Digital Recall: The New Cinema of MemoryBy Alex Bliziotis and Sasha Karsavina
When new technologies continue to promise total recall at the cost of disorientation, art offers us new perspectives. A recent spate of films address this phenomenon.
How to Blow Up a PipelineBy Forrest Cardamenis
What began as Sjols half-serious remarks about wanting to adapt a work of academic theorya minefield of untapped IP in an era dominated by it, he jokedgave way to Goldhabers mental images of kids struggling with a bomb in the middle of a desert.
Su Friedrich’s TodayBy Jasmine Liu
Today takes place over six years, and this temporal discrepancy captures the central tension of the film, which documents Friedrichs journey to meet a basic goal she sets in the opening scene: Try to pay attention to the moment. Try to see the humor in it. Look for the beauty in things. Just take some deep breaths.
Rites of Passage: The Films of Shinji SomaiBy Bingham Bryant
Sōmai Shinjis oeuvre consists of thorough explorations of the long take and daring soundscapes. Japan Societys Rites of Passage: The Films of Shinji Somai runs April 28May 13.