Transmissions

April 2017

10/10: Feras Fayyad
04/10

The director of Last Men in Aleppo, winner of the Grand Jury Documentary prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, shares ten films that have influenced him and his work.

February 2017

Short Film: “Take What You Can Carry” by Matt Porterfield
02/24

The latest work from the director of Putty Hill, Matt Porterfield's short is an intimate, carefully measured study of communication and the complexities of living abroad.

January 2017

Short Film: “An Aviation Field” by Joana Pimenta
01/26

The newest work from Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab, Joana Pimenta's mesmerizing short is a ghost story about buried cities, lost civilizations and Western colonialism.

10/10: Eduardo Williams
01/23

The director of The Human Surge shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years (with some exceptions).

December 2016

10/10: Oliver Laxe
12/22

The director of Mimosas shares his ten eleven favorite films from the last ten years.

On Set: Joaquim Pinto on working with Raul Ruiz (pt.2)
12/14

In this second installment of on set recollections, Joaquim Pinto discusses adapting his methods to Ruiz's working style.

On Set: Joaquim Pinto on working with Manoel de Oliveira (pt.1)
12/11

The director of What Now? Remind Me reflects on his time as a sound engineer with the filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira.

November 2016

10/10: Pietro Marcello
11/30

A great admirer of Russian and Eastern European cinema, the director of Lost and Beautiful shares his all time favorites.

10/10: Jean-Marie Straub
11/01

Together with his late wife and partner Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub created a rigorous, singular and indelible cinema. These are some of his favorite films.

October 2016

Single Take: Charlie Lyne on “Love and Other Drugs”
10/27

The director of Beyond Clueless and Fear Itself on how the Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway starrer changed his relationship to cinema.

Short Film: “Kwaku Ananse” by Akosua Adoma Owusu
10/24

A spellbinding short film combining West African folklore (the story of a being that is part man and part spider) with semi-autobiographical elements.

10/10: Zhao Liang
10/05

The director of Behemoth and Petition, the 2009 Cannes documentary banned by the Chinese government, shares his ten favorite films.

September 2016

10/10: Deborah Stratman
09/21

The director of The Illinois Parables and O'er The Land shares her ten eleven favorite films from the last ten years.

August 2016

Single Take: Alex Ross Perry on “Kate Plays Christine”
08/19

The director of Listen Up Philip and Queen of Earth considers the Sundance winning documentary Kate Plays Christine from Robert Greene, a friend, and editor of his films.

10/10: Mauro Herce
08/04

The director of Dead Slow Ahead and cinematographer of Cannes Critics' Week winner Mimosas shares his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

July 2016

Short Film: “A Train Arrives at the Station” by Thom Andersen
07/29

A new short film from Thom Andersen, director of Los Angeles Plays Itself and The Thoughts That Once We Had.

10/10: Terence Nance
07/20

The director of An Oversimplification of Her Beauty lists his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

Giveaway: Win a “Don’t Blink” Poster Signed by Robert Frank!
07/14

Enter to win an original poster for Don't Blink - Robert Frank signed by the legendary photographer/filmmaker. (contest closed)

June 2016

Letters: Robert Frank
06/30

Four short letters from the famed photographer/filmmaker, compiled by Laura Israel, written in 1969 New York City, read (potentially) by Christopher Walken.

10/10: Robert Greene
06/24

The director of Kate Plays Christine and Actress lists his ten favorite documentaries from the last ten years.

10/10: José Luis Guerin
06/17

The director of In the City of Silvia and the upcoming Academy of Muses lists his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

SINGLE TAKE: Dan Sallitt on “The Girl in the Rumor”
06/12

The director of The Unspeakable Act considers, perhaps, Mikio Naruse's darkest film, the 1935 masterwork The Girl in the Rumor.

May 2016

10/10: Thom Andersen
05/29

The director of Los Angeles Plays Itself and The Thoughts That Once We Had lists his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

SHORT FILM: “The Day Before the End” by Lav Diaz
05/16

A new short film from the director of Norte, The End of History and From What Is Before.

10/10: Bi Gan
05/16

The director of Kaili Blues lists his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

10/10: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
05/16

The director of Cemetery of Splendor and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives lists ten favorite films from the last ten years.

April 2016

10/10: Pedro Costa
04/30

The director of Horse Money and Colossal Youth lists his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

10/10: Corneliu Porumboiu
04/25

The director of Police, Adjective and The Treasure lists his ten favorite films from the last ten years.

SINGLE TAKE: Jonathan Demme on “Kaili Blues”
04/20

The Academy Award winning director of Silence of the Lambs considers Kaili Blues, the acclaimed debut from Chinese filmmaker Bi Gan.

10/10: Matías Piñeiro
04/15

The director of The Princess of France and Viola lists his ten favorite films from the last ten years.