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  1. CRUDE: Director Commentary

    CRUDE: Director Commentary

    An inside look at the infamous $27 billion "Amazon Chernobyl" case, CRUDE is a real-life, high stakes legal documentary involving global politics, the environmental movement, celebrity...

    09.08.09

  2. Friday Finds 1.28.11
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 1.28.11

    In this last Friday Finds for the month of January, we bring you a handful of the photographs, films, and other aspects of visual culture that captivated us this week.

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.28.11

  3. Oscar Nominated Short Film
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    Oscar Nominated Short Film

    Each year the Oscar nominations come out, and while we dicker about whether Inception made any sense, or if Black Swan was high camp or high art, we usually stop and reflect "Man, it would be...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.27.11

  4. Friday Finds 1.7.2011
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 1.7.2011

    Welcome to the very first Friday Finds of the new year! Every Friday our intrepid staff contribute their favorite links from the week. See below to get a sense of where our browsers have been...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    01.07.11

  5. Modernist Set Design in Mid-Centery Cinema

    Modernist Set Design in Mid-Centery Cinema

    This three-part series, inspired by the museum's exhibition Masters of Mid-Century Modernism—Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, will present three films that encapsulate the era of 1950s and '60s...

    06.30.09

  6. Set in the Future
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    Set in the Future

    When Tron raced into theaters on neon treads in 1982, the futuristic backdrops were a vis-ual revelation for cinema geeks. Nearly three decades later, its set design and costumes—specifically...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    12.26.10

  7. Laurie Simmons on Tiny Furniture
    Interviews

    Laurie Simmons on Tiny Furniture

    In Lena Dunham’s hit indie comedyTiny Furniture, she plays Aura, a recently minted college grad who has come home to her art star mother, overachieved high school-aged sister and the Tribeca...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.21.10

  8. Food, Inc.

    Check out the New York premiere of this documentary about the preparation and selling of food in today's world. The film includes interviews with Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael...

    05.29.09

  9. Dwell on Design Architectural Movie Night and Mobile Restaurant Row

    Dwell on Design Architectural Movie Night and Mobile Restaurant Row

    On Saturday night, leave the super-villains and animated penguins at home and join us for an architectural night at the movies. With popcorn in hand, we'll be filling the seats for the Los Angeles...

    05.27.09

  10. Dror Benshetrit / TRON Armchair
    Product of the Day

    Dror Benshetrit / TRON Armchair

    Israeli–born, New York–based designer Dror Benshetrit’s work runs the gamut from product and furniture design to architecture and interiors. No matter the genre, his work is...

    written by: Anna Carnick
    12.14.10

  11. The Cinema Cabaret: Live Film Narration

    The art of live film narration reached its peak with the benshi, a performer who voiced silent films from the stage. Reviving this tradition with a contemporary twist, the "neo-benshi"...

    04.27.09

  12. World Premiere of Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes

    World Premiere of Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes

    Denver-based filmmaker Amie Knox of A bar K Productions shot the documentary on location in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Makkum, Indianapolis and New York. The half-hour film explores Jongerius’...

    04.24.09

  13. Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes

    Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes

    Take in the world premiere of a new documentary short about Dutch designer Hella Jongerius. Curators R. Craig Miller (IMA), Paola Antonelli (Museum of Modern Art), and manufacturers of her designs ...

    03.25.09

  14. Friday Finds 11.5.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 11.5.2010

    Lot's of great finds this week—from The Beatles to the Giants—to cruise you through the rest of the weekend. Enjoy!

    written by: Fida Sleiman
    11.05.10

  15. 27th Annual Asian American Film Festival

    27th Annual Asian American Film Festival

    The Center for Asian America Media presents the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF) every March. The SFIAAFF is the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian...

    03.01.09

  16. Screening: Objectified

    Screening: Objectified

    Presenting the regional premiere of Objectified, the new feature-length independent documentary about industrial design from the director of Helvetica. Exploring the creative processes of some of...

    03.01.09

  17. Modern Times (1936)

    Modern Times (1936)

    One of Charlie Chaplin’s classic films pits humans against a modern, industrialized, impersonal city. The main character breaks down while working on an assembly line, but fights to maintain...

    03.01.09

  18. Evil People in Modern Homes
    Interviews

    Evil People in Modern Homes

    I was wandering around William Stout's architectural bookstore the other day when I came across Yale University graphic design student Benjamin Critton's wonderful tabloid treatise Evil...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.21.10

  19. Herbert Matter at Design Philadelphia
    Travel Reports

    Herbert Matter at Design Philadelphia

    Last night I stopped into one of the many Design Philadelphia events going on this week: a screening of Reto Caduff's new documentary film, The Visual Language of Herbert Matter. The Mitchell...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.15.10

  20. Stream A Necessary Ruin

    Stream A Necessary Ruin

    We screened it at Dwell on Design this year and I was part of another screening last month here for the San Francisco AIA's Architecture and the City festival, but now you can watch A...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.12.10

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