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I was sick of the Holocaust by the time I was 21. As a Jewish American, I had read too many stories: The Devil’s Arithmetic as a child to Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz in college. Sure, I felt guilty, but I couldn’t witness the violence and hatred again and again. None of these books answered my question: How could people let this happen? The American answer has been a simple, villainous caricature. From...
The 18th annual Brooklyn Film Festival will screen 108 films from 26 countries, kicking off May 29th at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg.  What sets Brooklyn Film Festival apart from others in New York is its focus on a diverse range of independent, out-of-the-box directors without much previous exposure. Submissions are vetted through an international competition, which means “anyone can participate,” as Marco Ursino, director of Brooklyn Film Festival, says in a phone interview. “The smallest...
This is the perfect time of year to revisit classic scary movies—Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream—but something about walking home to the train instead of climbing the stairs out of your parents' basement in the 'burbs takes some of the spook out of the experience. The suburbs are scary, sure—where else can you walk around in a mechanic's jumpsuit and a horrifying mask without anyone looking twice at you?—but there's no shortage of things...
Did you miss the Northside Film DIY Competition’s two winning films the first time around? Well, you’re in luck, because tomorrow (Friday, July 18th) at 7:30 PM, you can check out a free screening of both! Watch the Feature Winner, i hate myself : ) directed by Joanna Arnow, and the Short Winner, Eleanor Ambos Interiors directed by Andrew Ellis, at Videology (308 Bedford Ave) tomorrow night to experience why these films were selected as the best...

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