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We talk about Paris Hilton, good and evil, the last Presidential debate, and review the haunting doc "The Act of Killing."
This Week: Filmmaker and Geographer Brett Story discusses her new film The Prison in Twelve Landscapes.  The documentary is screening at Anthology Film Archives November 4th to 1oth.
This week: Filmmaker Bill Morrison discusses his new documentary Dawson City: Frozen in Time. The film is screening on October 4th at 9pm at Lincoln Center as part of the New York Film Festival.
We talk about Ann Coulter being ignorant, penis faced piglets, and review the haunting documentary "Holy Hell."
A special 4-track spotlight on the soundtrack from Miss Sharon Jones!, featuring a best of collection from Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings.
Prolific documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman talks about his new film In Jackson Heights, a portrait of the Jackson Heights neighborhood in Queens.
We learn about the most important lessons learned and the embrace of the Jewish community for this film.
We chat with Anna Wexler about her most challenge aspect of making this film in terms of reckoning with her own past decisions to leave the orthodoxy.
Anna Wexler, a Ph.D. candidate at MIT and documentary filmmaker here to speak with us about her doc called Unorthodox, which follows three Modern Orthodox Jewish teenagers through a post-high school year in Israel.
Unorthodox, which follows three Modern Orthodox Jewish teenagers through a post-high school year in Israel.
This week is Misfit Week. We’re going to talk about outsiders and outliers who skirt by the fringes of society, and examine why they choose to operate outside of these borders.
Filmmaker Molly Bernstein talks about her new documentary, a portrait of artist Rosamund Purcell called An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamund Purcell. The film is screening at Film Forum from August 10th to the 16.
This week: Documentary filmmaker Pieter Van Huystee talks about his new film Hieronymus Bosch, Touched By The Devil. The film follows a team of art historians as they try to bring Bosch's 16th-century masterpieces back to the painter's hometown in The Netherlands for an exhibition on the 500th anniversary of his death.
Laura Israel is the director of Don't Blink: Robert Frank, a new documentary about the influential artist, photographer and filmmaker. The film follows Frank's life and art from his seminal book The Americans through his explorations in experimental film to the present day.
We talk about Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris, a Pokemon Go! movie, how synthetic marijuana might cause the zombie apocalypse, and review the new political doc "Weiner."
Filmmaker Cem Kaya talks about his documentary Remake Remix Rip-Off. The film chronicles the rise and fall of Yesilcam, the Turkish film industry, which during the Cold War was one of the most prolific in the world, churning out close to 300 films a year. Producers kept up with the public's demand for new films by copying, remaking and mashing up Hollywood scripts into zany, Turkish versions of films like The Wizard of Oz, Rambo and ET. Thanks to loose copyright laws in Turkey, all of this was completely legal.
Photographer Rian Dundon discusses his book FAN, which he photographed over nine months while working as an English tutor to Fan Bingbing, one of the biggest celebrities in China. The book features lots of images of Bingbing herself, but Dundon's real subject is the artifice of fame itself and the perpetual performance required to keep it intact.
It's our second Tribeca featured film! We review the documentary "Bugs," which talks about the world of edible insects and interview the makers of the film to hear about what this strange future may hold.
An interview with filmmaker Andreas Johnsen and his colleague, chef and researcher Roberto Flore, on their new documentary on the sustainable benefits of insect cuisine, BUGS.
We review the harrowing Netflix original documentary "Virunga."
Dawn Porter discusses her new film Trapped. The documentary looks at abortion clinics and providers in the South that are struggling to keep their doors open in the face of so-called TRAP laws. These laws systematically target abortion providers with onerous, medically unnecessary regulations in an effort to force the clinics to shut down. Just last week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for Women's Health vs Hellerstedt, a case challenging a TRAP law passed in Texas. The clinic bringing the case is featured in Dawn Porter's film.
Jon Fox is the director of the new documentary Newman. The film tells the story of a self-educated inventor named Joseph Newman who in the 1980s claimed to have invented a perpetual motion machine. To Newman's skeptics, his device violated basic laws of physics. But according to Newman --- and many of his scientifically credentialed supporters --- his device was real, and it promised a populist form of free energy that could change the world. Jon Fox spent over a decade working on the film and it's screening on March 8th at IFC Center in New York.
For years the subject of photographer and filmmaker Khalik Allah's work has been the people in one particular spot in New York City: the corner of 125th Street and Lexington in Harlem. Late at night Khalik drives down to this spot from his home on Long Island and shoots portraits of the people he finds hanging out on the corner. Khalik shoots on slow film, but doesn't use flash, so all his lighting comes from the corner itself: bodegas, passing cars, cigarette lighters and traffic lights. As a result, his subjects appear bathed in washes of red and green light, set against near darkness. These dreamlike shots depict homeless people, neighborhood teenagers, drug addicts, cops, kids, and the other local characters who have come to know and respect Khalik enough to pose for his lens.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a handful of artists began leaving New York City to make monumental artworks in the landscape of the American Southwest. Frustrated by the commodity driven structures of museums and galleries and eager to explore new forms of sculpture and drawing, artists like Robert Smithson, Walter De Maria, and Michael Heizer picked up bulldozers and shovels and began to make work from the land. Smithson, for example built Spiral Jetty: a spiraling pathway of stone situated in The Great Salt Lake. Walter DeMaria constructed a grid of steel lightening rods called The Lightning Field in a remote section of the New Mexico Desert. A piece called Double Negative by Michael Heizer resembles a monumental excavation, carved from a mesa in Nevada. These pieces, and many others like them, are known as Land art, and they're the subject of a fascinating new documentary by director James Crump.

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