Thursday, June 11, 2020

Dialogic Cinephilia - June 11, 2020

Ford, Phil and J.F. Martel. Our Old Friend the Monolith: On Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey." Weird Studies #75 (June 10, 2020) ["'You don't find reality only in your own backyard, you know,' Stanley Kubrick once told an interviewer. 'In fact, sometimes that's the last place you'll find it.' Oddly, this episode of Weird Studies begins with Phil Ford hatching the idea of putting a replica of the monolith from 2001 in his backyard. As the ensuing discussion suggests, this would amount to putting reality -- or the Real, as we like to call it -- in the place where it may be least apparent. Perhaps that is what Kubrick did when he planted his monolithic film in thousands of movie theatres back in 1968. Moviegoers went in expecting a Kubrickian twist on Buck Rogers; they came out changed by the experience, much like the hominids of great veld in the "Dawn of Man" sequence that opens the film. This is what all great art does, and if you look closely, maybe 2001 can tell you something about how it does it. Because in the end, the film is the monolith, and the monolith is all art."]

Marantz, Andrew. "Bernie Sanders is Not Done Fighting." The New Yorker (June 9, 2020)

The Report Podcast ["A deep dive into the real life story behind The Report, a film by Scott Z. Burns, about the investigation into the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program and the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public."]

Salisbury, Omari. "Seattle Protesters Declare Autonomous Zone Around Police Precinct After Heated Standoff with Police." Democracy Now (June 11, 2020) ["In Seattle, protesters have barricaded a six-block autonomous zone, after protests were met with a violent police response. Amid a days-long standoff, police removed barricades and abandoned their East Precinct building, and protesters moved into the area, declaring it “Free Capitol Hill.” We go to Seattle to speak with Omari Salisbury, a citizen journalist who has been live-streaming the uprising and police crackdown."  Part 2: "Seattle Activists Create Autonomous Zone Near Abandoned Police Precinct After Days of State Violence."]

30 minute documentary: Quick intro to history of Antifa - what is anti-fascism - how they organize and act against anti-fascist groups - why Trump hates the group - the global rise of white supremacist/fascist groups

RIP Bonnie Pointer

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