In her 2020 short film Still Processing, the Canadian director Sophy Romvari captures herself in a moment of vulnerability as she sifts through family photographs spread out on a table like rose petals. The scene—a reckoning with the past through an encounter with images—exemplifies the deeply personal nature of Romvari’s work, which often uses her memories and experiences as raw material to explore questions of trauma and identity.
Through a Screen Darkly: A Conversation with Micaela Durand and Daniel Chew
In the work of this New York–based filmmaking duo, the internet is an omnipresent force in everyday life, warping our perceptions and desires.
Into the Groove: A Conversation with Susan Seidelman
Beloved for her stylistic range and her vibrant portraits of New York City, the director discusses the feminist spirit that runs throughout her work and the collaborations that bring her films to life.
Meaning in the Method: A Conversation with Ellen Burstyn
The award-winning actor talks about training with Lee Strasberg, her involvement in the Actors Studio, and her on- and off-screen contributions to two of her most important films.
A Rich Counterhistory of Masculinities On-Screen
Writer-archivist-filmmaker Jenni Olson and critic Caden Mark Gardner discuss Masc, a collection of films on the Criterion Channel that explores the many forms of masculinity beyond the realm of cisgender men.
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