JOURNAL

Interview

Michael Roemer

The director, co-writer, and co-producer of Nothing But a Man talks about the inception and making of his groundbreaking 1964 debut feature, which is still finding the audience it deserves.

Video

About Stations of the Elevated

A 20-minute illustrated history of the production of the film, with director Manfred Kirchheimer, recorded for Oscilloscope Laboratories’ limited-edition DVD release.

Essay

St. Clair Bourne and Paul Robeson United

The cinematic intersection of two African-American pioneers yielded a pair of Robeson explorations, made by Bourne 30 years apart, and a doc that feels as if driven by Robeson’s guiding principles.

Video

“Stations” Locations

The NYC settings of Stations of the Elevated revisited. This video originally appeared as a bonus feature on Oscilloscope Laboratories’ DVD.

Introduction

Claire Denis Introduces L’Intrus

Last April, Denis joined Metrograph theater to present two of her finest works. These are the words she shared prior to her 2004 film L’Intrus, which screened alongside No Fear, No Die.

Essay

Blood Work: A Reevaluation of Trouble Every Day

Claire Denis’s often misunderstood Trouble Every Day only gets better with age, and, like all of Denis’s work, stays inside you long after viewing.

Essay

Improvisational Jamming: The Process and Production of Personal Problems

A detailed look at the long, fascinating history of Bill Gunn‘s Personal Problems.

Interview

Alain Resnais

Resnais on the making of and motivations behind Je t’aime Je t’aime, which he insists is not science fiction, in an interview from 1968.

Essay

An Introduction to the Screenplay for Duet for Cannibals

Written in November 1969 in New York, this introduction appeared in the Noonday Original Screenplay edition, published in 1970 and now long out of print.

Essay

Jackson Heights on Screen

A cinematic journey through the Queens neighborhood explored in Frederick Wiseman’s 2015 documentary, In Jackson Heights.

Interview

Frederick Wiseman

Frederick Wiseman talks about the evolution of his 50-plus-year career.

Interview

The Hyena’s Last Laugh: A Conversation with Djibril Diop Mambéty

The Senegalese master talks about making Hyenas and his plans for the future in a 1999 Transition 78 piece.

Essay

On Downtown 81

Amy Taubin on the downtown classic starring Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Interview, Video

Sontag/Varda: Lions and Cannibals

In 1969, Susan Sontag and Agnès Varda sat down together while promoting their films Duet for Cannibals and Lions Love.

Interview

Fruit Chan

Fruit Chan talks about his sophomore feature, Made in Hong Kong, in this interview that first appeared in Hong Kong Panorama 97-98.