MOVIE OF THE WEEK October 6, 2017: FACES PLACES

motw logo 1-35In Faces Places, Agnes Varda teams with French photographer JR, journeying through rural France to create art with local folk, document the process and explore their own odd couple friendship. The quirky documentary is a total charmer. Continue reading…

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SPOTLIGHT DECEMBER 2016: Maren Ade, Director and Producer, TONI ERDMANN — by Julide Tanriverdi

maren-ade2The German filmmaker Maren Ade is making waves with her third feature Toni Erdmann which caused a sensation at the Cannes Film Festival. Now it opens in theaters and this is a movie no one should miss.

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SPOTLIGHT, July 2016: Meera Menon, Director of EQUITY

meera with hand to jawMeera Menon’s Equity signals the emergence of a bright new female director with a passion for exploring feminist issues. Menon galvanizes audiences with her use of an entertaining financial thriller meme to explicate what women face in a male-dominated business environment. Read on…

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March 2014 Spotlight: Thelma Schoonmaker, Film Editor, “The Wolf of Wall Street”

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Thelma Schoonmaker deserved the Academy’s nod this year for the Best Editing Oscar for The Wolf of Wall Street. We’re giving it to her here. After all, what would this 2014 Best Picture Oscar nominee be without Thelma’s incisive finishing touch – a sheep in wolf’s clothing?

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