Speculations on Openings, Closings, and Thresholds in International Public Media
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
FLEFF international advisory board member, curator and speaker Tim Murray is organizing an international workshop this weekend at Cornell University.
It's not to be missed--cutting edge thinkers and practitioners exploring networks, mobilizations, and spatialization in a series of mind-stretching and utterly engaging...
Sunday, October 18, 2009
There’s a lot more to Mexico than cheap location shooting for Hollywood films and narcotrafficantes.
At the 7th Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia from October 3-11, the Mexican documentary, feature, and shorts scene pulses with topics like labor, agribusiness, and toxins in the...
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I dare you: Imagine a world where innovative documentaries tour around a country in major cineplexes with state of the art digital projection and THX sound.
No, not the next Michael Moore sardonic-missionary-I’m-gonna-teach-you-about-America’s-problems doc. No, not the next-big-budget –genre-pix-hipster-white-dudes-with-a-purpose theatrical...
Friday, October 9, 2009
Posted from Morelia, Mexico
“We are conquered by Hollywood cinema,” assert Anamaria Marinca, the Romanian actress who starred in Christian Mungiu’s breakout film, Four Months, Three Weeks, Two Days (Romania, 2007), which won the Palme D’Or at Cannes.
In her white t-shirt, khaki cargo pants, and clipped short hair (she...
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
La India Maria is a contradictory figure in Mexican popular culture. An indigeneous media figure played by Maria Elena Velasco, La India Maria, one of the most famous figures in Mexico, is a comic female warrior figure who fights, does karate, and boxes. She attacks the church, the police, corruption. A cross between a female Charlie Chaplin and a kung fu warrior...