We spoke with director Mohanad Yaqubi after the screening of his film Off Frame at the Cinéma du réel documentary film festival in Paris, and discussed the image of Palestine throughout history, and the past, present and future of political filmmaking.
Robert Greene’s investigation of the on-air suicide of newscaster Christine Chubbuck is admirably engaged with the ethics of documentary, though not especially nuanced.
NO HOME MOVIE is one of the director’s highest achievements; an incredibly moving portrait forged out of the painful vestiges of passing time.
We spoke with director Ivo M. Ferreira about LETTERS FROM WAR, his screenwriting process and the treatment of Portuguese colonialism in cinema.
Ivo Ferreira’s period piece LETTERS FROM WAR wed voice-over readings of writings by an army doctor to images representing his experiences and thoughts, with inventive results.
Lewis Klahr revels in the popular visual iconography of 1950s and 60s America, creating a moving personal engagement with an archive of images.
VISION OF PARADISE is a new documentary on reggae/dub music pioneer Lee “Scratch Perry”. We spoke to director Volker Schaner ahead of its sold-out premiere screenings at Golden Age Cinema.
Havarie is at once both a stark stylistic experiment and a thoughtful reflection on depictions of Europe’s recent refugee crisis.
Gina Telaroli’s Here’s to the Future! belongs to a long tradition of self-reflexive cinema focused on the mechanics, frustrations and joys of the film making process.
Amanda Rose Wilder’s Approaching the Elephant is a remarkable document of a utopian schooling experiment that shows great restraint in withholding judgment on its outcomes.