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The Weeknd and Daft Punk’s ‘Starboy’ Music Video is a Dark and Gritty Journey – Watch

19 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Weeknd surprised fans last week with the release of his Daft Punk-assisted song “Starboy,” the title track to his upcoming album, out November 25. Now the “Earned It” singer has shared the cinematic music video for the single, directed by frequent collaborator Grant Singer.

The dark and gritty clip features The Weeknd with his former signature hairstyle, held hostage and suffocated by an unknown masked stranger dressed in black. As the video continues, it’s revealed that the man is his new “Starboy” persona, who then starts to smash awards, plaques and all history of his former self with a large neon cross. At the end he’s seen driving away into the night with a panther as his passenger. Unfortunately the electronic duo only appear in a portrait at the beginning of the clip.

Read More: Radiohead Celebrates ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’ Special Edition With Unnerving Video Short »

- Liz Calvario

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Radiohead Get Intimate In New Video For “Present Tense” Directed By Paul Thomas Anderson

16 September 2016 6:25 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Radiohead‘s promotion for A Moon Shaped Pool has seen them show off their cinephile side. Paul Thomas Anderson got the ball rolling with his music video for “Daydreaming,” while filmmakers like Richard Ayoade, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Ben Wheatley created video vignettes for Instagram for various songs on the album. And after a summer of touring, the band have returned to Anderson who has directed a simple, and quite lovely video for “Present Tense.”

Read More: Focus Features Picks Up Paul Thomas Anderson & Daniel Day Lewis’s New Movie

Shot live in Tarzana, California, the video sees Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and a Roland Cr-78 coming together for a stripped down  version of “Present Tense.” It’s intimate stuff, the direction is unfussy, and the result is quite intimate.

Continue reading Radiohead Get Intimate In New Video For “Present Tense” Directed By Paul Thomas Anderson at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Paul Thomas Anderson Directs Live Video for Radiohead’s ‘Present Tense’ — Watch

15 September 2016 1:56 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After helming the music video for Radiohead’s “Daydreaming” earlier this year, Paul Thomas Anderson has collaborated with the band once again. PTA’s live video for “Present Tense” — which, like “Daydreaming,” is taken from the album “A Moon Shaped Pool” — is considerably more straightforward: It simply features Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood performing the song in question. Watch it below.

Read More: Radiohead’s Paul Thomas Anderson–Directed ‘Daydreaming’ Music Video Receives Theatrical Release

The footage was shot during a live performance in Tarzana, California last month. PTA is no stranger to music videos, having worked with Fiona Apple on multiple occasions, plus Jon Brion, Michael Penn and Aimee Man (whose music played a significant role in “Magnolia”). Several theaters across the country screened “Daydreaming” on 35mm earlier this year; PTA and the band sent a note to the Music Box in Chicago that read, “We’ve made a film, »

- Michael Nordine

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Watch a Paul Thomas Anderson-Directed Live Video for Radiohead’s “Present Tense”

15 September 2016 1:07 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Is your brain still recovering from the deep-dive analysis into the broken, beating heart of Paul Thomas Anderson and Radiohead‘s video for “Daydreaming”? Well, now it’s time to not get too heavy and just keep it light (and keep it moving), for the Inherent Vice director has helmed a live video for”Present Tense,” another track from A Moon Shaped Pool

As the title will illustrate, it features just Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, a CR78, and a few other instruments. Filmed on location in Tarzana, California on August 3rd in PTA’s garden (according to Nigel Godrich), it’s a no-frills video, but warmly captures a relaxed performance from the duo. Check it out below, along with the winner of their “Daydreaming” vignette contest, and a lovely recent photo of PTA hanging out with Edgar Wright in London — a place that will become quite familiar to him over the next year. »

- Leonard Pearce

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DVD Review – Knight of Cups (2016)

22 August 2016 12:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Knight of Cups, 2016.

Directed by Terrence Malick.

Starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Wes Bentley, Imogen Poots, Freida Pinto and Brian Dennehy.


