At worst, cinematic depictions of past eras are content to regurgitate the shop-worn clichés of the period they depict; with Another Lens, we’re offering an antidote to that laziness: a program of nonfiction films which contemplate, dispute and complicate received wisdom and established narratives, introducing new, variegated perspectives to both cinematic depictions of history and the history of cinema itself. Works by Ehsan Khoshbakht, Thom Andersen, and others that prove there is no single, linear history, but rather a multiplicity of histories.
A playful and passionate personal journey through film history—and the history of the 20th century—by essay filmmaker extraordinaire Andersen.
A freewheeling visual essay that mines cinematic archives to contemplate Earth’s nearest neighbor.
A cinematic excavation, revealing a vital and often risqué alternate history of Iranian film.