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Portland International Film Festival 2020 | Dispatch 2: Martin Eden, State Funeral, The Fever

March 13, 2020

The Hollywood machine may be pumping its brakes right now — with an ever-growing list of release date delays announced across the next month and rumors of movie theaters temporaily suspending operations in the wake of COVID-19’s recently-announced pandemicity — but we at InRO are soldiering on. In our second dispatch from the 2020 Portland International Film Festival, we continue taking on films in the home stretch of their international festival runs, including: Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden, Sergei Loznitsa’s State…

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by Carson Lund Film

Maidan | Sergei Loznitsa

It would be a mistake to overstate the similarities between the events presented in Sergei Loznitsa’s Maidan — a series of non-violent protests gone awry in Kiev, Ukraine, in 2013 — and the ugliness this year in Ferguson, Mo., but you would have to be blind not to…

December 12, 2014
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