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A Parable on Authenticity: Art and Craft

“Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self,” Jean-Luc Godard once said. When watching Art and Craft, the deeply intriguing new documentary by Sam Cullman (If a Tree Falls), Jennifer Grausman, and Mark Becker, one wonders what the film’s odd but alluring protagonist Mark Landis would think of Godard’s weighty assertion. 

Correspondence: Ben Mendelsohn talks to filmmakers Peter Bo Rappmund and Hunter Snyder about contemporary landscape cinema and the politics of infrastructure

If you haven’t met before, let me introduce you. At the “Lines & Nodes” screening series in September, we'll be showing a film by each of you and I'd love to have you engage in an open-ended dialogue about your work.

QUEERNESS AND MELANCHOLIA
An Excerpt from Terence Davies

Called the most important British filmmaker of his generation, Terence Davies made his reputation with modern classics like Distant Voices, Still Lives and The Long Day Closes, personal works exploring his fractured childhood in Liverpool.

THE BEST OF TIMES
The Films of Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Olivier Assayas’s HHH: A Portrait of Hou Hsiao-Hsien (1997) takes place on the original set where Hou made his semi-autobiographical A Time to Live, a Time to Die (1985), which begins with Hou’s recollection of his hooligan childhood in the village of Fengshan, a 20-minute bus-ride from Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city.

AGAINST THE PRESENT
Selections from FID Marseille 2014

Much of this year's 25th anniversary edition of FID Marseille took place at the city's new MuCEM, the Museum for European and Mediterranean Cultures, situated right on the sea itself—such that filmgoers jumped from dark theater to theater, with bouts of blinding sunlight and beautiful breezes in between.

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