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Uncle Howard is a beautiful ghost story, directed by Aaron Brookner about his uncle, a rising filmmaker from New York. The movie is a film about films, and a bit about William Burroughs, and a lot about how AIDs ripped through the cultural heart of the late 70s and 80s, but

The Germans have a certain word for the feeling of being alone in the woods: waldeinsamkeit. While Honey Buddies prominently features exactly one German character as well as the German language, the word goes without mention. Probably because the characters, much like us, are never truly alone—even when in the

What with the current get-a-goat-to-keep-the-blackberries-down movement, it would seem to many that the species is a piece of cake to have around—much like a fish. But the tale told by Boone, centered on Boone’s Farm in Jacksonville, brings light to the fact that these quadrupeds can be a challenge to

Whether you’re a Shakespeare aficionado or just someone who enjoys breathtaking, hilarious and thought-provoking films, Ashland Independent Film Festival 2016 has a little something for you. Three very different screenings this year incorporate some sort of Shakespeare. Top of the list is Julie Taymor’s fantastical, sensual and playful adaptation of

“You come into the world. If you’re lucky, you have a family. And then you say goodbye to them.” Gabriel Rojas’ narration haunts the scene as the deceased oft-absentee father of Dion and Ed, who have reunited in Colombia to fulfill their father’s final requests. The half-brothers, played by Dillon

“I’m back to Clark Kent,” says Nina, removing her wig. As she swaps skirt and blouse for shirt and pants, hiding herself within Reinhardt, the camera retreats from her full face to his static profile as s/he drives home to a family that does not know her. Recalculating, chimes the

Repeatedly over the past 15 years, Heidi Ewing has shown why she is one of the most important directors of contemporary American documentaries. Along with her production partner in Loki Films of Rachel Grady, Ewing picks out individual characters to unravel some of the most thorny—and often under-told—stories of our