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Director Talks: Dorian Tocker – “Everyday Saturday”

Posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 by

I had the chance to sit down and chat with Everyday Saturday director Dorian Tocker about everything from what inspired him to his future 3D endeavors (jokingly, of course). The Q&A which took place in a friendly crepe café in Hell’s Kitchen (Café Jolie, I seriously have to recommend the butterscotch softserve.) IndiePix: So Dorian, [...]

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Dark Knight Rises Tragedy: A Retrospective

Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2012 by

Watching “The Dark Knight Rises” at a midnight screening last night in Nolan’s own Gotham City was a surreal experience. On a larger scale, the film tells the story of a catastrophic terrorism that results in a chilling alienation of the world’s most prominent city. It’s a thought which must haunt New Yorkers realistically every [...]

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FREE Screening: Breaking Bad @ Nitehawk Cinema

Posted on Thursday, July 19th, 2012 by

Itching for a way to watch AMC’s explosive series, Breaking Bad, that is NOT on a 13 inch computer monitor? Nitehawk Cinema has you covered! They will be hosting FREE screenings for the entire 5th season every Sunday at 10pm in their lobby. Following the success of their Sunday night Mad Men screenings, Nitehawk will [...]

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Locarno Film Festival Lineup Announced

Posted on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 by

The Locarno Film Festival has released it’s 65th edition lineup including American favorites “Compliance,” “Ruby Sparks,” and “Starlet”. The festival which aims at showcasing new aesthetic trends, geographical shifts, and rising young artists will run August 1-11 in Switzerland. Locarno’s classic open air screening series, the Piazza Grande sidebar, will host some must-see films such [...]

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Film Review: Tocker’s debut “Everyday Saturday”

Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2012 by

Dorian Tocker’s debut feature, Everyday Saturday had its world premiere last Wednesday at the Northside Film Festival, where it was greeted with acclaim from the audience who showered him in compliments during the post screening Q&A. The film which literally sits close to home for Tocker, it was filmed in his childhood home, is about [...]

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“Social Cinema” @ Brooklyn’s Northside Festival

Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2012 by

Brooklyn’s premiere discovery festival began its entrepreneurship leg June 14th with panelists in industries from ESPN to Etsy. The first panel of the day at a ripe 9am was a two-part series entitled “Social Cinema” focusing on film criticism, curation, discovery, and distribution in the age of social media, a topic which has become increasingly [...]

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Impressions: Scorsese’s “Guest Host” w/ Spike Lee & Fran Lebowitz

Posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 by

Last week I witnessed a landmark moment in culture: Spike Lee and Fran Lebowitz having a conversation. The moment was made possible by director Martin Scorsese’s production company who was filming the pilot episode for his new HBO series “Guest Host” based on his 2010 documentary “Public Speaking.” The original documentary follows the caustic New [...]

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Northside Festival Kicks Off

Posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 by

Brooklyn’s Northside Festival kicks off tomorrow with a series of entrepreneurship seminars hosted by leaders in the art, music, and film world. The series stretches out until Friday and hopes to target the question, “What’s next?” in innovation and entrepreneurship. The seminars cover innovation, design, software development, music, and films while showcasing the latest technology [...]

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“Dear Mandela” on top @ Brooklyn Film Festival

Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 by

The Brooklyn Film Festival wrapped up this Sunday with a back-to-back helping of Brooklyn-themed documentaries followed by the 2012 Decoy edition award ceremony at indieScreen cinema. With the support of industry-related sponsors, the festival was able to award the 2012 winners with up to $57,000 in prizes and film services. The documentary Dear Mandela, directed [...]

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Film Review: “Old Dog”

Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 by

Pema Tseden leads the way for New Tibetan Cinema with his latest beautifully allegorical tale, “Old Dog”, which just had a successful run in the Brooklyn Film Festival and is set to screen in next week’s Northside Festival. The film tells the quietly poetic story of a father (Akhu) trying to preserve the integrity of [...]

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