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Cut & Paste: Contemporary Collage Animation From North America at Anthology Film Archives

Lawrence Jordan’s Sophie’s Place (1986) begins with a title card describing the etymology of the Greek word for philosophy, “philosophia.”

Like Being in a Rainbow: Gregory Markopoulos and the Temenos

Markopoulos spent the final decade of his life working on Eniaios, and created it exclusively for the Temenos site. It was fully edited and notated when he died in 1992, but not yet printed.

In Conversation

UNSEEN VOICES: Caroline Martel WITH JIM SUPANICK

The Montreal-based filmmaker and media artist Caroline Martel belongs to a vital artistic and critical tradition within Canada that actively engages with the history of technology and communications, a lineage that includes Marshall McLuhan, Hugh Kenner, and Glenn Gould.

SKETCHES OF REVOLT: Ali Samadi Ahadi’s The Green Wave

Ali Samadi Ahadi’s half-animated documentary The Green Wave could do a fair bit to enliven this conversation, working best as a compendium of first-person stories gleaned from interviews, anonymously quoted tweets, blog entries, and documentary footage.

PASTORAL: Emmanuel Gras’s Bovines at Rooftop Films

Simply put, Bovines is an hour of cows. Much of the production consisted of Gras and his camera alone among the stoic beasts, who seem to have barely even noticed their intrusion.

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