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

Self and Community: Billy Gerard Frank Interviewed by Katy Diamond Hamer
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Exploring Grenada’s past and present.

Portfolio by Dawn Clements
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Dawn Clements (1958–2018) was an artist based in Brooklyn. Her paintings and drawings captured her immediate surroundings as well as architectural interiors from films.

Linda Goode Bryant by Rujeko Hockley
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“I was motivated to pursue a way to change the conditions that were causing Black artists I interfaced with every day to say, ‘They won’t let us, they won’t let us, they won’t let us.’ I got tired of hearing that, and I said, ‘Fuck them! Let’s start a gallery!’ So that’s how JAM got started. It was never about being included.”

—Linda Goode Bryant, “Recollections, Linda Goode Bryant” in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Symphony for Wind and Waves by Lou Hoyer
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Far away from any coastline. Where the wind strikes the water for the first time. Where waves start to grow. A young wave stretches its quivering back, reaching for the wind.

El Cine Quema: The Films of Raymundo Gleyzer by Will Noah
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The insurgent Argentine documentarian’s retrospective screens at Anthology Film Archives from February 22 through 28.

Jeff Whetstone’s The Batture Ritual by Ratik Asokan
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Invited to examine the human geography of lower Louisiana for the 2017 Prospect New Orleans triennial, Jeff Whetstone set off for the batture, a patch of land that separates the Mississippi from the city’s levee. 

Black Line, Mixed Signals, and Île d’Ouessant by Jordan Cronk
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From Andrei Tarkovsky to Lucrecia Martel, Peter Hutton to Nathaniel Dorsky, entire aesthetic philosophies, genres, and approaches to filmmaking have been rooted in the elements. 

Studio Visit: Narcissister by William Corwin
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A new film documents the performer.

Reza Abdoh’s Cultural Compost: Negar Azimi and Tiffany Malakooti Interviewed by Sohrab Mohebbi
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An ecumenical, eccentric, ecstatic, illegible, undigestable stew.

Migrant World: On Ai Weiwei’s Human Flow by T. J. Demos
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Examining the politics of representation. 

Mala Tierra: Lucrecia Martel Interviewed by Steve Macfarlane
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The Argentine filmmaker on colonialism, recreating history, and Zama.

Barbara Hammer by Corina Copp
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A pioneer of feminist filmmaking considers how social engagement, literature, and a keen sense of the corporeal inform her vision.

Nina Hoss by Nicholas Elliott
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A German play based on a French memoir reflects on the global Left’s abandonment of the working class—and finds additional significance in the Age of Trump.

Serious Play: Samson Kambalu’s Graphomania by Louis Bury
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Films as fast as an eye blink.

Bradford Young by Sarah Salovaara
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Black Nationalism, rural Brooklyn, faces, and monoliths.

Sophie T. Lvoff & Garrett Bradley by Sophie T. Lvoff & Garrett Bradley
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Photography versus filmmaking, twenty-somethings, and New Orleans.

Chloé Griffin’s Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller by Pati Hertling
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Late one night in the summer of 2002 or 2003, I was in Berlin, having just returned after six months in Paris. Friends told me of a woman I just had to meet, a bartender at Barbie Deinhoff’s. 

Adger Cowans by Carrie Mae Weems
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“Photographers and artists are alchemists at the highest level, I think.”

Nadav Lapid by Liza Béar
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Ritualistic contradictions, moral complexity, and minimalism shed light on issues of inequality in Policeman.

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