Film

Post image for Circus as an Act of Survival in the Arctic and Guinea

The hamlet of Igloolik in far northern Canada and the city of Conakry in West Africa’s Guinea are plagued by distinct issues, one a troubling suicide rate, the other widespread poverty.

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Post image for The Bumbling Robots and Awkward Automatons of Silent Cinema

The word “robot” first appeared in Czech author Karel Čapek’s 1920 play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots).

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Post image for An Artist’s Quest to Confirm a Chernobyl Conspiracy Theory

The Russian Woodpecker is a documentary about zombies.

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Post image for Calling Occupants: A Conversation with Miguel Gomes

Since the release of his 2004 feature debut The Face You Deserve, Portugal’s Miguel Gomes has become arguably the most exhilaratingly perplexing figure in world cinema.

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Post image for Among Intimates at New York’s Queer Experimental Film Festival

When I arrived early on opening night of this year’s MIX NYC festival at a former manufacturing space in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, I heard a rumor that there used to be a panty factory there.

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Post image for A Video Installation Immerses You in 1970s Brooklyn

From the window of his apartment at Atlantic and Flatbush avenues, filmmaker Aldo Tambellini captured the slow changes in Brooklyn street life from 1971 to 1972.

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Post image for Nature in an Acid Bath: Early Color Films of National Park Vistas

In the 1930s the National Park Service created silent films, hand-tinted and toned with vibrant color, to promote outdoor oases to American travelers.

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Post image for Rare 1915 Films Show Rodin, Monet, Renoir, and Degas in Their Twilight Years

In 1915, with the newly innovated film camera, a young Russian-born, French actor named Sacha Guitry captured some of France’s greatest artists and authors.

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Post image for The Grainy Doom of the Apocalypse on Film

Whether a bang of nuclear annihilation or the slow creep of a pandemic, our potential end-of-world wastelands have their own bleak visual language.

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Post image for Designing a Revolutionary Visual Identity for the Black Panthers

“Art has relevancy, whether it’s to exploit you or pacify you, or to enlighten and inform you. It’s a language, that’s the power of it,” says Emory Douglas, the artist who drove the graphic identity of the Black Panthers.

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