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‘Baahubali: The Lost Legends’ Animated Series Coming!

The highest grossing film ever in the history of Indian cinema is now set to make its television debut as an animated series. Riding high on the success of the Baahubali franchise, India’s leading entertainment channel Colors announced the acquisition of the broadcast satellite rights to the animated series spin-off called, Baahubali: The Lost Legends. The animated series which features all new original stories of the magnum opus from acclaimed filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli, Graphic India and Arka Mediaworks is slated for a television launch on Colors soon.

On this partnership said celebrated Director, S. S. Rajamouli, “The reach of television as a medium in India is extraordinary, and we’re thrilled to partner with Raj Nayak and Colors to bring the untold stories of the Mahishmati Kingdom to the television audiences. Our creation of the series with Graphic India and Sharad Devarajan was formed on the idea that we
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Radio 66.6 - Weekly Music News: February 11th, 2014

We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Black Stone Cherry, Brand New, Korn, Austrian Death Machine, Chevelle, Memphis May Fire, Silverstein, Despised Icon, Ronnie James Dio and more. Don't touch that dial!

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Black Stone Cherry have announced their new album: Magic Mountain will be released on May 6 via Roadrunner Records.

Despised Icon are reuniting for a handful European shows in April to be followed by select North American appearances.

Various hard rock and heavy metal musicians are teaming up for Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life. The tribute album will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. It's due out on April 1 via Rhino. Details are here.

Music

Austrian Death Machine (the side project of As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis) will release Triple Brutal on April 1 via Artery Recordings.
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T- Series signs UK based music artist Arjun

T- Series signs UK based music artist Arjun
After consistently releasing hit remixes and mash ups of Bollywood songs over the past 2 years, UK-based artist / producer Arjun has caught the attention of India's leading music company, T-Series. As pioneers in the digital space, the company saw a synergy with the young Asian artist, whose videos have racked nearly 30 million views on YouTube, with many of the stand out tracks being remixes of songs owned by T-Series themselves, including 'Tum Hi Ho', 'Teri Meri' and 'Chammak Challo'. Neeraj Kalyan, President of T-Series commented, "T-Series has always believed in developing and nurturing new talent and has played a pivotal role in giving to our industry some of the well known Singers of the last two decades. The paradigm shift in the way the music is consumed or promoted now days with major focus being digital medium, Arjun's style of music will certainly appeal to the young audiences globally who are the biggest music consumers online.
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Radio 66.6 - Weekly Music News: October 22nd, 2013

We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Motorhead, Danzig, Dethklok, Black Sabbath, Killswitch Engage, Korn, All That Remains, Norma Jean, Protest the Hero and more. Don't touch that dial!

News

Danzig recently reunited with Misfits guitarist Doyle to record a new song. Details are scarce, but hopefully it sees the light of day soon.

Music

Stream Motorhead's new album, Aftershock, here. The band's 21st studio album is out this week via Udr Music.

Listen to a new Dethklok song titled "Blazing Star" here. It comes from the upcoming rock opera soundtrack for Metalocaplypse: the Doomstar Requiem A Klok Opera, which will be available on October 29.

Stream Protest the Hero's new album, Volition, here. It comes out October 29 via Razor & Tie.

Listen to a metal version of the Goosebumps theme song here. Very well done.

Videos
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Exclusive Premiere: Korn's wild commentary on three new songs from 'Paradigm Shift'

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Exclusive Premiere: Korn's wild commentary on three new songs from 'Paradigm Shift'
Hours out from the release of Korn's new album "The Paradigm Shift," and HitFix has three exclusive clips of the heavy rock band dishing out commentary on three of their new songs. Start with blistering "Mass Hysteria," which Brian "Head" Welch said started with him chug-chugging with his voice into an iPhone. Drummer Ray Luzier said he only needed two takes to nail his part, while frontman Jonathan Davis went as "straight metal as I could possibly go" in the studio. "You know I love my Dio." For the provocatively titled "Paranoid and Aroused," the band uses terms like "outer space" and...
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New Music: 3 Must-buy Albums Of The Week

New Music: 3 Must-buy Albums Of The Week
From Miley Cyrus' highly anticipated Bangerz album release to David Bowie's new music, check out what's new in music this week!

