by Montserrat Madariaga The theater is at its full capacity. The musicians are in place as the orchestra conductor starts to wave his arms in time with the image on the screen. There, little red dots emerge from a black background. They slowly widen and turn into capital letters: The word KOYAANISQATSI takes over. Keyboard […]
MOI, UN NOIR Tuesday Feb. 20 | 7 p.m. CLA 1.302B Public parking: Brazos Garage, 210 E. MLK Blvd Winner of the prestigious Prix Louis Delluc in 1958, MOI, UN NOIR marked Jean Rouch’s break with traditional ethnography, and his embrace of the collaborative and improvisatory strategies he called “shared ethnography” and “ethnofiction.” “The film […]
TAKE OUT Tue. Feb. 6 | 7:00pm CLA 1.302E (Glickman Conference Center) Public parking: Brazos Garage, 210 E. MLK Blvd. From directors Sean Baker (“Tangerine,” “The Florida Project”) and Shih-Ching Tsou, “Take Out” is a day-in-the-life of Ming Ding, an illegal Chinese immigrant working as a deliveryman for a Chinese take-out shop in New York […]
By Christopher Babits Growing up, I enjoyed going over to my Uncle Glenn’s house on Saturdays. In the afternoons, he and my Uncle Jeff would tune trucks and fix lawn mowers, rototillers, and other machinery. I was too young to fix anything, but I wasn’t there to help my blue-collar uncles with these tasks. I […]
By Yael Schacher A View from the Bridge is the story of an Italian American longshoreman named Eddie who informs on two of his wife’s relatives, illegal immigrants Marco and Rodolpho, in order to prevent Rodolpho from marrying his niece, Catherine. Critics of the film, and of the play by Arthur Miller on which it […]
by Gajendra Singh University of Exeter Posted in partnership with the History Department at the University of Exeter and The Imperial and Global Forum. One of the earliest films to be shot and then screened throughout India were scenes from the Delhi Durbar between December 29, 1902 and January 10, 1903 The Imperial Durbar, created to celebrate […]
Almost as soon as people became human they went on the move and forced others to move to serve their own ends. Possibly even earlier, people began to tell stories. In the twentieth century, people all over the world told their stories about leaving home and going to live among strangers on film. How can these stories […]
This summer we will be collecting, posting, and reviewing films about migration. Because people have moved or been forcibly moved from all parts of the world to all other parts of the world, we are casting out net as wide as possible. We will be collecting names of feature and documentary films on any topic […]
In this affectionate insider’s portrait of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 1970s, director Wayne Wang riffs on the well-known adventures of Charlie Chan, the stereotyped Chinese-American 1930s film detective, by following the meandering investigation of two cab drivers.
“A Separation” is an Iranian drama directed by Asghar Farhadi. As is indicated by the title, the film focuses on the separation of Nader and Simin, an affluent couple residing in Tehran. Simin wishes to escape Iran’s repressive society and move to Canada, which she believes is a more suitable environment to raise their daughter, Termeh.