs lens-first into the reality of getting a movie made in Hollywood. 389 more words

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Really Quite Funny

Not That Funny is really quite funny. It’s a romance, not really a rom-com or dram-com, more of a quirk-com. Tony Hale is the lead as a lonely 40ish guy who is just fine with being alone–or at least that’s why he’s telling everyone. 115 more words

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An Overexplanation of A Relationship

So we just got out of An Oversimplification of Her Beauty. It’s a story-in-a-story, or more like an expansion of a short into a feature, about a young man’s trials and history in trying to win the heart of a girl through documentary filmmaking. 368 more words

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