The filmmakers question the conventions of documentation with work that seeks transparency and authenticity outside of the fiction–nonfiction dichotomy.
The artist-filmmaker on his prescient collage film, featuring the jetsam and flotsam of global supply chains and a prophecy of the coming pandemic.
The detritus of a filmmaking career becomes an immersive work of autofiction.
The lossy poetics of Magenheimer’s video script-cum-publication embraces the split self of the information age.
The German filmmaker discusses her reductive approach.
Shot on a vintage news camera, with a script containing appropriated texts, The Plagiarists is a sendup of indie movie tropes and notions of creative authenticity.
The artist talks about his film Joan Mitchell: Departures and its relation to Eternalism.
The pioneering filmmakers discuss morality and dissent in Hara’s highly subjective documentaries: “It takes a toll to discover what binds your heart to the subject.”
Films that combine documentary and poetics.
A film investigating memory and history, premiering exclusively on BOMB, with a brief interview by Alex Zafiris.
Featuring selections by Jaime Manrique, David Grubbs, Molly Surno, Lynn Melnick, Lucio Pozzi, and more.
Featuring selections by Corina Copp, Max Galyon, Patricia Spears Jones, S.D. Chrostowska, Karl Holmqvist, Phillip Lopate, Mary Simpson, and more.
In the early 1960s, Eduardo Coutinho began shooting a film about the murder of Brazilian trade unionist João Pedro Teixeira.
A letter from Brakhage to the poet Robert Kelly describing his work on the groundbreaking film Mothlight.
Uncovering the artist’s innovations and legacies.
The filmmaker tracks the development of his research-based cinema from evocations of childhood memory to adaptations of Indian paintings and literature.
Inspired by Japanese “landscape theory,” a Parisian artist-filmmaker explains why he prefers to show us the world as his subjects see it.
A restored masterpiece unmasks Tokyo’s underground gay subculture of the 1960s