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Christine Directed by Antonio Campos Opens October 14 In 1974, a 29-year-old Sarasota talk-show host named Christine Chubbuck shot herself on live television after reading a pointed statement about her station’s recent selling out to sensationalism. Notwithstanding the likely coincidental parallels in 1976’s Network—whose laid-off, “mad as hell” anchor Howard Beale vows to off himself on-air—it’s taken almost four decades for this woman’s sad legacy to seem ripe for on-screen investigation. And 2016 has brought not one...
In its current and most recognizable iteration, that affiliated with Robert Redford, the Sundance Film Festival dates back to 1991, which means that many filmmakers who presented their earliest works at the festival are now cohabiting with a newer generation they’ve likely influenced. Included in that year’s lineup were novices Todd Haynes and Richard Linklater, alongside Barbara Kopple, who had already won an Oscar for Harlan County, USA, and canonical documentarians the Maysles....
On Monday, I sat inside Moloko, a Bed-Stuy bar, which has surprisingly flown under the press's radar considering that it has a full dinner menu, fantastic food-plus-booze happy hours specials, and serves a double-cheeseburger that is so herb-infused, so savory with its soft bun, crispy lettuce leaf, and plump pickles, that you might not even want to order it; once you’ve eaten one, you’ll want many more, and it can’t be healthy for any...
When the White House recently ordered a print of writer-director Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene, about a young woman (Elizabeth “suddenly the most famous” Olsen) who flees a cult, arthouse audiences and critics who attended this year’s Sundance, Cannes and New York film festivals nodded approvingly. Durkin, along with fellow Williamsburg residents and MMMM producers Antonio Campos and Josh Mond, is one third of the production company Borderline Films, which has garnered attention...

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