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Greeting Summer With Great Cinema

The ninth edition of BAMcinemaFest, the eagerly anticipated annual Brooklyn banquet of fiction, documentary and hybrid independent films, includes 28 features (24 New York premieres, one North American premiere and two world premieres) and nine shorts. Gina Duncan, BAM’s Associate Vice … Continue reading

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In the Dark, In the Light

With the summer solstice arriving in less than a week, it’s again time to spend evenings in dark rooms in Brooklyn. The eighth edition of BAMcinemaFest, the annual feast of fiction, documentary and hybrid independent films, includes 27 features (23 New York premieres) and 10 … Continue reading

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Jacques Rivette 1928-2016

The great director Jacques Rivette, who began his career as a writer at Cahiers du Cinéma and was part of the legendary French New Wave, has died at 87. Rivette’s films were less-seen (and often less-appreciated) than those of his … Continue reading

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Turkeys, Literal and Metaphorical

The professional turkey, black with a scarlet head, relaxing in his crate, was rolled into my studio on a small wooden dolly. Across the loft, behind a closed door, Willie (our first beloved yellow Labrador), barked relentlessly (“let me at him, let me at … Continue reading

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Brooklyn’s Best Fest

As summer (my favorite season) approaches, BAMcinemaFest (my favorite reason to sit inside in good weather, gorging on this year’s bounty of independent film) kicks off its seventh annual edition. BAMcinemaFest (called “The city’s best independent film showcase” by The New Yorker, and losing … Continue reading

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So Many Films. So Make the Time.

I live in lower Manhattan which hasn’t been a hip neighborhood in years (decades?). Brooklyn, as the wide world knows, is the epicenter of all that’s creative (and cool). It’s possible that a little bit hipster cred might be rubbing off … Continue reading

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The Cool Kids

I’ve shot many celebrities on the street, outdoors in NYC: Paul Rudd, Roman Duris (not together) on my favorite loading dock (now inaccessible, covered with a construction shed), around the corner from my studio; Vanessa Williams (gorgeous in a short, slinky … Continue reading

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