Category Archives: Essay Film Spring 2017

Class Seven: Close Up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990, Iran)

More from Kiarostami Should you decide to write on it, the good news is that Abbas Kiarostami’s Close Up is available on Kanopy. Remember to set up proxy access via the UWinnipeg library.  All of Kiarostami’s other films are worth watching and I particularly recommend Taste of Cherry, which won the Palme d’or at Cannes […]

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The House is Black (Forough Farrokhzad, 1963, Iran)

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Class Six: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-75 (Göran Hugo Olsson, 2011, Sweden/US)

More by Olsson If you are a fan of 70s soul music, Olsson’s feature-length documentary on Billy Paul, Am I Black Enough For You? (2009, Sweden/US), will be of interest. I think that it is still available via iTunes. But it is Olsson’s follow-up to BPM67-75, Concerning Violence: Nine Scenes from the Anti-Imperialistic Self-Defense (2014, […]

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Of Interest : Abbas Akhavan

This Thursday, Plug In ICA is hosting a talk by Abbas Akhavan, a key contemporary artist whose work includes several video pieces. The talk is part of their Off-Site series and all the details can be had here. For a brief intro to Akhavan’s work, check this profile from the Guggenheim site:

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On the Virtues of Already Existing Material

Thinking more about the use of archive film, both in relation to Caroline Monnet’s Mobilize and to Göran Hugo Olsson’s Black Power Mixtape 1967-75 here’s a good article by Rick Prelinger.

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Trailer: Black Power Mixtape 1967-75

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Jeff Barnaby on Incident at Restigouche

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Mark Cousins on the Essay Film

Mark Cousins is a film-maker and writer whose epic 15-part The Story of Film is well worth watching. In the weeks and months before the release of A Story of Children and Film (2013), Cousins was clearly thinking about the essay film, its history, its formal features, and its aesthetic and political potential. In this […]

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Akerman

Tip of the hat to @FilmStruck for coming up with this.

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What We Make II: UofW student faculty & staff art exhibit

If you make art, consider submitting to 1C03’s What We Make!   All current UofW students, faculty and staff are welcome to submit up to three artworks for consideration in the exhibit WHAT WE MAKE II. The exhibition will take place in Gallery 1C03 May 25 – June 23, 2017. Works will be accepted at […]

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