Gen. James Clapper, the nominee to become the nation’s fourth director of national intelligence, faced a grilling by lawmakers Tuesday. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Philip Zelikow, executive director of the 9/11 Commission, and former White House counter-terrorism official Richard Clarke for more. Continue reading
Actor Ethan Hawke is best known for his work in film, including early successes like “Reality Bites” and “Before Sunrise.” Hawke’s latest project is directing a major off-Broadway revival of Sam Shepard’s 1985 play, “A Lie of the Mind.”
For U.S. audiences, cinematographer Christian Berger may be best described as “the eyes” of Michael Haneke, the Austrian auteur known for his intense (and frequently violent) films. Haneke and Berger’s latest film, “The White Ribbon,” matches their previous efforts in both formal artistry and moral turpitude.
When New York filmmaker Annie Nocenti became the first teacher at Cine Institute, Haiti’s only film school, two years ago, she was excited to see what her students would capture. Last Tuesday, her students faced their most challenging test when a powerful earthquake ravaged the island.