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By Kristin Reiber Harris Van Gogh is arguably one of the most famous artists in the world. His artwork is certainly captivating; his use of color, the energy of his brush strokes and the sheer beauty of his work. However I believe a certain mystique that surrounds Van Gogh plays a role in his fame;… Read more »

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By Maria Carmen Barranco I recently attended the Weds One event, “Women in the New Political Climate”, organized by WIFV in Washington, DC. The panelists, veteran journalist Amy Lynn Alexander and Dr. Renee Carr discussed how technology has shaped the way media is presented to the consumer, and as a consequence, the political landscape. As… Read more »

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by Lance Kramer for International Documentary Association I was sitting at an IDA-produced summit on sustainability in February in Washington, DC. Dozens of seasoned filmmakers shared personal struggles about how they have survived in their careers as documentary filmmakers. I listened to people I deeply admire and respect candidly discuss potential action items to fix… Read more »

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By Flo Dwek  About RUMBLE Director: Catherine Bainbridge, Co-Director: Alfonso Maiorana; 2017; 102 min This revelatory documentary – an award winner at Sundance Film Festival – brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo… Read more »

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By Ilya Tovbis for the Washington Jewish Film Festival WJFF Director Ilya Tovbis talked with director Gillian Robespierre about her new film Landline, her influences, collaborators and political humor that’s gone sour. Landline opened in DC-area theaters on July 28th – tickets and more information can be found at landlinemovie.com. Original article can be found here. ILYA: I believe it’s the fourth time you, Jenny… Read more »

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By Maya Pearson In Gillian Robespierre’s newest indie dramedy, LANDLINE, the Jacobs family attempts to prevent an inevitable meltdown amidst the backdrop of a quintessentially nineties New York City. John Turturro (BARTON FINK, O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?) and Edie Falco (NURSE JACKIE, THE SOPRANOS) portray Alan and Pat, parents trapped in a rapidly dissolving marriage…. Read more »