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Interview: Judah Thomas and the Challenge of Faith-Based Filmmaking

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Within the independent film world, Christian-themed cinema has been a vibrant undercurrent that has been quietly growing for a number of years. One of the newest filmmakers within this genre is Judah Thomas.

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On the “Weak Species”: An Interview with Filmmaker Dan Faltz

Weak Species

In 1859, British naturalist Charles Darwin wrote about evolution through “natural selection” in his On the Origin of Species. Dan Faltz offers a surprising twist on the old theory in his disturbing, often farcical psychological thriller, Weak Species

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P.J.: An Interview with Filmmaker Russ Emanuel

Once in a while, a film comes along that forever changes our lives. Russ Emanuel manages to do this in P.J.—an award-winning film concerning an ordinary man’s extraordinary insight.

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“My Mouth Lies Screaming”: Interview with Mike Legge

Mike Legge

“I thought, what if I came up with the least elaborate method or tool to kill someone with?”

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Rising to “Saturday Morning”: An Interview with Filmmaker Rob Greenberg

Rob Greenberg

Rob Greenberg’s delightful romantic comedy, Saturday Morning, carries strong implications and a huge punch.

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Bringing Light to Black Metal: Interview with Filmmakers Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites

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“Until the Light Takes Us,” a new documentary by Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites, tells the origin story of Black Metal.

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Bright Lights, Big Cine: Interview with Bright Lights’ Editor Gary Morris

Bright Lights Film Journal, which offers some of the finest film writing out there, took the gamble and went virtual in 1996 after an on-off history in print.

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Big Mad John: An Interview With John Cusack on War, Inc.

Actor John Cusack War Inc screenshot

“Their game has been to privatize the entire essence of what it means to be a state–from military to disaster relief. They want these unaccountable elements. They want to turn everything that it means to be a state into a for-profit enterprise, including outsourcing the advanced interrogation techniques, which is torture.”

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Interview with Surfwise Director Doug Pray

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“When I got out of film school, there was sort of this realization like, ‘Oh my God, I have to make this happen.’ You don’t get jobs out of film school. Nobody ever says, ‘Oh, did you go to UCLA? I have a fine position for you.'”

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Interview with Wetlands Preserved Director Dean Budnick

“Wetlands was unlike any music venue or any nightclub I had ever entered, let alone one in New York City. I remember being blown away by the use of space, in particular the downstairs lounge, which was something of the ultimate chill zone.”

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A Boy’s Prayer, a Filmmaker’s Passion: An Interview with Director Ilana Trachtman

Director of Praying with Lior talks with Matthew Sorrento

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Sherman Alexie

American Indian filmmaker/writer talks with Robert Capriccioso

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David Thomson

David Thomson

“What is refreshing about film is that particularly in the first great age, people like Griffith and Chaplin, they really seemed to be making something for everyone. Literally, everyone in the world.”

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Anthony Lane

Anthony Lane

“Truffaut, Renoir and Godard looked at America, loved the films there and ploughed that love and that knowledge back into French films. No one did that in England.”

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Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke

“The great joy of acting is the collaboration. I get so much of that, I feel really drawn to the isolation and solitude of writing. It’s a real joy for me.”

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