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IFC News: Crispin Glover, “I Am Cuba.”

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This week on IFC News:

Aaron Hillis interviews one Crispin Hellion Glover:

Are there any major misconceptions about you or your work that bother you?

It’s going away in general, but there have been conceptions — and you
see it written on the internet — that people think I’m insane or
psychotic. It felt for a while that that was almost a majority of
opinion. But I mean, I’ve been in the business professionally since I
was 13. Is that almost 30 years? Is that possible? I’m 42, or 43? I
can’t even remember how old I am. What year is this? [laughs] I was
born in ’64, and this is 2007, so yeah, 43. I started in film when I
was 18, so that’s a long time to have been around. I’ve now published
four books, I’ve had a record out, and I’ve produced, directed and
edited two different films that I’m proud of. It’s like, at a certain
point, how genuinely insane can someone who’s done all that be?

Michael Atkinson on "I Am Cuba":

I’ve had suburban college students, otherwise prone to dozy
dismissiveness at the very notion of a black-&-white, subtitled
movie, weep openly at "I Am Cuba." Once you’re confronted with the
famous, two-and-a-half-minute one-shot funeral march sequence, in which
seemingly the entirety of the city of Havana is participating, and in
which the camera climbs buildings, passes over rooftops and through
windows and finally flies out over the crowd in mid-air, without a
single cut, you’ve begun to understand how the film certainly
represented a kind of cinematic frontier for filmmakers like Miklós
Jancsó, Andrei Tarkovsky, Alexander Sokurov and Theo Angelopoulos, and
still does, in many ways, today.

We talk to Morgan Spurlock about "What Would Jesus Buy?", which he produced. Nothing new on that untitled project yet.

On the podcast, we discuss screenwriters on screen.

Matt Singer reviews "I’m Not There": "I deeply respect its intentions, admire both its filmmaker and its subject, but have very little affection for the finished product."

And Christopher Bonet has what’s new in theaters.

Happy Thanksgiving, all!

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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