Thursday, May 3, 2018

Dialogic Cinephilia - May 3, 2018

Call, Tristan and Nicole Ramos. "As Caravan of Migrants Begins Entry at U.S.-Mexico Border, Trump Admin Attacks Legal Asylum Process." Democracy Now (May 3, 2018) ["A standoff continues on the U.S.-Mexico border, where scores of asylum seekers are attempting to cross into the United States after taking part in a month-long caravan that began more than 2,000 miles away in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas. Many of the caravan participants are migrants fleeing violence in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. Around 100 have been accepted for processing, but scores remain camped out by the border near San Diego, California, as officials claim the border entry point has limited capacity. President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have attacked the migrants in statements and tweets. “It’s very clear that President Trump and Attorney General Sessions do not understand this section of federal law,” says attorney Nicole Ramos, director of the Border Rights Project of Al Otro Lado, who represents members of the caravan. “The caravan members that are camped out at the border are trying to access a legal process which has existed for decades.” We speak with Ramos, who is in Tijuana, Mexico, and with Tristan Call, a volunteer with Pueblo Sin Fronteras, or People Without Borders, just back from spending time with the caravan."]

Children of Men (Japan/UK/USA: Alfonso Cuarón, 2006) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Clark, Kristen and David Conrad. "The Gondolier." Radiolab (June 15, 2017) ["What happens when doing what you want to do means giving up who you really are? We travel to Venice, Italy with reporters Kristen Clark and David Conrad, where they meet gondolier Alex Hai. On the winding canals in the hidden parts of Venice, we learn about the nearly 1000-year old tradition of the Venetian Gondolier, and how the global media created a 20-year battle between that tradition and a supposed feminist icon."]

Kelley, Robin. "Transcendental Monk." Open Source (October 12, 2017) ["At Thelonious Monk’s hundredth birthday, it’s our ears that have changed, not his sound. Instead of odd angles and eccentricity we hear orchids in music, various and beautiful. The truth of the man’s life is clearer, too: drawn back from the ragged edge to the creative center of classically American music."]

Landis, Joshua and Gayle McLaughlin. "Beating City Hall / What's Really Going On In Syria." Ralph Nader Radio Hour (April 21, 2018) ["Ralph welcomes independent candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, Gayle McLaughlin, who talks about how she and small group of progressive reformers turned around the city of Richmond, California. And one of the foremost experts on the Middle East, Professor Joshua Landis, clues us in to what exactly is going on in Syria, and what we should do about it."]

Mulholland Dr. (France/USA: David Lynch, 2001) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (Czechoslovakia: Jaromil Jires, 1970) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Wardlaw, Ciara. "Three Problems with Thanos' Master Plan." Film School Rejects (May 2, 2018)

Framing the Picture: The Long Take and Terror in Children of Men from Matt Marlin on Vimeo.

Framing the Picture: David Lynch's Hollywood, Pt. 1 - Mulholland Drive from Matt Marlin on Vimeo.

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