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.
PAWEŁ WOJTASIK, TOBY LEE, AND ERNST KAREL with Chi-hui Yang
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 MoMIs panoramic lobby canvas.
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.
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
By Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa
Ernie Gehrs SignalGermany on the Air and Side/Walk/Shuttle at Light Industry, October 8
Ernie Gehrs Side/Walk/Shuttle (1991) and SignalGermany on the Air (1985) are unlike any other city symphony films.