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Memories for a Future Past: David Shapiro Interviewed by Michael Almereyda
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The filmmaker on unpacking a forty-year friendship, turning the form on its head, and pizza as a madeleine to a lost city.

Memories for a Future Past: David Shapiro Interviewed by Michael Almereyda
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The filmmaker on unpacking a forty-year friendship, turning the form on its head, and pizza as a madeleine to a lost city.

Masculine Feminine: Garin Nugroho Interviewed by Ivan Talijancic
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Cinematic portraits of the Indonesian lengger dancer and choreographer, Rianto.

To Match the Heavens and the Earth: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese Interviewed by Nicholas Elliott
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The Mosotho filmmaker on oral literature, forced resettlement, and stitching together the old and new.

The Ross Brothers by RaMell Ross
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The filmmakers question the conventions of documentation with work that seeks transparency and authenticity outside of the fiction–nonfiction dichotomy.

What Sustained Us: Film
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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.

Fear Can Set Us Free: Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s To the Ends of the Earth Reviewed by Ken Foster
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A young Japanese journalist shooting a televised travel program in Uzbekistan confronts her deepest fears and hidden aspirations.

Artavazd Pelechian’s Nature by Nicholas Elliott
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Artavazd Pelechian’s Nature is not about the end of the world, but you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise.

Caroline Catz’s Delia Derbyshire: The Myths and the Legendary Tapes by Max Pearl
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TV shows and films about alternate dimensions or alien planets are only convincing when paired with sounds that also seem otherworldly.

Power and Vitality: Steve McQueen’s Small Axe by Ken Foster
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Celebrating little-known stories of Black pride and resilience in London’s West Indian community.

Probing the Finished Work: Alex Strada Interviewed by Simon Wu
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The artist embraces revision, contradiction, and fallibility in a culture that prizes singular genius.

As If Art Suspends the World: Simone Manetti’s I’m in Love with Pippa Bacca Reviewed by Jillian McManemin
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On the murder of a performance artist set out to heal a war-torn world.

Changing the Narrative: Catherine Gund Interviewed by Michaela Angela Davis
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On her new film, Aggie, the reimagining of art, and the urgency of justice.

Making Some Sense: David Byrne’s American Utopia Reviewed by Conor Williams
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In an American era of death and decline, where does Byrne see the path to utopia?

Radical Collectivity: Ephraim Asili Interviewed by Chrissie Iles
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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.

Dissonance and Resonance: Sushma Khadepaun Interviewed by Olivia Ciacci
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The filmmaker on visibility, connection, and dialogue.

Josephine Decker’s Shirley by Lincoln Michel
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It’s rare for a short story to cause a ruckus, and Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” is one of the few exceptions.

Vivian Vázquez Irizarry and Gretchen Hildebran’s Decade of Fire by Roya Marsh
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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.

A Surreptitious Form of Activism: Michelle Handelman Interviewed by Jane Ursula Harris
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The filmmaker on her 1995 film BloodSisters documenting San Francisco’s leather-dyke scene.

Mining the Gap: Darol Olu Kae Interviewed by Megan Steinman
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The filmmaker on love, life, death, and survival.

Larger Than Oneself: Olivier Assayas’s Wasp Network by Ken Foster
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A Cuban political thriller that leaves politics off-screen.

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