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“Somebody once asked me, ‘Melvin, how'd you get to the top?'. It was simple. Nobody would let me in at the bottom.” - Melvin Van Peebles, 1986 ... While the revolutionary 1971 film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song, earned Melvin Van Peebles the title ‘godfather of modern black cinema' ... Read more
“I made bad taste one percent more respectable and that was what I was put on this earth to do.” - John Waters Before VCRs were readily available, midnight movies were the holy grail of ravenous film nuts. These low budget diamonds-in-the-rough traditionally screened at midnight sessions and ... Read more
MIFF has enthusiastically flown the flag for South Korean cinema, championing such diverse and mind-altering work as MIFF guests Kim Ki-duk (retrospective in 2002), Park Chan-wook (Old Boy 2004), Im Sang-soo (President's Last Bang 2005) and Kim Jee-woon (A Bittersweet Life 2006). South Korean ... Read more
Cinema, the projection of our dreams, desires and nightmares, has always been a fertile subject for psychoanalysis. In his freewheeling and endlessly amusing signature style, world famous philosopher, culture theoretician and mad cinema buff Slavoj Zizek takes psychoanalysis on a ride through some ... Read more
In the USA, a shadowy, anonymous group controls what the population may or may not view. It isn't the CIA or the Masons; it's the Motion Picture Association of America. Responsible for rating all films shown in the USA, the MPAA has never divulged its rating guidelines, refuses to disclose the ... Read more
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