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Jonas Mekas at book signing in Paris, 2018. Courtesy: jonasmekasfilms; photograph: Wei Gao.

The iconic filmmaker’s influence was felt across the length and breadth of New York in the 1960s

By Geeta Dayal, Carolee Schneemann and Jeff Preiss

The director worked with prominent figures in New York’s avant garde, including Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, John Lennon and Yoko Ono

By Frieze News Desk

The artist’s films at Camden Arts Centre evoke anxiety in the face of world events and the tenderness of collective living

By Ellen Mara De Wachter

At last, MoMA has restored the dancer, choreographer and filmmaker’s 1980s classic

By Andrew Durbin

Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma is full of other movies, yet it ignores the political and dialectical history of movies themselves

By Masha Tupitsyn

Narratively, the ‘choose your own adventure’ film is a dead-end, with repetition and wheel-spinning increasingly producing frustration

By Vadim Rizov

Director Yorgos Lanthimos does away with the prudish niceties of the Merchant Ivory format with satisfying energy

By Ian Bourland
Ziad Kalthoum, Taste of Cement, 2017. Courtesy: Bidayyat for Audiovisual Art

A Beirut-based organization supporting Syrian filmmakers captures the response of contemporary art to the wars of our time

By Kaelen Wilson-Goldie

The 16th edition of the festival peddles a political cinematography of hope, honesty and humility

By Mitch Speed

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Chantal Akerman, No Home Movie, 2015. Courtesy: Icarus Films

‘Each hypnotic frame of No Home Movie lasts just long enough to allow our minds to wander, summoning recollections of&nb

By Hedi El Kholti

Isao Takahata’s landmark 1988 anime, which now receives its US theatrical release, crafts a dark moral universe through moments of poignant stillne

By Darran Anderson