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Ashland Independent Film Festival

In Portland-based Matt McMormick’s thought-provoking documentary Buzz One Four, archival US Air Force animation shows the routes flown by B-52 bombers carrying nuclear warheads at the height of the Cold War in the late 1950s and the 1960s. The B-52s would fly toward the USSR, either over the North Pole

To gain a better insight to director Jennifer Kroot’s most recent film, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin, it is instructive to consider another recent film she directed, To Be Takei, a charming profile of George Takei. Best known as Sulu on the original “Star Trek” series, Takei was imprisoned as

Directed by Lionel Braverman and written-directed by Matias Piñeiro, Hermia & Helena follows Camila (Augustina Muñoz), a young woman from Argentina who’s participating in a fellowship in New York to translate Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer’s Night Dream,” the Shakespeare rom-com that also, not coincidentally, lends itself as the flight pattern for the

A women’s rugby team fights together on the field, garnering fresh bruises and cuts. An audience listens to the curious story of a man’s death. A woman survives on the run by seeking help from an unlikely stranger. These stories, all by local filmmakers, are being presented at the Ashland

A new feature-length documentary. A new home. A standing ovation at Sundance. Opening Night Film at AIFF. Welcome to the Rogue Valley, Director Peter Bratt. “What could be more perfect than to open the festival with Dolores,” says Richard Herskowitz, Director of Programming for the Ashland Independent Film Festival. “We

Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of the Free Press While other media outlets treated the Hulk Hogan sex tape and ensuing lawsuit against the online tabloid Gawker as a salacious affair, delivering courtroom updates about the $100-plus million lawsuit with a wink and a smirk, filmmaker Brian Knappenberger

A young man forages through garbage for food, not caring about the smell or rotting fruit touching his skin. Grease coats his hair and a smile broadens on his face. He seems free. I Am Another You is an eye-opening documentary about homelessness, mental illness, and how one person’s actions

For any film festival, the Director of the Program is central to the sense and sensibility for the event, setting the framework for what types of films will screen—and whenever a veteran like Joanne Feinberg departs, there is a question about that new vision and attitude will look like. For

NUTS! is the ludicrous, mostly-true story of a small-town Kansas doctor who during the early twentieth century advertises that goat testicles can be surgically transplanted into men as a cure for impotence. In the film, director Penny Lane interweaves hand-drawn animation, interviews and historical footage with a completely unreliable narrator

Perhaps it’s not surprising that a film named after a David Bowie album manages to flaunt its own refusal to participate in the false dialectics of gay and straight. But Hunky Dory doesn’t dally in conversations about sexuality. Rather, this film takes a stand in the rare dignity afforded its