Inside Out Planets: NASA’s Influence on Cinema’s Visions of Outer Space

Cutaway views of the Toroidal Colonies. Art by Rick Guidice. Photos courtesy of NASA Ames Research Center.

In 1975, an interdisciplinary group of engineers, artists, physicists, architects and urban planners convened for 10 weeks at Stanford University and the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. The group assembled to design complete and convincing systems for…  Read more

By Sep 4, 2019

Creating Community Through Cinema: The Echo Park Film Center and MONO NO AWARE

Students at the Echo Park Film Center

I love the way Paolo Davanzo jazzes up his emails with exclamation points! He almost never uses just one; instead, he lines up two, three, sometimes four in a row, and if his ardor is not evident through prolific punctuation,…  Read more

By Sep 4, 2019

Made For These Times: Ulrich Köhler on In My Room

Hans Löw in In My Room

Ulrich Köhler’s In My Room begins with what looks like a DCP glitch. The view is from a handheld news camera entering a press conference scrum, its operator confirming in voiceover that he’s rolling while roaming from lectern to lectern.…  Read more

By Sep 4, 2019

The Business Cycle: Anthony Kaufman On the Legacy of Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen’s Production Company Parts & Labor.

The Witch

“What always attracted me to the work is that there’s something impossible about it,” says Jay Van Hoy, cofounder of Parts & Labor, the New York–based independent film production company that helped develop a wave of new auteurs over the…  Read more

By Sep 4, 2019

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