1. Miley Cyrus-'Bangerz' (RCA Records)

Tabloid regular and queen of "twerk" Miley Cyrus is gearing up to release her highly anticipated fourth studio album, Bangerz. In the weeks leading up to its release, Cyrus received much criticism for her antics, let alone for her stripped-down video, Wrecking Ball. The music video currently holds a Vevo record, being the fastest music video ever to reach certified status, with over 100 million views in just 6 days. In an effort to shed her former squeaky clean Disney-tween image, Cyrus has gone to the extreme to bare everything, literally.

Bangerz pulls out all the stops with a jam packed group of A-list producers including Mike Will, Pharrell, Future, and will.i.am . Pop legend, and no stranger to headlines, Miss Britney Spears joins her on the track, Ms, with Cyrus
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Radio 66.6 - Weekly Music News: July 30th, 2013

We're back with another installment of Radio 66.6! This week features the latest news, music, videos and tour dates from the likes of Alice Cooper, Korn, Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada, DevilDriver, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Andrew W.K., Cattle Decapitation and more.

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Korn will release The Paradigm Shift - their eleventh album and first with original guitarist Brian "Head" Welch in a decade - on October 1st on Prospect Park.

Scar the Martyr's self-titled debut album will be released on October 1st via Roadrunner Records. The band features Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison.

Killswitch Engage drummer Justin Foley recently broke his collarbone in a bicycle accident. Jordan Mancino of As I Lay Dying will be filling in on the band's international tour dates, while Foley is expected to recover in time for their North American tour.

The Devil Wears Prada will release 8:18 on September 17th via Roadrunner Records.
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Korn Releases New Album Art & Track List For The Paradigm Shift

In an exclusive with Revolver Magazine, Korn released the cover art and track list for their new album “The Paradigm Shift,” which will be released Oct. 1.

The Paradigm Shift” is the band’s first album with co-founding guitarist Brian “Head” Welch since 2003′s “Take a Look in the Mirror,” and it serves as the follow-up to the band’s 2011 dubstep/metal hybrid album, “The Path of Totality,” which debuted Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and was named Revolver Magazine’s “Album of the Year.”

Welch left the band in early 2005 to deal with addiction and follow a path dedicated to Christianity. He has since released solo albums and worked with his band Love & Death. He played with Korn for hit single “Blind” at the Carolina Rebellion show in May 2012 and joined them for a tour in May 2013. It was announced on May 2 that Welch had officially rejoined the band
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Metal Rockers Korn -- Growing Corn While Recording Album

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Korn has been hard at work the past few months using their indoor hydroponics setup to grow a few pounds ... of Corn!!!Turns out the guys got real health conscious while recording their new album "The Paradigm Shift" -- and bought a micro-indoor farm to grow corn and other vegetables inside of the studio so they wouldn't have to buy from a store (photo below). "Tps" will be a historic album when it's released in
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Korn’s new album promises a ‘Paradigm Shift’

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Korn’s new album promises a ‘Paradigm Shift’
Korn has titled their next album something quite expectant: “The Paradigm Shift” (Prospect Park) will be out on Oct. 1, making it their 11th studio album. The rock band welcomes the return of guitarist Brian “Head” Welch, who left the group eight years ago to get sober. Frontman Jonathan Davis also did a stint in rehab after the rockers’ last “The Path of Totality." On the album’s name, "It's a term encompassing different perspectives. You can view a piece of art from one angle and it takes on a certain image. If you look from another angle, it's a completely different...
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Korn The Paradigm Shift out October 1

Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum hard rock innovators Korn will unveil their 11th studio album, The Paradigm Shift, in stores and via digital retailers on October 1, 2013 on Prospect Park. The Paradigm Shift marks the emotional return of co-founding guitarist Brian "Head" Welch for his first album with Korn since 2003's Take a Look in the Mirror, and it serves as the follow-up to the band.s 2011 critically acclaimed trend-setting dubstep metal hybrid, The Path of Totality, which debuted Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and was named Revolver Magazine's "Album of the Year." The Paradigm Shift is also Korn.s first time working with super producer Don Gilmore [Linkin Park.s The Hybrid Theory, etc.] who recorded the album with
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Korn Officially Announces New Album Title ‘The Paradigm Shift’ For October 1st Release

In an interview with Rolling Stone published on its website July 9, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and guitarist Brian “Head” Welch spoke about their new album, including the reveal of its official release date and title.

The Paradigm Shift” will be released Oct. 1, a week after the date drummer Ray Luzier previously announced via his Instagram in June.

Welch and Davis also talked about the band’s chemistry and how much more “positive” the band is. Welch said that the chemistry is good between he and James “Munky” Shaffer, the two helped catapult Korn’s popularity in the ’90s with their twin guitar style.

Both Welch and Davis talk about how much more positive the band is working together since the last time Welch played with them, more than eight years ago.

“Welch agrees that the band is in a far better place than when he departed in 2005. ‘Everything changed with
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Theatrical Exhibition Changes Like the Best of Us

This informal treatise on theatrical exhibition in the states circulated among the Art House Convergence group's email and I am reposting it here for wider circulation as it deserves.

Thank you to Russ Collins, CEO, Michigan Theater - Ann Arbor, Director, Art House Convergence - Artistic Director of Cinetopia Festival and to Gary Meyer:

Close Encounters Of The Implosion Kind

Gary Meyer wrote: I do not like to be a doom and gloom guy but I think there are big changes afoot for commercial cinemas, but not the scenario predicted here. Steven Spielberg Predicts 'Implosion' of Film Industry

Like Gary, I am not a doom and gloom guy. However, it is tempting for older cinema artists (like Steven Spielberg and soon to retire artists like Steven Soderbergh or maybe it’s just filmmakers named Steven!) to see gloom in clouds of change. Change is hard. It frequently makes us feel discouraged or unfairly challenged. The shifting sands of change can cause us to see threats everywhere and feel the world as we know it will end. However, maybe we feel this way because it’s true. The world as we know it will indeed come to an end because change is the only constant, and creativity in art, business and all things is frequently born from what might appear to be destructive forces brewed from dynamic change. It is a defining story of living; a baseline truth, an ever repeating cycle of human existence that the Hindu religion represents so effectively in the story of Shiva, whose joyous dance of destruction celebrates the cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution.

Shiva Danced On The Movies In The 1950s

Movie attendance at theaters in the USA by the late 1940s appeared stable at 4 Billion admissions per year. By the early 1960s movie attendance at theaters had fallen dramatically and re-stabilized at around 1 billion admissions per year – the theatrical audiences was just 25% of what it had been 16 years earlier. It’s hard to imagine. We can feel better about movie attendance over the last 16 years because at about 1.4 billion annually, USA theatrical movie admissions have been fairly stable. However, as a highly profitable, highly centralized business model, the movies – the pre-tv, Hollywood studio system heyday of the 20s, 30s and 40s – died in the 1950s. Shiva danced and Hollywood’s heyday died as television became a mature mass media market. During the 1950s, television replaced movies as the mass market media phenomenon of the 20th century. So the truth is, since the 1950s, movies, meaning all movies shown in theaters, are not “main stream.” Movies shown in theaters are merely a specialty market with larger market segments (Hollywood blockbusters – action blockbuster, comedy blockbusters, Black blockbusters, chick flick blockbuster, kid live-action blockbusters, kid animated blockbuster, etc.) and smaller market segments (Indie American, documentary, classic, foreign, Masterpiece Theatre style, etc.) and sub-segments (mumblecore, experimental, films by local filmmakers, silent-era, Black American Indie, Jewish, French, German, Polish, Chilean, Brazilian, Iranian, Burkina Fasoian, Senegalese, Palestinian, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Scandinavian, Ethiopia, Nigerian, Mexican, Canadian, classic noir, restored films, screwball comedies, Marx Bros., Woody Allen, Hitchcock, Kubirck, Ford, Sturges, Fellini, Truffaut, Warhol, Waters, etc., etc. etc.). Today, broadcast television is flat on its back because pay-per-view, paid-legit streaming, pirate streaming, cable, computer, smart phone, tablets, etc. are the “television” of today.

