An insidious racism is at play in interviewer Henri Renaud’s attempt to groom Thelonious Monk for public consumption on French television.
Anthony Hawley is a New York-based multidisciplinary artist and writer. Recent solo projects were presented by the Salina Art Center; CounterCurrent in partnership with the Menil Collection & Aurora Picture Show; and Spazju Kreattiv in Malta. In addition to Hyperallergic, his writings on art and film appear in The Brooklyn Rail, BOMB, Modern Painters, and elsewhere. He is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, and a forthcoming artist book, A Book of Spells. Along with violinist Rebecca Fischer, he forms one half of The Afield, a performance collaboration for violin, video, and electronics. He teaches in the Hunter College MFA Studio Art Program.
A ’70s PSA Depicts Life for the Elderly as a Funhouse Nightmare
The Lutheran Society had no idea what they were in for when they had zombie movie icon George Romero direct The Amusement Park, long lost but now restored.
Enjoy Every Single Agnès Varda Movie, Courtesy of a New Box Set
The Criterion Collection’s Complete Films of Agnès Varda is a tribute to the multifaceted career of the revered French director.
Godzilla, the Most Enduring Monster of Them All, In 15 of its Most Glorious Forms
Criterion’s 1000th release is a testament to not only the monster’s legacy, but also to the importance of monsters in general to our cultural memory and history.
Geisha, Gangsters, and More: Tokyo’s Underbelly Onscreen
For the next three weeks Film Forum presents SHITAMACHI: Tales of Downtown Tokyo, an expansive series dedicated to the city’s grittier east side, where filmmakers have long turned their lens.
The Signature Themes in Abbas Kiarostami’s Masterful Short Films
The IFC Center is running the largest retrospective to date of Abbas Kiarostami’s work, and its short film program is full of the director’s masterfully rendered trademarks.
Italy’s Fetishistic Giallo Genre Delivers Horror, Pleasure, and Allure
This week, the Quad is screening a series of the blood-spattered, sultry Italian thrillers from the 1960s and ’70s.
The Delicious and Campy Queer Cinema of 1970s and ’80s Germany
The Quad Cinema in New York City is showing Queer Kino, a selection of queer cinema from East and West Germany in the 1970s and ’80s
Unearthly Views of the World’s Oldest Spaceport
Baikonur, Earth, a documentary premiering at the Panorama Europe Film Festival, surveys the facility that launched Sputnik.
A Filmmaker Explores His Mother’s Youth and Parses Her Disturbing Dreams
Breathless Animals, premiering in the US as part of the Art of the Real festival, captures the cadence of nonlinear memory.
Blueprints for Our Future Planet as It Moves Toward Extinction
Two artists wrestle with the intersections of technology and massive ecological shifts brought on by the Anthropocene.
How Merce Cunningham Worked with Filmmakers to Make the Camera Dance
A series of films installed on the High Line make the camera an intimate actor in experimental dance.