Archive for the ‘Films’ Category

Allan Sekula and Noël Burch: The Forgotten Space – panel discussion

This panel discussion, featuring Allan Sekula, Noël Burch and Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Modern Art at Harvard University, addresses issues raised by Sekula and Burch’s recent film, The Forgotten Space

Le Joli Mai Trailer

Le Joli Mai Poster

Decasia Blu-Ray Review

The title of Decasia rhymes with “fantasia”, and the film is the epitome of an obscure arthouse title. However, for fans of Blu-ray, and especially for regulars at, the subject matter should be anything but arcane. Participants in this site’s lively forum have spent literally hundreds of hours debating the mechanics of film as it is […]

Hung in Time

Hung in Time from London Consortium TV on Vimeo.

Jonathan Rosenbaum’s 1981 Review of “Tighten Your Belts”

From The Soho News, October 6, 1981. I’m embarrassed to confess that over three decades later, I have no recollection at all about Tighten Your Belts, Bite the Bullet apart from what I wrote about it, although I’m happy to report that the film is still in distribution, and available from Icarus Films. — J.R. […]

Chantal Akerman’s “From the Other Side” now streaming on Amazon

Using technology developed for the military, the flow of illegal immigration into San Diego has been stemmed. But for the desperate, there are still the dangerous deserts of Arizona, where Chantal Akerman shifts her focus. See it on Amazon here

The Wrap: Icarus Films Picks Up Oscar Contender ‘Loving Story’

By Kurt Orzeck “The Loving Story,” first-time director Nancy Buirski’s documentary about interracial marriage, has been acquired by Icarus Films, TheWrap has learned. The movie — which is on the Oscar short list for Documentary Feature — will air Feb. 14 on HBO. Three months later, New York-based documentary-film distributor Icarus Films will distribute “The […]

John Akomfrah in Conversation with Alan Marcus

NYT: Surveyor of a Desert Where the Past and Present Coexist

The Atacama Desert of northern Chile is the driest place in the world and surely one of the most desolate. But it has always proved fertile ground for the Chilean documentary filmmaker Patricio Guzmán, who first filmed there 40 years ago and has now returned to make “Nostalgia for the Light,” a meditation on astronomy, […]

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