Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Dialogic Cinephilia - May 7, 2019

Crimmins, Timothy. "Stretching the Veil." The Point #18 (Winter 2019) [On environmentalist/conservationist embrace of anti-immigration policies and their later rejection of these policies (if not acceptance of open borders theories).]

Dallas, Paul. "Elementary Force: Claire Denis on High Life." Filmmaker (March 14, 2019)

LaGambina, Greg. "Films Without Borders: An Interview with Christian Petzold." Los Angeles Review of Books (May 6, 2019)

Miller, Daegan. "Toward a Useful Ignorance: From Connection to Coexistence." The Point #18 (Winter 2019) [Powerful philosophical/environmental/literary/nemophilist meditation ... Check out the link to the extensive bibliography linked at the end of the essay.]

Nayman, Adam. "On the Nightshift: An Interview with Claire Denis." Reverse Shot (June 26, 2009)

O'Malley, Sheila. "I Know Where I'm Going." Film Comment (May/June 2019)
["In Joanna Hogg’s sublime breakout The Souvenir, a budding artist strives to stay true to her path despite a consuming romance."]

Shapiro, Art, et al. "Working with the Earth." The Point #18 (Winter 2019) ["This fall and winter we invited people who work with the land—farmers, ranchers, foresters, ecologists and others—to tell us what they think the earth is for. What follows is a selection of the responses we received."]

Wide ranging documentary centered around the life of this unique artist. Jeffrey Wolf explores the historical context of and through Traylor's life journey which paralleled some of the major historical events/movements of the 19th/20th century - born into slavery in 1853 on a cotton plantation in Alabama, a tenant farmer after emancipation, father to nine children, witness to Reconstruction, the Jim Crow era, and the Great Migration. He drew upon a lifetime of memories for over a 1,000 drawings. This documentary effectively and powerfully moves back-and-forth, and through, the individual in relation to the broader society, and the society's effect on individuals. -- MB

Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts Trailer from jeffrey wolf on Vimeo.

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