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September 6, 2018

Linda Brown joins us to discuss her new film YOU SEE ME, a powerful dive into her family's collective memory amidst her father's deteriorating health. 

You are a very experienced filmmaker, how does YOU SEE ME stand out from your previous projects?

It’s my most personal and mature film to date. I tried to make this film when I was younger and a less seasoned filmmaker, but I don’t think I was ready, and I suspect neither were my parents. I lacked...

April 29, 2017

In our last conversation, Laura Gabbert revealed the inspiration around Sunset Story. We now continue the conversation asking Laura to reflect on filmmaking, documentaries and her next projects.

Do you have any advice for female filmmakers breaking into the industry or in the early stages of their careers?

I don't really know that it would just be for female filmmakers, but I think it’s really important to just get as much experience as you can, and i...

February 28, 2017

In Part 1 of this interview we explored how Cecilia Aldarondo turned the camera on her family for Memories of a Penitent Heart. Read it here. We continue the conversation below.

Can you talk about how your academic background informed your filmmaking process?

I am not trained as a filmmaker, I am trained as a film critic. I have a very interdisciplinary training. I did my PhD in the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the...

February 21, 2017

How would you describe Memories of a Penitent Heart?

   

It is an excavation of the buried conflict in my family around my Uncle Miguel’s death. My Uncle Miguel died when I was very young, only six years old. I barely knew him, but I grew up with this rumors about his death, which as I got older didn’t sit very well with me. I heard these stories: that he was gay; that he had this boyfriend who disappeared when he died; no one knew where he...

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