Every Cinema Era Is A Halcyon Era To Somebody

During the second-half of the 20th Century, the era in which TV has dominated, movie journalists and scholars seem to divide the post-Hollywood studio movie era into the following sub-eras:

· The foreign film Art House / college movie society / Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll generation saves Hollywood world of the late 50s, 60s and on into the mid-70s;

· The Indie Cinema / Burgeoning Home Video / Hollywood Summer Blockbuster world of the late-70s, 80s and 90s;

· The Diy-Mumblecore -Funny or Die / Pirate ethos / Digital Transition / Netflix queue / Hollywood Comic Book-Remake world of the early 21st century.

People in the movie business of different generations attach a “halcyon days” glow to different eras:

· The Post-wwii-Early Baby Boomer generation seems to think the 60s youth reinvention of Hollywood is the halcyon era – folks like Robert Redford, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola.

· The mid-to-late Baby Boomers and early GenXers appear to think that the Sundance/Miramax/New Line-Fine Line / Video Store / Indie Film Paradise of the 80s and 90s are the halcyon days – folks like Steven Soderbergh, Spike Lee, Quentin Tarantino, Jim Jarmusch, Kevin Smith.

· Probably folks like the Duplass Brothers, Greta Gerwig, Debra Granik, Benh Zeitlin , the Funny Or Die guys and gals and other filmmakers finding success in the current era will look back at the tweny-00s as a halcyon era of celluloid dreams found during the digital transition. An era that provided limitless YouTube possibilities, when the number of community-based, mission-driven Art Houses cinemas were growing (due to the Art House Convergence!) and everyone had the ability to earn a post graduate motion picture education at Netflix U.

So, instead of filmmakers and pundits making broad statements assuming that movie exhibition exists as one giant main stream market; let’s instead think about the theatrical exhibition market place as the segmented and diverse market that it is – and has been for generations!

STeven Spielberg Was An Agent Of Change: Why Is Change Foreboding To Him Now

The media and the general public seem to easily accept sweeping unsubstantiated statements about the movie exhibition market place. However, people seem to have a more nuanced and complex understanding of the music market. No one thinks of Lady Gaga, Winton Marcellus and the Boston Symphony playing to a large, singular music market. People seem to understand that each of these artists [has a particular] niche. So if pundits or a prominent musician said that the music industry will collapse unless arena shows continue to be successful (by the way, there are fewer and fewer arena shows these days), that pundit or musician would be mocked by John Stewart on the “Daily Show.” However, this is basically what Steven Spielberg said would happen to the film market. To illustrate this point I have replaced references to “movies,” in Steven Spielberg’s recent statement postulating that the movies will “implode,” with the appropriate musical reference:

“[Some ideas from young Musicians And Music Students] are too fringe-y for Music. That's the big danger, and there's eventually going to be an implosion — or a big meltdown. There's going to be an implosion where three or four or maybe even a half-dozen megabudget Concerts are going to go crashing into the ground, and that's going to change the paradigm."

