Did You See This?

  • The Brooklyn Rail has published a conversation between Roberto Rossellini and Salvador Allende, prefaced with an introduction by Jonas Mekas, who received the original transcript from Rossellini in the early seventies.
  • For MUBI, Daniel Kasman explores the newly restored early short films of Jacques Rivette, playing in this year’s New York Film Festival.
  • Over at the New York Times, Manohla Dargis highlights new work by Robert Beavers, Nathaniel Dorsky and Jerome Hiler, and Deborah Stratman, all premiering in the New York Film Festival’s Projections sidebar.
  • In Reverse Shot’s Agnès Varda symposium, Michael Koresky writes on the director’s 1977 film One Sings, the Other Doesn’t.
  • The Village Voice’s Eric Hynes examines the legacy of Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers, which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary with a new restoration: “It’s a film so clear-eyed and thorough in its tick-tock dramatization of a failed but historically influential uprising of Algerian natives against their French occupiers that it’s been studied and celebrated by revolutionaries and counterrevolutionaries alike.”
  • Also at the Voice, Melissa Anderson surveys the expansive Queer 90s series now playing at New York’s Metrograph theater. “In December 1993,” she recalls, “a cinemagoer could head to her local art house to see Derek Jarman’s final film, Blue, which consists solely of a single frame of the title color, and then to the multiplex to catch Jonathan Demme’s cautious AIDS weepie Philadelphia.”
  • The latest Film Comment podcast considers the impact of social media on the art of film criticism.
  • For Film Comment’s TCM Diary column, Sheila O’Malley salutes the “insouciance and witty knowingness” of Miriam Hopkins.
  • In the Los Angeles Review of Books, Xueli Wang praises the “shifting, dreaming opacity” of Abbas Kiarostami’s films.
  • Watch the trailer for the Museum of the Moving Image’s complete Krzysztof Kieślowski retrospective, which opens tonight with The Double Life of Veronique:

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