“Joy in the Small”—An Interview with Blanca García

by Maximilien Luc Proctorwith editorial assistance from phili c. For the occasion of Revista Lumière’s upcoming NYC program (May 13 & 14th)—Colección Privada: The Super 8 and 16mm Scene in Spain—Ultra Dogme presents an interivew with featured filmmaker Blanca García, preceded by an introduction borrowed from our recent Movie Club streaming program, ‘Three Films by Blanca García’. The films of Blanca García are deeply invested … Continue reading “Joy in the Small”—An Interview with Blanca García

Colección Privada: The Super 8 and 16mm Scene in Spain

by Lucía Salas We’re proud to present this piece in both English and Spanish, translated by the author. When studying the history of film, we start with its predecessors: the magic lantern, chronophotography, diorama, kinescope, zoetrope, and the panorama—all different ways to lose ourselves to images. The panorama began as a painting, big enough to create the illusion of immersion in a (usually) frozen world, … Continue reading Colección Privada: The Super 8 and 16mm Scene in Spain

Movie Club #3: ‘Darkness, Darkness, Burning Bright’ (2022) by Gaëlle Rouard

Starting today, April 14th, Darkness, Darkness, Burning Bright is available to stream for Ultra Dogme’s Movie Club subscribers for two weeks, through April 28th. 50% of the income from new sign-ups will go directly to the filmmaker. Recommended reading: MLP’s interview with Rouard following the film’s 2022 IFFR premiere, which can be found here. “Still images of Darkness offer no hint of the film’s peculiar … Continue reading Movie Club #3: ‘Darkness, Darkness, Burning Bright’ (2022) by Gaëlle Rouard

Oil and Water: Three Films by Nikos Nikolaidis

by Dylan Adamson At about the half hour mark of Nikos Nikolaidis’ Morning Patrol (1987), the unnamed lead character wanders into an empty movie theater, drawn by the sounds of Rita Hayworth’s “Put The Blame on Mame” echoing down the street outside. In from a post-apocalyptic Balkan wasteland, she quickly finds herself ensconced in the warm glow of old Hollywood. As in Goodbye, Dragon Inn … Continue reading Oil and Water: Three Films by Nikos Nikolaidis

Fox Maxy: Framing the Land

by Laia Nadal I often think about films that, as Susan Sontang would say, are a vast repository of images that make it difficult for us to forget. They haunt us, and state outright: “This is what human beings are capable of doing”. Works that empower people to speak up about their experiences, like Jennifer Montgomery’s Home Avenue, come to mind—perhaps because I have been … Continue reading Fox Maxy: Framing the Land

Angel Olsen: Traveling Towards the Tiniest Light

by Dana Reinoos In 2011, Angel Olsen introduced herself to the public as a woman emerging from the darkness with a Mona Lisa smile, and one who carried that voice. High and warbling, yet full and warm, Olsen sounds on Strange Cacti like a time traveler from a century ago, her voice steeped in women’s vocal experimentations from jazz forward. While her sound is reminiscent … Continue reading Angel Olsen: Traveling Towards the Tiniest Light