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A Rollercoaster for Autodidacts: The Koyaanisqatsi Director on His Newest, Visitors

2:50 PM 1/31/2014 by Sara Vizcarrondo
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Godfrey Reggio was a Christian Brother (“a male nun”) for 14 years in New Mexico before directing arguably the most popular experimental feature ever: Koyaanisqatsi. Yet, Reggio doesn’t like the term “experimental” because it’s too scientific. His films, in particular his newest, Visitors, is “experiential. This is an extra-mental activity and knowing we’re all in rush hour traffic outrunning our futures I suggest to audiences it’s not their seat belt but their soul belt they have to put on to be open to this.”

Shaul Schwarz, Director of Narco Cultura, Spearheads Time Magazine’s Move Into Film

6:16 PM 11/12/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
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Shaul Schwarz risked his life to make Narco Cultura, the upcoming documentary about the Mexican-American Drug War, but he protected himself and his crew by working smart. "I wasn't about opening a case file and finding out who killed who. That's how you get killed." So Schwarz stepped away from the specific and unprosecuted cases that compose this war (60-70,000 homicides since 2006) to reveal the bigger picture, a situation fueled by US money and guns and perpetuated by policies that “let the bad guys win.”

Violet & Daisy

Posted January 13th, 2012 by Binh Ngo

Violet (Alexis Bledel) and Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) are a pair of gum-cracking teenage assassins who casually snuff out crime figures in New York City, distracted only by the fact that a concert by their favorite pop idol Barbie Sunday has suddenly been canceled.

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