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Movies and Their Making: New York Film Festival’s Kent Jones by Peter Gizzi
Jones Gizzi

“We choose the films that mean the most to us and offer them and let people react to them and form their own impressions and judgments.”

Four Memories by Jonas Mekas
Jonas Mekas Dog 01

Disastrous screenings, Nam June Paik’s meeting with Bill Clinton, and time spent as a dog.

Amit Dutta by Shambhavi Kaul
Dutta Amit 01

The filmmaker tracks the development of his research-based cinema from evocations of childhood memory to adaptations of Indian paintings and literature.

Hari Kunzru and Sjón
Hari Kunzru And Sjon

Ghost stories, paganism, the blues, and silent cinema are just some of the fixations of two authors known for novels steeped in history.

David Levine by James N. Kienitz Wilkins
David Levine Bomb 01

Body swapping, infinite loops, and ’70s conspiracy thrillers haunt the dynamic performances of a movie-loving artist and the actors he works with.

Project by An-My Lê

In the spring of 2015, An-My Lê was invited by film director Gary Ross to photograph on the set of Free State of Jones, his period war film inspired by the life of Newton Knight, a Mississippi farmer and Southern Unionist who led an armed revolt against the Confederacy in 1864. 

Foreign Exchange by Elina Alter
Fire At Sea Bomb 1

European Cinema at the 54th New York Film Festival

Jem Cohen by J.P. Sniadecki
Jem Cohen 01

“In Counting, I was counting almost everything I encountered: street life, light, weather, animals, and some intangibles, political or social or economic currents, and certain seismic changes in my own life.”

Alex Ross Perry by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
Rossperry 1

“This is not a movie that invites you to really empathize with these characters, nor is that the point.”

Whit Stillman and Chris Eigeman by Gary M. Kramer
Whit Stillman 1

“The reviews, even the positive ones, said, ‘You won’t like these people, and nothing happens,’ and yet we benefit from those expectations.”

Lawrence Michael Levine by Gary M. Kramer
Lawrence Levine 1

The fine art of the romantic-comedy-thriller-mystery.

Johanna Hamilton by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
Johanna Hamilton 1

Surveillance, J. Edgar Hoover, and effective activism.

James N. Kienitz Wilkins by Michael Guarneri
Public Hearing 1

Documentary, reenactment, and comedic failures of democracy.

Desiree Akhavan by Steve Macfarlane
Desiree Akhavan 1

Exiled to adulthood.

Melvin Van Peebles by Lee Ann Norman
Melvin Van Peebles 1

Artistic development, near-death experiences, and the power of persistence.

On the Cinema Tropical Awards by Gary M. Kramer
Purgatorio

Shining a light on Latin American cinema.

Robert Greene by Pamela Cohn
Robert Greene 01

Exploring performance in documentary film.

Paper Clip #78
Herzog portrait

Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.

David Lynch by Michael Saur
David Lynch, Self Portrait

David Lynch discusses painterly filmmaking, the importance of having final cut, and his latest musical project, The Big Dream, released July 16th.

Of Beasts and Men by Giovanni Marchini Camia
Wakeinfright 004 Body

Director Ted Kotcheff discusses his rediscovered Australian film classic Wake in Fright.

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