Jonas Mekas has acquired the look of a wise old sage. It’s the look of someone who has seen much of the world and retained a sense of wonder – or, the look of someone who has spent a lifetime with his eye f...
Of the many scenarios written by Antonin Artaud, only one was produced: The Seashell and the Clergyman. Though Artaud’s association with cinema was a troubled one, his writings on film nonetheless reveal a mind much engaged with the medium’s unique possibilities.
Starting from André Breton’s 1924 Manifesto of Surrealism, this essay explores the ways in which the Movement’s philosophical ideas found expression in the ‘first wave’ of surrealist filmmaking in such films as L’Étoile de Mer and Un Chien Andalou.
Tom Luddy was the principal conduit for almost all of Godard’s forays into the North American film scene. From Godard’s ‘Dziga Vertov’ tours to his association with Francis Coppola’s Zoetrope, Luddy played a crucial role.
Filmmaker Viviane Vagh talks to one of the seminal figures of the French experimental film scene. Filmmaker, critic and cinema historian, Raphaël Bassan speaks about his career, his films and his life long passion for film.
The most influential figure in the history of the ‘New American Cinema’ discusses his past, present and ongoing projects. The interview concludes with Mekas’ strikingly precise and detailed evocation of the historical controversy surrounding Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures.