Tag: New York

Stanley Kubrick, the realist

As a filmmaker he has had a significant impact on many of us. In a progressively militarized and technified world, Kubrick remains highly relevant.

ABOVE US, ABOUT US: Two new documentaries from Rotterdam

This year‘s film festival in Rotterdam unveiled several documentaries and shorts, amongst them Above Us Only Sky – a calming exercise in intellectual and sensual stimulation – and Pelourinho: They Don't Really Care About Us, which proved to be a rough, angry gem of a picture.

The use of fiction to bring forth reality

«It’s the strangest kind of documentary where the main character was not real but everybody else was», says Eugene Richards about his new film Thy Kingdom Come.

The knot in the heart

PHOTOGRAPHY: For almost 50 years, the photographer Eugene Richards has documented a variety of destinies, from crack addicts to people in emergency rooms and psychiatric hospitals. What has driven him?

A perverted portrait of an artist

The Artist & The Pervert is a somewhat atypical portrait of an artist that tells less about composer Georg Friedrich Haas’ microtonal music then it does about his BDSM-based relationship with his wife.

Exodus – Catch 22

The Chinese contemporary artist and filmmaker Weiwei delivers a captivating life and death fresco of homeless hordes of people in Technicolor.

PIOTR STASIK: «When something is very difficult, magical things can happen.»

Piotr Stasik is a facinating, independent voice on the Polish film arena. We spoke to him on the topics of love, freedom, New Yorkers and Europeans – and his recent essay documentary 21 X New York.

Sex and metropolitan living

The metropolitan symphony 21 X New York portrays the iconic metropolis through 21 of its citizens, focusing on what to do or what not to do in a city that never sleeps.

Looking humanity in the eye

With its excessive simplicity, the cinema documentary and multimedia project Human is able to bring us a little closer together.

Voices from the dungeon

The web has had roughly a couple of decades to realize its potential as the channel for radical, subversive thinking or action. This film illustrates the web’s potential as a forum for the much bemoaned voices that seldom gain admittance to the public domain. But the prime feat of RIP in Pieces is the compilation skills of the sampling director-artist.
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