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China Behind: J.P. Sniadecki’s Eastern Ethnographies

April 17, 2014
YUMEN

A look at J.P. Sniadecki as ‘Art of the Real’ puts the focus on Sensory Ethnography Lab.

New Directors Takes on Truly New Voices

March 18, 2014
TO KILL A MAN

On the art of discovery in 2014′s New Directors / New Films series.

Kelly Reichardt: Genres, Geographies and the Evolution of a Filmmaker

March 4, 2014 | 2 Comments
NIGHT MOVES

Where Reichardt’s latest, an elaborate tale of radicalism, eco-terrorism, guilt and paranoia, fits.

Best of 2013′s Avant-Garde

December 4, 2013 | 3 Comments
REDEMPTION

Progressive, fringe, eccentric, experimental and avant-garde works lit up screens from Locarno to Toronto to New York.

Ethnography Measures: The Films of Ben Russell

November 10, 2013
A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS

If this is fate, so be it; Russell seems dangerously close to reaching nirvana.

Behind the Music

October 1, 2013
THE DEVIL AND DANIEL JOHNSTON

Form versus function in the modern music documentary.

TIFF’s Wavelengths Features Find Resonance

September 16, 2013
THREE LANDSCAPES

On the experimental edge at Toronto: Without those artists brave enough to take us forward, we’d be destined to stand still.

TIFF13: Wavelengths Shorts

September 12, 2013
VARIATIONS ON A CELLOPHANE WRAPPER

Where one can find Toronto’s most visceral thrills and left-field surprises from some of the world’s most acclaimed filmmakers.

Scenes: CATTLE QUEEN OF MONTANA

July 8, 2013
CATTLE QUEEN OF MONTANA

On keeping pace with another of Allan Dwan’s single-minded protagonists in search of love, freedom and justice.

Scenes: POST MORTEM

April 22, 2013

Larraín builds a city of the living dead as he carefully considers the effects of the Pinochet regime on the people of Chile.

Scenes: THE STRANGE CASE OF ANGELICA

March 6, 2013

Manoel de Oliveira’s modernist fable engages with an entire spectrum of antiquated, classical and modernist cinematic resources.