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The Cinema Eye Honors Take The “Last Train Home”

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The Cinema Eye Honors, devoted to highlighting the best of the year’s nonfiction films, have flipped for Lixin Fan’s fantastic “Last Train Home,” which follows a family of migrant workers as they struggle to stay connected while living separated by hundreds of miles. “Last Train Home” received the most nominations — seven — while Banksy’s “Exit Through The Gift Shop” and Afghanistan documentary “Armadillo” each received six. The award ceremony will take place on January 18 at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, and will be broadcast on the Documentary Channel.

NONFICTION FEATURE FILMMAKING

ARMADILLLO
Directed by Janus Metz
Produced by Sara Stockmann and Ronnie Fridthjof

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
Directed by Banksy
Produced by Jaimie D’Cruz

LAST TRAIN HOME
Directed by Lixin Fan
Produced by Mila Aung-Thwin and Daniel Cross

MARWENCOL
Directed by Jeff Malmberg
Produced by Jeff Malmberg, Tom Putnam, Matt Radecki, Chris Shellen and Kevin Walsh

THE OATH
Directed and Produced by Laura Poitras

DIRECTION

ARMADILLO
Janus Metz

LA DANSE: THE PARIS OPERA BALLET
Frederick Wiseman

LAST TRAIN HOME
Lixin Fan

MARWENCOL
Jeff Malmberg

THE OATH
Laura Poitras

PRODUCTION

ARMADILLO
Sara Stockmann and Ronnie Fridthjof

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
Jaimie D’Cruz

INSIDE JOB
Audrey Marrs and Charles Ferguson

LAST TRAIN HOME
Mila Aung-Thwin and Daniel Cross

THE OATH
Laura Poitras

RESTREPO
Produced by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington

CINEMATOGRAPHY

ARMADILLO
Lars Skree

LA DANSE: THE PARIS OPERA BALLET
John Davey

INTO ETERNITY
Heikke Farm

OCEANS
Camera Luc Drion, Philippe Ros and Luciano Tovoli

LAST TRAIN HOME
Lixin Fan

THE SOUNDS OF INSECTS – RECORD OF A MUMMY
Peter Liechti and Matthias Kalin

SWEETGRASS
Lucien Castaing-Taylor

EDITING

ARMADILLO
Per K. Kirkegaard

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
Chris King and Tom Fulford

A FILM UNFINISHED
Joëlle Alexis

LAST TRAIN HOME
Lixin Fan, Mary Stephens

MARWENCOL
Jeff Malmberg

COMPOSING

12TH AND DELAWARE
David Darling

CIRCO
Joey Burns and John Convertino

THE OATH
Osvaldo Golijov

THE SOUND OF INSECTS – RECORD OF A MUMMY
Norbert Möslang

UTOPIA IN FOUR MOVEMENTS
Todd Griffin

GRAPHIC DESIGN

AMERICAN: THE BILL HICKS STORY
Paul Thomas and Matt Harlock

GASLAND
Juan Cardarelli and Eric Levy

INSIDE JOB
Josh Norton and Alex Krawitz

THE INVENTION OF DR. NAKAMATS
Rob Chiu

VIDEOCRACY
Martin Hultman

INTERNATIONAL

ARMADILLO
Directed by Janus Metz
Produced by Sara Stockmann and Ronnie Fridthjof

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
Directed by Banksy
Produced by Jaimie D’Cruz

INTO ETERNITY
Directed by Michael Madsen
Produced by Lise Lense-Møller

LAST TRAIN HOME
Directed by Lixin Fan
Produced by Mila Aung-Thwin and Daniel Cross

THE RED CHAPEL
Directed by Mads Brügger
Produced by Peter Engel

DEBUT

CATFISH
Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
Banksy

MARWENCOL
Jeff Malmberg

PRODIGAL SONS
Kimberly Reed

THE RED CHAPEL
Mads Brügger

SWEETGRASS
Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor

SPOTLIGHT

THE ARBOR
Directed by Clio Barnard

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF NICOLAE CEAUSESCU
Directed by Andrei Ujica

LA BOCCA DEL LUPO
Directed by Vincenzo Motta

NOSTALGIA FOR THE LIGHT
Directed by Patricio Guzman

STEAM OF LIFE
Directed by Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen

AUDIENCE CHOICE

CATFISH
Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman

LA DANSE: THE PARIS OPERA BALLET
Directed by Frederick Wiseman

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
Directed by Banksy

A FILM UNFINISHED
Directed by Yael Hersonski

INSIDE JOB
Directed by Charles Ferguson

JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK
Directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg

LAST TRAIN HOME
Directed by Lixin Fan

RESTREPO
Directed by Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger

THE TILLMAN STORY
Directed by Amir Bar-Lev

WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN”
Directed by Davis Guggenheim

NONFICTION SHORT FILM

ALBERT’S WINTER
Directed by Andreas Koefoed

ARSY-VERSY
Directed by Miro Remo

DOCK ELLIS AND THE LSD NO-NO
Directed by James Blagden

THE POODLE TRAINER
Directed by Vance Malone

QUADRANGLE
Directed by Amy Grappell

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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 IFC.com

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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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It’s the final countdown to Christmas and thanks to IFC’s movie marathon all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can revel in classic ’80s films AND find inspiration for your last-minute gifts. Here are our recommendations, if you need a head start:

Musical Instrument

Great analog entertainment substitute when you refuse to give your kid the Nintendo Switch they’ve been drooling over.

Breakfast In Bed

Any significant other or child would appreciate these Uncle Buck-approved flapjacks. Just make sure you’re not stuck on clean up duty.

Cocktail Supplies

You’ll need them to get through the holidays.

Dance Lessons

So you can learn to shake-shake-shake (unless you know ghosts willing to lend a hand).

Comfy Clothes

With all the holiday meals, there may be some…embigenning.



Get even more great inspiration all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC, and remember…