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  • The Dragon Is the Frame

    The Dragon Is the Frame

    This month in FREE THE CINEMA: THE LYRIC FILM

    "Though the phrase theoretically emphasizes experimentation, experimental film, like any other artform, relies partly on replication, on the construction of registrable subdivisions which then makes the work easier to write about, to market, to group with like artworks and artists. Insofar as it may be considered a sub-medium within moving-image art, it is a medium that connotes certain parameters, contexts, and distinct styles, such as structuralist film, materialist film, landscape film,…

  • Queen Christina

    Queen Christina

    This month in FREE THE CINEMA: BURNING THE NITRATE BINARY: CHAPTERS IV-VI, STARS OF THE SOUND AGE

    "Coming to terms with the image in my mind of my own gender expression, constantly morphing and evolving in itself, first required that I submit to the will of that image, having grown from my desires into its own consciousness. Streisand and Dietrich, both gay icons in their own right, join their bedfellows Greta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn, and Cary Grant, in this program…

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  • The Earth Trembles

    The Earth Trembles

    This month in FREE THE CINEMA: OARS OF LIFE: INTRODUCING A CINEMATIC SEASCAPE

    "These early cinematic works, which often sought to document “the working France”, provided a descriptive value that retrospectively lets us acquaint ourselves with the subjects found therein — struggles directly viewed through the sum of their circumstances, land and labor, reality and actualités, background and foreground... I find hope in the ways which this expression has remade and mutated given the circumstance, after all, if everything is…

  • The White-Haired Girl

    The White-Haired Girl

    This month in FREE THE CINEMA: ART FOR WHOM? ADAPTING THE REVOLUTIONARY OPERA

    "Eight main works were founded to tour around in the subsequent years becoming the model operas that dominated the artistic sphere — The Legend of the Red Lantern, Shajiabang, Taking of Tiger Mountain by Strategy, Raid on the White Tiger Regiment, On the Docks, Red Detachment of Women, and TheWhite-Haired Girl. These works fostered the necessity to promote art as the breeding ground for resolving the contradictions…