Ray, a Hollywood screenwriter suffering from a metaphysical crisis in his existence, journeys through his life and considers the road he’s spent his life travelling on…

Right at the outset of Knight of Cups, a caption suggests, from the director, that for an optimum impression, you should listen to the film loud. Loud, that’s the word used. Sound and noise are two of the most key twin bedfellows to Terrence Malick’s film, and indeed the word film can be used loosely to describe this. It’s more like a visual art installation, a free form observation on a man, on life, on the absence and simultaneous fullness of life. If that sounds as pretentious as it reads, then you’re halfway to discovering »

- Tony Black

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Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis Talk ‘There Will Be Blood’ in One-Hour Discussion

1 August 2016 1:41 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

As is usually the case with the films of Paul Thomas Anderson, we’re not exactly holding our breath that we’ll be seeing his next collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis anytime soon. To help ease the wait for their reunion following There Will Be Blood, an extensive conversation has now surfaced online, featuring the pair at NYC’s 92nd Street Y, discussing their 2007 sprawling masterwork not long after its release.

Comparisons to Citizen Kane, being influenced by Treasure of Sierra Madre, why the last line is why Daniel Day-Lewis wanted to do the film, how Jonny Greenwood delivered over two hours of music, shooting on the same location as Giant, and more are discussed during the talk. “My decision-making process has to happen in such a way that I’m absolutely unaware of it, otherwise I’m somehow objectifying a situation that demands something utterly different,” Day-Lewis notes, speaking to »

- Jordan Raup

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Matt Smith webchat – your questions on fear, football and a female Doctor Who

19 July 2016 5:59 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The actor took part in a live webchat - addressing his love of Noel Gallagher, his disdain for social media and why wearing bright socks is his rule for life

1.59pm BST

Thanks for your questions guys. Leave your desks. Run out into the sun! Defy your bosses. And remember. England is never this sunny. Ever. So enjoy it, cats. Go and listen to some Oasis in a park and think of me.


And, as promised, here’s that face illustration he mentioned earlier on:

1.57pm BST

Kristina Wilde asks:

Do you have a mantra or philosophy, at work or otherwise, and what is it?

Wear bright socks. True. Although I am sockless today. Be bold, man, be bold this day. Don't give up ever. And don't let the bastards grind you down.

1.56pm BST

JackieFromToronto asks:

How important is your collaboration with the playwright? From my understanding, Anthony Neilson »

- Guardian Staff

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Radiohead Hosting Short Film Contest, Releases New Audio of ‘Daydreaming’ for Filmmakers

15 July 2016 10:35 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Radiohead’s weekly sharing of artist-created vignettes has almost come to an end. Since the release of their album, “A Moon Shaped Pool,” the band has shared short films for each of their tracks on Instagram. The last one was for the song “The Numbers,” directed by Grant Gee and filmed in Port Talbot.

Now, to conclude this artistic production, Radiohead is asking fans to help finish the project by giving them a chance to create their own short film for “Daydreaming.” The group shared a new one-minute audio of the song, which features new strings that weren’t included in the original,  to download and “complete Radiohead’s series of vignettes.”

“Download the music on the link an submit your video with the hashtag #RHVignette on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Radiohead will select their favorite and post on Radiohead.com,” states the announcement on their site.

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- Liz Calvario

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Unknown Pleasures and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Junun in Berlin

3 July 2016 2:20 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Unknown Pleasures, this year’s eighth installment of the Berlin American Independent Film Festival, screened fifteen films, including a program of shorts, at four locations throughout the city from June 3 through June 18. The Up, as they call themselves, offers un-Hollywood movements of current American cinema (on days with multiple screenings one could live in this world a bit, believing America only produces this kind of serious, quirky, deeply curious filmic content). “Consistent in form and content, varied and adventurous, the films make for intelligent and engaging cinema that defies both Hollywood and mainstream independent film,” writes the Up on their festival website.

