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    Sarah Adina Smith

    One of the biggest surprises of this year's AFI Fest came with Buster's Mal Heart, the impressive second feature by director Sarah Adina Smith that stars Rami Malek, Kate Lyn Sheil, and DJ Qualls. Generoso Fierro spoke at length with Smith about the film, its Y2K era setting, and the race and class discussions contained within.

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    Juho Kuosmanen and J.P. Passi

    Lily and Generoso Fierro were fortunate enough to speak with director Juho Kuosmanen and cinematographer J.P. Passi after the debut of their sweet and poignant new film, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki, the true story of the famed Finnish boxer and his shot at becoming the 1962 World Featherweight Boxing Champion.

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    Love Is A Drag

    The reissue of Love Is A Drag has James Mann recalling his father.


  • My Way

    My Way

    In rural Pennsylvania a pair of gorgeous musicians head out to L.A. and try to make it big in rock and roll.

  • Francesca


    A series of murders revolve around 1968 photographs, and the victims all have coins on their eyes. Francesca does homage to Giallo.

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  • Honeyblood

    Honeyblood rocked with a great sound, close to perfect if it weren’t for the crappy sound mixing from Baby’s All Right.

  • AFI Fest 2016
    AFI Fest 2016

    From November 10th to the 17th, the American Film Institute Festival celebrated its thirtieth year of connecting audiences with world-renowned directors and actors by presenting new works and classic films. Lily and Generoso Fierro take you through the many special events, conversations, and most importantly, the reviews of twenty new feature films that premiered at this year’s festival in Hollywood.

  • Yellowcard

    Yellowcard bid farewell to 20 years worth of fans in Orlando, and Jen Cray was there to capture it all.

  • A Conversation with Ted Rall
    A Conversation with Ted Rall

    A look at the 2016 election and the path forward with political cartoonist Ted Rall.

  • Mitski

    Mitski brings her stark bedroom pop to Orlando’s BackBooth, but Jen Cray finds openers Fear of Men and Weaves more delighting.

  • Shock and Consternation: The Night of Trump
    Shock and Consternation: The Night of Trump

    May Terry witnessed the reaction to Donald Trump’s win in New York.

  • Remembering WWI’s Bloodiest Battles
    Remembering WWI’s Bloodiest Battles

    In remembrance of Veterans’ Day and the centennial of World War I’s bloodiest year, the UCLA Film and Television Archive is screening a series of related films. Generoso and Lily Fierro speak to the series’ programmer about the lasting impact of war films.

  • The Fest
    The Fest

    The Fest isn’t just another music festival, it’s a community — one that Jen Cray is happily a part of.

  • Badi Assad
    Badi Assad

    Badi Assad charms in Tampa.

  • Keb’ Mo’
    Keb’ Mo’

    Keb’ Mo’ inspires Jacksonville, and Michelle Wilson, to dance in the aisles and bask in the good vibes of a feel-good concert.

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Archikulture Digest

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Fri Dec 02 2016

The Worley Gig

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The Worley Gig

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