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Bart Layton

The Ismailia International Film Festival: Building a New Era of Arab Cinema

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Ismailia is a city in Egypt that is best known as "The City of Beauty and Enchantment," but also for its proximity to the Suez Canal and its soccer team, the Ismaily SC. Yet for the last 15 plus years, it has been the host town for a wonderful documentaries and shorts festival, the Ismailia International Film Festival.

Is Bart Layton's The Imposter a Criminal?

Karin Badt | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

British director Bart Layton's The Imposter, which screened recently to popular acclaim at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, takes up the incredible story of a 23-year-old Frenchman who pretends to be the 14-year-old missing child of a Texan family.

Mike Hogan

The Unbelievable Story Of 'The Imposter' | Mike Hogan | Posted 07.13.2012 | Entertainment

There are rules you're supposed to follow when you make a documentary. Bart Layton just happens to think they're ridiculous. "There's this idea ...

Top Five Films at BAMCinemaFest 2012

Farihah Zaman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

That BAM seems to care more about bringing a focused curatorial vision to bear than vying for a jumbled mix of higher-profile titles and obscure premieres is very much in keeping with the organization's philosophy of building programming around its loyal Brooklyn audience.