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Musical Realism: Matt Porterfield’s I Used to Be Darker

The best narrative fiction films have at their center the war between two necessary and contradictory impulses: the impulse to observe and the impulse to declaim.

In Conversation

Single Stream at the Museum of the Moving Image

An inquiry into ideas of material transformation, time, and waste, Single Stream is a massive work that throws a 50´ × 8´ image onto MoMI’s panoramic lobby canvas.

Change You Can Believe In
Shaka King’s Newlyweeds and Neil Drumming’s Big Words

This is a rough time for dreamers, the late Obama era. Brooklyn is full of them, scuffling along, pretending this is still a city kind to their dying tribe.

Formal Logic
Materials and Methods at the 2013 Festival del film Locarno

In recent years, the Festival del film Locarno has distinguished itself among the more prominent international fests by packing its slate with daring work from under-sung filmmakers, spotlighting debut directors, and premiering some of the most strange and interesting work from established ones.

Upside Down Cameras and Other Wonders
Ernie Gehr’s Signal—Germany on the Air and Side/Walk/Shuttle at Light Industry, October 8

Ernie Gehr’s Side/Walk/Shuttle (1991) and Signal—Germany on the Air (1985) are unlike any other city symphony films.


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2013

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