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By Sara Schieron

"While Mira Nair was dubbing for Vanity Fair, star Gabriel Byrne came to her raving about Jhumpa Lahiri's debut novel, The Namesake. The novel, which follows the Ganguli family from their arranged marriage in Calcutta through their immigration to New York and the growth of their son, is ideal material for Nair, whose films are often about people creating paths between old ways and new surroundings. Perhaps it wasn't such a coincidence that Byrne caught Nair mid-read." Sarah Schieron caught up with Nair to discuss her new film. The Namesake opens in theaters today.

Blog entry 03/09/2007 - 12:59pm

Interview By Jonathan Marlow

"Graphic designer, music video and commercial director Mike Mills has made his first feature, Thumbsucker. In a wide-ranging and candid talk with Jonathan Marlow, he recalls the challenges and triumphs, confesses to an obsessive love for one film and speculates about his wide open future." Mike Mills will be screening his second and newest film; Does Your Soul Have a Cold - a feature length documentary about the introduction of antidepressants in Japan - this weekend at SXSW.

Blog entry 03/08/2007 - 7:13pm

By Jeffrey M. Anderson
January 16, 2007 - 4:22 PM PST

"Singapore-born filmmaker Djinn, 38, made his feature debut with the horror cheapie Return to Pontianak (2001), which was successful enough to allow him to direct the much more polished, more mature Perth, recently released on DVD by Tartan Video." Jeffrey M. Anderson spoke to the director about his actors, working with the Shaw Brothers and how he got his unique name.

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By David D'Arcy
January 7, 2007 - 1:29 PM PST

"[I]t's the depth of [Ellen] Bruno's commitment - not to abstract principles of liberal idealism, but to flesh-and-blood people - that creates tension within her films," writes Jim Ridley in the Village. David D'Arcy talks with the filmmaker about her unique aesthetic and the extraordinary circumstances behind her glimpses into seldom seen worlds.

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By Sean Axmaker
December 19, 2006 - 12:25 AM PST

"I've been very curious about trying different kinds of film, to develop a new kind of cinema language," Chen Kaige tells Sean Axmaker in a conversation sparked by The Promise and touching on a series of differences: between Chinese and American audiences, between The Emperor and the Assassin and Hero and between the "Fifth Generation" filmmakers and those that have come before - and those following now.

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By John Esther
December 15, 2006 - 12:19 AM PST

John Esther actually hates roundtable interviews. And understandably so, of course. But we asked him not to pass on this one: David Lynch and Laura Dern, talking about their latest collaboration, Inland Empire. And towards the end: a few words in remembrance of Robert Altman.

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By Jonathan Marlow

"Few filmmakers are as accomplished at reaching into the outer reaches of the subconscious as Timothy and Stephen Quay." This article completes the interview Jonathan Marlow conducted with the Quay Brothers, the first half of which was published in November, 2006.

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