Interview with Julie Dash
Latin American Cinema in Circulation
The Battle of Algiers at 50
Spike Lee’s Satire in a Time of Sorrow
Race, Gender, and Genre in Spec Ops: The Line
The Horror of Facebook Live
Interview with Julie Dash
Bruno Dumont’s L’il Quinquin; The Folk/Minjian Memory Project in China; Roy Andersson: An Interview; Carlos Adriano’s Sem Titulo #1: Dance of Leitfossil; Cannes 2015 Festival Report; and more!
Black Media Matters: The Bombing Of Osage Avenue; Jia Zhangke’s A Touch Of Sin; Mickey Horror: Escape From Tomorrow; Marguerite Duras Centennial; Interview With Eugène Green; and more…
At times it can seem that cinema, at least its American variant, inhabits a prolonged adolescence in which images of sex are at once omnipresent and puerile, in a “can’t look too close but can’t look away” manner. But why? Why should sex be any harder to credit in movies than murder?
FQ Editor-in-Chief B. Ruby Rich calls readers attention to the film festival and more. In the Spring 2014 issue of Film Quarterly, we pay attention, as always, to film festivals—this time, with a range of voices reporting on the Rotterdam, Berlin, True/False, and Middle East Now festivals. In this issue of Film Quarterly, we pay attention, as always, to film festivals—this time, with a range of voices reporting on the Rotterdam, Berlin, True/False, and Middle East Now festivals. These essays consider the new films on the circuit, but also think through the significance of very different festivals and cinematic histories. Festival coverage will continue to be an FQ cornerstone, alerting readers to important work coming to the public and to the politics of the festival circuit, but also heeding the larger questions of film festival instrumentality. (See the book review section for a consideration of two recent volumes assessing film festival histories.)
FEATURES: An Interview with Agnieszka Holland; Yang Fudong and the Gallery Film; IDA‘s Window on Vanished Lives; plus Festival Reports, Reviews, and more…
FEATURES: Ragtime, Black History, And Postmodernism; Haneke’s Endgame; IMAX and Its Doubles; Cinematic Encounters in Beijing; Interviews With Jonathan Caouette and Ross Mcelwee
Mediating Torture, Vampyr, Film Culture in Madrid, New Paths for German Cinema, and the 2008 Films of the Year
READ: Heaven Knows We’re Digital Now, Cinema for a New Grand Game, The Earrings of Madame de…, La malavita: Gomorrah and Naples
Film Quarterly is committed to blending fluency with intellectual ambition. Therefore we publish carefully wrought pieces of an intermediate length, shorter than academic articles but longer than typical magazine coverage, aiming to appeal to specialists and nonspecialists alike.
Attending film festivals involves a kind of ideological whiplash even more intense than does being a regular cinemagoer, if only because the contradictions are more compressed in space and time. The New York Film Festival’s promotional trailer, shown before every screening, says it all.