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What do you consider a quintessential New York movie? Woody Allen’s Manhattan? Scorsese’s Taxi Driver? For 2014, it could be Stand Clear of the Closing Doors – a unique film that follows an autistic boy as he gets lost on the New York Subway. Not only does it feature Hurricane Sandy (which hit during production), but half of subway-riding New York are cast as extras on this film set. In the interview below, Director Sam Fleischner sat down with No Film School to talk about anything from the rewards of working with an actor with Asperger’s to filming underground with Sony-F3s and a covert crew. More »

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Teenage is not your grandma’s movie. Ok, well technically it is, but during the time when your grandma snuck out of the house, lived fast, and might have been part of a secret teenage society that innovated on the cultural norms of the day. Taking a ninety-degree turn from the Ken Burns-ian tradition of history as black and white pans with slow banjo music, this film is a visually poetic, punk-lensed rumination on what it means to be a teenager. Below, check out director Matt Wolf’s before-and-after footage, a short excerpt, and read about anything from finding techniques in old American Cinematographer to coming up with a transformative soundtrack by Deerhunter/Atlas Sound musician Bradford Cox. More »

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These Birds Walk

Last time we spoke with the filmmakers behind These Birds Walk, they were reeling from their world premiere at SXSW after three years of production in Pakistan on a poetic, run-and-gun film with no budget. Now, we’re proud to say that you can see their film in theaters, opening this week! Read an excerpt from our original interview, and support your fellow filmmakers by checking out where you can see it on the big screen below. More »

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It’s the stuff of dreams. Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq started out on a no-budget journey to make their first film about one man, a non-proselytizing humanitarian in Pakistan named Edhi. The film, These Birds Walk, just premiered at SXSW to sold out crowds, with Oscilloscope Laboratories coming on board in their first-ever producing role; the film will probably play in theaters later this year. Our Q&A follows. More »