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John Akomfrah by Shezad Dawood
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On the eve of Signs of Empire, his current show at the New Museum, the British artist and filmmaker elaborates on how philosophy and the history of cinema have influenced his practice. 

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.”

Kirsten Johnson by Alex Zafiris
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The cinematographer and director on her memoir, Cameraperson.

Rachel Rose by Aily Nash
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“I’m thinking about how we experience, or try to experience, infinite space and time through the most finite, basic methods.”

Jesse Moss by Pamela Cohn
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Compassion, religion, and secrets in a North Dakota boom town.

On the Cinema Tropical Awards by Gary M. Kramer
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Shining a light on Latin American cinema.

Béla Tarr, Fred Kelemen, & Mihály Víg by Michael Guarneri
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Filmmaking as a collective project.

Jay Scheib by Alix Pearlstein
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“I’m somewhere between Bresson, Godard, and the NBA.”

Matthew Barney and Gaspar Noé
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“My addiction has to do with performance, with creating a very real situation and then dealing with all the physical problems surrounding it.” —Matthew Barney

Denis Côté by Steve Macfarlane
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Québécois filmmaker Denis Côté on filmic revenge, horror, and making a film in seven days.

Godfrey Reggio by Alex Zafiris
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Godfrey Reggio on his new film Visitors, a piece of poetic, experiential cinema, with an original score by Philip Glass.

Alix Pearlstein by John Plson
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Cristian Mungiu by Guy Gallo
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Romanian auteur Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills, which fuses naturalism with the escalating dramatic tension between two young women, won awards for best screenplay and best actress at Cannes.

Yang Fudong by Li Zhenhua
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Yang Fudong, known for his his elegant, puzzle-like films, speaks with curator Li Zhenhua about his latest project The Fifth Night.

Miguel Gomes by Giovanni Marchini Camia
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“Cinema has lost its youth.”

Cauleen Smith by Leslie Hewitt
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Some images in life and art remain seared in one’s memory because of their sublime effect and power. Such images are found and masterfully constructed in the films of Cauleen Smith. 

Gaspar Noé’s Enter the Void by Lena Valencia
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Gaspar Noé’s new film is a psychedelic experience of Tokyo shown through the eyes of the deceased protagonist.

Laura Linney by Romulus Linney
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Playwright Romulus Linney has been following Laura Linney’s career since its inception—he’s her dad. Fresh from roles in Clint Eastwood’s film Mystic River and Donald Margulies’s play Sight Unseen, the actress is working non-stop.

Amos Gitai by Minna Proctor
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With his new film Kippur, eminent Israeli director Amos Gitai plunges into the chaos of war, its exhausting senselessness, its rupture.

Karyn Kusama by Bette Gordon
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“The more you put yourself out there, the more hurt you can become, but the rewards grow exponentially. Why not live on the edge a bit? For all we know, this is our only time out.”

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