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Shadows and Surprises—Last Seen on Dolores Street

Telling a story on film can be a perplexing process. Some directors require a series of two-hour movies, and several hundred million dollars, to tell just one tale and they still make a mess of it. But some directors can get it exactly right in only a few minutes, for a couple of thousand bucks. [...]

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Devi Snively—Sometimes you get what you need

A conversation with award-winning filmmaker Devi Snively is an entertaining, yet slightly overwhelming experience. Although she presents low-key, her incisive thoughts are communicated in a rapid jumble of penetrating insights, personal revelations, interrupted thoughts, humorous asides and pop culture references. She’s like that favorite professor you had in college whose class was always over-enrolled—which makes [...]

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Devi Rolls Another Unlike the Others—trippin’

Devi Snively is a sly filmmaker of considerable skill and talent, but she knows she’s standing on the shoulders of giants. For the film fan, her flicks are often a game of spot the shot. While watching her work, I’ve picked up clever nods to several filmmakers, including David Lynch, Tobe Hooper and even Alejandro [...]

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I’ve Seen Devi Snively’s Shorts—Have you?

Devi Snively has led several lives over the years. She’s worked as a translator, writer, editor, ballerina, adjunct professor…you know, the usual stuff. But all that life experience is taking a backseat to her latest career choice: filmmaker. While Snively has done a little bit of everything, it’s her work in the cinematic arts that [...]

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