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Abandoned Goods: Artists and Filmmakers Jillian Mayer and Zia Anger Talk about Anger’s Film/Performance My First Film and the Meanings of Failure and Success

My First Film

With Zia Anger’s My First Film performance presented by Anger tomorrow at The Metrograph, here, from our Winter, 2019 print issue, is a conversation between Anger and filmmaker and artist Jillian Mayer, moderated by Sarah Salovaara, about all the various…  Read more

By May 10, 2019

All the Work Without the Workers: Appreciating Sleep Dealer On Its Tenth Anniversary

Sleep Dealer

Appraisal of the aesthetic and intellectual merits of science fiction, not to mention the sheer joy of encountering it, lately tends to be subsumed by talk of the perceived accuracy of a work and its predictions. We are living in…  Read more

By Dec 20, 2018

Are Film Festivals Struggling?

The Cleveland International Film Festival (photo: Andrew Wells)

When the Los Angeles Film Festival shuttered after 18 years, the independent film community mourned. There were “R.I.P. LAFF” posts on Facebook, lots of sad emojis and expressions of shock (“absolutely floored,” said one filmmaker). But the closure of LAFF,…  Read more

By Dec 17, 2018

Something Sinister

Garance Marillier in Raw (Photo courtesy of Focus World)

As the industry and media have increasingly placed a spotlight on the filmic achievements of female directors, the recent rush of celebrated genre films masterminded by women — Julia Ducournau’s Raw, Alice Lowe’s Prevenge, Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook and Karyn…  Read more

By Jun 16, 2017


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