THAI FUSION Uruphong Raksasads Agrarian Utopia and Stories from the NorthBy Colin Beckett
Whether by design or circumstance, this June has become Thai Cinema Month in New York, with an array of the citys art houses and museums boasting otherwise hard-to-see gems from the Thai film renaissance that began in the late 1990s.
By Gregory Zinman
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?
By Jarrett Earnest
Lynn Hershman Leeson's Meta-Project
We were mad as hell and we werent going to take it anymore, laughs Faith Ringgold, about the lack of women or artists of color in Robert Morris and Carl Andres Biennale-in-Exile in 1970.
BODY AND SOUL
By Caroline Koebel
Frederick Wiseman's Boxing Gym
Frederick Wisemans Boxing Gym focuses the directors trademark observational eye on Lords 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.