The Future Is Burning: Joana Pimenta and Adirley Queirós on Dry Ground Burning

A group of young people ride their motorcycles through damp streets in a Brazilian town.Dry Ground Burning, courtesy of Grasshopper Film.

Beginning with 2011’s Is the City Only One?, Brazilian filmmaker Adirley Queirós has considered the history of his hometown of Ceilândia in sci-fi and western-inflected narratives made in close collaboration with nonprofessional performers. Dry Ground Burning, co-directed by the former…  Read more

By Mar 16, 2023

Central European Time: Andrew Norman Wilson Interviews Cyril Schäublin on Unrest

Monks in long, white robes work on watches in a multi-level building embellished with dark wood fixtures.A scene from Unrest, courtesy of KimStim.

Provoked by a recent artist residency at La Becque in Switzerland, I started to develop a Swiss-set romantic fantasy film called Interlaken that will take place between an ancient alien theme park and a Swiss heritage open-air museum, both located…  Read more

By Mar 16, 2023

A Need to Focus: Guy Maddin Interviews Kelly Reichardt on Showing Up

A woman with a dirty blond bob haircut holds two ceramic figures that have recently been fired in the kiln; a man wearing a utility jumpsuit unloads other kiln creations in the background.Michelle Williams and Andre Benjamin in Showing Up

Talking to The Guardian’s Xan Brooks in 2014, Kelly Reichardt reflected on the students she’s taught in her teaching position as an artist in residence at Bard. “The kids I know, I love them, but they’re not mad the way…  Read more

By Mar 16, 2023

One Step Ahead: Chinonye Chukwu Interviews A.V. Rockwell on A Thousand and One

A mother wearing a flannel shirt with a slicked-back ponytail cradles her song in her arms, who is wearing a white tank top and gold chain necklace.Teyana Taylor and Aaron Kingsley Adetola in A Thousand and One.

The ever-changing landscape of New York City is the captivating, challenging backdrop of A Thousand and One, writer-director A.V. Rockwell’s feature debut. Chronicling a mother and son’s loving yet fraught relationship from 1993 through 2005, the film incorporates speeches and…  Read more

By Mar 16, 2023

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