I had the opportunity to see Paul Thomas Anderson’s quietly extraordinary documentary, Junun, at the festival’s Kino Arsenal location in Berlin’s Sony Plaza along Potsdamer Strasse this year. The multi-level building, walls strewn with Marlene Dietrich and movie posters, also houses a film and television »

- Dina Paulson

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Tribute to Lgbtq Cinema, Jonny Greenwood Talk, Robby Müller Masterclass, and More

13 June 2016 1:20 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Dailies is a round-up of essential film writing, news bits, videos, and other highlights from across the Internet. If you’d like to submit a piece for consideration, get in touch with us in the comments below or on Twitter at @TheFilmStage.

Watch Fandor’s tribute to Lgbtq cinema:

Our friends at Screen Slate, the top resource for NYC repertory screenings, have debuted a slick-looking new website.

Av Club‘s Jesse Hassenger on how Noah Baumbach helped Greta Gerwig become a brilliant soloist:

Baumbach, working with the late cinematographer Harris Savides, shoots Gerwig with a kind of watchful affection, getting in close as she drives around doing work errands, a hazy Los Angeles sun hitting the windows and Steve Miller Band’s “Jet Airliner” playing. “Are you going to let me in?” she asks another driver in talking-to-herself tones. This is one of the first shots of the movie, which follows Florence for a full eight minutes before introducing Stiller’s title character. In retrospect, it seems like Baumbach is tipping his hand about his interest in Gerwig. His instincts are dead-on; putting Gerwig at the front of the movie allows a hesitant character to make a vivid impression before smashing her into Stiller’s prickly garden of hang-ups and neuroses. Their romantic scrabbling, including a profoundly unsexy sort of sex scene, maintains the uncertainty of mumblecore but with a more articulate form of mumbling.

Listen to a one-hour talk with Jonny Greenwood on his Paul Thomas Anderson collaborations and more:

New York Times‘ Nina Siegal on how Robby Müller created the look of indie film classics, plus watch a masterclass from the director:

For Mr. McQueen, Mr. Müller developed a visual language to capture what appear to be men falling to their deaths in slow motion — a reference to the 1651 suicides of Carib Indians who leapt off a cliff rather than submit to their French colonizers on the island of Grenada, where Mr. McQueen’s parents were born. “Caribs’ Leap’’ is included in the exhibition.

The New Yorker‘s Richard Brody lists his 50 favorite foreign language films of the 21st century:

Ultimately, the movies on the list point forward to the future of the art, even if some of that future has already slipped into the past. The Chinese cinema has experienced, in this century, an outpouring of creative energy, thanks to the films of Jia Zhangke and other independent filmmakers there. I hope that the independent Chinese cinema will survive the government’s current wave of censorship and repression. In the Portuguese cinema, the baton has passed from Manoel de Oliveira and João César Monteiro to Pedro Costa and Miguel Gomes; the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, a one-man wave, has been followed by Jafar Panahi and Samira Makhmalbaf. It remains to be seen whether Romania’s one great filmmaker, Corneliu Porumboiu, will be able to coax that country’s rising industry away from its run of script-bound, Euro-generic social realism; whether Hong Sang-soo, currently the subject of a complete retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image, will inspire other filmmakers in South Korea; whether the Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako (who has worked often in Mali as well) and the Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun will inspire a younger generation of filmmakers in those countries; and whether Germany, which saw its modern tradition broken by the death of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the emigration of Werner Herzog, and the self-diminution-through-cultural-ambassadorship of Wim Wenders, will again become a spawning ground for daring young filmmakers.

Watch a video featuring BBC’s 100 greatest American films:

See more Dailies.


- The Film Stage

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Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis to reunite for 1950s fashion drama

5 June 2016 2:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

According to Variety, Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson are in talks to reunite for a new feature film which will take place in 1950s New York and revolve around the world of fashion.

Although no deal is yet in place, Day-Lewis is said to have been loosely attached to the project for some time, while PTA is currently finalising the script and meeting young actresses of Eastern European descent for supporting roles.

Should the project come together, it would mark the second collaboration between the duo, with Anderson directing Day-Lewis in 2007’s There Will Be Blood, which saw the actor winning his second Oscar. He has been inactive since winning his third for 2012’s Lincoln. Anderson’s last feature film was 2014’s Inherent Vice, although he has since helmed music videos for Radiohead and Joanna Newsom along with the music documentary Junun.


