Film

THAI FUSION Uruphong Raksasad’s Agrarian Utopia and Stories from the North

Whether by design or circumstance, this June has become Thai Cinema Month in New York, with an array of the city’s art houses and museums boasting otherwise hard-to-see gems from the Thai film renaissance that began in the late 1990s.

UNKNOWN PLEASURES
Pacific Film Archive's Radical Light

Recalling the genesis of her 1971 film Near the Big Chakra, Alice Anne Parker, a k a Anne Severson, says, “I started asking women friends, ‘Have you ever seen any vaginas?’”

DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO HERE?
Lynn Hershman Leeson's Meta-Project

We were mad as hell and we weren’t going to take it anymore,” laughs Faith Ringgold, about the lack of women or artists of color in Robert Morris and Carl Andre’s Biennale-in-Exile in 1970.

BODY AND SOUL
Frederick Wiseman's Boxing Gym

Frederick Wiseman’s Boxing Gym focuses the director’s trademark observational eye on Lord’s Gym in Austin, Texas. The gym, managed and co-owned by Richard Lord (with his wife Lori), bespeaks American Pluralism in the ideal, with its own organs, causality, language, and belief structure.

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JUNE 2011

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