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In a relatively short span of time, Kickstarter has completed changed the way movies are funded—and thus made, exhibited, talked about. But it’s still an evolving model. Respectively specializing in narrative, nonfiction and genre films, Schoenbrun, Cook and Schmalz work with Kickstarter filmmakers on their campaigns, which means crafting an identity for a project, and building and sustaining an audience—and are branching out into a more public role, facilitating programs and mentorship opportunities to...
There is a Great Man history of the Village Voice film section—Mekas to Sarris to Hoberman—that doesn’t do justice to the plurality of, well, voices that have used their alt-press column inches to speak up for diverse (better not say “marginal”) subject matter, style, even ways of seeing and writing. Continuing that tradition, longtime contributor and now senior film critic Anderson keeps a gimlet eye on the sensory pleasures and sexual politics of cinema...
The work of Allen and others resists easy classification, but UnionDocs offers public programming in the form of nonfiction film screenings, multimedia performances and video lectures; workshops in everything from filmmaking to site-specific sound installations; and collaborative projects, like their multi-platform “Living Los Sures” project, using film, online media, and live events to document their own changing neighborhood. It’s an esoteric, experimental, community-focused space—and it’s working to keep Williamsburg that way, as well. What are...
Nance’s 2012 feature debut An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, a diaristic love story told partly with handmade animation, announced him as a protean talent. His recent music videos and shorts (check out: Worry No. 473 of 1000 Worries That a Black Person Should Not Have to Worry About and You and I and You) reveal an engaged filmmaker capable of synthesizing contemporary pop-culture vernaculars at the speed of thought. People will be watching his...

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