ARTHOUSE CINEMA AS A SPECTATOR SPORT
As we head into the quarter finals, it’s Italy, Russian, Germany, India, China, Iran, Africa and Japan… all competing in the Auteurs World Cup 2009. Combining two of the world’s favorite spectator sports — soccer and arthouse cinema — the good folks at The Auteurs have come up with a fun competition that focuses attention on regions as well as films. It doesn’t cost anything to participate, but you have to have seen the films. So, use this opportunity to see Chantal Akerman’s Toute une Nuit, Tarkovsky’s The Mirror, Bunuel’s Los Olvidados, or Moshen Makhmalbaf’s A Moment of Innocence.