Mr. Spielberg is a great artist in my opinion. He has a peerless career. His artistry and craftsmanship was so resonant with broad audiences in the 1970s and 1980s, that he was significantly responsible for creating the summer blockbuster dynamic (“Jaws”) that allowed for the development of “megabudget” movies. For him to say that young filmmakers and film students are “too fringe-y” is absolutely true – they always have been fringy (but some are not – which is also true). To say that “[an implosion is] going to change the paradigm” is also true, because something is always changing paradigms – clearly Spielberg was an innocent agent of paradigm change as a young filmmaker!

Think about the world that Mr. Spielberg came into as a young filmmaker in the late 1960s and 1970s. The old line Hollywood Studios were reeling. There were no megaplex theaters – the movie exhibition innovation of that era was multiplex cinemas in shopping malls with postage stamp size theaters and screens. These shopping mall cinemas were causing the few remaining movie palaces, as well as single screen neighborhood cinemas to be abandoned or “twinned” or “quaded.” In the 1970s there was no generally accessible Internet or movie streaming. For all intents and purposes there were no video rental stores or home video. Mr. Spielberg’s career was established during a period of a Huge paradigm shift. He benefited from the newly created blockbuster movie marketing. He profited from the soon to follow home video explosion. But, I have to imagine from Mr. Spielberg point of view, the paradigm shift in the 1970s was just the new “normal,” a “halcyon era” from which we are straying in the 21st century – because theatrical exhibition is tenuous (as it has been since the 1940s), the home video markets has dried up and people are watching pirated movies on their phone. Spielberg’s coming of age era was for him the halcyon period that the 21st century “implosion” will cause to go “crashing into the ground.”

But he is wrong. As said previously, the market for movies is actually diverse and highly segmented – although from the top down movie industry vantage point and media punditry you would not think this to be true. Would we really mourn for Mr. Spielberg or ourselves if “Lincoln” would have been made for cable or had played on Public Television? Is it bad for humanity that cable television is creating wonderful, resonate stories in long-form moving image series that people want to watch at home on TV (or streamed onto their computer)? I don’t think so, but it is a paradigm shift and it might affect people’s theatrical movie going habits. Televisions in people’s homes have had that effect for seven decades – it is not a new phenomenon.

As Art House cinema impresarios we need to focus on what We can do at our theaters and in our communities. It is not productive for us to fret over what pundits say or about what well-meaning filmmakers like the Stevens – Spielberg and Soderbergh – say. We should fret about what we can do in our communities. What we can do to support filmmakers. What we can do to raise philanthropic support from our communities. What we can do to increase the appreciation of film as art and as a transformational form of creativity. We need to be professional and be constantly innovative and clearly focused on building a robust cinema exhibition businesses in our communities. We do not need to worry about commercial megaplex movie theaters. They will find ways to make money or they will implode and be replaced by other ways to promote large scale, broadly targeted cinema.

Commercial movie theaters have had several “implosions” through the years and new, effective and profitable paradigms have emerged. 1920s era Movie Palaces killed Nickelodeons, the mom and pop storefront cinemas that establish movies as a viable art form and profitable market. Mom and pop theater owners were very upset and felt unfairly treated by the Movie Palace paradigm shift; it was a most tumultuous and difficult era in theatrical movie exhibition. Technology forced dynamic change as talking pictures made Movie Palaces inefficient. What emerged was the more efficient but less spectacular, single screen cinema-style theaters of the 30s and 40s. Television nearly killed single screen theaters and Movie Palaces, and the shopping mall multiplex theaters of the 1970s finished the job. Megaplexes killed multiplexes. Who knows, maybe megaplexes will be killed by high-priced deluxe cinemas with fine dining options – who cares! Maybe all commercial theaters in the future will be like IMAX theaters. The paradigm shift that takes down the megaplex is not a dynamic we as an Art House community will control. We can learn from and adapt to whatever changes may occur to the Megaplex paradigm. However, we do not control those changes so it is fruitless to fret about them. The cinema market is large and diverse and our job is to focus on our small but essential piece of the movie market – the community-based, mission-driven piece of exhibiting cinema to movie lovers in our home towns. As Ira Deutchman said to us at the Convergence, we must understand and embrace the fact that what we do is hard, but we should never take the easy path.

