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Mala Tierra: Lucrecia Martel Interviewed by Steve Macfarlane
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The Argentine filmmaker on colonialism, recreating history, and Zama.

Manuel DeLanda: ISM ISM by Jon Dieringer
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To witness the vulgar, Zap Comix–inspired panorama in Manuel DeLanda’s 1979 film ISM ISM—its blubbering testicle-breasts and segmented-plumber’s-pipe phallus scrawled in marker on the tiled walls of a Manhattan subway station, just to start—is to share in the brief, bewildering encounter a commuter may have had with street art before the soap and cleaning brushes arrived.

Two Sunsets by Adam Golfer
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A film investigating memory and history, premiering exclusively on BOMB, with a brief interview by Alex Zafiris.

Soap Opera Prophets: Personal Problems by Michael Blair
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A rediscovered milestone in independent black cinema.

Joshua Bonnetta & J.P. Sniadecki’s El Mar La Mar by Matt Turner
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An experimental documentary on border crossing, less about that place than what it represents.

Drone Cinema: on Abbas Kiarostami’s 24 Frames by Steve Macfarlane
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The late Iranian filmmaker’s final work is an ethereal study of the mechanics of cinema.

Think about the Children: on Michael Haneke’s Happy End by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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Four generations of unhappiness populate the French auteur’s latest.

Looking Back on 2017: Film & Television
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Featuring selections by Jaime Manrique, David Grubbs, Molly Surno, Lynn Melnick, Lucio Pozzi, and more.

Dalya’s Other Country: Julia Meltzer Interviewed by Alaa Hassan
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A story of immigration and integration.

Watching Caribbean Cinema by Monica Uszerowicz
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Islands of stories.

Kinshasa Sound: An Interview with Félicité’s Alain Gomis by Joseph Pomp
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“A film is always an attempt, nothing more, and that allows for a sort of dialogue.”

Collective Enthusiasm: An Interview with Agnès Varda & JR by Gary M. Kramer
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“We never thought, ‘We have to give them dignity.’ We thought we have to give them empathy.”

Movies and Their Making: New York Film Festival’s Kent Jones by Peter Gizzi
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“We choose the films that mean the most to us and offer them and let people react to them and form their own impressions and judgments.”

Eduardo Coutinho’s Man Marked For Death/ Twenty Years Later by Will Noah
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In the early 1960s, Eduardo Coutinho began shooting a film about the murder of Brazilian trade unionist João Pedro Teixeira.

Vesuvius in Your Mind: On Joan Jonas’s Early Films by Mónica Savirón
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Uncovering the artist’s innovations and legacies.

Spit It Out: Eliza Hittman’s Beach Rats by Daniel Lefferts
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Sexual panic in South Brooklyn

Cannibal Corpus: The Films of Joaquim Pedro de Andrade by Jon Dieringer
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Cinema Novo, Tropicália, and the tradition of Brazilian literary modernism

Invisible Labors: Rahul Jain’s Machines by Kanishka Raja
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A documentary on the brutality behind India’s textile factories.

National Disintegrations by Braden King
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Art and exchange in extraterritorial territories

Filming the Unspeakable: The Cinema of Yvonne Rainer by Dana Reinoos
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Radical feminist films from the legendary choreographer, artist, and dancer

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