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Mélanie Laurent's second film as director, Breathe, plays this year's Rendez-vous With French Cinema.

Rendez-Vous With French Cinema 2015 – Critic’s Choice

Rendez-vous with French Cinema returns to New York for its 20th year with 22 North American premieres. Senior critic, Kurt Brokaw, sees the slate and divides his favorites into Youth and Crime. With Martin Scorsese as one of this year’s co-chairs, Brokaw insists that indeed, crime does pay.

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Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Mary Dore

Dana Knight and Mary Dore talk about the origins of women’s liberation and Dore’s documentary about the era, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, nearly two decades in the making. 

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Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Dan Halstead

Dana Knight and Dan Halstead “talk-shop” about the state of the film market, making it as a writer and what the world has to offer the filmmaker of today. This interview took place in Havana, Cuba at the end of 2014. Dana Knight: What can you tell us about the state of the film market right… Read more »


Filmmakers and Their Global Lens: Eugene Jarecki

Dana Knight and documentarian Eugene Jarecki talk about the cliches of being rich and poor, holding two conflicting ideas in your mind at the same time, and the feasibility of democracy, among other topics, while attending The International Festival of New Latin American Cinema.

Sundance's New Frontier showcases the convergence of film and new technologies, including virtual reality (VR) experiences, such as the one shown here in Project Syria. Courtesy Sundance Institute.

Sundance 2015 – New Frontier Kicks Reality Up a Notch

Technology always plays a key role in film innovation, featured for the last eight years in Sundance’s New Frontier section. This year, even more than in the past, New Frontier exhibits deployed technology in a way that allowed users to put themselves in the stories.