Journal

Essays

First Exposure

’90s Time Stamp

BY Paul Felten

The once-fashionable Mike Figgis, and specifically his unsung One Night Stand, played a vital, fondly remembered role in this writer’s budding cinephilia.

First Exposure

Free Spirits

BY Michael Koresky

Poltergeist is the subject of the inaugural edition of a column in which writers and filmmakers are invited to share the viewing experiences that shaped their early movie love into life-defining passions.

Introduction

Bo Burnham Presents Old Enough

BY Metrograph

The comedian/director/musician joined us for a screening of Marisa Silver’s 1984 film at Metrograph on November 28, 2018.

Interviews

Interview

Stephanie Hayes

BY Yonca Talu

The spellbinding lead of Slow Machine talks about bringing to life the character of a capricious actress, a role tailor-made for her.

Interview

Laurie Anderson

BY Chloe Lizotte

The one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary artist and narrator of Sisters with Transistors talks about the women at the heart of that film, her earliest video pieces, and her newest adventures in AI.

Interview

Agnès Godard

BY Yonca Talu

Claire Denis’s longtime DP talks about filming the beautifully mysterious, Faulkner-inspired L’Intrus in picturesque locales from France’s Jura Mountains to the Polynesian Islands.

Q&A

Q&A

Jim Jarmusch

BY Metrograph

Following a screening of The Dead Don’t Die at Metrograph in June 2019, the director discussed the origins of the film, teenagers, environmentalism, and working with actors.

Q&A

On Chulas Fronteras & Del Mero Corazón

BY Metrograph

Editor Maureen Gosling, a co-director of Del Mero Corazón and a longtime collaborator of Les Blank, and Harrod Blank, who oversaw the restoration of the films, joined Argot Pictures’s Jim Browne for an in-theater chat in June 2019.

Q&A

Barbara Hammer in Conversation with Carmel Curtis

BY Carmel Curtis

The pioneering experimental filmmaker joined Metrograph in late 2017 for an extensive Q&A.

Videos

Video

Women Behind the Machines:
A Conversation on Women in Tech

BY Metrograph

Emmy Parker, LaFrae Sci, Suzi Analogue, Stephi Duckula, and moderator Alissa DeRubeis joined us for a panel discussion following a screening of Sisters with Transistors.

Video

Pizza Panel

BY Metrograph

In honor of Untitled Pizza Movie, director David Shapiro moderates a discussion with Andrew Bellucci (Bellucci Pizza), Drew Nieporent (Nobu), Scarr Pimentel (Scarr’s Pizza), Anthony Barile (Three of Cups), and Miriam Weiskind (The ’Za Report).

Video

Lisa Bella Donna concert

BY Lisa Bella Donna

In celebration of Sisters with Transistors, Lisa Bella Donna performed this exclusive concert.

Excerpts

Excerpt

An Excerpt from
Paul Thomas Anderson: Masterworks

BY Adam Nayman

In his new book, the critic examines Phantom Thread ’s luxurious, intricate weave of contradictions as part of a critical study of its subject’s overall body of work.

Excerpt

Up and Down the Ladder: Excerpt from an Unpublished Manuscript c. 1933

BY Francis Ford

In an excerpt from his unpublished memoir about his time in Hollywood, actor Francis Ford describes working in early cinema, a period when audiences hadn’t fully grasped the differences between screen and reality.