“I think this is going to become much more normal.” Workers at TIFF, NYFF, and Sundance reflect on a year of reduced in-person events and streaming premieres.
Highlights included Ephraim Asili’s striking debut feature The Inheritance and Nicolás Pereda’s Fauna, an inventive story within a story.
The films MLK/FBI and Enemies of the State offer contrasting looks at government oppression.
American Utopia, Lee’s film of the stage show, recontextualizes some of Byrne’s greatest hits as musings on modern life.
Highlights to catch at its first virtual edition include Spike Lee’s David Byrne documentary, a strong slate of Indigenous-led films, and a look at the FBI’s efforts to defame Martin Luther King Jr.
Thirty years after the release of A Dry White Season, Euzhan Palcy is on a roll with a Barbican retrospective and a slew of recent screenings. Here’s a look back at some of her major works.
While most buzz tends to focus on future awards contenders, some great nonfiction comes out of TIFF every year. Here’s a guide to some of Hyperallergic’s favorite docs from the festival.
Seeking to upend the male-dominated canon but directed by a man, Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema defies some hierarchies while reinforcing others.
The festival’s vaunted Wavelengths section features films about different concepts of performance.
This year, the world’s biggest film festival is bringing a new documentary on Merce Cunningham, an adaptation of the art heist novel The Goldfinch, Agnès Varda’s final movie, and so much more.
Artist Xu Bing’s first feature film Dragonfly Eyes tells a story of love and obsession through footage culled entirely from videos uploaded to Chinese streaming sites.
The festival has a choice selection of experimental works under its Wavelengths banner, from a documentary about Standing Rock to a film on black activist poetry in Detroit.