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A Posthumous Palindrome: Raúl Ruiz & Valeria Sarmiento’s The Tango of the Widower and Its Distorting Mirror

Ruiz’s unfinished first feature becomes his second posthumously completed one through a spectral collaboration with his wife and chief editor Valeria Sarmiento, whose conceptual coup realizes his long-held desire to make a palindrome film.

Joy in Spite of Everything: Steve McQueen’s Small Axe

McQueen’s heartfelt and righteous Small Axe anthology explores the vitality of the UK’s Windrush generation of immigrants from Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and other Carribean nations against the backdrop of a changing Britain from the 1960s to the ’80s.

Self-Making and the Travelogue: Courtney Stephens's Terra Femme

Courtney Stephens’s video essay/lecture hybrid meditates on a selection of amateur travelogues shot by women between the 1920s and 1940s, that depict a vast range of landscape, travels, and experiences.


The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2020

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