- Gary Collinson

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Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis Plan Second Collaboration

2 June 2016 5:54 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

There Will Be Blood is so titanic a meeting of auteur and star that the mere idea of a second collaboration could almost immediately diminish a non-existent film. Yes, it’s exciting, but how to deal with the pressure of expectation? The answer is simple: if you’re a real artist, you just go ahead and do it, anyway.

You didn’t necessarily need further proof of their credentials as artists, yet it’s nevertheless nice to hear Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel-Day Lewis are planning a second collaboration — and even better that it sounds, at least on paper, like a different beast. Variety‘s telling us about a new, Megan Ellison-backed, still-being-scripted project that the actor “has been loosely attached to […] for some time,” supposedly set in New York circa the ’50s and centered on the fashion industry.

The only other bit of information, currently, albeit unconfirmed: Anderson »

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Paul Thomas Anderson, Daniel Day-Lewis Eye Reunion on 1950s Fashion Drama (Exclusive)

2 June 2016 5:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson may be assembling a big screen reunion, this time in the world of fashion.

Although no deal is set, sources tell Variety that Day-Lewis is in talks to reunite with Anderson, who directed his Oscar-winning performance in “There Will Be Blood.”

Anderson’s reps declined to comment.

Sources say that Day-Lewis, who hasn’t made a film since “Lincoln” in 2012, has been loosely attached to the project for some time. Anderson is still working on a script while meeting young actresses of Eastern European descent to cast supporting roles.

Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures is producing and financing the untitled project. The film will be set in 1950s New York and revolve around the fashion industry, although the plot is under wraps.

Annapurna most recently worked with PTA on “The Master” and “Inherent Vice.”

Day-Lewis, who won his third Academy Award for his performance in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln, »

- Justin Kroll

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The 2016 Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival: New World Disorder

11 May 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

As the main topic of this year’s festival, Docaviv will feature a select group of thought-provoking films about a world that is changing with the collapse of physical and social boundaries, growing economic disparities, the waves of refugees and immigrants, civil wars, international terrorism, and the ultimate undoing of social solidarity.

Within the framework of this theme the program does not only include documentaries about terror and refugees, but also about a fragmented society which is losing its solidarity. Both in Israel and elsewhere the gap between the haves and the have-nots is widening, and so are the frustrations and the unrest. Israeli and international titles correlating to these themes can be found throughout the entire festival program: 

“Death in the terminal” - Directors Tali Shemesh (“The Cemetery Club”) and Assaf Surd

A tense, minute-by-minute, Rashomon-style account of a tragic day. On October 18, 2015, a terrorist armed with a gun and a knife entered Beersheba’s bus terminal. Within 18 minutes Omri Levy, a soldier was killed and Abtum Zarhum, Eritrean immigrant asylum seeker, was lynched after being mistaken for a terrorist.  

The Settlers” - Premiered in Sundance, Director Shimon Dotan.

A far-reaching, comprehensive look at the Jewish settlement enterprise in the West Bank. It examines the origins of the settlement movement and the religious and ideological visions that propelled it, while providing an intimate look at the people at the center of the greatest geopolitical challenge now facing Israel and the international community. (Isa Contact: Cinephil)

“Town on a Wire” - premiered at Cph: Dox Dir: Uri Rosenwaks

While Tel Aviv is thriving, just ten minutes away lies the town of Lod, right in the backyard of Israel’s bustling urban center. Unlike its affluent neighbor, Lod is a city that suffers from the blight of racism, crime, and sheer desperation. Can it be saved? Is there some way to bring hope to Lod’s Arab and Jewish residents?

“Foucoammare”/ “Fire at Sea” -  by Gianfranco Rosi - winner of Golden Bear, Berlinale 2016  -every day the inhabitants of the Italian Island Lampedusa are confronted  with the flight of refugees to Europe . These people long for peace and freedom and often only their dead bodies are pulled out of the water. (Contact Isa: Doc & Film Int’l.  U.S.: Kino Lorber)

“Between fences” – by Avi Mograbi -. In an Israeli detention center asylum-seekers from Eritrea and Sudan can’t be sent back to their own countries, but have no prospects in Israel either thanks to the country’s policies. Chen Alon and Avi Mograbi, initiate a theatre workshop to give these people the opportunity to address their own experiences of forced migration and discrimination and to confront an Israeli society that views them as dangerous infiltrators.

