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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Gilded in the Palme d’Or, and spittle-flecked by word of mouth, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives arrives in New York to colossal expectations. Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s latest feature, his sixth, is more than capable of meeting them.

BETTER RED THAN DEAD: Body-Snatched Prisoners of Comanche Mind Control

For over 30 years, J. Hoberman’s writing has been a fixture of New York film criticism.

XL IN ALL SHAPES AND SIZES: 2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam

As big as International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has become in the last four decades, it has maintained an air of egalitarianism apparent in the festival’s flouting of the red carpet tradition, and a deep dedication to innovation and breadth in its support of outlying cineastes.

ART ON TAPE: Selections from MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight 2O11

For the last decade, the Museum of Modern Art has presented an annual sampling of international non-fiction films and media works that probe the interstices of cinema and contemporary art. Continuing in this mode, this year’s Documentary Fortnight presents a selection of entries from 14 different countries, with an emphasis on Latin America and China.

Varieties of Documentary

On Saturday, March 26, at UnionDocs in Williamsburg, critic and scholar Fred Camper will present a program of films that play with the idea of documentary production, method, and meaning


The Brooklyn Rail

MAR 2011

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