The End of Innocence

East Marling PageThis week’s NOW has interviews aplenty — I talk to my old acquaintance Peaches about her rockumentary Peaches Does Herself; to Brit Marling and Ellen Page (and to director Zal Batmanglij, in a Q&A going up later this afternoon) about The East and to Jordan Vogt-Roberts about his clear-eyed dramedy The Kings of Summer. All good stuff, and — as always — I respectfully remind you to listen to the audio clips where available.

And because it’s our NXNE issue, I preview the festival’s film component for your convenience.

I’ve also got a little thing about the epic TIFF Chinese cinema retrospective kicking off at the Lightbox tonight with Chen Kaige introducing the director’s cut of his 1993 masterwork Farewell, My Concubine. I believe tickets are still available for that one, so if you’re looking for something to do tonight … well, do that.

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