Apichatpong Weerasethakul Invites 50 Filmmakers from Around the World to Join Him in the Jungle

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s filmmaking lab to take place June 18-28, 2022 in the Amazon Apichatpong Weerasethakul invites filmmakers from around the world to apply to Playlab Films’ to participate in the “Apichatpong Weerasethakul Lab: Filming in the Amazon” workshop, which will take place June 18-28, 2022 in the Amazon. There are only two weeks left until the […]

Blacula’s 50th Anniversary: The Original Black Cinematic Vampire

By Melanie A. Marotta. The difference between Prince Mamualde and Blacula is indicated by Blacula’s bushy eyebrows, fangs, and pork chop sideburns. The costuming of Prince Mamualde—in a suit and cape—however is befitting a prince. It is this prince and his anti-racist message that should be honored on Blacula’s 50th […]

Ukrainian Film and Restorations at Silent Film Festival

By Thomas Gladysz. Arrest Warrant (1926), an Ukrainian film directed by Heorhii Tasin, is a briskly paced gem. It tells the story of Nadia (played by Vira Vareckaja), who’s revolutionary husband flees the city in the midst of civil war, leaving her behind with a cache of secret documents. Expressionist […]

Film Scratches: March 2022

Film Scratches is a blog by David Finkelstein focusing on the world of experimental and avant-garde film, especially as practiced by individual artists. It features a mixture of reviews, interviews, and essays. The Mathematics of Epiphany: Haiku (2020) Haiku is a breathtaking, thrilling exploration of Japanese poetry, culture, and sensibility, by German composer […]

Call for Papers – Film and Economics in the 21st Century (Special Issue of FilmInt, 2023)

CfP: Film and Economics in the 21st Century: paradigms and disruptive proposals in non-English-language cinemas Edited by André Rui Graça (LabCom/University of Beira Interior, Portugal; CEIS-20/University of Coimbra, Portugal) andPaulo Cunha (LabCom/University of Beira Interior, Portugal; INCT Rede Proprietas, Brazil) Deadline for Abstracts: June 30, 2022Subject Fields: Colonial and Post-Colonial […]

The Future of Preservation: ASN Roadshow Edition 2

By Elias Savada. The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) has supported a wide variety of members from around the globe: ‘archivists, librarians, collectors, curators, students, educators, artists, technologists, researchers, distributors, exhibitors, service providers, consultants, and advocates,’ according to its website.” Yeah, you’re asking yourself, what the F is ASN […]

The Power of ‘Yes’: A Wakefield Poole Remembrance

By Andrew Repasky McElhinney. Poole’s life covers an enviable (at least in retrospect, at least to me) span of the post-WWII 20th century America…. [with] one of the first positive representations of Gay life and Gay sex in the U.S., and a talisman for the then emerging Pride movement.” I […]

E. Elias Merhige’s Begotten: Still Burning Away the Darkness

By Ted Knighton. Merhige pushed the distortion to its limits to transform the look of his film, exploding the emulsion’s grain and slowing the frame-rate to stagger time and motion…. Begotten is, at times, difficult to discern, and our eyes have to adjust to its scorched, lunar landscape.” In his […]

The Stranger and Etiquette of Post-War Life (Preview)

At Retreats from Oblivion: the Journal of NoirCon, FilmInt contributor Richmond B. Adams discusses Welles’ The Stranger: Welles’s war-time writings demonstrated his concern that America, even as it celebrated military victory, might, in its naiveté, overlook the possibility of a rebirth of ‘fascism in America’ which could take root among […]