THE PRESENT GENERATION
Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions at MoMA

Film

If there is a singular preoccupation in the Museum of Modern Art’s Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions, whichorganizes an impressive body of independent Chinese films and videos of the last 25 years, it is with bodily presence.

THE COMMUNARDS OF WALL STREET
On Zoe Beloff’s The Days of the Commune

Film

As Occupy Wall Street hit full stride in Zuccotti Park in fall 2011, all flavors of curious people arrived, including large numbers of artists. Zoe Beloff decided to check it out, too, not with any predetermined notion of a theater project, but rather to sketch portraits she terms “Drawings of Modern Life.”

DESCRIPTION OF A STRUGGLE
Straub-Huillet’s Class Relations

Film

Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet’s 1984 film Class Relations, based upon Kafka’s novel Amerika, is a thoughtful Marxist take on the Czech writer’s first (and characteristically incomplete) novel.

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MAY 2013

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