Metrograph Tribute to the Brothers Young Recalls Heroic Era in Indie Filmmaking

(L-R) Aaton’s Jean-Pierre Beauviala, Willem Dafoe, Irwin Young, and director Bob Young on the set of Triumph of The Spirit, Poland, 1989.

Since the passing in January of Irwin Young, chief mensch at New York’s fabled DuArt Film Lab, there has been an outpouring of tributes and reminiscences, including a packed memorial at Lincoln Center in May. But no tribute has been…  Read more

By Sep 28, 2022

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

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