The filmmakers question the conventions of documentation with work that seeks transparency and authenticity outside of the fiction–nonfiction dichotomy.
For this particularly challenging year, we’ve asked Garrett Bradley, Courtney Stephens, Alex Strada, Ephraim Asili, Nicholas Elliott, Mary Lucier, Tania Cypriano, Alan Licht, and Nina Menkes to tell us what sustained them.
A young Japanese journalist shooting a televised travel program in Uzbekistan confronts her deepest fears and hidden aspirations.
Artavazd Pelechian’s Nature is not about the end of the world, but you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise.
TV shows and films about alternate dimensions or alien planets are only convincing when paired with sounds that also seem otherworldly.
Celebrating little-known stories of Black pride and resilience in London’s West Indian community.
The artist embraces revision, contradiction, and fallibility in a culture that prizes singular genius.
On the murder of a performance artist set out to heal a war-torn world.
On her new film, Aggie, the reimagining of art, and the urgency of justice.
In an American era of death and decline, where does Byrne see the path to utopia?
On his debut film, The Inheritance, which weaves together histories of the MOVE organization, the Black Arts Movement, and his own time in a Black Marxist collective.
The filmmaker on visibility, connection, and dialogue.
It’s rare for a short story to cause a ruckus, and Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” is one of the few exceptions.
Decade of Fire is a remarkable tale of the Bronx’s rise from ash, standing to set the record straight about the fires that ravaged the borough in the late ’60s and ’70s.
The filmmaker on her 1995 film BloodSisters documenting San Francisco’s leather-dyke scene.
The filmmaker on love, life, death, and survival.
A Cuban political thriller that leaves politics off-screen.
Offering open access to essays, lectures, and performances by contemporary artists and scholars during the pandemic.
“Are you in pain?”
The first words spoken in Nina Menkes’s 1991 film, Queen of Diamonds, treated to a recent 4k restoration, slice through minutes of opening silence.
“You look really different than your picture.” This skewering statement is delivered at the outset of a doomed Tinder date by Anne, the impish protagonist of Kazik Radwanski’s Anne at 13,000 Ft.