Still Looking: Gail Segal and Sheril Antonio’s Dramatic Effects with a Movie Camera

In their new book, Dramatic Effects with a Movie Camera, Gail Segal, a poet, filmmaker and associate arts professor, and Sheril Antonio, an associate arts professor in the department of art and public policy, both at New York University’s Tisch…  Read more

By Jul 14, 2022

Strategic Reassessments: Arthouse Distributors and the Theatrical-vs.-Streaming Debate

Ricky D'Ambrose's The CathedralRicky D'Ambrose's The Cathedral

Less than a year ago, it seemed like the sky was falling for independent films being released in theaters. Netflix’s stock was hitting record highs, the core demographic of older metropolitan moviegoers were staying home, and the entertainment complex was…  Read more

By Jul 14, 2022

Read Only Memory: Joanne McNeil on Chris Marker’s Immemory Project

Chris Marker's Second Life islandChris Marker's Second Life island

“I’ll find you,” Chris Marker told Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang. The first time they met—New Year’s Day, 1999, at the Café de Flore in Paris—they had no idea what he looked like until he beckoned to them. There weren’t…  Read more

By Jul 14, 2022

Simple Machines: The Inspiring Teaching of Experimental Animator Jodie Mack

Jodie Mack’s Wasteland No. 3: Moons, SonsWasteland No. 3: Moons, Sons (courtesy of Jodie Mack)

“Find the note, and then deviate,” urges experimental animator Jodie Mack. The colorfully clad artist is a third of the way through her antic presentation to the November 2021 Film Friends gathering hosted by the Echo Park Film Center. Now…  Read more

By Apr 14, 2022

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