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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 »

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by Flo Dwek A major metropolitan area in the United States lies dangerously close to a large landfill containing radioactive waste — and an escalating underground fire. As concerned citizens attempt to halt a potential catastrophe, they discover that they may be running out of time to save their homes, health and lives. – Chuck… Read more »