“… A Means of Creating a Fulfilling Life, Rather Than Just About Creating a Film”: Morrisa Maltz on Her SXSW-Premiering The Unknown Country

A woman's face seen through the mirror in a moving carThe Unknown Country

From the plains of the Dakotas to the Mexican-American border, landscape — seen through rain-streaked windshields at night, from overhead drone shots, and from the point-of-view of a single woman moving across a country that’s both reassuring and suddenly alien…  Read more

By Mar 16, 2022

Ambition in Filmmaking, Mia Goth’s Dual Role and His Sirkian A24 Prequel: Ti West on His SXSW-Premiering X

A group of filmmakers walking in a yellow fieldX (Photo: Christopher Moss)

After 2016’s Western, In the Valley of Violence, and several years directing episodic TV, Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Inkeepers, The Sacrament) makes a very welcome return to the world of feature horror with X, a ’70s-set…  Read more

By Mar 14, 2022

Five Questions for Drea Cooper and Zachary Canepari About Their SXSW-Premiering Documentary, Diamond Hands: The Legend of WallStreetBets

A young white man in a white jacket and pants, hands outstretched, under a spotlight on an empty stageDiamond Hands: The Legend of WallStreetBets

As more and more human activity — personal, social, economic, political — happens online, a challenge is posed to practitioners of that legacy art form, the feature film. To wit: how to tell an 80-minute-plus story whose symbolic meanings were…  Read more

By Mar 13, 2022

“It’s About the Emotion, the Performance, the Rhythm and the Space in Between the Words”: Rosa Ruth Boesten on Her SXSW-Debuting doc Master of Light

A Black man in a green jacket walking across the street with a police car passing byMaster of Light (photo: Jurgen Lisse)

A stunning work of cinematic nonfiction, Rosa Ruth Boesten’s Master of Light follows the classical painter George Anthony Morton, a fan of Rembrandt who conjures exquisite portraits of his own family members in the style of the Old Masters. Never…  Read more

By Mar 12, 2022

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