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“If you’re a celebrity you have no color.” -Robin Greer, Friend of Nicole Brown Simpson That June 1994 Time Magazine cover pissed us all the fuck off. When we realized it wasn’t a printing error, but a deliberate darkening of a medium-brown-skinned African-American, O.J. Simpson or not, we understood that the national conversation around the guilt or innocence of the former football player and celebrity would pivot towards race. Newsweek’s editorial team used the same mug...
I Touched All Your Stuff Directed by Maíra Bühler and Matias Mariani Opens August 21 at Cinema Village The subject of Maíra Bühler and Matias Mariani’s documentary I Touched All Your Stuff is former Olympia IT guy Chris Kirk, who won fifteen minutes of fame in 2004 when a housesitting friend covered nearly every surface of his apartment in aluminum foil. But Stuff concerns much more than this adorable incident, which has nothing on the romantic obsession...
The Iron Ministry Directed by J. P. Sniadecki August 21-27 at MoMA The Iron Ministry begins in darkness but not in silence. The black screen is accompanied by the sounds of industrial clanking. Gradually, we realize that we're looking at the outside of a train as director J. P. Sniadecki's camera movements caress it. His strategy recalls the opening of Leviathan, and indeed Sniaedcki is a graduate of Harvard's now-famous Sensory Ethnography Lab. However, if the approach...
In the resonant, multi-layered documentaries Hubert Sauper has shot in Africa—including his latest, We Come As Friends, which was shot over the course of a couple of tumultuous years in Sudanh, and which opens in NYC this weekend—people suffering the effects of colonialism, capitalism and corruption are not presented as objects to be pitied or patronized. Instead, prostitutes, street kids, and sad-eyed Ukrainian pilots talk to the camera, laying out both the roots and...

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