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Everyday Absurdities: The Films of Ruben Östlund

January 13, 2015

‘In Case of No Emergency:’ A look at Östlund features playing FSLC shows we’re in good hands.

Best of the Avant-Garde 2014

December 17, 2014 | 2 Comments
JOURNEY TO THE WEST

On the continuing evolution of non-commercial filmmaking.

Nathan Silver and the Limits of Control

November 7, 2014

One of America’s recent microbudget filmmaking all-stars, Nathan Silver brings a cast of characters careening forth into the world.

Time of Seasons: Four Films by Nathaniel Dorsky

November 4, 2014
SUMMER

Exploring states of enlightenment and ecological frameworks with Nathaniel Dorsky.

TIFF: Wavelengths’ Features

September 15, 2014

TIFF’s wide-ranging Wavelengths features did prove to be expansive, illuminating cinema.

TIFF: Wavelengths Shorts 2014

September 13, 2014
OPEN FORM GAME ACTRESSS FACE

Hints of cinema’s unexplored frontiers.

Cannes, Considered: Un Certain Regard

May 23, 2014
JAUJA

Highs and lows on the bumpy Un Certain Regard landscape.

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.