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SAT and ACT flunk out in documentary “The Test & the Art of Thinking”

The Los Angeles Times is the latest publication to pick up on "The Test & the Art of Thinking": Michael ...
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Film Asks If SAT Tests Fail or Help Students

From Voice of America, some notes on "The Test & the Art of Thinking": Students and parents worldwide bemoan the ...
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“The Test & the Art of Thinking”: The Problem With College Entrance Exams

Village Voice had this to say about "The Test & the Art of Thinking": College entrance exams remain a source ...
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Review: ‘The Test and the Art of Thinking’ Is About A) The SAT

From the New York Times: “Mathematics, science, being able to use the English language: These tests don’t measure it and ...
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Critic’s Notebook; Sundance: Some Surprises Amid the Frivolity

From the New York Times: One of the most revealing, eloquent and well-received films at the festival, a documentary about ...
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An Aristocratic Look and a Powerhouse Personality

Mimi Wedell in "Hats Off" Originally published in The New York Times By JEANNETTE CATSOULIS Published: March 28, 2008. Widowed ...
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Vanity Fair Features Filmmakers Jyll Johnstone and Barbara Ettinger

Johnstone and Ettinger have created a filmic reflection on their own nanny-controlled youth, called Martha & Ethel, a paean to ...
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Director Jyll Johnstone Featured in Vogue for her first documentary, Martha & Ethel

What happens when your mother hires another woman to raise you? Two filmmakers examine the nature and nurture of their ...
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Sir Ken Robinson Praises “Hats Off”

Sir Ken Robinson—the globally recognized expert and bestselling author on creativity and education—has included an extensive reference to our film ...
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Capping a Career – New York Post Review of “Hats Off”

"Jyll Johnstone’s irresistible “Hats Off” documents Mimi Weddell, a Manhat tanite who, at 93, has pretty much cornered the market ...
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Morning Joe Interview

Morning Joe talks The Test & the Art of Thinking

Test prep professional Akil Bello appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe this week to talk about The Test & the Art ...
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Paddle8 Interviews PhoebeNewYork on Instagram

The online auction house Paddle8 hosted a Q&A with Canobie Films' documentary subject Libby Schoettle via Instagram Stories. See the ...
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KCRW 89.9FM interviews Michael Arlen Davis on “Press Play” with Madeleine Brand

The director of a new documentary about the SAT and ACT found there is near agreement -- from tutors to ...
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Midday on WNYC interviews Michael Arlen Davis about “The Test & The Art of Thinking.”

We invite you to listen to an excerpt from an interview conducted by WNYC.org, a local NPR affiliate, with Canobie ...
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Mimi Weddell: A View from Abroad

Serendipity. We left our Swiss hotel thinking it was a Mimi Kind of Day, bright and cool. Imagine our surprise ...
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PhoebeNewYork: Portrait of an Evolving Artist

Canobie Films remains busy creating episodes of our series on Libby, while Libby's been busy creating PhoebeNewYork. Through Phoebe, Libby ...
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PhoebeNewYork: That Girl

New York Fashion Week may be long gone but PhoebeNewYork remains as stylish as ever, thanks to staff at Lululemon Athletica ...
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PhoebeNewYork: Collaborations

The subject of Canobie Films’ forthcoming docuseries, PhoebeNewYork creator Libby Schoettle continues to turn the streets of New York and ...
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PhoebeNewYork: Cue the Music

We’ve experienced the adventures of PhoebeNewYork through her images and words —and now there’s music in the mix. Can guitar ...
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Libby featured on Glam4Good

Jyll Johnstone’s artist subject, Libby Schoettle, continues to garner attention from Manhattan’s movers and shakers in the art and fashion ...
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PhoebeNewYork by Libby Schoettle featured in Stylabl

Check out the docu-series subject and artist Libby Schoettle, exploring how she paints the town red with her fashioned alter-ego, PhoebeNewYork, through a street art ...
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PhoebeNewYork by Libby Schoettle Featured in Glamour Espana

PhoebeNewYork, the alter ego character created by Libby Schoettle, is visiting Spain!  She's in Spain's December issue of "Glamour Magazine." Libby ...
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PhoebeNewYork by Libby Schoettle Featured in Glamour Italia

PhoebeNewYork, the magical character created by artist Libby Schoettle, recently travelled to Europe and landed on the pages of Italy’s ...
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NYC Artist Libby Schoettle Featured in Ballad Of

This article appeared in Ballad Of, a London-based publication featuring emerging artists. In Today's Brand New Art We Heart, Elizabeth ...
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Artist Libby Schoettle Interviewed by L’Express Styles

Libby Schoettle was interviewed by Simona Gouchan for Paris-based L'Express magazine in May 2015. Read the full interview: Who is Phoebe? in ...
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Libby Schoettle Featured in Citizen Brooklyn

Libby Schoettle, the subject of our upcoming documentary, "Libby" (working title), is featured in Citizen Brooklyn. The author, Icarus Blake says, "Elizabeth Schoettle ...
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PhoebeNewYork Snapped in NYC

A celebrity photographer snapped a photo of actor Joshua Jackson and fashion designer Jason Wu in the West Village over ...
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Steven Pinker Interviewed for “The Test and the Art of Thinking”

Steven Pinker We sat down with Steven Pinker in February for our upcoming documentary, "The Test and the Art of ...
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February Filming Update – “The Test and the Art of Thinking” (working title)

We had the privilege of interviewing esteemed professors, writers and tutors about the SAT in February. Below are some behind-the-scenes photos of these real-world ...
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Photographer Victoria Montero Honored

We are so proud of our resident photographer, Victoria Montero, for being honored as a finalist at the 19° Photopress ...
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PhoebeNewYork Sticker Art on the Streets

PhoebeNewYork has made the leap from collage to sticker! She's been photographed this week on walls and objects in cities from coast-to-coast. Phoebe ...
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Meet The Queen of Belvedere

She works 10 hours a day, 7 days a week even as she is now approaching 70. Her commute starts ...
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Behind the Scenes Photos from “The Test and the Art of Thinking” (working title)

We spent some time in Boston this fall filming students and educators about the SAT. We talked to one Harvard ...
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Merry Christmas from Phoebe New York

Phoebe at Christmas. Artwork by mixed-media collage artist Libby Schoettle. Libby is the subject of a new documentary filming now ...
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Phoebe New York – Our Favorites 2014

Phoebe comes to life each day in a 7th floor walk-up in Manhattan with the help of scissors, paper, photos ...
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Ari Cohen’s Muse: Mimi Weddell

We are really excited for Ari Seth Cohen whose fabulous blog, Advanced Style has inspired a documentary of the same name.  The ...
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Libby Schoettle on Phoebe

Phoebe is a complex character created by collage artist Libby Schoettle. She is up to something new everyday - you can ...
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Phoebe – A New Kind of Character

Meet Phoebe. She's a unique character created by artist Libby Schoettle. She appears on Instagram and Tumblr everyday with a ...
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Filming Continues in NYC

Jyll interviews upper east side art gallery owner Meredith Ward of Meredith Ward Fine Art for the forthcoming film "Libby" (working ...
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Libby in New York

We are in New York this week filming collage artist Libby Schoettle. Libby is the quintessential New Yorker, completely committed ...
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Filming Artist Libby Schoettle

Director Jyll Johnstone filmed Libby with her parents near their family home in Pennsylvania.  ...
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In Production: “Libby” (Working Title)

Jyll filming Libby Schoettle in New York ...
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