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As much as any other single person, Lipes is responsible for how Brooklyn looks on screen today: as the DP of Tiny Furniture and most of the first season of Girls, he gave millennial angst a sneaky polish, and it led to higher-profile work from Jay-Z’s “Picasso Baby” video to Trainwreck. His pretty pictures are an implicit advocacy for the continued relevance of 35mm to mainstream and indie directors alike, and his dance films,...
As one of the founders of the influential, democratic online film magazine Reverse Shot, Koresky is part of an institution that’s helped a whole generation of cinephiles figure out how to take movies seriously, with open-minded rigor. Setting the conversation is part of the job in his work as a writer for the Criterion Collection, and on the staff of newly unveiled movie palace The Metrograph. Up next, his first film(!), a half-documentary, half-fiction...
Telaroli’s online film writing, like her experimental shorts, is wide-ranging and exploratory, attentive as much to texture as to context, and open-ended in a thrillingly modern way. As a maker of micro-budget features (Traveling Light, a lightly structuralist document of a train trip; Here’s to the Future!, several amateur remakes of a single scene from a Michael Curtiz movie), she’s roped in many members of the NYC film community to participate in a collaborative,...
Poet (he won the Yale Younger Poet award), essayist (his work has been featured in Best American Essays), lawyer (also ratified by a professional body), Ken Chen is a master of multitasking. In his role at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, he works as a relentless advocate for writers of color in the book world. Tell me about the work you do at AAW. What about it is most exciting for you? So, the Asian American...

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