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Work That Sustains: The Wattis Library by Amber Power
Wattis

Offering open access to essays, lectures, and performances by contemporary artists and scholars during the pandemic.

Work That Sustains: The Wattis Library by Amber Power
Wattis

Offering open access to essays, lectures, and performances by contemporary artists and scholars during the pandemic.

Nina Menkes’s Queen of Diamonds by Catherine Damman
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“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.

Kazik Radwanski’s Anne at 13,000 Ft. by Esmé Hogeveen
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“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.

Disorderly Glory: Joyce García’s Yo No Soy Guapo by Max Pearl
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Mexico City’s sonidero scene finally gets the documentary it deserves.

Miasmic Dread and Inexplicable Lightness: Meriem Bennani and Orian Barki’s 2 Lizards Reviewed by Simon Wu
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Narrativizing everyday experiences of the pandemic in New York City.

A Surface of Circulation: Lewis Klahr Interviewed by Courtney Stephens
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The artist-filmmaker on his prescient collage film, featuring the jetsam and flotsam of global supply chains and a prophecy of the coming pandemic.

Tania Cypriano by Amy Jenkins
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Cypriano’s documentary Born to Be follows the profound journeys of several patients and doctors at the Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery.

The World’s Chaos Intercedes: Zia Anger’s My First Film by Jasmine Dreame Wagner
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The detritus of a filmmaking career becomes an immersive work of autofiction.

Stop Making Sense: Sara Magenheimer Interviewed by Nicole Kaack
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The lossy poetics of Magenheimer’s video script-cum-publication embraces the split self of the information age.

Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow by Michael Blair
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Two friends flee from a band of vengeful hunters in the 1820s Northwest and dream of striking it rich.

Unity and Defiance: Bacurau Reviewed by Ken Foster
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A world in which quiet beauty can still intercept brutality and corruption.

Let the Dialogue Do Something: Angela Schanelec Interviewed by Ricky D’Ambrose
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The German filmmaker discusses her reductive approach.

Looking Back: BOMB on the Past Decade in Film
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With contributions from Laurie Simmons, Amy Jenkins, Mary Helena Clark, and more.

Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire by Mark Lukenbill
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Portraits and hauntings are inseparable bedfellows in film history.

An Astral Monument: Andrei Ujică Interviewed by Courtney Stephens
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On directing a film about the Mir space station and viewing the fall of the Soviet Union from above.

Lana Lin’s The Cancer Journals Revisited by Amber Power
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An interrogation of the ways in which the system of representation surrounding breast cancer can isolate, infantilize, and even erase the women it professes to help.

To Be With Time: Varda by Agnès Reviewed by Amy Chabassier
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A final, reflexive work from the godmother of the French New Wave.

A Dream Deferred: Isaac Julien’s Looking for Langston Reviewed by Ehm West
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A portrait of Langston Hughes and Black queer Harlem.

Movement and Technology: Jenn Nkiru Interviewed by Rianna Jade Parker
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A short history of Detroit techno.

Living Matter by Claire Atherton
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I never made a decision to become a film editor—or, in any case, I didn’t decide upon it at a young age and follow a single career path.

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