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WITH IT WHICH IT AS IT IF IT IS TO BE

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“Each one is one and there are many.” “WITH IT WHICH IT AS IT IF IT IS TO BE, a new film by Eve Fowler, rises and falls to the tune of this line, written by Gertrude Stein in her 1910 short story “Many Many Women.” [The 33-minute 16mm film] is a lovingly made collective portrait […]

WITNESSING HER — JESSICA EMMANUEL

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Dancer–choregrapher–performance artist Jessica Emmanuel recently appeared in Poor Dog Group’s The Murder Ballad 1938, and she returns to Redcat this week with her new work WITNESSING HER, which addresses the devastating impact of police violence on black communities. WITNESSING HER is part of the opening week of Redcat’s New Original Works Festival 2017, and Emmanuel’s piece will […]

DENEUVE AT ZENITH

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For the last ten years, Catherine Deneuve has been playing, on screen, a make-believe version of herself—an intelligent, independent, chic woman of a certain age, a great, well-preserved beauty (a nip here, a tuck there) with the signature blonde Deneuve helmet and ever-present cigarette. Regrets, she’s had a few, but she wears her battle scars […]

THE UNFINISHED CONVERSATION

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John Akomfrah’s documentary masterpiece about Stuart Hall, THE UNFINISHED CONVERSATION—the summer highlight of MOMA‘s Unfinished Conversations: New Work from the Collection exhibition—will screen through July 30. This three-channel video installation in its own dedicated “cinema” has been drawing crowds who tend to stay for the entire running-time and then watch it again. From Adrian Searle’s Guardian review after CONVERSATION’s first appearance in 2012: […]

YVONNE RAINER AND LYNNE TILLMAN AT LINCOLN CENTER

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In conjunction with the Film Society of Lincoln Center program TALKING PICTURES: THE CINEMA OF YVONNE RAINER, the dancer–choreographer will join novelist and critic Lynne Tillman for a wide-ranging discussion of Rainer’s work as a filmmaker. A CONVERSATION WITH YVONNE RAINER AND LYNNE TILLMAN, Monday, July 24, at 7 pm. AMPHITHEATER, ELINOR BUNIN MUNROE FILM CENTER, 144 […]

CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD

In November 1995, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was murdered in Tel Aviv in by an Israeli ultranationalist at the end of a rally supporting a peace agreement with the Palestinians. The events and mood of the country leading up to Rabin’s death as recollected by his widow Leah constitute Amos Gitai’s theater piece YITZHAK RABIN: […]

ALMENDROS AND ROHMER

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Cinematographer Nestor Almendros made his feature debut in 1966 when he photographed Éric Rohmer’s La Collectionneuse, and he worked with Rohmer on the three subsequent Moral Tales. “The landscape and the setting can impose a certain style on a film. When Rohmer and I went to the Annecy region scouting location’s for CLAIRE’S KNEE (1970), he told me […]