A Syrian Love Story” – by Sean McAllister -You can’t be Che Guevara and a mother Amer tells Raghda, but maybe she can't do it any other way. After years of struggle, life without her homeland and the revolution has no meaning for her. It is hard to determine what is more demanding in this bold film: the revolution, or the search for inner peace. (Contact Isa: Cat & Docs)

Homo Sapiens” – by Nikolaus Geyrhalter - what does humanity leave behind when its gone? It sometimes seems as if the mark that humans leave on this planet will last forever. The truth is that the iron, bricks, cement, and steel – the human traces everywhere abandoned and forgotten – are erased by the forces of nature. This unusually beautiful film may lack people and words, but that leaves even more room for thought.(Contact Isa: Autlook) 

“Land of the Enlightened” – Premiered at Sundance Ff 2016. Shot over seven years on evocative 16mm footage, first-time director Pieter-Jan De Pue paints a whimsical yet haunting look at the condition of Afghanistan left for the next generation. As American soldiers prepare to leave, we follow De Pue deep into this hidden land where young boys form wild gangs to control trade routes, sell explosives from mines left over from war, making the new rules of war based on the harsh landscape left to them. (Contact Isa: Films Boutique)

“Flickering Truth”  - Premiered at Toronto Ff 2015. Director Pietra Brettkelly (The Art Star and the Sudanese Twins) directs this harrowing, compelling film about the power of cinema to preserve our history and in so doing potentially change our futures. (Contact Isa: Film Sales Company)

Requiem for the American Dream”  -  Directed by Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott. In ten chilling but lucid chapters, Noam Chomsky, one of the great intellectuals of our time, analyzes the “system,” which allows wealthy capitalists to seize the reins of government and turn those without wealth into a passive herd, willing to forego power, solidarity, and democracy itself. (U.S.: Gravitas. Contact Isa: Films Transit) 

The festival will open with a first film by Israeli director Roman Shumunov

“Babylon Dreamers” Directed by Roman Somonob.  An intimate report about a troupe of immigrants from the former Soviet Union, from one of Ashdod’s poorest neighborhoods; they struggle to survive facing harsh conditions - poverty, mental illness, and broken families. They channel their anger and cling to their dream of attending and winning the International Breakdance Championship.

Israeli Competition

Some 70 Israeli films produced over the last year were submitted out of which 13 films have been selected for the Israeli Competition. They will be competing for the largest cash prize for documentary filmmaking in Israel 70,000 Nis (Us$ 15,000). Other awards in the competition include the Mayor’s Prize for the Most Promising Filmmaker, the Prize for Editing, the Prize for Cinematography, the Prize for Research, and the Prize for Original Score.

"The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev,"  directors Tal Barda, Noam Pinchas  -Tajikistan’s answer to the Jackson Family. A modern-day Shakespearean tale about a famous Tajik musical family, controlled by their charismatic patriarch-grandfather - Papa Alaev.

"A Tale of Two Balloons" by Zohar Wagner  - The tale of a women who thought a pair of perfect breasts would help her find true love. But when that love came along, those perfect breasts had to go.

"Aida's Secrets," director Alon Schwarz  - At 68, Izak learns he has a brother he never knew about. As part of the discoveries about the family, the film uncovers the story of the Displaced Persons camps- the vibrant and often wild social life that flourished immediately after WW2.

"Child Mother" by Yael Kipper and Ronen Zaretzky - The story of elderly women born in Morocco and Yemen, who were married off when they were still little girls. Only now, as they enter the final chapter of their lives, do they openly face their past and the ways it still affects them and their families.

"The Last Shaman" directed by Raz Degan - Inspired by an article he read, James decides to travel to the Amazon rainforests, in search of a shaman whom he thinks can save him from a clinical depression that haunts him.

