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ACTION BOYS (Byunggil JUNG, 2008)
An endearing, tongue-in-cheek look at the action behind the action. ... A former stuntman himself, Jeong Byeong-gil picks up a camera to document the unheralded heroes/lunatics of Korean cinema who -… Read more

BEACHES OF AGNES, THE (Agnès Varda, 2008)
“If you opened people up, you would find landscapes. If you opened me up you would find beaches.” - Agnès Varda ... French auteur Agnès Varda (The Gleaners & I, MIFF 2001; Cléo de 5 à 7) take… Read more

BLANK CITY (Celine Danhier, 2009)
Due to circumstances beyond MIFF's control, BLANK CITY will no longer screen at the festival. Patrons have the option to swap this session for another session at this timeslot or to attend the replac… Read more

HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT'S INFERNO (Serge Bromberg & Ruxandra Medrea, 2009)
“Anyone who can make Hitchcock uneasy deserves closer examination.” - Senses of Cinema ... When filmmaker Serge Bromberg found himself stuck in a lift with the widow of Henri-Georges Clouzot, he … Read more

IT CAME FROM KUCHAR (Jennifer M. Kroot, 2009)
“We only make pictures because we need to and we have to.” - Mike Kuchar ... Compulsively reinterpreting 20th Century Fox spectacles of the 1950s in their Bronx apartment with an auntie's Super 8… Read more

LITTLE JOE (Nicole Haeusser, 2009)
“He forever changed male sexuality in cinema.” - John Waters ... Propelled to underground stardom as the naked stud in the Warhol/Morrissey films Flesh, Trash and Heat, ‘Little' Joe Dallesandro… Read more

MURCH - WALTER MURCH ON EDITING (Edie Ichioka & David Ichioka, 2006)
“A master class on movie editing.” - Variety ... Legendary Hollywood film editor and sound man Walter Murch has worked on some of the greatest films of all time, including Apocalypse Now, the God… Read more

WAITING FOR SANCHO (Mark Peranson, 2008)
“A film of transformative power… Waiting for Sancho redefines film-making.” - Variety ... Mark Peranson, founding editor of Cinema Scope, takes up the video camera to shoot the making of A… Read more

YAKUZA EIGA (Yves Montmayeur, 2008)
“I love the Yakuza… I see them as the heirs to the samurai spirit.” - actor Sonny Chiba ... Literally translated as ‘good-for-nothing', Japan's criminal brotherhood - the Yakuza - underw… Read more

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