The Stuff Behind The Stuff

Did you miss this past Saturday’s edition of Facets Night School devoted to Larry Cohen’s The Stuff? Well, you’re in luck. MTV Movie Award-nominated filmmaker Maria Gigante’s lecture, Advertising, Wonder Foods & Other Nasty Businesses: The Stuff Behind The Stuff, is now online! And thanks to USTREAM, you can enjoy ALL Night School lectures without […]

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Gooooaaaal!

Where films from around the world face off in brutal competition, brought to you by Facets Multi-Media, the leader in world cinema. To get in on the action — go to our Facebook page, “Friend” us, and vote for your favorite films. You just may win a Facets membership worth $250!!

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Facets’ Find

Director Shane Meadows (This Is England) and actor Paddy Considine sit down with the BBC’s Jonathan Ross to discuss their mock-rockumentary, Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee, which is screening all this week at Facets Cinematheque!! Please head over and check it out. It’s truly funny–shot in 5 days; improv-style; straight crazy!

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And the Winner Is…

Many congratulations are in order to Gregory Hess for winning our “blog the Human Rights Watch Film Festival” contest with his review of Joe Berlinger’s documentary, Crude. We were impressed by his beautiful writing, and most importantly, the strong analysis. Gregory is joining Facets Features as a contributor, so keep your eyes peeled for his […]

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Write on Human Rights: Take Five

Chris Bartone’s review of the doc, Crude, rounds-out our selections for our “blog the Human Rights Watch Film Festival” contest! Which of the past five pieces did we choose as the best, winning its author a Facets Features writing gig? Stay tuned for the big reveal! For the media establishment, the pursuit of balance is […]

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Write on Human Rights: Take Four

Next up in Facets’ “blog the Human Rights Watch Film Festival” contest: John K. Wilson’s review of Joe Berlinger’s Crude! With Crude, the powerful documentary about the destruction to the Ecuadorian Amazon caused by Chevron-Texaco’s oil spills, director Joe Berlinger has made two movies. No, I’m not talking about some intricate storyline or the “he […]

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Write on Human Rights: Take Three

Paul Christian Fermin’s excellent review of Fabrizio Lazzaretti and Paolo Santolini’s Back Home Tomorrow is the next featured entry in Facets’ “blog the Human Rights Watch Film Festival” contest! There’s a scene in Back Home Tomorrow where a mother tries negotiating with doctors preparing to amputate her son’s hand, or at least what’s left of […]

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Write on Human Rights: Take Two

Next up in our “blog on the Human Rights Watch Film Festival” contest–Gregory Hess’ look at the particularly timely doc, Crude! From the opening image of Crude, of an old woman with a long wooden piercing stuck through her nose, a red flower adorning it at one end, the path of Joe Belinger’s documentary would […]

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