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Thanksgiving. After the past year of tumult, anger and divisiveness we’ve experienced in this country and around the world, to say nothing of the past couple of weeks, the concepts of thankfulness and appreciation may seem somewhat more distant and difficult to access than they might otherwise normally be. At any rate, Thanksgiving Day itself seems of late to be more about gorging on gigantic meals and, more distressingly, rampant consumerism, as Black Friday ever threatens to overtake the spirit of the day, and even the day itself—how many more seasons before it officially becomes Black Thursday? Yet here we are, a few days before that very American occasion inspired by the desire to show our gratitude for our many blessings. So in the hope of reclaiming some of the original intent of our national holiday, I’d like to send out some brief thoughts on a few »
- Dennis Cozzalio
There aren’t many films in the documentary-as-cinematic-guide genre, but Martin Scorsese has directed two of the greatest with “A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies” and “My Voyage To Italy,” both of which, if the titles didn’t tip you off, are wonderful overviews of American and Italian cinema by the always engaging and passionate filmmaker. Now Bertrand Tavernier has done something similar with the three-hour-plus “A Journey Through French Cinema.”
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Premiering earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival, the film largely focuses on French cinema from the 1930s to the 1970s, with Tavernier highlighting directors both famous and obscure, as he details countless films, scenes, influences and more that have marked the medium in the country.
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- Kevin Jagernauth
Madrid — Celina Murga’s “Irene,” Alejandro Fernandez Almendras’s “Una periodista” and Aly Muritiba’s “Blood-Drenched Beard” are set for San Sebastian Fest’s 5th Europe Latin America Co-Production Forum, now firmly established as one of Europe’s main industry gatherings for high-profile Latin American arthouse talent.
Also in the mix: “Panza de Burro,” a calling card for Peru’s fast organizing film industry; “La Civil,” the fiction feature debut from Teodora Ana Mihai, whose “Waiting For August” won best documentary at HotDocs and Karlovy Vary; and new projects by name directors such as Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia, directors of the Venice, Sundance and Berlin-selected “H,” Sandra Gugliotta , with “Suicidios telefonicos,” an expose of big business mobbing; and Jose Luis Torres Leiva’s terminal illness-themed “Vendra la muerte y tendra tus ojos.”
Producers at the Forum will include Andres Longares, whose company credits at Cepa Audiovisual range from “The »
- John Hopewell and Emiliano De Pablos
3 items from 2016
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