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    brushstrokes

    This month in FREE THE CINEMA: A PERFORATION BEHOLDEN TO NOTHING: IN CONVERSATION WITH FRANCISCO ROJAS (available in spanish and english!)

    "A few years back I had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with a filmmaker whose work resounded within a deep legacy of artistry I thought to have largely become dormant with a cynicism characteristic of our new production era. Francisco Rojas’ polished body of work within the span of the few years has already rung to match the bountiful…

  • Personal Problems

    Personal Problems

    This month in FREE THE CINEMA: HARLEM GHOSTS ON VIDEO-ON PERSONAL PROBLEMS

    "When we speak about 'reality' in media now. We speak of it as if it’s a faraway fantasy because truthfully, it is. Works such as 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' depict Black women who live in a cipher of affluence. The hyperbolic emotions over frivolous moments are an escape from the high stress we endure in our less affluent lives. The cast is dressed in over-the-top garb and…

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  • The Reflecting Pool

    The Reflecting Pool

    This month in FREE THE CINEMA: DOTS, VIBRATIONS, AND FLASHING LIGHTS: A BRIEF LINEAGE OF THE IMPRESSIONIST MOVING IMAGE

    "In this sense, grain already echoes the gestaltist ethos behind impressionism. It is the texture of the film, and can have varying degrees of optical density which accordingly change the perceived makeup of the image. It gives the film both its material basis and its ability to allure, to hold mystique. Curiously, as the introduction of film photography diminished the need…

  • Beyond the Mind's Eye

    Beyond the Mind's Eye

    This month in FREE THE CINEMA: THE LIMITS OF THE MIND'S EYE

    "Conceived by Steve Churchill of Odyssey Productions in 1989, the Mind’s Eye series was largely assembled from short pieces already commissioned for demo reels, music videos and feature films. Some were made specifically for the project, but the end result is a dreamlike carousel of images, some literal, some physically impossible to reproduce in the analog world. Whatever the source, these artists saw the tools for what they were: a sandbox extending in infinite directions, on every plane..." - Liam

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