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SXSW Review: How 'Print the Legend' Turns the Prospects of 3D Printing Into a Fascinating Corporate Drama

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The technological possibilities of 3D printing may provide ideal fodder for the imagination, but that doesn't necessarily make for great drama. The chief accomplishment of "Print the Legend," the lively overview of various leading figures invested in advancing the 3D printer revolution from directors Luis Lopez ("Chevolution") and J. Clay Tweel ("Make Believe"), involves its capacity to do more than just show off the fancy new toys. Instead, "Print the Legend" delves into the industrial challenges facing the printer's development in addition to the numerous personal and professional hurdles that the field has already encountered. In short, it's less a movie about the gadget than the cutthroat business around it. However, the filmmakers expertly illustrate the dazzling possibilities of 3D printing from the swift opening, when a number of visionaries sing the praises of the device's progressive abilities. "If the last evolution was about bits," one inventor says, "this one's about.
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SXSW Film Review: ‘Print the Legend’

SXSW Film Review: ‘Print the Legend’
A technology that promises (some would say threatens) to permanently transform our lives and businesses gets compelling behind-the-scenes treatment in “Print the Legend,” Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel’s skillful overview of the major players in the 3D printing industry, the ingenious and highly competitive products they’ve turned out, and the controversy they’ve stirred up vis-a-vis the gun-control debate. Still, as cutting-edge as these innovations may be, the dramatic trajectory here — the initial thrill of a successful collaboration giving way to the forces of hubris, conflict and betrayal — could hardly be more timeless or universally applicable. Reminiscent of such classic studies of geek entrepreneurship as “Startup.com” and “The Social Network,” though it’s ultimately a softer-edged, more optimistic film than either, this well-handled documentary should maximize its modest theatrical potential on the basis of its remarkable access and early-bird take on a fascinating subject.

In covering the technology known as stereolithography,
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AFI Latin American Film Festival Selects "The Mexican Suitcase" For Opener

AFI Latin American Film Festival Selects
AFI has selected "The Mexican Suitcase (La Maleta Mexicana) as its opening night feature for the 2011 AFI Latin American Film Festival in Silver Spring, MD. "The Mexican Suitcase" is the latest from documentary filmmaker Trisha Ziff, whose 2008 film, "Chevolution," explored the iconography behind the well-known photo of guerilla revolutionary Che Guevara. "Suitcase" follows the discovery and preservation of thousands of photo negatives, thought to be lost, but found ...
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DVD Round Up, Feb. 1, 2010: ‘B-Girl,’ ‘Wushu,’ ‘Fireball’

  • HollywoodChicago.com
Chicago – The DVD Round-Up is back with a collection of foreign films, indie flicks, a documentary, and a Kathy Griffin stand-up special. The key word for 2010 is diversity and there’s no DVD column more embracing of the variety of titles at your local store than the Round-Up.

Kathy Griffin: She’ll Cut a Bitch” and “You, The Living” were released on January 12th, 2010.

Chevolution” was released on January 19th, 2010.

B-Girl,” “Fireball,” “Import Export,” and “Wushu” were released on January 26th, 2010.

Kathy Griffin: She’ll Cut a Bitch”

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Synopsis: “The Emmy-Nominated special comes to DVD! Two-time Emmy Award-winning and self-proclaimed “D-Lister” Kathy Griffin’s latest comedy special takes you backstage in Hollywood — from the Emmys to the Grammys and even to Cher’s Malibu mansion! Appearing before a sold-out crowd at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon, Griffin is in top form
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Gerry Adams featured in new Che Guevara documentary (IrishCentral)

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams is starring in a new documentary about the famous Che Guevara portrait. The film, entitled “Chevolution,” is a “story of the power of a single image,” referring to the famous headshot of the iconic revolutionary, and features interviews with Che admirers such as Adams and actor Antonio Banderas. “Chevolution” was made by one of Adams’ friends, Trisha Ziff, who worked with the Northern Irish politican in the past on a Bloody Sunday photo exhibit. The film, which will have its British premiere this Friday, looks at the worldwide impact of the famous photo of the guerilla warrior wearing a single-starred beret and staring intensely into the distance. The photo, which represents resistance and revolution, can be seen on posters and t-shirts around the world. In his interview, Adams states that the revolutionary spirit of the iconic image inspired civil rights marches in Northern Ireland in 1968 before the Troubles began.
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