I get a part in a movie. I act every once in a while, small bits in small films whenever I know the producer or the director. This time it’s the director.
“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.”
Disastrous screenings, Nam June Paik’s meeting with Bill Clinton, and time spent as a dog.
The filmmaker tracks the development of his research-based cinema from evocations of childhood memory to adaptations of Indian paintings and literature.
Ghost stories, paganism, the blues, and silent cinema are just some of the fixations of two authors known for novels steeped in history.
Body swapping, infinite loops, and ’70s conspiracy thrillers haunt the dynamic performances of a movie-loving artist and the actors he works with.
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.
“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.”
“This is not a movie that invites you to really empathize with these characters, nor is that the point.”
“The reviews, even the positive ones, said, ‘You won’t like these people, and nothing happens,’ and yet we benefit from those expectations.”
The fine art of the romantic-comedy-thriller-mystery.
Surveillance, J. Edgar Hoover, and effective activism.
Documentary, reenactment, and comedic failures of democracy.
Artistic development, near-death experiences, and the power of persistence.
Shining a light on Latin American cinema.
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