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Past articles by Emily:

What It’s Like to Survive Being Shot by the Police

In a new short documentary, Leon Ford reflects on the trauma he experienced. → Read More

Filmmakers Are Allowed to Grieve: A Meditation on the Cancellation of SXSW

It’s okay to grieve the loss of a big opportunity, even during a pandemic. → Read More

The Story of Christopher Thomas Knight, the Last True Hermit

For nearly three decades, Christopher Knight lived undetected in the dense woods of Maine. → Read More

‘My Boyfriend Died of COVID-19’

In Wuhan, a young woman and her fiancé’s dreams are shattered. → Read More

How Humanity Unites in Social Distance

People from more than 30 countries share joyous moments from their lives in quarantine. → Read More

Inside Italy’s Hospitals: A Disturbing Look at the Coronavirus Up Close

“Seeing people one step away from dying kills a little part of you.” → Read More

What Misinformation Has to Do With Toilet Paper

In 1973, Johnny Carson spread an unsubstantiated rumor that sent America into a panic-buying frenzy. → Read More

Messages From Italians Quarantined in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Quarantined Italians record messages to themselves 10 days ago, when the pandemic hadn’t yet killed 1,809 people and infected more than 24,000 across the country. → Read More

How the Director of 'The Nowhere Inn' Promoted Himself from PA to 'Portlandia' to Sundance

Carrie Brownstein and Annie Clark co-wrote and star in The Nowhere Inn, an insane journey down the rabbit hole of fame. → Read More

Life in the Gulag: A Harrowing Account of Stalin’s Prison Camps

A harrowing account of one woman’s experience in the gulags illuminates a dark period of Russian history. → Read More

Bessie Coleman: The First African American Pilot and Daredevil Aviatrix That History Forgot

Bessie Coleman, the first female African American pilot, is remembered in a thrilling new documentary. → Read More

What Kids Lost in California’s Wildfires

In the aftermath of a devastating California wildfire, children sift through the ashes of their home—and memories. → Read More

Ghost Stories Keep the Roma Alive

In the lush forests of Latvia, Roma families reflect on their identity and traditions by sharing ghost stories. → Read More

Cronenberg's Psycho-Horror 'Possessor' Is a Masterclass in Inventing Practical Effects and Playing with Vintage Lenses

Brandon Cronenberg and DP Karim Hussain spent 7 years developing Possessor, during which they invented a full library of practical effects and a groundbreaking approach to cinematography. → Read More

Rather Than Divorce, Two Couples Tried a Group Marriage. It Didn’t Work.

In 1969, two “conventional” married couples conducted an unwieldy social experiment. → Read More

Sean Durkin, the Indie Master of Tension, on 'The Nest' and Worst Advice He Got in Film School

9 years after 'Martha Marcy May Marlene,' Sean Durkin is back at Sundance with a haunting psycho-thriller. → Read More

The Thrills, Chills, Nightmares, and Dreams Come True of Having a Feature at Sundance

Lance Oppenheim and Daniel Garber tell us about the 'exhausting' experience of premiering a film at Sundance and trying to make the most of the festival. → Read More

Inside the Oscars Live-Action Shorts: 'Don't Let the Buzz Kill Your Independence'

Three Oscar-nominated shorts directors reveal the challenges they faced in production and more. → Read More

65 Super Bowl Commercials, 2 Oscar-Nominated Shorts, and Some Tough-Love Filmmaking Advice

Bryan Buckley, who's called 'the King of the Super Bowl,' gives some real-world advice about breaking into commercial directing. → Read More

The Haunting Unspoken Drama of Sundance-Winning 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always'

Eliza Hittman's abortion drama features understated performances and mesmerizing cinematography. → Read More