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Tribute to Chris Marker by Max Moswitzer

Tribute to Chris Marker by Max Moswitzer from École des Arts Déco – Paris on Vimeo.


Carlyle Group to buy photo, video distributor Getty Images in $3.3 billion deal

By Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Carlyle Group, one of the biggest private equity firms in the world, plans to buy a controlling stake in the photo and video distributor Getty Images in a $3.3 billion deal that gives the Getty family and management a larger share of the company. Carlyle Group said Wednesday that it […]


What’s new with Docuseek2

The What’s new with Docuseek2  blog will document the progress of the new Docuseek2 website. Docuseek2 is a search tool into the collections of some of the best documentary and social issue films available in the U.S.; it is also a reference tool for the collections; and an e-commerce site, too. Registered users will be able […]


From The Guardian: Artist David Weiss dies aged 66

Alex Needham guardian.co.uk The Swiss artist David Weiss has died aged 66. Weiss earned an international reputation in partnership with fellow artist Peter Fischli, with whom he started working in 1979. The pair had a retrospective at London’s Tate Modern in 2006 and were recently ranked 26th in a list of the world’s 100 most important artists by the […]


UCLA’s Documentary Salon: A Tribute to Chris Marker (5/8)

For more details on the screenings, visit the UCLA GSA website here. Event Date: May 8, 2012 – 7:30pm Location: The James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall 1409, UCLA Featuring: ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF ANDREI ARSENEVICH (Chris Marker, 1999) and TO CHRIS MARKER, AN UNSENT LETTER (Emiko Omori, 2012) Co-Curated by Marina Goldovskaya and Samuel B. […]


The Film Society of Lincoln Center on the death of Amos Vogel

BY EUGENE HERNANDEZ The leading figure of modern American film culture, a rebellious champion of independent and international cinema and the co-founder of the New York Film Festival, Amos Vogel died yesterday in New York, the city where – in 1947 – he created the landmark film society Cinema 16. From basement screenings in the […]


From dGenerate Films: Cinema Scope Magazine Honors Chinese Filmmakers

To celebrate its 50th issue, Cinema Scope has compiled a list of fifty directors under 50 who represent “the future of cinema.” Much to the pride and delight of all those who champion Chinese voices in contemporary cinema, Cinema Scope has chosen to honor several significant Chinese filmmakers: Liu Jiayin, director of Oxhide and Oxhide II, Zhao Liang, director of Petition and Crime and Punishment, Pema Tseden the Tibetan director of Old […]


the BlowUp moment blog

“every day a different camera from a different film” including: Si j’avais quatre dromedaires (Chris Marker 1966): Rolleiflex


Icarus Films announces acquisition of Program Development Associates

Jonathan Miller, President of the film distribution company Icarus Films — www.IcarusFilms.com—announced today that Icarus Films has acquired Program Development Associates —www.DisabilityTraining.com — a leading distributor of DVDs, multimedia training and educational resources on disability related topics. Following Icarus Films’ acquisition two years ago of the FANLIGHT PRODUCTIONS COLLECTION — www.Fanlight.com — of 400 health care-related films and DVDs, […]


15 Icarus Films Titles Now Streamed on MUBI

Seven Chris Marker films, Tilda Swinton, Edward Said and more! – 15 releases from Icarus Films now streaming online via MUBI





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