Its impossible to watch Andy Warhols Screen Tests without comment.
A hodgepodge of themes coalesce in the third Japan Cuts, Japan Societys pioneering festival of the latest in Japanese cinema: corruption, dysfunction, alienation, synchronicity, fatalism, artistic expression, honesty, and perversion.
Sergei Eisenstein once tried to stage a theatrical production in an actual factory, only to find the play overwhelmed by the factory present in full force before the spectators.
American avant-garde underground filmmaker Kenneth Anger has been at it for 60 years, and though his new films may be lacking somewhat in iconic, jaw-dropping imagery, and the dark, aesthetic superiority his earlier works possess, they are unmistakably his.
Dead Snow is neither as groundbreaking or as heady youve been led to believe. But its big, and its bloody, and all in all, pretty awesome.
Back when womens liberation was really starting to flex its muscles in the early 1970s, anxious conservatives warned that letting women into mens-only bars and high-paying jobs could only result in the feminization of America.
Director Alexander Olch chose an unlikely subject for his first feature film: another documentary filmmaker, one with two hundred plus hours of footage about himself. Actually, Olch kind of fell into the job.
A film festival is a bizarre place to watch films. Credits come down on one and you race out to another theater to check out the next.
During the mid-1970s, Hollis Frampton gave a course on The New American Cinema. The requirement was that students keep a journal responding to the films seen in the class.
We buried Hollis. A small crowd of about 30 or so, family circle, realitves, cousins, mothers.
The Baader Meinhof gangas the press called them - did not play around. In the early 1970s, the Red Army Factionthe name they preferredset off bombs in US Army barracks, German newspaper offices and various police headquarters.