Screening Notes: An Evening with Anna Karina at BAMcinématek

May 5, 2016 | Brittany Stigler

“Are you Woody Allen?,” quipped Anna Karina to an audience member who asked her how she felt about being Jean-Luc Godard’s muse. The question came towards the end of a Q&A that followed a screening of A Woman Is a Woman at BAMcinématek on Tuesday as part of Anna in ...


Screening Notes: Tribeca Film Festival 2016

April 21, 2016 | Brittany Stigler

With an impressive amount of virtual reality simulation stations and immersive screenings, the Tribeca Film Festival, which opened April 13 and runs through April 24, got a lot of toys for its 15th birthday. Inside of the festival’s hub at 50 Varick Street, participants were encouraged to don goggles and ...


For the Love of Chantal Akerman: NYC’s Cinematic Tribute at BAM, Film Forum, Anthology Film Archives, and Museum of the Moving Image

March 24, 2016 | Brittany Stigler

The films of Chantal Akerman sculpt time. Her signature static frame, which often lingers without any corporeal presence in the shot, emphasizes time’s disregard for mortality. Faced with stillness, we feel the tick of the watch as the camera observes with an uninterrupted gaze—frequently lasting several minutes, an eternity on ...


ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING: Veritgo, City of Gold, Isabella Morra

March 17, 2016 | Aaron Linskens

REEL 13 is still on hiatus for March pledge, but we haven’t taken our eyes off the great films playing around the city. While you’re waiting for us to return to your home theater on March 26th, here are some films to help you avert movie malaise. Sticking to the ...


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