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An Artificial Reality: Amalia Ulman Interviewed by Amy Chabassier
A young white woman with shoulder-length, brown hair and wearing a gray plaid blazer crosses her arms and looks directly into the camera in a waist-up portrait against a clouded gray photography studio backdrop.

In her debut film, El Planeta, Ulman considers the tension between reality and artifice while referencing older cinematic styles.

An Artificial Reality: Amalia Ulman Interviewed by Amy Chabassier
A young white woman with shoulder-length, brown hair and wearing a gray plaid blazer crosses her arms and looks directly into the camera in a waist-up portrait against a clouded gray photography studio backdrop.

In her debut film, El Planeta, Ulman considers the tension between reality and artifice while referencing older cinematic styles.

Mediated Desire: Daniel Chew and Micaela Durand Interviewed by Simon Wu
Street view of a young man walking through a Chinatown storefront with neon Chinese letters in the window. The man holds a grey, button-down shirt over his head to protect himself from the rain.

Three films that explore the effect of the internet on intimacy and connection.

Girls Just Want to Have: Shiva Sanjari Interviewed by Jessica Lanay
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The filmmaker discusses her documentaries on Iranian women resisting the current of tradition.

What We Stand On: Reverend Houston Cypress Interviewed by Monica Uszerowicz
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Embracing simultaneity between traditional lineages and contemporary media.

To Think, Not React: Heidi Ewing Interviewed by Ken Foster
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The director of the Oscar-nominated documentary, Jesus Camp, releases her first narrative film.

Technologies Are Not Neutral: Theo Anthony Interviewed by Conor Williams
A young white boy wearing solar protective glasses looks up at the solar eclipse while holding a popsicle. He sits among a swath of empty, yellow, plastic stadium seating which fill the frame of the image.

Investigating the bias of vision, unnerving advances in surveillance, and the sociopolitical consequences of a changing digital landscape.

Chris McKim’s Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker by Eugenie Dalland
Three buffaloes tumble off the side of a cliff.

Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**ker (World of Wonder) a documentary by Chris McKim, pays tribute David Wojnarowicz, capturing the care and ferocity of the AIDS activist and artist.

Rosine Mbakam’s Delphine’s Prayers by Priscilla Posada
An image of Delphine. She is looking to the side and touching her hair wrap.

Rosine Mbaka’s film Delphine’s Prayers (Tândor Films) documents her friend—a fellow Cameroonian immigrant in Brussels—as she reckons with the aftermath of sexual violence.

Nanfu Wang’s In the Same Breath by Bridget Hovell
A crowd of people looking forward. Many are wearing red and holding China's flag. All of them are wearing masks.

Nanfu Wang’s documentary In the Same Breath (HBO) chronicles the COVID-19 pandemic, its paradoxical propaganda, and how China and the US “responded to the spread of the coronavirus by protecting their public image above all else.”

Layered Losses: Angelo Madsen Minax Interviewed by Megan Milks
The filmmaker's and his parents watch home movies to consider the malleability of memory.

The filmmaker’s latest work is a deeply personal story of family loss in which art-making becomes a tool for repair.

Negotiating Patches of History: Yoruba Richen and Alden Jones
DVD cover artwork for How It Feels to be Free featuring Abbey Lincoln, Nina Simone, Diahann Carrol, Pam Gier, Lena Horne, and Cicely Tyson formatted in a grid and styled in a pop art aesthetic.

The documentary filmmaker and memoirist discuss intersections in their storytelling processes.

On Animal Empathy: Viktor Kossakovsky’s Gunda Reviewed by Conor Williams
black and white film still showing a closeup of a mother pig nuzzling her small baby with her nose.

An elegant portrait of a mother pig.

Provisional Visions: Courtney Stephens Interviewed by Mathilde Walker-Billaud
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The filmmaker on her latest work, Terra Femme, made up of amateur travelogues by women in the 1930s–50s.

Love and Self-Murder: Patrick deWitt Interviewed by Ken Foster
Patrick deWitt throws his arm around Azazel Jacobs.

The author of French Exit on collaborating with Azazel Jacobs in adapting the book to film.

Camilo Restrepo’s Los Conductos by Clinton Krute
Man facing camera.

Camilo Restrepo’s debut feature, Los Conductos, traces the wanderings of a wiry mendigo named Pinky, in a sepulchral unnamed city.

Ana Prvački’s Pandemic Trilogy by Regine Basha

Prvački releases three wry videos offering coping strategies for our bleak and awkward new social reality.

Memories for a Future Past: David Shapiro Interviewed by Michael Almereyda
David Shapiro and Leeds Atkinson in front of Lobardi's, NYC, 1995, in Untitled Pizza Movie

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
a cross-dressing Indonesian dancer applies makeup while holding up a small, portable mirror.

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
A still from the film 'Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets' by the Ross Brothers. A wide landscape shot of two people standing on a concrete wall covered in colorful graffiti. The sky is dusky blue. There is a blue silhouette of mountains in the background.

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

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