Currently Browsing: 2017

‘High Fantasy’ a giant social experiment for director Jenna Cato Bass

South African-born Jenna Cato Bass premiered her second feature film, High Fantasy, at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Bass, the professionally trained magician-turned-filmmaker, to learn about how she found her actors and the hopes she has for her film.

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Chloe Zhao redefines life for rodeo cowboy in ‘The Rider’

Zhao tells a fictional tale of horse trainer and rodeo cowboy Brady Blackburn (Brady Jandreau) in the Badlands of South Dakota who attempts to redefine his life after a near fatal head injury.

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‘Miami’ director examines complicated sisterhood in new thriller

The Finnish dramatic thriller film Miami premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).  Co-written and directed by Zaida Bergroth (The Good Son), it’s an intense and richly complex film that addresses the relationship between two estranged sisters now reunited.

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Novick and Burns revisit history in documentary series ‘The Vietnam War’

Lynn Novick has once again teamed up with documentarian Ken Burns to co-direct the upcoming PBS series The Vietnam War. “Ken turned to me and said ‘OK, I think we can really try to do Vietnam now,’ and I said, ‘I’m in. I’ve been in since day one, I’ve always wanted to do this story,’” […]

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Q&A with Angelina Jolie and Loung Ung

On Wednesday, September 13th, First They Killed My Father screened at Lincoln Center. Editor-in-Chief Jan Lisa Huttner and I were able to attend, and it was quite an experience. In this completely packed theatre, full of excited film aficionados, we made our way to the balcony and waited anxiously for Angelina Jolie and Loung Ung’s […]

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Hillary Clinton is ‘The Woman in the Moon’

“The Woman in the Moon” is a Barbra Streisand song from the album and film A Star is Born (1976 film). Songwriters: Paul H. Williams and Kenny Ascher © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group. Disclaimer: FF2 Media does not own these photos.

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