IN A Time Of Change Art House Cinemas Have An Advantage

Being connected to your community you have a role in defining that community. You can make sure your community values having an Art House. You must strive to be consistently innovative in how You run Your Art House; this will create consistent success. But it requires capital, hard work and the willingness to adapt to changes; changes in technology (digital cinema), in programming (day and date release with home viewing opportunities), in being an effective fund raising professional and a teacher of moving image aesthetics, history and practice. You are the impresario of the most important cultural product created in the American century. You deserve to be a key quality of life institution in your community.

Although the venal dynamics of Hollywood cause the Art House to be undervalued, we must remember that the Art House is vitally important because it is where the beating heart of cinema culture lives. We must keep that heart healthy. Let us execute our heart based Art House cinema in the best possible way, for its own sake and for the general health of our community and cinema art. And, please, let us not be afraid of change.

Change is inevitable. It is foolish to think that change will not happen. Change brings with it opportunity, and there is great opportunity for the Art House to flourish. Why? Because there are more movies made now than at any time in human history. This means all vital channels in which cinema can be presented can succeed – they won’t, but they can. And the community-based Art House has a distinct advantage because, as we have known for a little over 100 years ago, seeing a movie on a big screen, in a darkened room full of strangers is a profound and moving experience. Many humans, many of our neighbors seem to need the experience of gathering communally to experience stories and receive information. The Art House is that place, because it is the community’s living room, or better still, the communal campfire where people can learn, be entertained and transported by stories that are spun by that most brilliant of story tellers – the motion picture.

Keep the faith, Art House friends. You are the best, now let’s get better!
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India is the new destination for film festivals

One of the positive benefits that accrued on account of the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers in India is that the business of exhibition of cinema started moving out to quaint places in the country. These new breed of filmmakers has really deconstructed the business of film exhibition by taking it to their respective cities, from where they emerged to make the film viewing a rich and invigorating experience.The paradigm shift in the business of film festivals, it's
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Philadelphia Film Festival 2011: ‘Beats Being Dead’ artfully blends drama and suspense but fails to ignite

Beats Being Dead (Dreileben – Etwas Besseres als den Tod)

Written by Christian Petzold

Directed by Christian Petzold

Germany, 2011

Part of a triptych of films all revolving around a similar incident, Christian Petzold’s Beats Being Dead not only begins the loose Dreileben trilogy, but also picks up where the director left off with his own work.

Johannes (Jacob Matschenz) is studying to be a doctor while working as a nurse at an isolated clinic. Quiet and tentative, Johannes is infatuated when he runs into Ana (Luna Mijovic), a temperamental, impetuous maid. As their fledgling romance blossoms, a dangerous killer escapes from the mental ward of the hospital. In their sparsely populated area and against a backdrop of pervasive police sirens, Johannes and Ana navigate newfound feelings.

As with 2008’s Jerichow, director Petzold tells a tightly contained narrative that exudes more sexual tension than pure sexuality. A member of the “Berlin
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Interview: Director Mike Cahill Conjures ‘Another Earth’

Chicago – The real strength of the new film “Another Earth” doesn’t necessarily lie in the science fiction aspect of a world appearing in the sky and bearing down on our earth, but in the humanity that is changed and reflected through that event. Director Mike Cahill co-wrote and directed this impressive and imaginative film.

Cahill is a writer, director, producer, cinematographer and editor that got his start as a field producer for National Geographic, making over a dozen films about animals and nature for that cable channel. His directorial debut came in 2004 with “Boxers and Ballerinas” (co-directed and co-written by Brit Marling, his writing partner on Another Earth). His interest in science and his experience shooting thousands of hours of film directly influenced the fragile and delicate atmosphere of his new film.

Brit Marling was Co-Writer with Mike Cahill on ‘Another Earth

Photo credit: © Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp
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