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From Folk Ditty to Rally Anthem: Nashville’s “It Don’t Worry Me”

Songbook

From Folk Ditty to Rally Anthem: Nashville’s “It Don’t Worry Me”

Performed by the late Barbara Harris, the final song in Robert Altman’s masterpiece is a provocative mix of genres and conflicting cultural resonances.

By Jewly Hight

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Missed Connections: A Conversation with Christian Petzold
Missed Connections: A Conversation with Christian Petzold

In quietly simmering dramas that depict solitary characters on the margins of society, German director Christian Petzold brings the ghosts of history into conversation with modern life.

By Hillary Weston

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Candy-Colored Fassbinder in Madison

Repertory Picks

Candy-Colored Fassbinder in Madison

Rainer Werner Fassbinder skewered the emptiness of capitalist values in Lola, a fifties-set homage to Josef von Sternberg’s The Blue Angel, playing this Sunday at the University of Wisconsin.

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Angela Rizza Conjures Magic with The Princess Bride

Studio Visits

Angela Rizza Conjures Magic with The Princess Bride

Known for her lush and imaginative children’s-book illustrations, the artist got her dream assignment when we asked her to work on our edition of Rob Reiner’s beloved classic.

​Jon Dieringer’s Top 10
​Jon Dieringer’s Top 10

The founder of the website Screen Slate picks a selection of favorites, including an ’80s indie gem, shockers ranging from Eraserhead to Canoa, and two films that capture the “twilit feeling of childhood.”


True Stories: Everybody Has Tones
True Stories: Everybody Has Tones

David Byrne cracked open the profound strangeness of small-town Texas in this wonderfully symphonic film, his sole foray into narrative-feature directing.

By Rebecca Bengal

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Alice Rohrwacher’s Top 10
Alice Rohrwacher’s Top 10

The Cannes-prize-winning director of The Wonders and Happy as Lazzaro shares the films that inspire her, including works that allow her to “participate in true genius.”


Long Live the Spirit of FilmStruck
Long Live the Spirit of FilmStruck

The lights may go out at midnight, but we will still be carrying the torch.

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A World Gone Mad in Minneapolis

Repertory Picks

A World Gone Mad in Minneapolis

Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi, a fiercely experimental look at the excesses of modernity, screens tonight at the Trylon cinema in Minneapolis.

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A New Restoration Brings Detour Back to the Big Screen
A New Restoration Brings Detour Back to the Big Screen

Long available only in substandard public-domain prints, Edgar G. Ulmer’s noir masterpiece looks better than ever in the new restoration opening at New York’s Film Forum this week.

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The Power of Flashbacks in Julien Duvivier’s Lydia
The Power of Flashbacks in Julien Duvivier’s Lydia

David Bordwell briefly traces the history of nonlinear storytelling through the lens of this great French melodrama from the 1940s.

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The “Very Unusual” Fashion Show at the Heart of True Stories
The “Very Unusual” Fashion Show at the Heart of True Stories

In this video, artist Adelle Lutz and director David Byrne discuss the weird and wonderful outfits in a particularly outrageous set piece in the film.

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