The director of the satirical Watergate-era chiller The Werewolf of Washington considers the nexus of horror and politics, and recalls his attempt to exorcise personal and national demons with his camera.

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In August, writers Yasmina Price and Tobi Haslett joined us for a screening of Puppet Show and Mayday, two short works made in 1970 by the film collective May 1st Media in support of the Black Panther Party’s New Haven chapter. This is a transcription of their illuminating conversation.

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ANNOUNCING THE OCTOBER 23-29 Exclusive WEEKLONG DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT OF MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Teens Prepare for Senior Prom in This Joyous Documentary Shot in Flint, Michigan “A slice-of-life documentary that allows the varied and connected lives of young black people from Flint—who are usually pitied, demonized, or ignored by mainstream press because of their class and…

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On the award-winning director’s short works Clotheslines and If This Ain’t Heaven, whose subjects of isolation and domestic chores feel extra prescient these lonely, housebound days.

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The actress who worked closely with Éric Rohmer, and made her own film in tribute to him, reminisces about the unforgettable roles he provided her with—specifically in The Aviator’s Wife, Le Rayon Vert, and Autumn Tale—and the joys of their collaboration.

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A life-spanning conversation with the Hong Kong-born filmmaker and long-time Éric Rohmer editor, co-composer—and friend, who, off the set, was welcomed into the Rohmer circle, engaging in discussions on life and film, much music, and even more tea-drinking.

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ANNOUNCING ROBERT KRAMER   Part 1 of Retrospective of the Radical Filmmaker Focuses on Films from 1965-1975 Weeklong Runs of ICE and MILESTONES and Newsreel’s THE PEOPLE’S WAR Opens SEPTEMBER 25 Jonas Mekas considered Robert Kramer to be “a filmmaker of the first magnitude.” And, indeed, over the course of 35 years, he cemented his…

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The Oscar winner responsible for some of modern cinema’s most inventive and uncomfortable screenplays talks about the art of adaptation and getting a movie made, upon the release of his fourth feature as a writer-director, I’m Thinking of Ending Things.

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