Winter 2021: Volume 75, Number 2

From the Editor

Wintering Over: Ready for Its Close-Up
B. Ruby Rich


The Train is Always Leaving: A Conversation with Barry Jenkins
Michael Boyce Gillespie

Thinking About The Underground Railroad: With Walton M. Muyumba, Samantha N. Sheppard, and Kristen J. Warner
Michael Boyce Gillespie

Trump’s Ironic Effect on Political Satire
Sophia A. McClennen

Dossier: The Resilient Spring of Arab Cinema, Ten Years After

An Introduction
Rasha Salti and B. Ruby Rich

Be Wary of Anniversaries: Inside the Archive, Out On the Street
Kay Dickinson

The Wiles of Spring
Rasha Salti

Both Authors and Authored: Our Memories Belong to Us and the Tragedy of Activism in Syria
Stefan Tarnowski

Shooting 2011-21: Violence, Visibility, and Contemporary Digital Culture in Post-Uprising and Pandemic Times
Donatella Della Ratta


Cineando | Animating History at a Cellular Level
Manuel Betancourt

Elsewhere | The Streaming Souls of White Folk
Bilal Qureshi

On Platforms | The Ennui of the Scroll
Caetlin Benson-Allott

raw Genre | Rebecca Wanzo
Sentimental Solidarities: Union Organizing and U.S. Television

Festival Reports

On Virtuality and the Diasporic Imagination: the Tenth Annual Blackstar Film Festival
Larissa Andrea Johnson

Telluride and After: the Revival of Sensation
B. Ruby Rich

Book Reviews

The Stuff of Spectatorship: Material Cultures of Film and Television by Caetlin Benson-Allott
Janet Staiger

Cinemas Dark and Slow in Digital India by Lalitha Gopalan
Samhita Sunya

The Cinema of Sara Goméz: Reframing Revolution edited by Susan Lord and María Caridad Cumaná with Víctor Fowler Calzada
Juana Suárez

Ends of Cinema edited by Richard Grusin and Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece
Jordan Schonig

Struggles for Recognition: Melodrama and Visibility in Latin American Silent Film by Juan Sebastián Ospina León
Koel Banerjee

The Generic Closet: Black Gayness and the Black-Cast Sitcom by Alfred L. Martin Jr.
Brandy Monk-Payton