“The world—this world—is obsessed with everything about you.” So says an interviewer to Leonard Bernstein in his prime and so it was in mid-to-late-twentieth-century American culture, when novelists and essayists and Broadway composers and even great conductors could hold the center
Monique Lange—born into a family of intellectuals that included Henri Bergson—was a novelist and screenwriter of such films as “Les violons du bal” and Joseph Losey’s “The Trout.” Her daughter Carole Achache was a writer and photographer who, upon her
The films of Alice Rohrwacher bring you outside and keep you there, contemplating the land and its hapless interlopers that constitute the tragicomedies around which she’s made her name. The rural beauty of Italy—its histories and its ongoing despoilment—again takes
Swooning under the possibilities inherent in poetic thought transformed by performance as a means of projection into other worlds, other lives—“literature-sickness,” in the words of one character—the voices in the film ORLANDO: MY POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY release the Woolf classic from
Taking place in two time periods—present day Greece and two summers prior—THE SUMMER WITH CARMEN features director Zacharias Mavroeidis’ signature mix of melodrama, sarcasm, and comedy. Two good friends (played by Yorgos Tsiantoulas and Andreas Lampropoulos) on a queer beach in
What do we see when we look into Franz Rogowski’s eyes, when we watch him watching? A desired presence, a short fuse of insolence, a shortcut to transgression—the double-edged trap of audience expectations are high whenever he appears on the
WAR PONY—directed by Gina Gammell and Riley Keough—narrates its themes of generational trauma and the dementia of modern life through the electrifying lens of a crime saga. Set in South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation among members of the Oglala Lakota tribe,
Don’t miss the show “Bruce Yonemoto—An Opening,” now in its final week at O-Town House in Los Angeles. Including sculptural and video work by the artist and his late brother Norman Yonemoto, the show was conceived with writer-curator Julie Ault.
In the beguiling 17-minute short EL PAISA, Carmelo (David Ty Reza) is a vaquero mágico, proudly walking the daytime streets of East Los Angeles in full cowboy adornment. Dismissed by some as a paisa—politely translated as “country bumpkin”—he is comfortable
Among filmmakers telling queer stories far removed from the relative safe spaces of the industrialized north, writer-director Babatunde Apalowo has come to the world’s attention with his feature debut ALL THE COLOURS OF THE WORLD ARE BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE.