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2012 Stories by Gabriela Garcia

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  • Tripping on Film

    published May 31, 2012

    Each year at the Cannes Film Festival, the international glitterati line up at the jury box, and a European who’s who of actors and... More >>

  • Apocalypse Now

    published May 24, 2012

    From the musings of ancient Greek philosophers to the chain letters of AOL-era email, the question “What would you do if today were your... More >>

  • Bad Apple

    published May 17, 2012

    When Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar was 8 years old, his parents sent him to a Catholic boarding school in a remote part of the county in... More >>

  • Paradise Lost

    published May 17, 2012

    Children of Paradise, a three-hour film set in the Parisian theater scene of the 1820s, is often heralded as the French answer to... More >>

  • Dangerous Lily

    published May 3, 2012

    A lily of the valley is fragrant, beautiful, and delicate. Also, it might send you into cardiac arrest as you violently vomit your brains out if... More >>

  • Pride and Prejudice

    published April 26, 2012

    Coming out as gay is rarely an easy process. When you’re a high-powered businessman married to a woman with whom you have kids, it’s... More >>

  • Cinema Paradiso

    published April 5, 2012

    Goethe, the German writer who found his aesthetic inspiration in 18th-century Italy, wrote that “to have seen Italy without having seen... More >>

  • Container Theater

    published April 5, 2012

    If you’ve ever looked at shipping containers lined up at the port and thought, It’d be really great to gather a dozen people, break... More >>

  • V-Day

    published March 22, 2012

    March is officially recognized as Women’s History Month, also the month Congress decided to hold an all-male panel on birth control. Many... More >>

  • Filminism

    published March 22, 2012

    We’re used to seeing women on camera — sometimes as strong multidimensional leads and too often as saccharine saps chasing after... More >>

  • Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina

    published March 1, 2012

    At press time, thanks to Jeremy Lin-sanity, the New York Knicks are outselling Madonna in ticket sales. But here in the 305, possibly in an effort... More >>

  • Baring It All

    published February 23, 2012

    Not to freak out the freedom fries crowd, but it has to be said: Everything is prettier in France. Seriously. We have election squabbles a year... More >>

  • Alien Invasion

    published February 16, 2012

    You know that awkward moment when you think you know someone — say, your tax advisor — when all of a sudden he pulls out a grainy... More >>

  • Documenting Murder

    published February 2, 2012

    Who’s the world’s most badass documentary filmmaker? Pamela Yates is a strong contender. As a baby-faced emerging director 29 years... More >>

  • Gender Role

    published January 26, 2012

    This month, an innocuous-looking 14-year-old launched the most terrifying YouTube video we've seen since the Jesus Camp movie trailers. In... More >>

  • Extreme Cinema

    published January 5, 2012

    In 2004, a film critic for the arty mag ArtForum coined the term new French extremity to describe a genre that is "suddenly... More >>

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