Filmmaker Mercedes Bryce Morgan premieres her surrealist horror gem “Fixation” at TIFF

“For me, putting this film out into the world is a way to explore the complicated love/hate relationship we have with our own abusers. If I can create a relatable narrative for anyone who has been gaslit — or make an audience member question if […]

Sundance 2022 Interview: Alli Haapasalo, Eleonoora Kauhanen, Linnea Leino and Aamu Milonoff on Girl Picture

Bringing back our Sundance interview for the film’s theater release today. One of my favorite movies I’ve seen at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is easily the Finnish coming-of-age drama, “Girl Picture,” directed by Alli Haapasalo. It is an unflinchingly honest, deeply moving and often […]

Brazilian filmmaker Anita Rocha Da Silveira revives a tale from Greek mythology in her fantastical new horror film, “Medusa”

In 2013, I befriended a Brazilian woman named Ana. I met her through my film discussion group. We became instant friends and then she introduced me to her friends. Eventually, I felt like an honorary Brazilian. It was so much fun to watch the World Cup in 2015, […]

Tribeca 2022: “Battleground” Director-Producer Cynthia Lowen discusses her approach to documentary filmmaking  

Driven by curiosity and a passion for social justice, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Cynthia Lowen uses the power of story to investigate difficult issues that often go overlooked; her debut documentary feature, 2011’s “Bully”, investigated a crisis of suicide motivated by bullying in American schools. It was nominated for two […]

“We are part of anything that is possible and imaginable”: Directors Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams on “Neptune Frost” 

Africa’s cinematic history is as diverse as its people. There’s our Senegalese cinematic “father” Ousmane Sembène, the post-colonial emergence of Nigeria’s Nollywood (the largest film industry on the continent, and second largest in the world in terms of volume), the indigenous cinema from Egypt or Tunisia […]