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Beatrice Gibson and “How to Be in the World”

Goings On

Beatrice Gibson and “How to Be in the World”

New work by the artist and filmmaker is on view in the UK and Norway and at the Big Ears Festival.

By David Hudson

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Wanda: A Miracle
Wanda: A Miracle

In her sole feature-length directorial achievement, Barbara Loden eliminates the boundary between actor and character, crafting a revelatory portrait of a woman without an identity.

By Amy Taubin

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The Joy and Pain of One Good Meal in Bicycle Thieves

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The Joy and Pain of One Good Meal in Bicycle Thieves

The great Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke recalls what his first encounters with Vittorio De Sica’s masterpiece taught him about the possibilities of cinematic realism.

By Jia Zhangke

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Barbara Hammer’s Legacy
Barbara Hammer’s Legacy

The artist and pioneering lesbian filmmaker leaves behind paintings, writings, nearly eighty films, and a grant for aspiring filmmakers.

By David Hudson

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An Unseen Side of Orson
An Unseen Side of Orson

Mark Cousins’s illuminating new documentary about Welles’s work as a graphic artist premieres theatrically in New York this weekend.

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Readings and Revisions

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Readings and Revisions

Featured in this week’s round: Edgar G. Ulmer, Stanley Kubrick, Jia Zhangke, and Guy Maddin.

By David Hudson

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Renoir’s Roundelay in Massachusetts

Repertory Picks

Renoir’s Roundelay in Massachusetts

A shining model of humanism in cinema, The Rules of the Game screens at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, accompanied by a talk with a noted scholar.

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Parajanov and Tarkovsky in London

Goings On

Parajanov and Tarkovsky in London

As a new collection of Tarkovsky’s writing is released, the Close-Up Film Centre presents presents side-by-side series of work by the two friends.

By David Hudson

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SXSW 2019 Awards
SXSW 2019 Awards

Women’s stories are central to five of the six top prize winners.

By David Hudson

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Peele and Korine Open SXSW 2019
Peele and Korine Open SXSW 2019

The first few days have also seen premieres of new films by Lynn Shelton, Jonathan Levine, and Olivia Wilde.

By David Hudson

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The Kid Brother: Mettle Is Stronger than Muscle
The Kid Brother: Mettle Is Stronger than Muscle

There was more to Harold Lloyd than laughter. In one of his best movies, the silent-film legend deftly balanced elements of action and romance with his signature slapstick set pieces.

By Carrie Rickey

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Tracing the Roots of Khalik Allah’s “Camera Ministry”
Tracing the Roots of Khalik Allah’s “Camera Ministry”

The director of Black Mother explains how the twin influences of hip-hop culture and international art-house cinema brought him to his artistic calling.

By Andrew Chan

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International Women’s Day

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International Women’s Day

Claire Denis in Film Comment, an ongoing project at Directed by Women, and Glenda Jackson and Meryl Streep in conversation are among this week’s highlights.

By David Hudson

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The Female Power of Carolee Schneemann
The Female Power of Carolee Schneemann

The liberating influence of the painter, filmmaker, writer, and performance artist is immeasurable.

By David Hudson

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David Byrne’s Wild Texas Odyssey Heads to Austin

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David Byrne’s Wild Texas Odyssey Heads to Austin

Next week at the SXSW Film Festival, the Talking Heads frontman’s first and only feature film screens in our 4K restoration, with the director in attendance.

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March Books
March Books

The art of Orson Welles and David Lynch, the marriage of Fay Wray and Robert Riskin, and the criticism of Adrian Martin and David Thomson are among the subjects in this month’s round.

By David Hudson

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The Funny Man with the Pardon: Billy Gilbert in His Girl Friday

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The Funny Man with the Pardon: Billy Gilbert in His Girl Friday

The famously blustery comedy veteran transforms into a hilariously timid messenger in Howard Hawks’s fast-talking screwball masterpiece.

By Stephen Winer

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Med Hondo’s Rage and Joy
Med Hondo’s Rage and Joy

In his final years, the Mauritanian filmmaker was thrilled to see his work reaching new audiences.

By David Hudson

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The Elegant Tenacity of Mag Bodard
The Elegant Tenacity of Mag Bodard

Working with Demy, Varda, Godard, Bresson, Resnais, and Pialat, the producer was a formidable force in French cinema.

By David Hudson

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The Made and the Unmade

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The Made and the Unmade

Barbara Hammer gives an “exit interview,” Béla Tarr discusses Sátántangó, and Neil Jordan writes about the projects that got away.

By David Hudson

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Inside La Fémis: Claire Simon Uncovers the Politics of Film School
Inside La Fémis: Claire Simon Uncovers the Politics of Film School

Who gets to be groomed for a career in the French film industry? Claire Simon’s The Competition takes a look at the grueling admissions process at the country’s most prestigious film school.

By Nellie Killian

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New Film Quarterly and Cineaste
New Film Quarterly and Cineaste

The spring 2019 issues are out—and Jonathan Rosenbaum is rolling out a new two-volume collection.

By David Hudson

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Shoestring Shakespeare in Chicago

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Shoestring Shakespeare in Chicago

A marvel of cinematic resourcefulness, Orson Welles’s low-budget take on Othello plays at the Gene Siskel Film Center next week, with an introduction by Jonathan Rosenbaum.

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News from Cannes Sparks Spring Fever

Goings On

News from Cannes Sparks Spring Fever

The festival’s announcement that Alejandro González Iñárritu will head the jury has us looking ahead to more highlights on the global calendar.

By David Hudson

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