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Spaceship Earth: An Interview with Director Matt Wolf

On September 26, 1993, a crew of eight people emerged from a huge ecological desert facility after two years of isolation. The facility, named Biosphere 2 and located in Oracle, Arizona, was constructed to replicate the earth’s various habitats in a closed environment as a forerunner for speculative ‘off world’ colonization. While the whole thing […]

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The Nest – Interview with costume designer Matthew Price

What remains if people let go of their illusions, or delusions? In one of the best films of last year, Sean Durkin’s The Nest (2020), Jude Law is Rory, a high-risk investment specialist who moves back to his native England from New York with his American wife, Allison (Carrie Coon, in a wonderfully paced performance), and […]

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In Conversation with Costume Designer Vicki Farrell

A film is as good as the sum of its crafts, crafts that must seamlessly wove the threads that spun the illusion that is the story we watch so earnestly. That is why I find that it is fascinating to talk about a film from the point of view of each craft, such as costume […]

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Why Movies Still Need Cinemas

Movies come to us, so why go to the movies? Never has this idea loomed larger than in the last few months. And, yet, there is no doubt in the mind of any film maker, of any film industry insider or of any film lover that, when this is all over, people will want to […]

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On and Off Set with Unit Still Photographer Merie Weismiller Wallace

By the very nature of photography, you have to get in close in order to get a good picture. But on a movie set, that can become a very challenging job and to do it well can be extremely difficult. That’s the job of the film set photographer. Because a good unit still photographer must […]

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La Gomera: In Conversation with Costume Designer Dana Paparuz

On a little island in the Canaries with very rocky terrain that in times past made communication very difficult in the absence of modern day technology, the locals invented a whistling language, a whistled version of Spanish, “El Silbo”, that is still being used today. That was the idea where Corneliu Porumboiu’s latest film originated. […]

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The art of the film poster: Interview with illustrator Tony Stella

How can you reimagine some of the best classic movies and give them new life? How can you visually capture the essence of a film? How can you embody a film’s cult status? How can you own a part of a movie you love? How do you add to the cultural significance of film language […]

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La enfermedad del domingo – In conversation with Costume Designer Clara Bilbao

We first see Anabel walking the halls of her palatial home impeccably dressed for the evening and wearing towering heels. She stumbles briefly. A subtle but distinct foreshadow of her imperfect perfect life, a preordained sense of future events. Anabel (Susi Sánchez, the recipient of this year’s Best Actress Goya Award for her performance) abandoned […]

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Seeing race through a new lens: how a 22-year old filmmaker is challenging identity in America

While countless college freshman spent their days deciding which clubs and societies to join and whether they should major in Biology or Economics, filmmaker Orlando Pinder decided he was going to change the world.  Now 22 and a senior at Chicago’s Columbia College, he has made a wide range of short films and music videos, […]