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Fusion Film Festival honors women in film

Fusion Film Festival honors women in film

February 26, 2014
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The board of the Fusion Film Festival — launched 11 years ago — received a record-breaking 445 submissions this year. firmly establishing the festival as the premier student-run film event at NYU. The scale and magnitude are unparalleled by organizations across various media and disciplines. Next m... Read more »

ARTS ISSUE: Actors show ‘Hustle’ in performances

ARTS ISSUE: Actors show ‘Hustle’ in performances

December 5, 2013
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Backed by Led Zeppelin’s “Good Times Bad Times,” the first trailer to “American Hustle” invites audiences to David O. Russell’s party, which appears to be a combination of “The Great Gatsby” and “Goodfellas.” Set in the glamorous, fictionalized world of the Abscam scandal of the 1970s and 1980s, Chris... Read more »

‘Narco’ fails to fully explore Mexican Drug War impact

‘Narco’ fails to fully explore Mexican Drug War impact

November 20, 2013
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  While eating dinner in his hometown of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Richi Soto’s family members urge him to leave his job. Worlds away in Los Angeles, Eugene Quintero hands his wife a wad of cash and simply says, “Savings.” Shaul Schwarz juxtaposes the lives of Soto and Quintero in h... Read more »

‘After Tiller’ touches upon difficult aspects of abortion

‘After Tiller’ touches upon difficult aspects of abortion

September 18, 2013
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As one doctor says in Martha Shane and Lana Wilson’s controversial documentary “After Tiller,” “no one wants an abortion.” Many of the patients in this documentary about abortion are couples who are terminating planned pregnancies after testing revealed deformities that would severely ... Read more »

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard visits NYU, promotes project

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard visits NYU, promotes project

March 13, 2013
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  On Thursday, actress Bryce Dallas Howard will visit her alma mater, NYU. “NYU was one of the most important times in my youth,” said the "Help” star. “I found friends and a community that I feel like for the rest of my life will artistically challenge me and will be real with me so that I can ... Read more »

‘Silence’ dares to portray humanity’s dark side

‘Silence’ dares to portray humanity’s dark side

March 5, 2013
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  American audiences are typically quick to dismiss foreign films. The unhappy ending and grim subjects at the core of German film “The Silence” only serve to hinder the film’s already bleak prospects. But the feature debut of German writer and director Baran bo Odar cannot be ignored. Th... Read more »

‘Unspeakable Act’ deserves little praise, shows promising future

‘Unspeakable Act’ deserves little praise, shows promising future

February 27, 2013
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  While family drama is a familiar trope in many films, Dan Sallitt’s “The Unspeakable Act” hopes to explore a darker side of the theme. The small film confronts a big topic, diving in right from the opening lines: “I had somehow thought that [my brother] and I had an unspoken agreement t... Read more »

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