True Orleans: Food to Mouth – Two Films by Les Blank

Tonight marks the first of hopefully many evenings of films by legendary documentarian Les Blank. And while it may seem self-serving for a gap-toothed, garlic-loving curator to pull together this program, I assure… Continue Reading


Full Aperture: 16mm films by Bruce Baillie

The films of Bay Area filmmaker Bruce Baillie, especially those made in the 1960s and 1970s, are legendary – visually stunning and multifaceted, richly exploratory, and still-relevant, highly personal expressions of nuanced ideas… Continue Reading


Recapping Media City

The other week, I once again had the thrill of attending the Media City Film Festival in Windsor, Ontario. Its 22nd iteration this year was a special one for me. Media City presents… Continue Reading


On Long Story Short

Putting together this shorts program is always a programming pleasure, and we love scouring festivals and online platforms to find beautifully crafted, fascinating stories. Films can be a mirror to specific cultural moments,… Continue Reading


DUNKIRK: once again, ladies and gentlemen, you’re looking at film

The declaration that “this motion picture was shot and finished on film” appears toward the end of the credit scroll in Christopher Nolan’s new WWII film Dunkirk. (I know because I’m in the… Continue Reading


On Chantal Akerman

Few films have had such a profound impact on me as Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. Based on a recommendation from one of my undergraduate professors, I picked… Continue Reading