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HENRY MARTINSON AND THE SOCIALIST NONPARTISAN LEAGUE

The Prairie Trilogy—PRAIRIE FIRE, REBEL EARTH, and SURVIVOR, co-directed by John Hanson and Rob Nilsson—tells the story of the late poet Henry Martinson and his life and times as a Socialist organizer. “A gorgeously-shot work of documentary-as-historical corrective, which finds hope for the future through excavating a radical past,” the films were underwritten by the North […]

KEN JACOBS

“[Ken Jacobs], cinema’s master inter- and reinventionist, [has] found yet another way to make the medium new, employing a logarithim to rework a thirty-second fragment of a 1897 Lumière actualité into a seventy-three minute 3D movie wherein space regularly inverts itself. Kinda has to be seen to be believed.” — J. Hoberman on THE GUESTS, Artforum Experimental filmmaker Ken Jacobs […]

HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING

“I’ve believed that straying from structured acts of seeing can produce the strongest connection with an audience.” — RaMell Ross HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING—a lyrical, experimental documentation of lives in a small Alabama community, directed by RaMell Ross—will screen this week at the Downtown Independent. Following the film, Ross and Jheanelle Brown, co-curator of […]

NOTES ON AN APPEARANCE

Tonight at the Downtown Independent, Acropolis Cinema presents NOTES ON AN APPEARANCE (2018, directed by Ricky D’Ambrose). “A young man’s disappearance is at the center of this enigmatic, haunted film set inside New York City apartments, subway stations, bookstores, and cafés as the supporters of an elusive political theorist embark on a covert program of […]

THE DANCES OF ED MOCK

“Ed Mock is the missing choreographic link between Alvin Ailey, Anna Halprin, and Bill T. Jones. He is my direct predecessor, creatively. We—artists, black queers, Bay Area dancers, gay men—have to extract our collective past and create the historical record.”* — Brontez Purnell Dirty Looks On Location premieres the debut feature film by artist, choreographer, punk […]

ISABELLE HUPPERT AND MRS. HYDE

Isabelle Huppert plays a double role in Serge Bozon’s “rich, strange comic thriller, a very free reworking of Robert Louis Stevenson set in the Paris suburbs, with Huppert as a physics professor bullied by students and colleagues. Her routine of professional degradation is interrupted when, after being struck by lightning, she acquires a powerful second […]

EL MAR LA MAR AT DOWNTOWN INDEPENDENT

Acropolis presents EL MAR LA MAR, a documentary mood-piece written, designed, produced, directed, photographed, and edited by Joshua Bonnetta and J. P. Sniadecki. “An immersive and enthralling journey through the Sonoran Desert on the U.S.-Mexico border, EL MAR LA MAR weaves together harrowing oral histories of intense, mythic experiences in the desert with hand-processed 16mm images […]