10/10: Bill Morrison

The director of Dawson City: Frozen Time, one of 2017’s most acclaimed films, as well as revered works like Decasia and The Great Flood, shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

A note from Morrison:

“I don’t know if they are my favorites, but I think they all pushed the form. And I still think about all of them.”

– in chronological order –

1. Wall-E (Andrew Stanton, 2008)

2. The Clock (Christian Marclay, 2010)

3. Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin, 2012)

4. Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel, 2012)

5. Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski, 2013)

6. The Act of Killing (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2013)

7. Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)

8. The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin & Evan Johnson, 2015)

9. Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson, 2016)

10. I Called Him Morgan (Kasper Collin, 2016)

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Bill Morrison’s films often combine rare archival material set to contemporary music. His work was recently honored with a mid-career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, from October 2014 – March 2015. More information can be found here.

10/10 is an ongoing series in which we ask cinephiles to name their ten favorite films from the last ten years (currently, between 2007 and 2017). 

 

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