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Film Scratches: Queen of the Nile Digest – Cleopatra Burst (2016)

Film Scratches focuses on the world of experimental and avant-garde film, especially as practiced by individual artists. It features a mixture of reviews, interviews, and essays. A Review by David Finkelstein. Cleopatra Burst is a 4 and a half minute found footage work by Dina Yanni with a very straightforward structure. Eleven commercial “Cleopatra movies” are shown […]

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Film Scratches: Moving Between the Worlds – Trapped Between Frames (2014)

Film Scratches focuses on the world of experimental and avant-garde film, especially as practiced by individual artists. It features a mixture of reviews, interviews, and essays. A Review by David Finkelstein. Trapped Between Frames is a poetic 11 minute video by Nazare Soares which uses film as a metaphor for the experience of moving between different worlds. […]

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Film Scratches: Seduced by Spectacle – Where the Night is Going (2015)

Film Scratches focuses on the world of experimental and avant-garde film, especially as practiced by individual artists. It features a mixture of reviews, interviews, and essays. A Review by David Finkelstein. Near the beginning of Where the Night is Going, Mike Hoolboom’s sophisticated eleven minute essay film, a subtitle announces “On the other side of the camera […]

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Abdolreza Kahani’s Free Like Air to Be Produced in Toronto

Iranian filmmaker Abdolreza Kahani will release his latest movie, the dark comedy Free Like Air, in Toronto in November. The movie is currently in pre-production, with a mix of actors from France, Canada, and Iran expected to star. Reza Attaran, a prominent Iranian actor, is now attached, after having collaborated with Kahani on four other movies. French actress […]

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Tag Gallagher, in Print and Video

On the occasion of Tag Gallagher’s interview with Jake Rutkowski, we have listed the Tag’s writing and video essays available in from various sources and across the web: Articles: Ford short 2014 French: https://1fichier.com/?71umeclm5d Adventures of Roberto Rossellini (revised 2006 & again 2018): https://1fichier.com/?f8838513ag Pedro Costa & Straubs: http://sensesofcinema.com/2007/feature-articles/costa-straub-huillet/ Dreyer: http://sensesofcinema.com/2007/feature-articles/carl-dreyer/ also: http://english.carlthdreyer.dk/AboutDreyer/Visual-style/Chains-of-Dreams-Carl-Th,-d-,-Dreyer.aspx Ferrara: http://tlweb.latrobe.edu.au/humanities/screeningthepast/firstrelease/fr0600/tgfr10d.htm […]

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Film Scratches: To See is To Know – saVer (2015)

Film Scratches focuses on the world of experimental and avant-garde film, especially as practiced by individual artists. It features a mixture of reviews, interviews, and essays. A Review by David Finkelstein. In saVer, an eight minute stop motion animation by Simon Gerbaud, a French artist who lives in Mexico, the artist reveals all the materials that make […]

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Film Scratches: Grist for his Visual Mill – Parva Sed Apta Mihi (2012)

Film Scratches focuses on the world of experimental and avant-garde film, especially as practiced by individual artists. It features a mixture of reviews, interviews, and essays. A Review by David Finkelstein. The footage which forms the basis of Parva Sed Apta Mihi, Walter Ungerer’s 17-minute experimental short, was casually recorded by the filmmaker as he walked around […]

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Film Scratches: Looking Inward – Green Eye (2012)

Film Scratches focuses on the world of experimental and avant-garde film, especially as practiced by individual artists. It features a mixture of reviews, interviews, and essays. A Review by David Finkelstein. Green Eye is a beguiling seven minute abstraction by Walter Ungerer. It does indeed begin with a green eye, and the visual compositions of the video […]

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Film Scratches: A Stroll with Mickey and Marcel – Promenade Mythanalytique: Logotype, Parole & Empreinte (2017)

Film Scratches focuses on the world of experimental and avant-garde film, especially as practiced by individual artists. It features a mixture of reviews, interviews, and essays. A Review by David Finkelstein. Promenade Mythanalytique: Logotype, Parole & Empreinte is a 23 minute lecture/performance/animation tour de force by French artist Paul Jacques Yves Guilbert. The piece is made as […]

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Film Scratches: Following the Logic of the Eye – noCOM (2014)

Film Scratches focuses on the world of experimental and avant-garde film, especially as practiced by individual artists. It features a mixture of reviews, interviews, and essays. A Review by David Finkelstein. noCOM stands for “no comment,” according to filmmaker Walter Ungerer, and that is appropriate because this ten minute short, a sequence of abstract visuals and improv-based […]

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