Jan 25, 2017

Sundance turns lens on Syrian civil war, jihadism

Michael Heineman’s new documentary “City of Ghosts,” began with a group of guys in Raqa Syria coming together after their hometown is taken over by the Islamic State group. In early 2014, the Islamic State group (IS) entered the northern Syrian city of Raqa, ...

Refugee Film Festival comes as world's eyes are on crisis

Oct 1, 2015

Refugee Film Festival comes as world's eyes are on crisis

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Last month, a heartbreaking photograph of 3-year-old Alan Kurdi’s dead body washing up on the shore of Turkey was published by media outlets worldwide. He had fled his home in war-torn Syria with his mother, brother and father. Only his father survived the journey. ...

Filmex brings art and brutality to Tokyo cinemas

Nov 19, 2014

Filmex brings art and brutality to Tokyo cinemas

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Now in its 15th edition, Tokyo Filmex is Japan’s leading art-over-commerce festival, offering a lineup packed with films screened earlier this year at major festivals around the world, while disdaining the glitz and glamour of the recently ended Tokyo International Film Festival. The Filmex ...

Film fest fans can get a fix at any number of events this month

Nov 13, 2014

Film fest fans can get a fix at any number of events this month

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The Tokyo International Film Festival may be finished, but movie buffs still have a lot of choices for festivals this month. Yamagata International Movie Festival 2014 (through Nov. 16): This festival will feature different types of activities, including a reception party at Movie On ...