Subsumed Wildness: Underneath the films of Jonathan Demme

In advance of our screening of Stop Making Sense, we invited our friend and officemate Doug Keller to share his admiration for the late Jonathan Demme, who directed the film. We’ve spent countless hours… Continue Reading

Nighttime performance: on STRANDED IN CANTON

This Saturday, we present William Eggleston’s Stranded in Canton. Since the 1970s, Eggleston has had a deep and singular influence on American photography. His best-known images – there are many – are unmistakably… Continue Reading

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