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Berlin Film Festival's Wieland Speck Takes on New Role

Longtime Panorama section chief Wieland Speck is set to take on a new role at the Berlin Film Festival, as consultant on the fest’s official program. 168 more words


Out of My Hand - Berlinale review

Originally published in The Upcoming as part of the Berlinale 2015 coverage.

Out of My Hand is the second foreign production narrative film ever shot in Liberia, and it gives us an exclusive glimpse into the everyday lives of the plantation workers living there.  336 more words


Film Review: 'I Dream in Another Language'

At the outset of Mexican director Ernesto Contreras’ entrancing fourth feature, “I Dream in Another Language,” the fate of an indigenous language hangs in the balance: Only two living souls — once the closest of friends, now bitter rivals — still speak Zikril, which could easily die with them. 714 more words


The first night - Outfest 2017

By Valerie Milano

Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 7/7/17 – Last evening I attended the opening night film at Outfest – GOD’S OWN COUNTRY (U.K., 2017).   213 more words

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Film Review: 'Menashe'

“Menashe” is a rarity among American indies: a foreign-language film set in the middle of urban New York City (technically, Borough Park, Brooklyn). Apart from a few lines of English, and a few more in Spanish, the vast majority of the dialogue is in Yiddish, as spoken by the Orthodox Jewish community the movie depicts. 701 more words


Gay Cruise Documentary 'Dream Boat' Lands at Strand for North America

Strand Releasing has acquired North American rights for Tristan Ferland Milewski’s documentary “Dream Boat” from Cinephil, Variety has learned exclusively.

The documentary has its West Coast premiere on July 12 and 13 at the upcoming edition of Outfest. 181 more words


2017 Berlin Film Festival Retrospective

Posted by Larry Gleeson

I was proud to be an American abroad.


Diego Luna: I’m here to investigate how to tear down walls. 2,876 more words