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Fandor Festival Podcast Ep.18: Documentarian, Cam Cowan

Hooman and Chris sit down with Producer, Director, and Cinematographer, Cam Cowan. Cam stopped practicing law to study filmmaking and began to make documentaries focused …

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Tale of the Dog

How important was The Family Dog in the general scheme of the 1960s rock revolution? Fairly important, it seems. There’s no footage of the legendary …

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Fandor Festival Podcast Ep.12: Leslee Scallon, co-Founder of Dances with Films Festival

Hooman and Chris sit down with the co-Founder of Dances with Films, Leslee Scallon. They dive into some of Leslee’s top picks screening this year, …

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Fandor Festival Podcast Ep.7: Lissette Feliciano

On the latest episode of the Fandor Festival Podcast… Hooman and Chris interview Lissette Feliciano, director, writer, and producer of “Women is Losers,” coming to the …

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Fandor Festival Podcast Ep. 4: Ruth Meehan

Director of ‘The Bright Side’ Hooman and Chris interview independent filmmaker Ruth Meehan about her movie ‘THE BRIGHT SIDE,’ coming to the Sonoma International Film …

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Talking about the time it took

There is something tantalizing about falling in love with someone from another country, someone whose mind has yet to be saturated by our American bullshit. …

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Sitting Down with the Directors of “Science Fair”

2018 has been a fantastic year for documentaries. From Bing Liu’s personal and beautiful Minding the Gap to RaMell Ross’s startlingly poetic Hale County This Morning, …

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How Barry Jenkins Brings Cities to Life

Barry Jenkins’ style is distinctive. As we’ve noted before, the Academy Award-winning director is a master of subjective filmmaking — in other words, he has …

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5 Female Middle Eastern Directors Who Are Making a Difference

Today is Women’s Equality Day, and though there have been…let’s say, setbacks this year, it’s also important to remind ourselves just how far we’ve all …

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6 Directors Who Should Join the MCU

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is known for plucking up-and-coming indie directors and placing them in the biggest, most lucrative sandbox in the film industry. …

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