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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

CAMMELL AND ROEG’S PERFORMANCE

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“PERFORMANCE is a mirror: You look in it, and it shows you a kind of self you fear or dream of….It’s part of the chronic English addiction to noir. It’s a fairy story, poised between the godheads of Aleister Crowley and Jorge Luis Borges. It has moments that belong to the history of the musical. […]

THE UNDERGROUND MUSEUM

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“Colors, like scents, are a royal road from the outside world to our emotions.” — Peter Schjeldahl* The Underground Museum—founded in Los Angeles in 2012 by artists Noah Davis and Karon Davis—is dedicated to the exhibition of museum-quality art, and serving as a cultural hub for low-to-moderate-income communities. According to UM director Megan Steinman, the […]

JODOROWSKY’S ENDLESS POETRY

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“When I was [a young poet], I was not living in the present. I was living in the future, projecting the past in the future. Without being able to love, to be alive, because I was society’s ill. In order to get out of illness, I needed to live a lot.” — Alejandro Jodorowsky* At […]