Dogme Year Zero: Microphones in 2020

by Ruairí McCann Knowing no one understands these songs,I try to sing them clearer.Even though no one has ever asked:”What does Mount Eerie mean?”I have tried to repeatedly explainIn complicated songs.But tonight, we will find out.I know no one.And no one knows me. Those are the opening lyrics of “No Flashlight”: Songs of the Fulfilled Night (2005). The first album Phil Elverum released as ‘Mount … Continue reading Dogme Year Zero: Microphones in 2020

Announcement: UDVFF Special Screening #1

Hello! Tomorrow (Saturday December 12th), we are hosting a UDVFF special screening on youtube.It will premiere at 8:15pm Central European Time and remain available to stream for 24 hours only. Click the streaming link to set yourself a reminder. The program is as follows:   Sunday Afternoon – (5 min, 2020) by MLP (vimeo.com/maxluc)   AUTORITRATTO – (4 min, 2020) by Federica Foglia (argilafilms.com) a … Continue reading Announcement: UDVFF Special Screening #1

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)

DVD Review: ‘Light Years’ by Gunvor Nelson (Re:Voir video)

by MLP Fog Pumas (1967) opens on the inverted black and white of a negative image of a naked girl, lying in an empty bathtub. The camera then careens toward the light at the end of a tunnel, riding waves of unsteady darkness. On the other side of the tunnel we find ourselves cruising through the negative image of a town. The sky is black. … Continue reading DVD Review: ‘Light Years’ by Gunvor Nelson (Re:Voir video)

UDVFF 14: Turmoil

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the fourteenth 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, please TIP THE AUTHOR and/or support Ultra Dogme on Patreon, Ko-fi, or Substack, so that we may continue to publish writing about film + music with love + … Continue reading UDVFF 14: Turmoil

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

UDVFF 12: Cityscapes

Editor’s Note: Welcome to the twelfth 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, please support Ultra Dogme on Patreon, Ko-fi, or Substack, so that we may continue to publish writing about film + music with love + care: by Dominic Angerame … Continue reading UDVFF 12: Cityscapes