updates

19 November

Codes and Modes

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Codes and Modes

I was so pleased to participate in the first ever Hunter College Department of Film and Media Codes and Modes: The Character of Documentary Culture Conference. For our session: Social Practice and/as Documentary I invited Jody Wood to present her fantastic project Beauty in Transition, and especially her process of making a documentary about it. […]

25 August

Harun Farocki 1944-2014

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Harun Farocki 1944-2014

RIP Harun Farocki, a filmmaker who has been a great inspiration to me and to many people I admire. Still surprised at the loss nearly a month later, and with gratitude for his prolific, insightful, and inscrutable work that is not without humor, I am sharing a PDF of the review I wrote of his exhibition […]

15 August

Survivalist Cinema at STREAM

Survivalist Cinema at STREAM

Survivalist Cinema – a solar powered micro-cinema that features 1970s environmental dystopia and survivalist films – was grandly realized at STREAM, an exhibition curated by Cindy Smith and 2 Chairs, that took place over a weekend, August 9th & 10th, 2014, near South Windham, VT. All pieces were super. More images and info to follow. […]

12 May

Our Nixon review in MFJ

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Our Nixon review in MFJ

My review/essay on the film Our Nixon, by Penny Lane and Brian Frye, is just out in the latest issue of Millennium Film Journal, part II of the Since ’78 and Beyond anniversary issue. The essay addresses, in depth, Lane and Frye’s use of archival materials to retell the Nixon narrative, including their process of […]