"The Patriarch's Room" by Danae Elon  -The bizarre imprisonment of the former head of the Greek Orthodox Church in a tiny monastic cell in Jerusalem’s Old City leads to a fascinating journey in search of the truth, penetrating the remote world of the priesthood. The complex and unfamiliar picture that emerges is revealed here, on camera, for the very first time. 

"Poetics of the Brain" by Nurith Aviv –weaving associative links between her personal biographical stories and neuroscientists’ accounts of their work. They discuss topics such as memory, bilingualism, reading, mirror neurons, smell, traces of experience. 

"Shalom Italia,"  by Tamar Tal Anati (winner of Docaviv for Life in Stills) -Three Italian Jewish brothers set off on a journey through Tuscany, in search of a cave where they hid as children to escape the Nazis. Their quest, full of humor, food and Tuscan landscapes, straddles the boundary between history and myth, both of which really, truly happened.

"Week 23" by Ohad Milstein - Rahel, the daughter of a Swiss bishop, is coping with a difficult pregnancy in Israel. One of the identical twins she is carrying has died in utero, and now poses an almost certain threat to its sibling. The doctors are unequivocal about it. They tell Rahel that she should abort the surviving fetus and end her pregnancy.

"The Settlers" by Shimon Dotan;  Town On A Wire directed by Uri Rosenwaksand  Eyal Blachson;  Death in the Terminal by Tali Shemesh and Asaf Sudry, and  Babylon Dreamers  by Roman Shumunov.

The Members of the selection committee included Sinai Abt, artistic director of the Docaviv Film Festival; director Reuven Brodsky, winner of Docaviv in 2012 for his film Home Movie  and of Honorable Mention at Docaviv in 2015 and film editor Ayelet Ofarim.

Twelve films have been selected for the International Competition, which will open with the The Happy Film by Stefan Seigmeister. Also competing are Jerzy Sladkowski’s Don Juan, winner of the Idfa Award; Author: The J.T. LeRoy Story about the imaginary cult figure who became the darling of New York society and nightlife, picked up by Amazon at Sundance as its first doc title. Another festival favorite is A Flickering Truth and Sean McAllister's daring award winning documentary A Syrian Love Story.

The Depth of Field Competition will open with LoveTrue by director Alma Har’el, who will be a juror for the Israeli Film Competition. This is the Competition’s third year, held in conjunction with the Film Critics’ Forum that will award films for an outstanding and daring artistic vision. Other films that will be screened as part of the competition include Sundance winners Kate Plays Christine by Robert Greene, and Pieter-Jan De Pue’s hybrid documentary The Land of the Enlightened; other titles that will be shown are Hotel Dallas by wife and husband artist duo Livia Ungur and Sherng-Lee Huang, The Hong Kong Trilogy  by noted cinematographer Christopher Doyle , and the musical- turned into documentary London Road by Rufus Norris and Alecky Blythe.

The Masters Section, a new category in the festival, highlighting new films by world renowned directors will be opened by Fire at Sea by director Gianfranco Rosi, winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale. Avi Mograbi’s  Between Fences will be accompanied by a play by the Holot Legislative Theater, with a cast of actors that includes Israelis and African asylum seekers.

Other films in this section include amongst others Junun, Paul Thomas Anderson’s portrayal of a musical project involving Shye Ben-Tzur and Jonny Greenwood, Homo Sapiens by director Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine  by director Alex Gibney, To the Desert by director Judd Neeman, Unlocking the Cage by directors D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, De Palma by co-director Noah Baumbach and  He Named Me Malala by David Guggenheim.

The Panorama selection of films will include amongst others the moving Strike a Pose, by Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan about the dancers who accompanied Madonna on her “Blond Ambition” tour, Roger Ross Williams ‘Life, Animated depicting the remarkable story of an autistic boy, who learned how to communicate with his surroundings through Disney films, Those Who Jump about an African refugee who films attempts by other refugees to jump the barbed wire border fence in North Africa and Louis Theroux: My Scientology Film.

