Watch: ‘A Conversation’ Between Jimmy Chin & Brolin Mawejje Short

A Conversation Short Film

"My heart is still always in the mountains." Be inspired in only six minutes with this lovely little short film made by snowboarder / filmmaker Phil Hessler. The short is called A Conversation, and it is indeed just a meet-and-greet conversation between two iconic people within the outdoor sports industry - Ugandan-born professional snowboarder Brolin Mawejje, who's training for the Olympics; and professional climber / filmmaker Jimmy Chin, also known as the co-director of the doc films Meru, Free Solo, and this year's The Rescue. They meet in Jackson Hole for "an intimate conversation about their unique career paths as minorities in the outdoor industry and how they’ve struggled with pressure, both familial and internal." This originally premiered at the Mountainfilm Festival and it's now online to watch. It's great to hear from these two. More than anything this just makes me want to get up to the mountains to go skiing, too. Watch below. ›››

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Venice 2021: Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ Delivers on the Impossible

Dune Review

Denis Villeneuve specializes in delivering on the seemingly impossible. Over the last 10 years, he's made his English-language debut with one of the best thrillers of the last decade (Prisoners), given us one of the most satisfying-yet-confounding final shots in recent memory (Enemy), redefined how stressful traffic jams are (Sicario), expertly baked our noodles by cutting his sci-fi teeth on adapting Ted Chiang's cerebral short story "Story of Your Life" (Arrival), and given us a delayed sequel to one of the most beloved sci-fi epics and, against all odds, made it the original's equal if not superior (Blade Runner 2049). And yet, adapting Frank Herbert's famously sprawling (some might say tortuously impenetrable) epic sci-fi novel "Dune" may be his most ambitious undertaking to date – especially when considering the space saga previously defeated Jodorowsky and made David Lynch a very unhappy camper back in 1984, denouncing it as "a total failure." ›››

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Chilling Holocaust Doc ‘Getting Away with Murder(s)’ Official Trailer

Getting Away with Murder(s) Trailer

"99% of those who carried out the murders in the Holocaust were never prosecuted. Why not?" Guerilla Films in the UK has unveiled a trailer for a provocative new documentary film called Getting Away with Murder(s), the latest from English doc director David Wilkinson. If you think that title is referring to the Holocaust, you're right. That's exactly what it's asking about. Everyone knows about the Nuremberg Trials, and the London Agreement of August 1945. But why were so many of those involved with the Nazis never prosecuted? Discover the profound and distressing untold story of the Holocaust… Being released 75 years to the day of the International Military Tribunal sentencing. This looks like an uncomfortable film to watch because it's going to poke and prod at questions that none of us want to answer, including whether being complicit in something that everyone else is complicit in really makes them worthy of being prosecuted. But why can't we deal with these realities? "I've never met a survivor who has felt that justice has been done." ›››

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