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Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) screens at 5:30pm on Monday, October 5, with the documentary spotlight of the 53rd New York Film Festival. The greatest film that I saw at this year’s edition of Olhar de Cinema screened on the Brazilian festival’s first and last days. Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) needed full days to itself, and not simply because of its running time. As has happened to me when watching Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah (1985)—another lengthy, interview-and-landscape-based...
Soft Fiction screens at 3:30pm on Saturday, October 3, in the avant-garde Projections section of the 53rd New York Film Festival. Chick Strand made ethnographic films by setting out to record the everyday. The American, largely California-based filmmaker (who was born in 1931 and passed away in 2009) gathered up people she knew or wanted to know and, with her camera running, paid intimate attention while they talked about themselves. She then edited the results...
Mexico at Midnight: Film Noir from Mexican Cinema’s Golden Age July 23-29 at MoMA The characters in this drama hold no relation to people in real life. The dramatic conflict that is here presented holds universal characteristics and could therefore take place in any city in the contemporary world. So reads a title card at the outset of Distino amanecer (Another Dawn), a Films Mundiales S.A. production from 1943. The film’s setting is Mexico City, in which...

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