This year’s Arts Section will include Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble by Academy Award winner Morgan Neville;  I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman, which was produced shortly before her tragic death, Listen to Me, Marlon, which tells the story of Marlon Brando through the audio recordings he made throughout his life, Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict,  the salacious story of art collector Peggy Guggenheim, Koudelka Shooting Holy Land, Gilad Baram’s film about famous Czech photographer Josef Koudelka’s travels along the Separation Fence, and more.

Seven films produced by the top film schools in Israel were selected to compete in the annual Student Film Competition. The prize for the competition was donated by the Gottesman family in memory of Ruti Gottesman, a leading supporter of Docaviv and of documentary.

The Members of the selection committee included Karin Ryvind Segal, programming director for Docaviv, Hila Avraham, curator and expert on film and audiovisual media preservation and screenwriter Danny Rosenberg, whose work includes the films My Father’s House , Susia and the television series  Johnny and the Knights of the Galilee.

Special Guests attending the Festival:

Award winning Director Ondi Timoner, will be attending the Israeli premiere of her film Russell Brand: A Second Coming. Her Sundance-winning film Dig!  will be among the music documentaries screened at the Tel Aviv Port. In conjunction with the Film Department of Beit Berl College, Timoner will also be conducting a special master class for students, professionals, and amateurs.

This year’s festival will include a special tribute to acclaimed director Nikolaus Geyrhalter who will be attending the festival with his recent Homo Sapiens. This year’s festival will also include two previous films of his, Our Daily Bread and Abendland,.

International  jury members attending the festival include:

Adriek van Nieuwenhuyzen, Director of the Idfa industry office; Gary Kam, producer of Planet of Snail; film director Alma Har’el (Bombay Beach;  LoveTrue) ; Nilotpal, Director of Docedge Kolkata, Sascha Lara Bleuler, Director of the Human Rights Film Festival in Zurich, and film director Tatiana Brandrup.

The Israeli jurors include:

Director Dror Moreh, director and producer Barak Heymann, director Robby Elmaliah, producer Elinor Kowarsky,  photographer David Adika, and film editor Tal Rabiner.

Around town. A record number of twelve screening venues spread out across Tel Aviv will offer free screenings. These are: Habima Square, the Beit Danny Community Center, the Hatikvah neighborhood, the Arab-Jewish Community Center in Jaffa, the rooftop of Tel Aviv City Hall, WeWork, Levinsky Park, Bar Kayma, Beit Romano, the Nalaga’at Center, Picnic Little Italy-Sarona Tel Aviv, and Artport.

Outdoors.  The Tel Aviv Port will continue to host the festival this year, with outdoor screenings of music films with guest deejays  from KZRadio. Films to be screened at the port include Janis: Little Girl Blue, The Reflektor Tapes  about the band Arcade Fire, P.T Andersoan’s  Junun about the musical collaboration between Shye Ben Tzur, ‎Jonny Greenwood, Nigel Godrich, and a dozen Indian musicians.

Festival Firsts. DocaviVR: a collaboration between Docaviv and Steamer, Israel’s first Interactive and Virtual Reality Film Festival, presents original documentary projects from Israel and around the world, created especially for viewing with Vr gear. The event will take place at Beit Romano. A cinema will pop up in one of Tel Aviv’s trendy hubs, with 25 stations equipped with Vr gear.

The Docommunity conference aims to promote dcomentary across the country by bringing  together cultural coordinators and artistic directors from across the country to introduce them to the latest documentary films from Israel and around the world.

The Platform for Alternative Documentation at Artport art space: A performative piece that brings together film artists, social activists, and researchers studying the various aesthetic, social, and philosophical aspects of documentation. Curated by Laliv Melamed and Gilad Reich.

Young audiences. For the first time, films from The Next Doc will be screened, a special initiative of Docaviv, the Second Channel, and the New Fund for Film and Television, which led to the production of three films created especially for a teenage audience.

Docaviv will also be hosting the final event of Docu Young, at which films by students in residential schools, who participated in film workshops , will be screened.

The Docyouth Competition will feature the best documentary films produced by students in high school film programs throughout the country. For the first time, voting for this year’s competition will be held online and open to high school students across the country.

Among the Screenings of docs for kids are Victor Kosakovsky’s “Varicella”, and “Landfilharmonic”.

