Metrograph’s series The Process features films that were either directed by Robert M. Young or made with the help of Irving Young’s postproduction facility.
The Maysles Documentary Center’s online series Gimme 50 surveys work by Madeline Anderson, William Greaves, Chris Marker, and more
After decades of circulating only in edited form, William Greaves’s Nationtime can now be seen as intended for the first time.
A new website dedicated to the pioneering Black filmmaker collates hundreds of valuable resources about his work.
In his 1968 film Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One, William Greaves turned cinéma verité on itself, never making it clear whether the story was in fact fiction, nonfiction, improvisation, or some combination of the above.
The films I have chosen are not only incredible films, but also they are films I have loved for a very long time or they are films that I have grown to love after multiple viewings. A couple of them are stylish and cool, while others are extremely slow, difficult, and even tedious at times. However, they are all films that make the viewer think, and they are either films that comment upon film as an art form or are at the very least are aware of themselves as films. Hopefully people find the same joy in my recommendations as I do.