Dogme Year Zero: The Filmmaker’s Co-op

by paul a. Since the start of November, I’ve been part of a special film club of sorts: one hosted weekly at the Filmmakers Co-op in New York, within the Charles S. Cohen screening room, with the ever-lovely and generous MM Serra serving as both projector and moderator. I regularly attend with my good friend/brother-in-arms Manny (notoriously known as pops baron on letterboxd) who’s been … Continue reading Dogme Year Zero: The Filmmaker’s Co-op

‘Secession From The Broadcast’ by Gene Youngblood

Today we are very excited to share with you the full PDF of a lecture by renowned theorist Gene Youngblood. Titled Secession From The Broadcast, it was first delivered in Buenos Aires, in 2012. A PDF of the Spanish translation of the lecture is forthcoming, via desistfilm. There are still precious few copies (in an extremely limited print run of 55) of the physical book … Continue reading ‘Secession From The Broadcast’ by Gene Youngblood

DVD Review: ‘The Angel Cycle: Selected Works’ by Maria Klonaris + Katerina Thomadaki (Re:Voir Video)

Re:Voir has recently released a modest gem of a set: selected works from The Angel Cycle, by Maria Klonaris and Katerina Thomadaki – the first-ever home video release which samples from the duo’s vast body of work. Continue reading DVD Review: ‘The Angel Cycle: Selected Works’ by Maria Klonaris + Katerina Thomadaki (Re:Voir Video)

Forever the Geography: National Mutability in ‘Krabi, 2562’ (2019) + Nazar’s ‘Guerrilla’ (2020)

Looking over what I have seen and heard in this mess of a release year so far, I realized that two of my favourite works of art – one a movie, another an album – are tied together by their decision to depict a particular place, or identity, with an intentional formal wooliness. Continue reading Forever the Geography: National Mutability in ‘Krabi, 2562’ (2019) + Nazar’s ‘Guerrilla’ (2020)

UDVFF 13: Disappearances + Intonations

A collection of shorts and features whose curation was loosely inspired by two books (Hong Kong: Culture and the Politics of Disappearance by Ackbar Abbas and Intonations: A Social History of Music and Nation in Luanda, Angola, from 1945 to Recent Times by Marissa Moorman) and a couple of projects I’m working on. The state of the world and that great gift of free association also played their parts. Continue reading UDVFF 13: Disappearances + Intonations

Announcement: (Virtual) Artist-in-Residence, Jake Jacobs

As our first ever artist-in-residence, Jacob Harrison Jones (Jake Jacobs) was supposed to be in Berlin for the month of July this year. Since life had other plans, we are thrilled to be hosting our first virtual artist residency, which will entail a month-long collaboration culminating in: a published article, a sound piece, an interview, a video work, and a UDVFF program. Jake and I … Continue reading Announcement: (Virtual) Artist-in-Residence, Jake Jacobs

UDVFF 10: “I never died,” says he.

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the tenth program of our Virtual Film Festival, which offers a weekly watching schedule of moving image works available for free streaming. Previous programs can be found here.If you enjoy this week’s program, we ask that you please click the ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ button below to make a donation to your local community or a national organization (or both!) by MLP … Continue reading UDVFF 10: “I never died,” says he.