 Over the course of the festival, 110 films will be screened.


- Sydney Levine

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Watch Paul Thomas Anderson’s New Radiohead Music Video Online or in 35mm at Select Theaters

9 May 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Just before the weekend, Radiohead debuted a new music video along with news that their new album would arrive on May 8th (which means it’s available now). What was cool about the video was that it was directed by none other than Boogie Nights, Magnolia, The Master and Inherent Vice director Paul Thomas Anderson, and […]

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- Ethan Anderton

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Radiohead Is Playing Their New Music Video In 35mm Theaters

8 May 2016 2:24 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Radiohead’s newest album, “A Moon Shaped Pool,” is quickly proving to be the rock equivalent of “Lemonade.” Thom Yorke’s band has released two daring music videos in the run up to this new release: “Burn The Witch — a stop-motion remake of the classic horror film “The Wicker Man” — and “Daydreaming,” a live-action short by “Inherent Vice” director Paul Thomas Anderson. Much like Beyonce’s collaboration with short film directors, Radiohead’s creations are being praised for treating music videos as a medium for bold cinematic expression. Now Anderson is taking his music video and sending it out as 35mm prints to repertory. »

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Radiohead Drops New Album ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’

8 May 2016 11:32 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

After more than a week of speculation over the drop date, Radiohead released the its ninth studio album  “A Moon Shaped Pool” on Sunday. The UK band’s new release appeared on Apple’s iTunes minutes before its set 2 p.m. Et release time. Radiohead fans can also get the album on amoonshapedpool.com. The full album comes after Radiohead released two of its tracks — “Burn The Witch” and “Daydreaming” — along with two new videos, one of which was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (“Inherent Vice”). You can watch that video, for “Daydreaming, in its entirety here, and the stop-motion »

- Meriah Doty

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Radiohead Releases New Music Video Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Video)

6 May 2016 9:26 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Radiohead has delighted fans by releasing a second new music video this week. Cinephiles should be particularly pleased, as well, since the video for “Daydreaming” was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the filmmaker behind “Inherent Vice,” “The Master” and “There Will Be Blood.” Additionally, the band announced Friday that its new album will have a digital release at 2 p.m. Et on Sunday, but fans will have to wait until June 17 for a physical copy. Also Read: Radiohead Releases Stop-Motion Music Clip for 'Burn The Witch' (Video) “Daydreaming” follows Tuesday’s release of the stop-motion music video for “Burn the Witch, »

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P. T. Anderson Helms Radiohead's New Video

6 May 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

It has been a busy week for British band Radiohead ahead of the launch of their ninth studio album. It began last Sunday with the deletion of their website and social media profiles. Then on Tuesday came the "Wicker Man"-inspired stop-motion animated music video for their new song "Burn the Witch".

Today they've released the video for another new song "Daydreaming" - a music video directed by none other than acclaimed "Inherent Vice" and "There will Be Blood" filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson.

All of this comes before the release of their new album which will be available digitally on Sunday May 8th followed by physical formats on Tuesday May 17th.


- Garth Franklin

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Watch: Paul Thomas Anderson-Directed Music Video For Radiohead’s ‘Daydreaming’

6 May 2016 8:01 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After having “Burn the Witch” on repeat for the last few days, you can now add another new Radiohead song to your playlist. As rumored thanks to a slip-up, Paul Thomas Anderson has directed a new music video for “Daydreaming,” from the upcoming album set to be released this Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m. Est.

The six-minute video finds the Inherent Vice director following Thom Yorke through a dreamscape and a variety of locations, from a hospital to a home to a beach to a mountain. Check out the video below and for more on PTA’s filmography, watch a recent, excellent 2.5-hour video series on his entire career, including his Jonny Greenwood collaborations.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Producers: Sara Murphy, Albert Chi, Erica Frauman

Editor: Andy Jurgensen

Production Companies: Ghoulardi Film Company, m ss ng p eces

Assistant Directors: Adam Somner, Trevor Tavares

Gaffer: Michael Bauman

Key Grip: Jim Kwiatkowski »

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