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Filmmakers and their Global Lens: The Yes Men

For this edition of Filmmakers and their Global Lens,  The Independent’s special contributor Dana Knight speaks with the comedy troupe, The Yes Men about filmmaking. Knight initially spoke with Mike Bonnano, Andy Bichlbaum and Laura Nix in Toronto in September. Dana Knight (DK): When did the Yes Men become the Yes Men and why the Yes… Read more »


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Filmmakers and their Global Lens: Alex Holdridge & Linnea Saasen

For this edition of Filmmakers and their Global Lens,  The Independent’s special contributor Dana Knight speaks with co-creators about collaboration, acting and more. Knight initially spoke with Alex Holdridge and Linnea Saasen in Toronto in September. Dana Knight (DK): Could you please introduce the film and tell us what inspired it and how the whole process… Read more »


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Filmmakers and their Global Lens: Matthu Placek

For this edition of Filmmakers and their Global Lens,  The Independent’s special contributor Dana Knight speaks with the artist Matthu Placek about “Moving Portraits”. Knight initially spoke with Placek at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014. Dana Knight (DK): Will you please give us a background to your work and introduce the very special short film that… Read more »


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Filmmakers and their Global Lens: Kate Chevigny & Ross Kauffman

For this edition of Filmmakers and their Global Lens,  The Independent’s special contributor Dana Knight speaks with the filmmaking duo behind E-Team. Knight initially spoke with Kate Chevigny and Ross Kauffman in New York City at the end of October. Dana Knight (DK): How did this project come about and who initiated it? Katy Chevigny: Ross and… Read more »


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RIDM ’14: The Use and Abuse of Poetry in Documentary Film

Gusts of bitingly cold wind eat away at the inch of precocious snow on the ground, offering a fittingly bracing backdrop to the Rencontre Internationales de Documentaire de Montréal (RIDM). Now in it’s 17th year, the festival offers a late-in-the-season “best-of” selection of international and Canadian films that favors essays, cross-genre films and other non-traditional… Read more »


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Filmmakers and their Global Lens: Hal Hartley

In the second edition of our new series, Filmmakers and their Global Lens,  The Independent’s special contributor Dana Knight speaks with the filmmaker behind the films Henry Fool and Fay Grim. Dana initially spoke with Hal Hartley, about his latest work, Ned Rifle at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014. Dana Knight (DK): You’re known for very serious… Read more »


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Filmmakers and their Global Lens: Eugene Green

In this first edition of our new series, Filmmakers and their Global Lens,  The Independent’s special contributor Dana Knight interviews the industries emerging and established filmmakers about their work, recent projects and their place in a global setting.  Dana initially spoke with Eugene Green, about his latest work, at the Toronto International Film Festival 2014. Dana Knight… Read more »


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DOC NYC 2014, November 13th – 20th – Critic’s Choice

“Too much ain’t enough” might be the cry-of-the-night heard throughout the recent 52nd New York Film Festival and this past spring’s Tribeca film fest now in its 12th year.  Not to be outdone in a town where nothing succeeds like excess, DOC NYC  has burst out of its five-screen IFC Center and twin-screen SVA theater… Read more »