Juliette Lewis and Jonny Weston Get a Little Inappropriate in ‘Kelly & Cal’

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It’s hard to remember a time when Juliette Lewis wasn’t making a memorable mark on the big screen — can you believe Cape Fear came out in 1991? But after a few years out of the spotlight, during which she focused on a music career, she’s back on the big screen. In movies like August: Osage County and Hellion, she’s reminding us how […]

Startup Culture Exposed in 3D Printing Doc ‘Print the Legend’

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Directors Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel discuss their award-winning documentary Print the Legend, which had its world premiere this month at the 2014 South By Southwest Film Conference and Festival. Premiering last week at South By Southwest, the documentary Print the Legend chronicles the mainstream rise of 3D printing over the past five years, due in large […]

Stars Natalia Dyer and Peter Vack on Complicated Young Love in ‘I Believe in Unicorns’

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Young love is typically treated one of two ways in feature films made by adults: either as gauzy, treacly fairy tales of first kisses and two-straw milkshakes or as raunchy comedies where losing one’s virginity is a requirement for high school graduation — and in most cases, the protagonist is male. That’s what makes I […]

Ashley Bell and Michael Stahl-David of ‘Love & Air Sex’ Pair Stage and Screen in NYC

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Austin filmmaker Bryan Poyser‘s third feature, Love & Air Sex, world premiered at the SXSW Film 2013. Since then, the bawdy rom-com/bromance has been on a roll, introducing the festival circuit to the wonders of Air Sex and reminding them that Austin is at the center of the current indie-film zeitgeist. The film centers on two couples who can’t […]

Inventor or Artist? An Interview with Tim Jenison of ‘Tim’s Vermeer’

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Born in Delft in 1632, Johannes Vermeer was not a prolific painter; scholars can only definitively attribute roughly 35 paintings to him. (A few more are in dispute.) Modestly successful in his lifetime, then relatively forgotten, Vermeer was rediscovered in the 19th Century. He has since become regarded as a grand master, best known for his impeccable […]

‘The Dog’ to Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival: True Story Behind ‘Dog Day Afternoon’

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On August 22, 1972, John Wojtowicz and two accomplices attempted to rob a bank in Brooklyn. Things didn’t go as planned: first, one of the accomplices ran out, not able to go through with it. Then, after letting one of the bank tellers go to the bathroom, John and his accomplice Sal found themselves in […]

The Bitter Buddha: At 54, Comedian Eddie Pepitone Is Finally Ready for His Close-Up

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The Bitter Buddha, directed by first-time filmmaker Steven Feinartz, is an in-depth portrait of the life of comic Eddie Pepitone. Sometimes angry, frequently instrospective, and always funny, Pepitone is one of those comedians whose name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, but once you see him, you go, “Oh, yeah, that guy.” Such is the life of a 30-year veteran […]