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“WE’VE COME TO A TERRIBLE PLACE”: Kelly Reichardt’s Meek’s Cutoff

A whiskered man guides a lumbering ox along the banks of a river as two women in wide bonnets wade across, carrying parakeet cages high over their heads; the birds twitter and flit, the ox makes placid, amiable ox-noises, the flaps of covered wagons snap in the breeze.

Varieties of Documentary

On Saturday, March 26, at UnionDocs in Williamsburg, critic and scholar Fred Camper presented a program of films that play with the idea of documentary production, method, and meaning. Below is Camper’s expanded thesis on the program, written exclusively for this publication.

ART-HOUSE MIXTAPE 2011: Selections from New Directors/New Films

This year’s edition of New Directors/New Films, presented annually by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society at Lincoln Center, marks the festival’s 40th anniversary.

In Conversation

WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF KICKASS: VANESSA RENWICK with Penny Lane

Vanessa Renwick is pretty much as punk rock as they come. She’s been self-producing films and videos in her own inimitable style since the early 1980s, and now boasts a wildly eclectic DIY filmography.

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The Brooklyn Rail

APR 2011

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