Independent films

Ganju Film Society begins its journey

Horendro Nath Singh and Sourav Kumar Singh A new film society named Ganju Film Society, comprising young people from the ethnic minority community of Ganju, began its journey on Thursday, a press release said. Horendro Nath Singh and Ronjit Kumar were elected respectively chairman and secretary general of the first …

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“His socialist smile”: Docs Ireland Review | Comments

Director: John Gianvito. WE. 2020. 93 minutes The latest photo from documentary filmmaker and video essayist John Gianvito is further reflection on the themes that have occupied much of his career: protest, social injustice, radicalism. The subject of this sparse and stripped-down film is 19th-century activist, activist, speaker, and author …

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Film festivals put Arkansas cinema in the spotlight

A growing number of film festivals are attracting the attention of filmmakers in northwest Arkansas and could create more jobs supporting the state’s creative economy, organizers say. “What’s so interesting about cinema is that it’s not just an art, it’s business, it’s economic development, it’s tourism,” said Kathryn Tucker, Director …

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Beyond Prince Caspian: Ben Barnes

In 2008, the world of Narnia added a new character when Prince Caspian stepped on the scene and spotlighted talented newcomer Ben Barnes. Like many viewers, this was my first introduction to Barnes as he portrayed Caspian in the sequel to the hit movie. The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lion, …

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Stop whatever you’re doing and buy A24 merch

Last year, a group of celebrities began wearing merchandise featuring the logo of independent film studio Elara. From Timothée Chalamet and Emily Ratajkowski to Finn Wolfhard and Pete Davidson, Hollywood’s hottest names couldn’t get enough of the production company founded in 2014 by Sebastian Bear-McClard and Josh and Benjamin Safdie. …

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